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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: Willie Martin
Region: 5A-R3
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1922  <-- 2000 <- 2001 -> 2002 --> 2021

2001 Season Highlights
 Willie Martin enters his 1st season as Head Coach at Benjamin Russell.
 The Wildcats won the Class 5A Region 3 Championship.
 TheWildcats set a team record by scoring 556 points.
 The Wildcats set a team record by winning 13 games.
 
2001 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 31  @ Homewood    15   18   L       
 Fri., Sep. 7  vs. Russell County   *  54   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 14  @ Valley   *  45   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 21  @ Auburn    41   9   W       
 Fri., Sep. 28  vs. Midfield    52   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 5  vs. Stanhope Elmore   *  35   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 12  @ B.T. Washington   *  48   13   W       
 Fri., Oct. 19  vs. Wetumpka   *  54   24   W       
 Fri., Oct. 26  @ Eufaula   *  30   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 2  vs. Opelika    10   20   L       
 Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 9  vs. Blount    49   21   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 16  @ Oak Mountain    34   14   W       2nd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 23  @ Robertsdale    45   14   W       3rd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 30  vs. Briarwood    24   7   W       Semi-finals Playoffs 
 Fri., Dec. 7   Homewood    20   13   W    Legion Field   Championship Game 
 
2001 Season Totals
  Record13-2
  Points Scored556
  Scoring Average37.1
  Points Allowed167
  Defense Average11.1
  Opponents Record109-68
  Region Record6-0
  Home Record6-1
  Away Record6-1
2001 Class 5A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/10/20016 3(5-1)173 ASWA
10/17/20017 3(6-1)177 ASWA
10/24/20018 3(7-1)163 ASWA
10/3/20015 3(4-1)168 ASWA
10/31/20019 3(8-1)159 ASWA
11/7/2001Final 7(8-2)61 ASWA
7/31/2001PS 2 (13-2)104 ASWA
9/11/20012 2(1-1)112 ASWA
9/18/20013 2(1-1)112 ASWA
9/26/20014 3(3-1)153 ASWA
9/4/20011 3(0-1)106 ASWA
  
2001 Class 5A Region 3 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 13-25561675-0172696-026651  Willie Martin
Eufaula 9-33481391-134325-118468  Shayne Wasden
Valley 8-31941690-114344-2103111  Jeff Williams
Russell County 2-9844180-10302-474185  Steve McCord
Wetumpka 4-62092352-4121168  Kyle Glover
Stanhope Elmore 4-62112202-4123129  Jeff Foshee
B.T. Washington 0-8522530-633192  Mark Hurt

2001 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Jeremy Meade OL Sr. AL-MS Game  
 Tyrone Martin LB Sr.6-2215 AL-MS Game  
 Tyrone Martin LB Sr.6-2215 Super 12  ASWA
 Tyrone Martin LB Sr.6-2215 Super All-State  Bham News

2001 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Brent DyePK Sr. HM  BN
 Brent DyeWR Sr.6-0175 1st  ASWA
 Clay HarrelsonATH Jr.6-2180 1st  ASWA
 Clay HarrelsonATH Jr.6-2185 1st  BN
 Eric BrockDB Jr.6-1175 1st  BN
 Eric BrockDB Jr.6-1175 1st  ASWA
 Jeremy MeadeOL Sr.6-5325 HM  ASWA
 Jeremy MeadeL Sr.6-5325 1st  BN
 Marquis GunnDL Jr. HM  BN
 Shundell RussawLB Sr. HM  BN
 Tyrone MartinLB Sr.6-2215 1st  ASWA
 Tyrone MartinLB Sr.6-2215 1st  BN
 Willie Carl MartinCoach 1st  ASWA



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