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Decatur Football Team History

Decatur Red Raiders
Decatur High School

1011 Prospect Dr. SE Decatur, AL 35601
Stadium: Shorty Ogle Stadium
Colors: Red & Black
Coach: Jere Adcock
Region: 6A-R15
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1917  <-- 1996 <- 1997 -> 1998 --> 2021

1997 Season Highlights
 Jere Adcock enters his 2nd season as Head Coach at Decatur.
 The Red Raiders won the Class 6A Region 15 Championship.
1997 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 5  @ Athens    7   38   L       
 Thu., Sep. 11  @ Lee Huntsville    40   20   W       
 Fri., Sep. 19  @ Etowah    14   42   L       
 Fri., Sep. 26  vs. Bradshaw    14   21   L       
 Thu., Oct. 2  vs. Butler   *  44   14   W       
 Fri., Oct. 10  vs. Hartselle    28   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 17  @ Huntsville    22   10   W       
 Fri., Oct. 24  vs. Bob Jones   *  21   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 31  vs. Grissom   *  41   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 7  vs. Austin    41   10   W       
 Fri., Nov. 14  vs. Tuscaloosa County    0   27   L       1st Round Playoffs 
1997 Season Totals
  Points Scored272
  Scoring Average24.7
  Points Allowed182
  Defense Average16.5
  Opponents Record69-56
  Region Record3-0
  Home Record5-2
  Away Record2-2
1997 Class 6A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Decatur was not ranked.
1997 Class 6A Region 15 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Decatur 7-42721820-10273-010614  Jere Adcock
Bob Jones 8-32542110-13412-15649  Frank Sadler
Butler 5-51862211-25286  Ron Danley
Grissom 1-91103260-335100  Paul Parvin

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

1997 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Chip WaltersPK Sr. HM  BN
 Chip WaltersPK Sr. HM  ASWA
 Chip WaltersPK Sr. HM  ASWA
 Josh KellettQB Sr. HM  ASWA
 Josh KellettQB Sr. HM  ASWA
 Sae EvansWR Jr. HM  ASWA
 Sae EvansWR Jr. HM  ASWA
 Sae EvansWR Jr. HM  BN

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