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Fort Payne Football Team History


Fort Payne Wildcats
Fort Payne High School

201 45th St. NE Fort Payne, AL 35967
Stadium: Wildcat Stadium
Colors: Black & Gold
Coach: Vernon Wells

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1922  <-- 1960 <- 1961 -> 1962 --> 2020

1961 Season Highlights
 Vernon Wells enters his 4th season as Head Coach at Fort Payne.
 
1961 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 8  vs. Fyffe    45   13   W       
 Fri., Sep. 15  @ Piedmont    26   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 22  @ Sardis    26   13   W       
 Fri., Sep. 29  vs. Pell City    14   13   W       
 Fri., Oct. 6  @ Guntersville    44   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 13  vs. Scottsboro    13   27   L       
 Fri., Oct. 20  vs. Albertville    7   7   T       
 Fri., Nov. 3  @ Glencoe    20   2   W       
 Fri., Nov. 10  @ Hokes Bluff    0   7   L       
 Thu., Nov. 23  vs. Valley Head    13   0   W       
 
1961 Season Totals
  Record7-2 -1
  Points Scored208
  Scoring Average20.8
  Points Allowed94
  Defense Average9.4
  Opponents Record38-54 -4
  Home Record3-1 -1
  Away Record4-1
1961 Class  Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/11/19615 2(5-0)115 ASWA
10/18/19616 6(6-0)47 ASWA
10/4/19614 5(4-0)67 ASWA
9/20/19612 7(2-0)31 ASWA
9/27/19613 6(3-0)57 ASWA
  

1961 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Fort Payne Players on File.

1961 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Allen BeasonB HM  BN



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