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1970 State Championship Final Summaries

1970 Class 3A State Championship Game
Valley vs. Sylacauga
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
 Central Phenix City W  
48   Eufaula W  
25   Opelika W  
 Auburn W  
25   Wetumpka W  
34   Saks W  
 Benjamin Russell W  
 Charles Henderson T  
36   Handley W  
 Lanett 28 L  
20   Charles Henderson W  1st Rd
27   W.S. Neal W  Semi
23   Sylacauga 16 W  Finals
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 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
18   Pell City 12 W  
21   Childersburg W  
34   Prattville W  
33   Talladega 22 W  
13   Benjamin Russell 14 L  
 Lanett T  
31   Thompson W  
15   Auburn 13 W  
24   B.B. Comer W  
40   Citronelle 12 W  1st Rd
14   Walter Wellborn W  Semi
16   Valley 23 L  Finals
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Game Summary
13 7 3 0 -- 23
0 8  0 8 -- 16
 Scoring Summaries: 
Valley: Jerry Brown run (Jimmy Hawkins PAT) 2:48
Valley: Shepard 5 yard run (PAT no good)
Sylacauga: Rick Hartsfield 1 yard run (conversion pass Gary Epperson to Bobby Germany)
Valley: Jerry Brown 6 yard run (Jimmy Hawkins PAT)
Valley: Jimmy Hawkins 24 yard field goal
Sylacauga: Randy Billingsley 14 yard pass from Rick Hartsfield (conversion pass Gary Epperson to David Murphy) 1:52
  Valley Sylacauga
First Downs 13 14
Rush/Yards 219 125
Pass/Yards 56 101
Pass att/com/int 3-2-0 14-8-2
Total Yards 275 226
Fumbles/Lost 2 2
Punt/Avg. 2-35.0 0
Penalties 35 5
Time of Poss.
Game MVP:
Records:  Valley (10-1-1); Sylacauga (10-2-1)
Coaches: Doug Lockridge, Valley and Tom Calvin, Sylacauga
Game: Played Friday December 5, 1970 at Rams Field in Fairfax
It was a battle of not only potent teams but one of former Crimson Tide teammates in coaches Tom Calvin and Doug Lockridge. This one would belong to the Valley Rams as they won a heart stopper over the Aggies of Sylacauga 23-16 in Fairfax. Junior running back Jerry Brown led the way for the Rams as he ran for 218 of Valley's 280 yard total, scored twice himself and intercepted two passes.
           Brown rushed for 161 yards and caught two passes for another 57 yards. The Rams would open things up on their first possession with a 17 play 68 yard drive culminated by a Brown touchdown. Shepard would gain the next score on a five yard run after an interception for a quick 13-0 lead.
           Valley would lead 20-8 at the half and hold on for the win. Randy Billingsley would lead the Aggies with 60 yards rushing on 14 carries and catch five passes for another 67 yards.
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