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1989 State Championship Final Summaries

1989 Class 1A State Championship Game
Courtland vs. Excel
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
 Hazlewood 34 L  
 Colbert County 28 L  
36   Fairfield W  
16   North Jackson 28 L  
12   Wenonah 13 L  
42   Madison Academy W  
40   Parrish W  
33   Cordova 12 W  
41   Speake W  
41   Sand Rock W  1st Rd
35   Meek W  2nd Rd
54   Valley Head W  3rd Rd
41   Maplesville W  Semi
13   Excel W  Finals
41110-4-0 149
Region Record  2-0
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
32   A.L. Johnson W  
41   Millry W  
34   Red Level W  
20   Century FL W  
 McKenzie W  
37   J.U. Blacksher 13 W  
38   Frisco City 12 W  
 Georgiana 21 L  
52   Coffeeville W  
12   Alabama Christian 19 L  
53   Coffeeville W  1st Rd
48   Coffee Springs W  2nd Rd
13   McKenzie W OT  3rd Rd
28   Autaugaville W  Semi
 Courtland 13 L  Finals
42612-3-0 117
Region Record  2-0
Game Summary
0 0 13 0 -- 13
2 0 0 0 -- 2
 Scoring Summaries: 
Excel: Tackled Tecumseh Mayes in end zone for a safety
Courtland: Juan Bailey 11 yard run (Ronald Jones PAT)
Courtland: Markess Gholston 3 yard run (PAT no good)
  Courtland Excel
First Downs11 10
Rush/Yards233 79
Pass/Yards0 76
Pass att/com/int2-0-1 15-5-0
Total Yards233 155
Fumbles/Lost2-0 1-1
Punt/Avg.3-32.0 3-38.0
Penalties118 55
Time of Poss.
Game MVP:
Records: Courtland (10-4); Excel (12-3)
Coaches: Louis White, Courtland and Bo Bishop, Excel
Game: Played Friday December 1, 1989 at Courtland
           The Courtland Chiefs struggled on offense with mistakes but the defense came through when it was needed. Following an interception by quarterback Jonathan Orr the defense held Excel at the one yard line on fourth down. The following play produced a safety when Tecumseh Mayes was tackled in the end zone.
           The Chiefs came back with two scores in the third quarter to capture their second consecutive state championship by a score of 13-2. Although Courtland did not complete a pass in the game they rushed for 233 yards and controlled the line of scrimmage throughout the game.
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