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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  <-- 1964 <- 1965 -> 1966 --> 2020

1965 Season Highlights
 Vernon Wells enters his 8th season as Head Coach at Fort Payne.
 
1965 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 10  @ Huntsville    7   9   L       
 Fri., Sep. 17  @ Jones Valley    19   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 24  @ Gadsden    6   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 1  @ Emma Sansom    19   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 8  @ Guntersville    20   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 15  vs. Scottsboro    0   7   L       
 Fri., Oct. 22  vs. Albertville    6   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 29  OPEN 
 Sat., Nov. 13  @ Etowah    20   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 19  vs. Stevenson    33   0   W       
 
1965 Season Totals
  Record7-2
  Points Scored130
  Scoring Average14.4
  Points Allowed22
  Defense Average2.4
  Opponents Record53-35 -2
  Home Record2-1
  Away Record5-1
1965 Class 3A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/13/19655 6(4-1)51 AP
10/20/19656 7(4-2)33 AP
10/27/19657 6(5-2)38 AP
10/6/19654 7(3-1)35 AP
11/10/19659 8(5-2)19 AP
11/18/196510 8(6-2)28 AP
11/3/19658 7(5-2)36 AP
11/30/1965Final 7(7-2)31 AP
9/15/19651 5(1-0)24 AP
9/22/19652 5(2-0)46 AP
9/29/19653 4(2-1)48 AP
  

1965 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Mike Holtzclaw FB Sr.5-11185 All-Star Game  

1965 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 David CrowB HM  BN
 Mike HoltzclawB Sr.185 1st  BN
 Mike HoltzclawHB Sr.180 1st  BPH
 Mike HoltzclawFB Sr.190 1st  AP



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