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1990 State Championship Final Summaries


 
1990 Class 6A State Championship Game
Bessemer City vs. Murphy
Bessemer City
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
 Lee Montgomery W  
20   DW Daniel SC 27 L  
16   Valdosta GA 17 L  
24   Wenonah 21 W  
30   Central Tuscaloosa W  
21   Smiths Station W  
15   Walker 16 L  
42   Tuscaloosa County W  
 48   Brentwood TN 15 W  
35   Hueytown W  
28   Shades Valley 14 W  1st Rd
35   Woodlawn 15 W  2nd Rd
41   Central Tuscaloosa 14 W  3rd Rd
35   Hewitt-Trussville W  Semi
22   Murphy W  Finals
  
41912-3-0 165
Region Record  3-1
Murphy
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
11   Moss Point MS W  
 Theodore W  
21   LeFlore W  
40   McGill-Toolen W  
31   Pascagoula MS W  
27   B.C. Rain W  
    OPEN    
35   Wenonah W  
16   Vigor 20 L  
35   Davidson 16 W  
41   Baker W  1st Rd
14   Enterprise W  2nd Rd
10   Northview W 3OT  3rd Rd
14   Lee Montgomery W  Semi
 Jess Lanier 22 L  Finals
  
30212-2-0 79
Region Record  4-0
Game Summary
Jess Lanier
0 7 7 7  -- 22
Murphy
0 0 0 0 -- 0
 
 Scoring Summaries:
Lanier: Maurice Minter 2 yard run (Caster Horn PAT) 9:39
Lanier: Maurice Minter 2 yard run (Caster Horn PAT) 6:49
Lanier: Quincy Dunston 21 yard interception return (Chris Windsor to Dewayne Harris pass)7:03
 
 
  Lanier Murphy
First Downs 11 5
Rush/Yards52-207 20-(-6)
Pass/Yards16 93
Pass att/com/int 2-3-0 11-19-1
Total Yards 223 87
Fumbles/Lost 0-0 5-4
Punt/Avg.5-32.0 6-32.0
Penalties8-65 4-20
Time of Poss. 31:03 16:57
   
 
Individual Stats
 Jess Lanier 
 Rushing  Att.  Yds.   TD 
Minter2170 2
Porter1096 0
Stevens1228 0
Windsor1036 0
     
    
 Passing  Att/Comp/Int  Yds.   TD 
Windsor2-1-0 16 0
     
    
 Receiving  No.  Yds.   TD 
Stevens116 0
     
     
     
 
 Murphy 
 Rushing Att.  Yds.  TD 
Ward47 0
Pugh13-11 0
Ausmus13 0
Nunn22 0
Kelly1-6 0
     
 Passing  Att/Comp/Int  Yds.  TD 
Pugh18-11-0 86 0
Kelly1-0-10 0
    
 Receiving  No.  Yds.  TD 
Jenkins214 0
Ausmus27 0
Ward558 0
Webb112 0
Smith15 0

Game MVP: Dewayne Harris, Jess Lanier
Records: Jess Lanier (12-3); Murphy (12-2)
Coaches: Carroll Cox, Jess Lanier and Larry Henderson, Murphy
Game: Saturday December 15, 1990 Legion Field, Birmingham
 
Summary:
             A relentless Jess Lanier ground attack and a great defensive performance would prove to be more than the Panthers could handle in Birmingham. The Purple and white controlled the ball for almost twice as long as Murphy in the game. The Lanier defense held the Panthers to -6 yards rushing and 87 total yards and produced five turnovers.
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Murphy and Theodore battled through seven overtimes before the Panthers came out on top 33-26 in 1979.