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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

Shaw Football Team History

Shaw Eagles
John S. Shaw High School

5960 Arlberg St. Mobile, AL 36608
Stadium: Ladd-Pebbles Stadium
Colors: Red, White & Blue
Coach: Mardye McDole
Region: 5A-R1
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1965  <-- 1996 <- 1997 -> 1998 --> 2005

1997 Season Highlights
 Mardye McDole enters his 1st season as Head Coach at Shaw.
 The Eagles won the Class 5A Region 1 Championship.
 The Eagles set a team record for most points scored by both teams with 83 points.
1997 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Thu., Sep. 4  vs. LeFlore    14   15   L    Trimmier   
 Thu., Sep. 11  vs. Davidson    27   9   W    Ladd-Peebles   
 Fri., Sep. 19  vs. Foley    30   53   L       
 Fri., Sep. 26  @ Blount    7   21   L       
 Fri., Oct. 3  vs. B.C. Rain   *  13   12   W       
 Fri., Oct. 10  vs. Mary Montgomery    22   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 17  vs. Citronelle    14   17   L       
 Fri., Oct. 24  vs. Alba   *  14   10   W       
 Fri., Oct. 31  vs. Theodore    6   28   L       
 Fri., Nov. 7  vs. Williamson   *  18   14   W       
 Fri., Nov. 14  vs. Demopolis    14   7   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 21  @ Wetumpka    6   0   W       2nd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 28  @ Blount    14   35   L       3rd Round Playoffs 
1997 Season Totals
  Points Scored199
  Scoring Average15.3
  Points Allowed228
  Defense Average17.5
  Opponents Record82-63
  Region Record3-0
  Home Record6-4
  Away Record1-2
1997 Class 5A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Shaw was not ranked.
1997 Class 5A Region 1 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Shaw 7-61992282-134423-04536  Mardye McDole
B.C. Rain 7-52381671-141281-25240  Bill Duke
Alba 5-42561871-25766  Rush Propst
Williamson 3-71611971-23951  Curtis Horton

1997 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Shaw Players on File.

1997 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Carlos CarsonATH Sr. HN  ASWA
 Jarian JacksonDB Sr. HM  ASWA
 Jarian JacksonDB Sr. HM  BN
 Jeff BaconOL Sr. HM  ASWA

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