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1991 State Championship Final Summaries


 
1991 Class 5A State Championship Game
Blount vs. Gadsden
Blount
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
21   Williamson W  
14   Baldwin County W 2OT  
30   Greenville W  
34   Foley W  
51   Grand Bay W  
24   Escambia County W  
14   Vigor 19 L  
21   Mary Montgomery W  
47   LeFlore W  
19   Robertsdale 13 W  
18   Jackson 14 W  1st Rd
28   Charles Henderson W  2nd Rd
40   Citronelle 14 W  3rd Rd
17   Valley W  Semi
 Gadsden 20 L  Finals
  
38513-2-0 109
Region Record  3-0
Gadsden
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
26   Enterprise W  
35   Brookwood 15 W  
38   Pelham 10 W  
14   Litchfield W  
35   Holt 14 W  
17   Etowah W  
28   Walter Wellborn 14 W  
    OPEN    
19   Fort Payne W  
41   Emma Sansom W  
25   Walter Wellborn W  1st Rd
20   Pell City W  2nd Rd
10   Homewood W OT  3rd Rd
 Fayette County W  Semi
20   Blount W  Finals
  
33514-0-0 102
Region Record  3-0
Game Summary
Blount
0 7 0 0 -- 7
Gadsden
3 7 7 3 -- 20
 
 Scoring Summaries: 
Gadsden: John Giles 29 yard field goal
Gadsden: Andy Swafford 79 yard return of a blocked field goal (John Giles PAT) 11:47
Blount: Ryan Williams 13 yard run (Herbert James PAT) 9:30
Gadsden: Jimmy Williams 12 yard run (John Giles PAT) 1:56
Gadsden: John Giles 20 yard field goal
 
  Blount Gadsden
First Downs14 11
Rush/Yards114 121
Pass/Yards146 46
Pass att/com/int24-8-3 2-2-0
Total Yards260 167
Fumbles/Lost1 1
Punt/Avg.2-34.0 2-39.0
Penalties55 15
Time of Poss.
   
Game MVP:
Records: Blount (13-2); Gadsden (14-0)
Coaches: Ben Harris, Blount and Vince DiLorenzo, Gadsden
Game: Played Friday December 13, 1991 at Prichard Stadium, Mobile
 
Summary:
             The Blount Leopards came up short in defending their state title but did accomplish something no other team had done all season. They scored a rushing touchdown against the Gadsden defense. In the third quarter Gadsden running back Jimmy Williams, who rushed for 107 yards on 31 carries, scored on a 12 yard run to make the score 17-7 in favor of the visitors.
             They later added a field goal to seal the victory. It was Gadsden's second state championship as they also claimed the 1986 title. Blount was led by Farley Love at quarterback. He completed 8 of 22 passes for 153 yards but suffered three interceptions.
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