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1981 State Championship Final Summaries

1981 Class 4A State Championship Game
Carver Birmingham vs. Northview
Carver Birmingham
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
 12   West End W  
 13   Parker 11 W  
 29   Hayes W  
   Wenonah L  
 39   Phillips Birmingham W  
 28   Woodlawn W  
 35   Glenn W  
   Banks 13 L  
 28   Jackson-Olin W  
 25   Huffman W  
 Banks W  1st Rd
14   Jess Lanier 13 W  2nd Rd
 Huntsville W  Semi
 Northview L  Finals
25411-3-0 63
Region Record  4-1
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
28   Carroll W  
21   Prattville 14 W OT  
24   Sidney Lanier 28 L  
35   Crisp County GA 20 W  
31   Kendrick GA W  
24   Pine Forest FL W  
20   Carver Montgomery 13 W  
17   Selma W  
17   Enterprise W  
10   Dothan W  
17   Murphy 14 W  1st Rd
28   Foley 12 W  2nd Rd
10   Jeff Davis W  Semi
 Carver Birmingham W  Finals
28913-1-0 139
Region Record  6-1
Game Summary
0 0 6 0 -- 6
0 0 7 0 -- 7
 Scoring Summaries: 
Northview: Boberts 8 yard pass from Lillard (Lopez PAT)
Carver: Delbridge 23 yard return of blaocked punt (PAT no good)
  Carver Northview
First Downs 7 8
Rush/Yards 48 134
Pass/Yards 159 19
Pass att/com/int 18-8-1 7-2-0
Total Yards 207 153
Fumbles/Lost 4-3 3-2
Punt/Avg.6-39 5-34
Penalties7-55 4-39
Time of Poss.
Game MVP: Andrew Anderson, Carver & Larry Roberts, Northview
Records: Carver Birmingham (11-3); Northview (13-1)
Coaches: Willie Peake, Carver and Wayne Parrish, Northview
Game: Played December 4, 1981 at Legion Field in Birmingham
Northview would score on a 64 yard eight play drive to open the second half and then hang on to the lead for their first state championship. Dicky Lillard would hit Larry Roberts for the six yard scoring pass. Carver defensive back Cedric Delbridge returned a blocked punt 23 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter to cut the lead to 7-6 but Andrew Anderson's conversion was wide right.
          After a Northview fumble put the Rams in business with just under four minutes remaining they moved from their own 42 to the Cougars 8 yard line. On fourth down from the four yard line a bad snap on the field goal attempt would assure the Cougars the title. Anderson would finish the night completing 8 of 18 passes for 159 yards.
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