2012 Football Scores: Sept. 7, 9


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. 


Friday's Scores

Class 6A
Austin 34, Decatur 17
Bessemer City 17, Minor 7
Blount 41, Mary Montgomery 6
Bob Jones 72, James Clemens 0
Central-Phenix City 27, Carver-Montgomery 14
Clay-Chalkville 25, Oxford 16
Daphne 49, Baldwin County 21
Davidson 31, Baker 3
Dothan 35, Northview 13
Fairhope 24, Enterprise 17
Florence 49, Buckhorn 7
Foley 35, Robertsdale 12
Hazel Green 42, Sparkman 13
Hoover 45, Hueytown 6
Huntsville 21, Grissom 20
McGill-Toolen 16, Alma Bryant 14
Mountain Brook 30, Shades Valley 20
Murphy 34, Theodore 21
Northridge 23, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 15
Oak Mountain 36, Wetumpka 14
Opelika 33, Lee-Montgomery 7
Pell City 35, Albertville 20
Smith Station 28, Sidney Lanier 14
Spain Park 27, Prattville 20
Stanhope Elmore 28, Pelham 14
Tuscaloosa County 44, Jackson-Olin 0
Vestavia Hills 28, Hewitt-Trussville 19
Woodlawn 27, Gardendale 23

Class 5A
Arab 35, Scottsboro 25
Athens 41, West Point 9
Benjamin Russell 42, Marbury 6
Boaz 56, Brewer 19
Carroll-Ozark 21, Russell County 0
Center Point 21, Curry 0
Central-Tuscaloosa 17, Parker 15
Cullman 30, East Limestone 21
Demopolis 41, Citronelle 0
Eufaula 46, B .T. Washington 19
Fairfield 39, Brookwood 8
Faith Academy 42, Gulf Shores 38
Fort Payne 35, Etowah 18
Greenville 46, Satsuma 9
Hartselle 57, Lawrence County 0
Homewood 17, Chilton County 0
Jackson 53, Selma 14
John Carroll Catholic 37, Shelby County 15
McAdory 48, Paul Bryant 10
Muscle Shoals 43, Russellville 0
Pinson Valley 31, Mortimer Jordan 7
Saint Paul’s 6, Williamson 0
Saraland 49, Sumter Central 26
Southside-Gadsden 43, Columbia 30
Spanish Fort 50, B.C. Rain 30
Springville 21, Hayden 20
Sylacauga 24, Briarwood Christian 20
Talladega 42, Ramsay 8
Valley 42, Rehobeth 12
Vigor 27, LeFlore 8
Walker 28, Moody 13
Wenonah 26, Pleasant Grove 6

Class 4A
Alabama Christian 46, Headland 24
Alexandria 45, Cherokee County 22
Andalusia 41, Monroe County 7
Anniston 15, Cleburne County 13
Ardmore 45, Butler 21
Beauregard 21, Charles Henderson 16
Bibb County 48, Carbon Hill 7
Brooks 54, West Limestone 7
Central of Clay County 60, Dallas County 0
Central-Florence 34, East Lawrence 14
Childersburg 20, Beulah 14
Clarke County 19, Escambia County 0
Corner 14, West Blocton 9
Dadeville 30, Elmore Co. 0
Dora 39, Calera 21
Fairview 40, Douglas 26
Haleyville 38, Wilson 28
Handley 42, Holtville 12
Jacksonville 30, Hokes Bluff 7
Jemison 40, Oak Grove 13
J.O. Johnson 37, DAR 0
Lincoln 34, Munford 12
Madison County 35, North Jackson 14
Oneonta 28, Guntersville 10
Randolph 33, Pope John Paul II 14
Rogers 28, Priceville 12
Saint Clair Co. 44, Crossville 13
Saint James 32, Ashford 0
Sardis 68, Locust Fork 48
Tallassee 63, Bullock County 0
Thomasville 56, Wilcox Central 6
UMS-Wright 39, Hillcrest-Evergreen 0

