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1984 State Championship Final Summaries


1984 was the first year the AHSAA had been divided into six classification. Previously the schools were divided into four classes.
1984 Class 6A State Championship Game
Prattville vs. J.O. Johnson
Prattville
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
26   Enterprise W  
13   Tuscaloosa County W  
48   Paramount W  
22   Carroll 14 W  
29   Hayes W  
14   Lee Montgomery 20 L  
24   Jeff Davis 18 W  
31   Sidney Lanier 24 W 2OT  
21   Hartselle 13 W  
19   Fairhope 13 W OT  
 Jeff Davis W  1st Rd
24   Selma 11 W  2nd Rd
21   Central Phenix City W  3rd Rd
16   B.C. Rain W  Semi
17   J.O. Johnson W  Finals
  
33214-1-0 152
Region Record  1-1
J.O. Johnson
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
35   Lee Huntsville W  
 Jeff Davis 21 L  
 Tuscaloosa County 20 L  
    OPEN    
24   Coffee W  
35   Huntsville W  
49   Butler W  
20   Enterprise 28 L  
21   Grissom W  
29   Phillips Birmingham W  
19   Minor W  1st Rd
19   Ensley W  2nd Rd
13   Decatur 12 W  3rd Rd
30   Mountain Brook 27 W  Semi
 Prattville 17 L  Finals
  
30410-4-0 154
Region Record  2-0
Game Summary
Prattville
14 3 0 0 -- 17
J.O. Johnson
0 0 7 0 -- 7

 Scoring Summaries: 
Prattville: Kevin Turner 1 yard run (Nathan Fank PAT) 8:38
Prattville: Wayne Averhart 18 yard pass from Chris Turner (Nathan Fank PAT) 5:18
Prattville: Nathan Fank 28 yard field goal 0:07
Johnson: David Cross 1 yard run (Kenny Tatum PAT) 3:21

Prattville Johnson
First Downs 17 7
Rush/Yards 271 64
Pass/Yards 34 30
Pass att/com/int 8-2-2 10-1-1
Total Yards 305 94
Fumbles/Lost 3 1
Punt/Avg.3-32.0 7-31.7
Penalties55 45
Time of Poss.
 
Individual Stats
 Prattville 
 Rushing  Att.  Yds.   TD 
Chris Turner20 93 0
Kevin Turner15 89 1
Anthony Bishop15 80 0
     
 Passing  Att/Comp/Int  Yds.   TD 
Chris Turner8-2-2 34 1
     
 Receiving  No.  Yds.   TD 
Wayne Averhart1 18 1
John Ford116 0
Marillus Allison1 30 0
     
 J.O. Johnson 
 Rushing Att.  Yds.  TD 
Rod Malone12 40 0
Chris Horn926 0
     
     
 Passing  Att/Comp/Int  Yds.  TD 
David Cross10-1-1 30 0
     
 Receiving  No.  Yds.  TD 
Marillus Allison1 30 0
     
     
     

Game MVP: Chris Turner, Prattville and Freeman Milton, J.O. Johnson
Records:  Prattville (14-1);  J.O. Johnson (10-4)
Coaches: John Glasscock, Prattville and Paul Parvin, J.O. Johnson
Game: Played Saturday December 8, 1984 at Legion Field, Birmingham
 
Summary:
          Kevin Turner ran for one touchdown and Chris Turner threw for another as the Prattville Lions won their first ever state championship at Legion Field in Birmingham. Prattville got on the scoreboard first with a one yard run by Kevin Turner with 8:38 left in the opening stanza for a quick 7-0 lead. His 52 yard run to the three set up the score
          The Lions scored again on their next possession when Chris Turner hit Wayne Averhart in an 18-yard scoring pass. Nathan Frank booted a 28-yard field goal with seven seconds remaining in the half for a 17-0 Prattville lead.
          Johnson's only score came following a Freeman Milton interception set up Johnson on the Prattville 31 yard line. David Cross hit Marillus Allison on a 29 yard pass to the two and four plays later Cross scored on a quarterback sneak to cut the margin to 17-7 with 3:21 left in the third.
         Chris Turner rushed for 93 yards on 20 carries to lead the Lions.
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