1993 Playoff Results


MIKE BATTLES Graduated from Sylacauga High School and the University of Southern Mississippi. Beginning his football coaching career as an assistant coach in 1970, he became a head coach in 1973. His teams have compiled a 277-161-2 record (through 2013) in coaching stops at Pell City, Irwin County (Ga.), Walter Wellborn, Hueytown, Pascagoula (Miss.), Gautier (Miss.), Biloxi (Miss.) and Handley. He led Irwin County (Ga.) to a 13-0 record and the Georgia Class 1A state championship in 1975 and directed Handley to a perfect 15-0 record in 2011 to win the AHSAA Class 3A state title. His Wellborn teams had back-to-back 10-win seasons in 1988-89. The winningest coach in school history at Walter Wellborn and Handley, he led his Handley teams from a 1-9 mark in 2006 to 11-2, 10-3, 13-1 and 15-0 records the next four years.


RICHARD ‘DICKIE’ BROWN - Graduated from Smiths Station High School and Jacksonville State University. He holds a master’s degree in administration from Troy University and an education specialist degree from Auburn University. Brown began his education career at Cleburne County High School in 1969 where he was head baseball coach for two seasons. He moved to Beauregard High School in 1972 and coached the baseball team to a 66-25 record, the boys’ basketball team to an 84-42 mark and the football team to a 35-15 record. Serving as principal at Beauregard since 1978, he was named Alabama Principal of the Year in 2006. He has served on the AHSAA Central Board of Control and was the Class 4A Making A Difference Award winner in 2013.He was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2006 and the football stadium and athletic complex were named in his honor.


JIM GARNER - Graduated from Pleasant Home High School and Troy State College. He started his career as a teacher and boys’ basketball coach in 1964 with stints at T.R. Miller, New Hebron (Miss.) and New Brockton before becoming head coach at L.B. Wallace Community College from 1971-84. He then moved to his alma mater, Pleasant Home, and served as principal and athletic director from 1984-2008. Garner oversaw expansion of the athletic program to include softball, volleyball and football. The boys’ basketball program won back-to-back Class 1A state titles in 2001 and 2002. Vast improvements were made in the school’s facilities, including a new field house, new football field and renovation and expansion of the gymnasium. He served on the AHSAA Central Board of Control and District 2 Board from 1997-2010. Garner is currently the mayor of the town of Carolina.


MAJOR LANE - Graduated from Montgomery’s Robert E. High School and Alabama State University. He earned his masters and doctorate at Troy University and a second masters in Theology from the Birmingham Theological Seminary. He began his teaching and coaching career in 1982 at Pike County High School as the junior varsity basketball coach where his team went 14-1. He moved to Ariton High School from 1984-87 before returning to Pike County as head boys coach from 1987-93. He also served as the defensive coordinator in football as the Bulldogs won state championships in 1988 and 1989. He became the head basketball coach at Goshen High School in 1993 where his teams compiled a 187-46 record through 2002. He went into administration in 1997 as assistant principal and continues in that role today. Lane currently serves as pastor of Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church.


ALVIN MOORE - Graduated from Birmingham’s Carver High School and Alcorn State University. He also earned a master’s degree from Alabama State University. He was the longest tenured coach in the Birmingham City Schools, serving as head basketball coach at Phillips High School and later Carver from 1974-2013. Moore’s teams won more than 600 games and made four appearances in the Final 48. Hundreds of student-athletes he coached received scholarships in basketball, football and track. He coached in the Alabama North-South All-Star Game twice (1975 and 2003) and was named Class 5A Coach of the Year in 1993. He was the Birmingham City Coach of the Year in 1982 and received the Coca-Cola Outstanding Service Award. An All-Conference offensive tackle, he was Inducted into the Alcorn State Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and also was named USA Man of the Year by the National Baptist Convention in 2011.


LARRY MORRIS - Graduated from Scottsboro High School and Jacksonville State University. Spending his entire teaching and coaching career in Scottsboro, he served as an assistant football coach from 1974-1991 and became head coach from 1991-2004–the longest tenure in school history. His teams compiled a 90-66 overall record and won five area or region titles. He coached in the Alabama-Mississippi football game in 2001 and in the AHSAA North-South game in 1998. He was also head track coach for eight years and assistant wrestling coach for 10. He served as athletic director from 2005 until his retirement in 2012 and was named AHSAA Athletic Director of the Year in 2012. Scottsboro teams captured 17 state titles under his watch. He also served on the AHSAA District 8 Board from 1999-2012 and the Central Board of Control from 2007-12. Scottsboro named its new football field house in his honor in 2013.