Class 3A
Abbeville 46, Geneva 44
American Christian 66, Greene County 6
Barbour County 30, Pike County 12
Bayside 40, Excel 13
B.B. Comer 33, Mntevallo 24
Colbert County 32, Elkmont 0
Daleville 27, Montgomery Catholic 10
Deshler 40, Westminster Christian 17
Fayette County 30, Greensboro 6
Glencoe 15, Weaver 3
Good Hope 34, Hanceville 27
Gordo 39, Sipsey Valley 7
Hamilton 41, Cordova 13
Holly Pond 18, Brindlee Mountain 13
J.B. Pennington 31, Pisgah 14
Leeds 15, Trinity Presbyterian 13
Madison Academy 24, Lauderdale County 10
Midfield 48, Central-Coosa 8
Northside 52, Holt 22
Piedmont 36, Ashville 13
Saks 35, White Plains 10
Slocomb 49, Dale County 21
Southside-Selma 20, Cottage Hill Christian 7
Straughn 36, W.S. Neal 30
Susan Moore 28, Cleveland 21
Sylvania 34, New Hope 26
Tarrant 19, Thors y 14
 T.R. Miller 21, Opp 7
Vinemont 21, Danville 16
Westt Morgan 54, Clements 0
Winston County 54, Winfield 0
Class 2A
Aliceville 39, Hale County 0
Ariton 28, Cottonwood 21
Colbert Heights 28, Cheokee 21
Elba 52, Zion Chapel 6
Fultondale 36, Ohatchee 7
Fyffe 35, Westbrook Christian 14
G.W. Long 35, Samson 16
Hatton 41, Phil Campbell 28
Highland Home 13, Central-Hayneville 0
Houston Academy 38, Houston County 6
Ider 37, West End 14
Lanett 35, LaFayette 18
Luverne 40, Goshen 13
Millry 46, Choctaw County 25
Mobile Christian 33, Southern Choctaw 20
Montgomery Academy 24, Prattville Christian 10
New Brockton 28, Calhoun 0
North Sand Mountain 46, Section 21
Oakman 41, Lamar County 24
Pleasant Valley 20, Ranburne 19
Providence Christian 34, Wicksburg 12
Randolph County 48, Isabella 12
R.C. Hatch 32, Francis Marion 6
Reeltown 31, Horseshoe Bend 28 (OT)
Sand Rock 49, Gaston 6
Sheffield 35, Lexington 28
Sweet Water 45, Leroy 0
Sulligent 28, Cold Springs 7
Tanner 34, Red Bay 0
Walter Wellborn 60, Vincent 27
Washington county 37, Flomaton 20
Woodland 52, Victory Christian 0
Class 1A
Akron 13, Autaugaville 6
Brantley 40, Kinston 0
Cedar Bluff 57, Valley Head 30
Collinsville 48, Jacksonville Christian 21
Donoho 35, Coosa Christian 14
Falkville 34, Shades Mountain Christian 14
Fruitdale 34, John Essex 32
Geneva County 47, Florala 0
Hubbertville 31, Parrish 25
Keith 48, Sunshine 6
Linden 56, J.U. Blacksher 0
Lynn 28, Brilliant 7
Marion County 62, Berry 6
Maplesville 34, Billingsley 0
McIntosh 58, Marengo 0
McKenzie 54, Georgiana 28
Meek 41, Woodville 8
Notasulga 18, Loachapoka 7
Phillips 34, Decatur Heritage 18
Pickens County 75, South Lamar 7
Pleasant Home 44, Red Level 32
Ragland 36, Addison 7
Saint Jude 36, Talladega Co.-Central 12
Saint Luke’s 35, A.L. Johnson 18
Shoals Christian 13, R.A. Hubbard 12
Spring Garden 15, Gaylesville 12
Sumiton Christian 24, Appalachian 20
Tharptown 33, Vina 14
Wadley 34, Verbena 6
Winterboro 38, Fayetteville 16