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1981 State Championship Final Summaries


  
1981 Class 3A State Championship Game
Eufaula vs. Hartselle
Eufaula
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
 Dothan W  
35   Beauregard W  
28   Valley W  
43   Pike County W  
34   Carroll W  
40   Bullock County W  
 Auburn 14 L  
35   Russell County W  
28   Abbeville W  
 Smiths Station W  
26   Opp W  1st Rd
12   Greenville W  2nd Rd
23   Thompson 12 W  Semi
39   Hartselle 20 W  Finals
  
36513-1-0 82
Region Record  6-0
Hartselle
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
42   Decatur W  
34   Brewer 14 W  
32   Hamilton 18 W  
33   Austin W  
18   Brentwood TN 28 L  
28   Cullman 21 W  
14   Arab W  
41   New Hope W  
55   Sparkman W  
10   Athens W  
39   Hanceville 20 W  1st Rd
20   Russellville 18 W  2nd Rd
25   Midfield W  Semi
20   Eufaula 39 L  Finals
  
41112-2-0 191
Region Record  3-0
Game Summary
Eufaula
0 21 12 6 -- 39
Hartselle
14 0 6  0 -- 20
 
 Scoring Summaries: 
Hartselle: Johnny Burke 30 yard fumble return (Greg Clemons PAT) 9:45
Hartselle: Steve Williams 16 yard run (Greg Clemons PAT)
Eufaula: Derrick Richardson 9 yard run (Scott Simmons PAT)
Eufaula: Derrick Richardson 8 yard run (Scott Simmons PAT)
Eufaula: Derrick Richardson 24 yard pass from Scott (Scott Simmons PAT)
Eufaula: Derrick Richardson 70 yard run (PAT no good)
Eufaula: Lee Hollingsworth 9 yard pass from Scott (PAT no good) 3:44
Hartselle: Barry Ward 41 yard pass from Cameron Mims (PAT no good)
Eufaula: Calvin Thomas 16 yard run (PAT no good)
 
  Eufaula Hartselle
First Downs 16 6
Rush/Yards 366 98
Pass/Yards 77 72
Pass att/com/int 6-5-0 12-4-1
Total Yards 443 170
Fumbles/Lost 2 2
Punt/Avg. 2-31.2 4-27.3
Penalties 40 27
Time of Poss.
    
Game MVP:
Records: Eufaula (13-1); Hartselle (12-2)
Coaches: George Cochran, Eufaula & Don Woods, and Hartselle
Game: Played December 4, 1981 at Hartselle
 
Summary:
           
The 39-20 victory over Hartselle gave Eufaula their second championship in four years. Hartselle would finish as runner-up for the second consecutive season. Derrick Richardson led the way with 19 tackles from his defensive tackle position.
            He also added 176 yards on 23 carries and scored on runs of 9, 8 and 70 yards. Richardson caught a pass for 24 yards and a fourth touchdown to lock up the win. Williams was the leading gainer for Hartselle with 56 yards on 12 carries.
            Hartselle came into the game as the No.1 rated offense in class 3A while Eufaula ranked as the No. 1 defense.
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