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1988 State Championship Final Summaries


Vigor would later win a share of the National Championship in 1988.
This team is considered by many to be the best overall team in the history of high school football in Alabama
1988 Class 4A State Championship Game
Pike County vs. Tarrant
Pike County
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
36   Charles Henderson W  
43   Shelby County 13 W  
26   Tallassee 15 W  
 Wetumpka 16 L  
14   Elba W  
28   Elmore County W  
24   Abbeville 13 W  
 Dothan 29 L  
14   Headland W  
40   Dale County W  
35   Daleville W  1st Rd
26   UMS-Wright 17 W  2nd Rd
39   T.R. Miller 21 W  3rd Rd
26   Lanett W  Semi
17   Tarrant W  Finals
  
38013-2-0 183
Region Record  3-0
Tarrant
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
 Hewitt-Trussville W  
19   Fairfield 24 L  
35   Pinson Valley W  
18   Mortimer Jordan W  
21   Fultondale W  
15   Pelham 22 L  
21   Banks W  
33   Shelby County W  
38   Moody W  
40   Hayden W  
12   Winfield W  1st Rd
35   Cherokee County 28 W 5OT  2nd Rd
13   Litchfield W  3rd Rd
20   Colbert County 12 W  Semi
 Pike County 17 L  Finals
  
33412-3-0 128
Region Record  4-0
Game Summary
Pike County
0 7 3 7 -- 17
Tarrant
0 0 0 8 -- 8
 
 Scoring Summaries: 
Pike County: Fred Baxter 14 yard pass from Fred Holland (Fred Holland PAT) 2:04
Pike County: Fred Holland 25 yard field goal 0:26
Pike County: Clint Foster 4 yard run (Fred Holland PAT)
Tarrant: Thedderick Cook 3 yard pass from Carlos Mayer (John Ford run) 0:43
 
  Pike Tarrant
First Downs11 6
Rush/Yards185 104
Pass/Yards65 20
Pass att/com/int13-6-1 22-4-3
Total Yards249 124
Fumbles/Lost0 0
Punt/Avg. 5-40.0 7-21.2
Penalties40 60
Time of Poss.  
   
Game MVP:
Records: Pike County (13-2); Tarrant (12-3)
Coaches: Wayne Grant, Pike County and Don Hannah, Tarrant
Game: Played Friday December 2, 1988 at Bulldog Stadium, Brundidge
 
Summary:   
             Pike County won its first state title as Fred Holland threw a 14 yard touchdown pass and kicked a 25 yard field goal in the 17-8 win over Tarrant. Holland capped an eight play 49 yard drive with a touchdown pass to Fred Baxter with 2:04 remaining in the first half. He later scored what proved to be the game winning points with his field goal with 26 seconds left in the third quarter.
             Pike County built a 17-0 lead on Clint Foster's 4 yard run, which was plenty of points for a defense that didn't allow Tarrant to cross midfield until late in the game. The Wildcats got on the scoreboard with 43 seconds remaining in the game on a Carlos Mayer 3 yard pass to Thedderick Cook for a touchdown.
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