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Mendenhall Football Team History


Mendenhall Tigers
Mendenhall High School

207 Circle Drive Mendenhall, MS
Stadium: Tiger Stadium
Colors: Black & Gold
Coach: David Abercrombie


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1926  <-- 1978 <- 1979 -> 1980 --> 2021

1979 Season Highlights
 David Abercrombie enters his 4th season as Head Coach at Mendenhall.
 
1979 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 31  vs. Clinton    37   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 14  vs. Hazlehurst    42   12   W       
 Fri., Sep. 7  vs. Florence    27   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 21  @ Forest   *  26   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 28  vs. Brandon    19   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 5  @ Madison-Ridgeland   *  35   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 12  vs. Warren Central    0   49   L       
 Fri., Oct. 19  @ Prentiss   *  35   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 26  vs. Saint Joseph Jackson   *  37   17   W       
 Fri., Nov. 2  @ Morton   *  42   20   W       
 Sat., Nov. 10  vs. Magee   *  20   7   W       
 Fri., Nov. 16   Warren Central    12   16   L       
 
1979 Season Totals
  Record10-2
  Points Scored332
  Scoring Average27.7
  Points Allowed154
  Defense Average12.8
  Opponents Record70-61
  Home Record6-1
  Away Record4-0
  
1979  Little Dixie Conference  Standings
  Regular Season   Conference Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
 North
Mendenhall 10-23321546-0-019564  David Abercrombie
Magee 9-22601495-1-014580  John Mangum
Morton 4-61732193-3-0119120  Ed Amis
Prentiss 4-71722443-3-012796  Richard Hall
Saint Joseph Jackson 6-51631442-4-088103  Bill Raphael
Forest 3-81512642-4-081155  Gary Risher
Madison-Ridgeland 0-10412740-6-041178  P.B. Walker
 South
Warren Central 12-0448466-0-023414  Lum Wright
Pearl 10-12891455-1-014068  Doug Merchant
Clinton 7-41981494-2-09896  Jerry Lyons
Brandon 5-61721962-4-070143  Larry Hancock
Florence 4-61491972-4-0116147  Lee Bramlett
Hazlehurst 4-71852532-4-054122  
Crystal Springs 2-81232500-6-054176  Lavorn Russell



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