DONNIE ROBERTS - Graduated from Tremont High School (Miss.) and Delta State University (Miss). The Mississippi native spent his first 11 years at Tremont, and then moved to Red Bay (Ala.) High School where he has been the girls’ head coach since 1983. His Red Bay teams have posted a 664-224 mark and his overall coaching record is 806-351 (through 2013). Under Roberts, Red Bay won the Class 3A state championship in 1993 and Class 2A titles in 1997 and 2001. He also coached Red Bay to the Class 2A girls’ state track title in 2001 and has coached softball since 1983. He has also served as a football assistant coach. He coached the Alabama team in the 2001 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Game and was named Class 2A Coach of the Year in 1987, 1993, 2000 and 2001. He is a member of the Franklin County Sports Hall of Fame

DR. JAMES ROBINSON - A native of New Orleans and a 1985 graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Dr. Robinson has been an integral part of the AHSAA’s Medical Advisory Board since 2003. He has played an important role in the AHSAA’s medical health and safety policies and helped write the current concussion law that now governs all athletic events in Alabama. A family practice physician in Tuscaloosa, he serves as the University of Alabama football team physician and provides the same service for many high schools in the Tuscaloosa area. Dr. Robinson also developed the AHSAA pre-participation physical exam form used by all student-athletes since 1993. He has been a leader in developing health and safety practices for Alabama high schools and is an annual clinician at the AHSAA Summer Conference.  He supervises athletic trainers for DCH Health System and has been its Medical Director for Sports Medicine since 1989.

NANCY SHOQUIST - Graduated from Fairhope High School and Troy State University and also holds a master’s degree from the University of South Alabama. She is one of a handful of state volleyball coaches whose teams have won more than 1,000 matches with a career record of 1,067-386 (through 2013). Shoquist served as volleyball coach at St. Paul’s Episcopal School from 1982-2003 before moving to Murphy High School where she continues to coach. Her St. Paul’s teams won volleyball state titles in 1984, 1985, 1986, 1992 and 1995 and were runners-up in 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1997 and 1998. Her Murphy teams have reached the state semi-finals once and the quarter-finals four times. She also coached five St. Paul’s tennis teams to state titles and seven others finished second. She was the first female to be inducted into the Fairhope High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990 and has received numerous coaching awards for volleyball and tennis.


MIKE SMITH - Graduated from Hueytown High School and Jacksonville State University and also holds a master’s degree. He started the girls’ basketball program at Decatur High School and remained for 28 seasons. His teams compiled a 624-225 record with five state championships (1990, 1991, 1992, 1995 and 2000) and three runner-up finishes (1987, 1996 and 2001). Smith’s 1992 team was ranked No. 2 in the nation and the 2000 squad finished 34-0. He had three other teams that won 30-plus games and retired as the winningest girls’ basketball coach in AHSAA history. He coached in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Game three times (1992, 1995, and 2000) and also coached volleyball for six years and softball for nine. An outstanding classroom teacher, he taught advanced placement government and politics for more than 20 years. He is a member of the Morgan County Sports Hall of Fame. 

TONY STALLWORTH - Graduated from J.F. Shields High School in Beatrice and Huntingdon College. He also attended Lomax-Hannon Junior College in Greenville. He began his career as a teacher and coach at Lomax-Hannon and then at Monroe Senior High School. He moved to Brantley High School in 1988 and was the boys’ head basketball coach from 1990-2005 where his teams compiled a 298-47 record and won three straight state championships (1993, 1994 and 1995). He was named 1A Coach of the Year in 1993 and 1994 and 2A Coach of the Year in 1995. He also coached Brantley’s Junior High team to a perfect 48-0 record from 1988-90. Stallworth served Brantley High School as its principal from 2005-08 and later worked in various roles with the Crenshaw County School System before becoming the Associate Executive Director of the AHSAA in 2011. He was inducted into the Huntingdon College Hall of Fame in 2013. 

EUGENE WEATHERLY - After serving in the Army in World War II, Eugene Weatherly returned to Gadsden’s Carver High School and captained the football and basketball teams before graduating in 1948. He graduated from Alabama State in 1952 and earned a master’s degree from Georgia State. He began his teaching and coaching career at Hatcher High School in Cherokee County in 1953. He was the first coach in school history and was the only coach the school ever had. He was named Coach of the Year by the Northeastern Interscholastic Athletic Association twice (1961 and 1968). His 1961 boys’ basketball team was unbeaten until losing in the state finals and his football teams won district titles in 1961 and 1967. He coached Anniston’s Cobb Avenue High School basketball team from 1971-74 and ended his coaching career with 21 years at the Georgia School for the Deaf. His 1990 team won the Mason-Dixon basketball tournament. 

