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Decatur Football Team History


Decatur Red Raiders
Decatur High School

1011 Prospect Dr. SE Decatur, AL 35601
Stadium: Shorty Ogle Stadium
Colors: Red & Black
Coach: H.L. Shorty Ogle

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1917  <-- 1960 <- 1961 -> 1962 --> 2020

1961 Season Highlights
 H.L. Shorty Ogle enters his 29th season as Head Coach at Decatur.
 
1961 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 8  @ Athens    38   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 15  vs. Walker    42   25   W       
 Fri., Sep. 22  vs. Hartselle    33   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 29  @ Butler    27   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 6  vs. Sheffield    33   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 13  vs. Cullman    14   13   W       
 Fri., Oct. 20  @ Huntsville    35   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 27  @ Coffee    20   7   W       
 Mon., Nov. 6  vs. Deshler    7   19   L       
 Fri., Nov. 10  vs. Hueytown    55   0   W       
 
1961 Season Totals
  Record9-1
  Points Scored304
  Scoring Average30.4
  Points Allowed70
  Defense Average7.0
  Opponents Record43-53 -3
  Home Record5-1
  Away Record4-0
1961 Class  Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
Final 3(9-1)103 ASWA
Final 2(9-1)183 UPI
10/11/19615 2(5-0)120 ASWA
10/18/19616 1(6-0)134 ASWA
10/25/19617 1(7-0)123 ASWA
10/4/19614 4(4-0)114 ASWA
11/1/19618 1(8-0)143 ASWA
11/15/196110 3(9-1)112 ASWA
11/8/19619 4(8-1)103 ASWA
12/12/1961Final 3(9-1)26.5 BPH
9/12/19611 8(1-0)40 ASWA
9/20/19612 3(2-0)65 ASWA
9/27/19613 3(3-0)90 ASWA
  

1961 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Don Lewis FB Sr.6-1185 All-Star Game  
 Jimmy Mitchell QB Sr.6-1175 All-Star Game  

1961 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Carter HowardB HM  BPH
 Carter HowardB HM  BN
 Don LewisB Sr.185 1st  BN
 Don LewisB Sr.185 1st  BPH
 Don LewisB Sr.185 1st  ASWA
 Jimmy MitchellB HM  BPH
 Johnny JohnsonT Sr.140 2nd  BN
 Johnny JohnsonE Sr.140 HM  BPH
 Johnny JohnsonE Sr.140 2nd  ASWA



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