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1984 State Championship Final Summaries

1984 was the first year the AHSAA had been divided into six classification. Previously the schools were divided into four classes.
1984 Class 4A State Championship Game
T.R. Miller vs. Cherokee County
T.R. Miller
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
20   Jackson 26 L OT  
43   Thomasville 27 W  
 Monroe County 20 L  
15   UMS-Wright W  
14   Escambia County 35 L  
 31   McIntosh W  
25   Opp W  
35   Evergreen W  
29   Alba W  
27   W.S. Neal W  
33   Keith 22 W  1st Rd
23   UMS 17 W 2OT  2nd Rd
31   Pike County W  3rd Rd
17   Tallassee W  Semi
20   Cherokee County 18 W  Finals
36512-3-0 207
Region Record  3-0
Cherokee County
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
18   Piedmont 13 W  
34   Etowah W  
15   Scottsboro W  
13   Walter Wellborn 21 L  
34   Saks W  
14   Athens 15 L  
22   Glencoe 26 L  
48   Litchfield 19 W  
36   Boaz W  
28   Alexandria 22 W  1st Rd
18   Munford 13 W  2nd Rd
33   Shelby County 27 W  3rd Rd
15   Wilson W  Semi
18   T.R. Miller 20 L  Finals
34610-4-0 188
Region Record  2-1
Game Summary
T.R. Miller
0 0 7 13 -- 20
Cherokee County
6 6 0 6 -- 18
 Scoring Summaries: 
Cherokee: Cash Covington 3 yard run (pass failed)
Cherokee: Slone Maddox 54 yard pass from Neal Wester (pass failed)
Miller: Ken Ladnier 2 yard run (Herbert PAT)
Cherokee: Neal Wester 46 yard run (run failed)
Miller: Joseph Williams 20 yard run (run failed)
Miller: James Weaver 21 yard pass from Ken Ladnier (Herbert PAT)
  Miller Cherokee
First Downs18 8
Rush/Yards189 189
Pass/Yards162 90
Pass att/com/int24-10-0 17-5-0 
Total Yards351 279
Fumbles/Lost3 0
Punt/Avg.2-38.5 5-37.0
Penalties62 55
Time of Poss.  
Game MVP:
Records: T.R. Miller (12-3); Cherokee County (10-4)
Coaches: Mike Sasser, T.R. Miller and Bobby Joe Johnson, Cherokee County
Game: Played Friday December 7, 1984 at Warriors Stadium, Centre
          T.R. Miller converted two fourth-down plays in the final two minutes to capture a come from behind victory over Cherokee County. The Indians controlled the first half and led 12-0 at intermission.
          Miller took the second half kickoff and used a 12-play 77 yard drive to close the gap to 12-7. The Indians answered following a Miller fumble to score in three plays from 51 yards out to take a 18-7 lead after three periods.
          The Tigers fought back with a 79 yard, three play drive to pull within 18-13 on Joseph Williams 20 yard run early in the final stanza. Following a Cherokee County punt, Miller took over on their 15-yard line and set out on a game winning drive with 3:05 left in the game.
          It took the Tigers only 2:16 and 11 plays to cover the 85 yards. They scored with just 49 seconds remaining on a fourth down pass from Ken Ladnier to James Weaver for 21 yards.
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