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Class 1A
1st Round         J. U. Blacksher 14, Marengo 8
                        Verbena 20, Beulah 0
                        Brantley 21, Coffee Springs 9
                        Billingsley 38, Akron 8
                        Coffeeville 26, Frisco City 25
                        Notasulga 27, Montgomery Academy 0
                        Ariton 21, Red Level 0
                        Carrollton 48, Maplesville 8
                        Talladega County Central 56, Appalachian 6
                        Lynn 40, Phillips 21
                        Marion County 16, Parrish 13
                        Courtland 42, Valley Head 0
                        Bibb Graves 15, Donoho 0
                        Meek 34, Hackleburg 14
                        West Jefferson 39, Hubbertville 12
                        Cedar Bluff 28, Speake 14
2nd Round       J. U. Blacksher 35, Verbena 14
                        Brantley 27, Billingsley 8
                        Notasulga 20, Coffeeville 6
                        Ariton 15, Carrollton 12
                        Talladega County Central 42, Lynn 26
                        Courtland 32, Marion County 0
                        Meek 21, Bibb Graves 6
                        West Jefferson 21, Cedar Bluff 14
Quarter Finals  Brantley 21, J. U. Blacksher 7
                        Notasulga 18, Ariton 8
                        Courtland 34, Talladega County Central 18
                        West Jefferson 30, Meek 14
Semi-Finals     Brantley 21, Notasulga 16
                        West Jefferson 20, Courtland 14
Finals               Brantley 36, West Jefferson 0
Class 2A
1st Round         Leroy 20, Flomaton 15
                        Goshen 32, Reeltown 14
                        Georgiana 40, Wicksburg 0
                        Autaugaville 14, Springville 6
                        McIntosh 12, Excel 7
                        Trinity Presbyterian 24, Highland Home 0
                        Geneva County 34, Samson 6
                        St. Clair County 47, St. James 0
                        Hale County 35, Oakman 6
                        West End 36. Fyffe 7
                        Ohatchee 8, Ranburne 6
                        Halzewood 30, Elkmont 6
                        Gordo 13, Cordova 10
                        Cold Springs 13, Geraldine 6
                        Clay County 20, Sand Rock 14
                        Hatton 10, Lauderdale County 7
2nd Round       Leroy 29, Goshen 0
                        Georgiana 29, Autaugaville 7
                        McIntosh 28, Trinity Presbyterian 7
                        St. Clair County 24, Geneva County 20
                        Hale County 23, West End 22
                        Hazlewood 33, Ohatchee 0
                        Cold Springs 16, Gordo 0
                        Hatton 21, Clay County 7
Quarter Finals  Leroy 28, Georgiana 7
                        St. Clair County 13, McIntosh 8
                        Hazlewood 41, Hale County 0
                        Hatton 41, Cold Springs 12
Semi-Finals     St. Clair County 7, Leroy 0
                        Hazlewood 20, Hatton 0
Finals               St. Clair County 18, Hazlewood 13
Class 3A
1st Round         Southern Choctaw 48, Francis Marion 8
                        Briarwood Christian 28, Lineville 21
                        Rehobeth 41, Luverne 0
                        Glencoe 24, Fultondale 21
                        St. Paul’s Episcopal 35, Paramount 0
                        Holtville 22, West Blocton 0
                        Elba 35, Slocomb 13
                        Litchfield 24, Moody 14
                        Danville 18, J. B. Pennington 0
                        Plainview 14, New Hope 7
                        South Lamar 28, Winston County 7
                        Colbert County 40, Colber Heights 0
                        Vinemont 34, Susan Moore 27
                        East Limestone 14, Pisgah 3
                        Winfield 21, Lamar County 0
                        Central (Florence) 19, Phil Campbell 7
2nd Round       Southern Choctaw 64, Briarwood Christian 14
                        Glencoe 10, Rehobeth 6
                        St. Paul’s Episcopal 41, Holtville 28
                        Elba 20, Litchfield 14
                        Plainview 8, Danville 7
                        Colbert County 13, South Lamar 7 (OT)
                        Vinemont 41, East Limestone 6
                        Central (Florence) 29, Winfield 6
Quarter Finals  Glencoe 16, Southern Choctaw 13
                        St. Paul’s Episcopal 33, Elba 8
                        Colbert County 38, Plainview 15
                        Central (Florence) 20, Vinemont 14
Semi-Finals     St. Paul’s Episcopal 27, Glencoe 6
                        Colbert County 40, Central (Florence) 15
