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Benjamin Russell Football Team History

Benjamin Russell Wildcats
Benjamin Russell High School

225 Heard Blvd. Alexander City, AL 35010
Stadium: Martin-Savarese Stadium
Colors: Maroon & White
Coach: Steve Savarese
Region: 6A-R9
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1922  <-- 1985 <- 1986 -> 1987 --> 2020

1986 Season Highlights
 Steve Savarese enters his 2nd season as Head Coach at Benjamin Russell.
 First playoff win.
 First 10 win season.
 The Wildcats won the Class 6A Region 9 Championship.
1986 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 29  vs. Auburn    21   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 5  @ Sylacauga    12   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 12  vs. Phillips Birmingham    22   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 19  @ Stanhope Elmore    28   12   W       
 Fri., Sep. 26  vs. Hayes    34   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 3  @ Opelika    0   21   L       
 Fri., Oct. 10  vs. Wetumpka    44   15   W       
 Fri., Oct. 17  vs. Anniston   *  28   14   W       
 Fri., Oct. 24  @ Talladega   *  20   17   W       
 Fri., Oct. 31  vs. Mountain Brook   *  7   6   W       
 Fri., Nov. 7  vs. Hewitt-Trussville    29   6   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 14  vs. Huffman    9   17   L       2nd Round Playoffs 
1986 Season Totals
  Points Scored254
  Scoring Average21.2
  Points Allowed127
  Defense Average10.6
  Opponents Record63-69
  Region Record3-0
  Home Record7-1
  Away Record3-1
1986 Class 6A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/1/19865 9(5-0) ASWA
11/6/1986Final 6(9-1) ASWA
9/24/19864 10(4-0) ASWA
1986 Class 6A Region 9 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Benjamin Russell 10-22541271-138233-05537  Steve Savarese
Mountain Brook 3-81091850-110172-13817  Gene Ellison
Anniston 4-5901321-22038  Bill Farrell
Talladega 2-81101630-32748  Ray Emanuel

1986 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Scott Bolt OL Sr.6-6276 Super 12  ASWA

1986 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Scott BoltOL Sr.6-6276 1st  ASWA
 Scott BoltOL Sr.6-6278 1st  BN
 Tracy MinniefieldRB HM  ASWA

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