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Briarwood Football Team History


Briarwood Lions
Briarwood Christian School

6255 Cahaba Valley Rd. Birmingham, AL 35242
Stadium: Lions Pride Stadium
Colors: Blue & Gold
Coach: Fred Yancey
Region: 3A-R5
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1973  <-- 1996 <- 1997 -> 1998 --> 2021

1997 Season Highlights
 Fred Yancey enters his 8th season as Head Coach at Briarwood.
 The Lions won the Class 3A Region 5 Championship.
 
1997 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 5  vs. Oak Grove    28   13   W       
 Fri., Sep. 12  @ Chelsea    33   14   W       
 Fri., Sep. 19  vs. Jemison    49   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 26  @ Pleasant Grove    14   7   W (OT)      
 Fri., Oct. 3  vs. West Blocton   *  47   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 10  vs. Vincent    42   20   W       
 Fri., Oct. 17  @ Winterboro    35   14   W       
 Fri., Oct. 24  @ B.B. Comer   *  36   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 31  vs. Trinity    35   7   W       
 Fri., Nov. 7  @ Carver Birmingham   *  35   13   W       
 Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 14  vs. Trinity    21   0   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 21  vs. Aliceville    14   17   L       2nd Round Playoffs 
 
1997 Season Totals
  Record11-1
  Points Scored389
  Scoring Average32.4
  Points Allowed112
  Defense Average9.3
  Opponents Record67-66
  Region Record3-0
  Home Record6-1
  Away Record5-0
1997 Class 3A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/16/19976 1(6-0) ASWA
10/2/19974 2(4-0) ASWA
10/23/19977 1(7-0) ASWA
10/30/19978 1(8-0) ASWA
10/9/19975 1(4-0) ASWA
11/13/1997Final 1(10-0) ASWA
11/6/19979 1(9-0) ASWA
8/31/1997PS 2(13-1)81 ASWA
9/11/19971 2(1-0) ASWA
9/18/19972 2(2-0) ASWA
9/25/19973 2(3-0) ASWA
  
1997 Class 3A Region 5 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Briarwood 11-13891121-135173-011820  Fred Yancey
B.B. Comer 5-51191721-22654  Bobby Overton
Carver Birmingham 4-71232010-112332-17649  Willie Peake
West Blocton 0-10733920-321118  Tracy Dunn

1997 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Briarwood Players on File.

1997 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Brad SmithOL Sr. HM  BN
 Daniel McClurkinP Sr. HM  ASWA
 Daniel McClurkinQB Sr. HM  BN
 James HillOL Sr. HM  ASWA
 Matthew ForesterLB Jr.6-2200 1st  ASWA
 Matthew ForesterLB Jr.6-2200 1st  BN
 Thomas DownsWR Sr. HM  ASWA
 Thomas DownsWR Sr. HM  BN



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