Finals               Colbert County 14, St. Paul’s Episcopal 10
Class 4A
1st Round         T. R. Miller 41, Clarke County 12
                        Lanett 22, Handley 8
                        Pike County 26, Abbeville 0
                        Sumter County 32, Montevallo 15
                        W. S. Neal 41, Thomasville 0
                        Dadeville 27, Beauregard 13
                        Daleville 28, Ashford 0
                        Greensboro 26, Dallas County 24
                        Midfield 19, Munford 14
                        Piedmont 20, Sylvania 6
                        Haleyville 13, Hayden 6
                        Deshler 20, Brooks 14
                        Cleburne County 21, Leeds 6
                        North Jackson 39, Cherokee County 0
                        Fayette County 33, Fairview 16
                        Sheffield 49, East Lawrence 6
2nd Round       T. R. Miller 26, Lanett 6
                        Pike County 27, Sumter County 12
                        Dadeville 20, W. S. Neal 7
                        Daleville 35, Greensboro 14
                        Piedmont 24, Midfield 14
                        Deshler 56, Haleyville 0
                        North Jackson 28, Cleburne County 2
                        Fayette County 14, Sheffield 11
Quarter Finals  Pike County 15, T. R. Miller 7
                        Daleville 7, Dadeville 0 (3 OT)
                        Piedmont 14, Deshler 7
                        North Jackson 28, Fayette County 7
Semi-Finals     Daleville 14, Pike County 6
                        North Jackson 21, Pidemont 6
Finals               North Jackson 21, Daleville 14
Class 5A
1st Round         Blount 41, Robertsdale 7
                        Valley 41, Chilton County 28
                        Choctaw County 14, Charles Henderson 7
                        Demopolis 67, Childersburg 34
                        Escambia County 14, Citronelle 13
                        Eufaula 23, Stanhope Elmore 21
                        Greenville 30, Jackson 14
                        Hillcrest (Tuscaloosa) 22, Bibb County 6
                        Dora 24, Homewood 14
                        Guntersville 28, Albertville 15
                        Oxford 31, Gadsden 20
                        Russellville 34, Bob Jones 7
                        Wenonah 19, Jackson-Olin 7
                        Fort Payne 33, Boaz 14
                        Etowah 40, Walter Wellborn 0
                        Hartselle 35, Athens 14
2nd Round       Valley 30, Blount 29
                        Choctaw County 32, Demopolis 7
                        Escamiba County 28, Eufaula 7
                        Greenville 29, Hillcrest (Tuscaloosa) 8
                        Dora 17, Guntersville 10
                        Oxford 19, Russellville 18
                        Wenonah 6, Fort Payne 3
                        Etowah 14, Hartselle 11
Quarter Finals  Choctaw County 7, Valley 6
                        Greenville 12, Escambia County 0
                        Oxford 27, Dora 15
                        Etowah 7, Wenonah 0
Semi-Finals     Greenville 13, Choctaw County 0
                        Oxford 13, Etowah 7
Finals               Oxford 35, Greenville 21
Class 6A
1st Round         Shaw 24, Theodore 14
                        Opelika 21, Jeff Davis 14
                        Enterprise 27, Foley 6
                        Robert E. Lee 42, Talladega 0
                        LeFlore 27, Murphy 21 (2 OT)
                        Central (Phenix City) 28, Carver (Montgy.) 23
                        Northview 17, Baldwin County 13
                        Benjamin Russell 20, Prattville 16
                        Vestavia Hills 15, Jess Lanier 12
                        Hewitt-Trussville 21, Grissom 7
                        West End 27, Mountain Brook 0
                        Austin 24, J. O. Johnson 14
                        W. A. Berry 33, Central (Tuscaloosa) 10
                        Huffman 9, Arab 7
                        Shades Valley 42, Ensley 20
                        Decatur 21, Lee (Huntsville) 14
2nd Round       Opelika 21, Shaw 14
                        Enterprise 21, Robert E. Lee 14
                        Central (Phenix City) 34, LeFlore 13
                        Benjamin Russell 13, Northview 10
                        Vestavia Hills 17, Hewitt-Trussville 16
                        West End 20, Austin 0
                        W. A. Berry 23, Huffman 17
                        Shades Valley 22, Decatur 8
Quarter Finals  Enterprise 14, Opelika 3
                        Central (Phenix City) 7, Benjamin Russell 0
                        West End 7, Vestavia Hills 2
                        W. A. Berry 34, Shades Valley 31
Semi-Finals     Central (Phenix City) 21, Enterprise 20 (OT)
                        West End 28, W. A. Berry 19
Finals               Central (Phenix City) 12, West End 7