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1955 Coffeeville Panthers

 1955    Coffeeville Panthers
 Record: 9-0-0
 Head Coach: James Kornegay
 The 1955 Coffeeville Panthers were chosen Class A State Champions by the Birmingham News from District 1.


The 1955 edition of the Coffeeville football team were selected as state champions for Class 1A Region 1 by the Birmingham News. The Panthers would finish the season with a perfect 9-0 record and outscore their opponents by a combined score of 219-25.

It would be the first undefeated and untied team in the schools history and the only undefeated team through 2007. The Panthers were led by running backs R.L. Guy and Frank Cotton. The Captain of the Panthers in 1955 was Johnny Ray Motes.

The Panthers began playing football in 1927 and had never experienced a winning season until 1953, just two years prior.

1955  Season
 Site   PF   Opponent   PA   W/L/T 
 12   Wilcox County W
 40   Repton W
 13   Sweet Water W
 21   Excel W
 14   Pine Hill W
 67   Lyeffion 12 W
 21   Leroy W
 25   Jackson W
   Clarke County W
219 9-0-0 25

1955 Coffeeville All-State Players
 R.L. GuyB A 1  Birmingham News
 Eddie AndressT A 1  Birmingham News
 R.L. GuyB A 1  Birmingham News
 R.L. GuyB A 1  Birmingham News
 Eddie AndressT A 1  Birmingham News
 SheppardE A HM  Birmingham News

1955 Coffeeville All-Star Players

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