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1987 State Championship Final Summaries

All six south Alabama schools would claim championships in 1987. A feat not repeated until 2007.
1987 Class 5A State Championship Game
Greenville vs. Russellville
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
 Fairhope 31 L  
70   Eutaw W  
 Jackson 19 L  
21   Escambia County 10 W  
 Stanhope Elmore W  
28   Opp W  
49   Central Hayneville W  
24   Andalusia W  
33   Northview 23 W  
35   Charles Henderson W  
38   Eufaula 15 W  1st Rd
13   McAdory W  2nd Rd
24   Chilton County W  3rd Rd
21   Sylacauga W  Semi
21   Russellville 20 W 2OT  Finals
39813-2-0 144
Region Record  3-0
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
31   Muscle Shoals W  
16   Colbert County 10 W OT  
26   Sheffield W  
27   Phil Campbell W  
48   Haleyville W  
34   Bradshaw W  
38   Curry W  
 Cullman W  
35   Fayette County W  
20   Hamilton W  
32   Muscle Shoals 14 W  1st Rd
40   Dora W  2nd Rd
 Pell City W  3rd Rd
17   Colbert County W  Semi
20   Greenville 21 L 2OT  Finals
39814-1-0 87
Region Record  3-0
Game Summary
0 0 7 0 14 -- 21
0 0 7 0 13 -- 20
 Scoring Summaries: 
Russellville: Armand White 30 yard pass from Shane Terrell (Gary Gunderman PAT)
Greenville: Curtis Peterson 100 yard kickoff return (Pat Davidson PAT)
Greenville: Cyrus Smith 1 yard run (PAT) Overtime
Russellville: Chucky Mullins 6 yard pass from Shane Terrell (Gary Gunderman PAT) Overtime
Russellville: Chucky Mullins 7 yard pass from Shane Terrell (Gary Gunderman PAT wide) Overtime
Greenville: Cyrus Smith 7 yard run (Pat Davidson PAT) Overtime
  Russellville Greenville
First Downs9 13
Rush/Yards98 260
Pass/Yards93 (-2)
Pass att/com/int17-6-0 5-1-1
Total Yards191 258
Fumbles/Lost1 4
Punt/Avg.6-40.8 4-36.2
Penalties5 30
Time of Poss.
Game MVP:
Records: Greenville (13-2); Russellville (14-1)
Coaches: Willis Wright, Greenville  and Don Cox, Russellville
Game: Played Friday December 4, 1987 at Russellville
                  Cyrus Smith scored two touchdowns in overtime and Pat Davidson added the winning extra point to give Greenville its first ever state championship with a 21-20 win over previously undefeated Russellville. The two teams entered overtime tied at 7-7. Greenville scored on its first possession when Smith went in from one yard out.
                  Russellville would pull even on a Chucky Mullins 6 yard touchdown pass from Shane Terrell and the ensuing extra point by Gary Gunderman. During the second overtime Russellville took the lead after a 7 yard pass to Mullins but Gunderman's attempt for the extra point was wide. Greenville then laid claim to their first title on Smith's 7 yard run and the extra point by Davidson.
                  It was the first lose for Russellville in a championship game after winning back to back titles in 1967-68.
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