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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

Sidney Lanier Football Team History

Sidney Lanier Poets
Sidney Lanier High School

1756 S. Court St. Montgomery, AL 36104
Stadium: Cramton Bowl
Colors: Royal Blue & White
Coach: Bobby Wilson

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1910  <-- 1965 <- 1966 -> 1967 --> 2020

1966 Season Highlights
 Bobby Wilson enters his 10th season as Head Coach at Sidney Lanier.
 First playoff win.
 First 12 win season.
 First playoff appearance.
 The Poets set a team record by winning 12 games.
1966 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 9  @ Parrish Selma    49   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 16  vs. Tuscaloosa    10   0   W       
 Thu., Sep. 22  vs. Phillips Birmingham    35   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 30  vs. Leon Tallahassee FL    40   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 7  vs. Ramsay    14   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 14  vs. Tuscaloosa County    46   7   W       
 Thu., Oct. 20  @ Murphy    57   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 28  vs. Davidson    48   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 4  vs. Dothan    28   7   W       
 Fri., Nov. 11   Lee Montgomery    10   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 25  vs. Shades Valley    47   7   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Dec. 2   Lee Montgomery    9   7   W    Cramton Bowl   Championship Game 
1966 Season Totals
  Points Scored393
  Scoring Average32.8
  Points Allowed42
  Defense Average3.5
  Opponents Record58-49 -4
  Home Record8-0
  Away Record2-0
1966 Class 4A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/11/19666 3(5-0)80 AHSAA
10/18/19667 3(6-0)80 AHSAA
10/25/19668 2(7-0)80 AHSAA
11/16/196611 1(10-0)80 AHSAA
11/2/19669 2(8-0)80 AHSAA
11/9/196610 2(9-0)80 AHSAA
9/21/19663 4(2-0)80 AHSAA
9/27/19664 2(3-0)80 AHSAA

1966 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Danny Speigner E Sr.6-1210 All American  KO
 Danny Speigner OL Sr.6-1210 All American  SS
 Danny Speigner T Sr.6-1210 All Southern  Orlando Sentinel
 Danny Speigner E Sr.6-2210 All-Star Game  
 Jimmy Speigner G Sr. All-Star Game  
 Mike Kelly QB Sr.6-2185 All-Star Game  
 Sam Gellerstedt DT Sr.5-9189 All-Star Game  

1966 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Dan SpeignerT Sr.210 1st  BPH
 Danny SpeignerE Sr.208 1st  BN
 Danny SpeignerE Sr.208 1st  AP
 Danny SpeignerT Sr.208 1st  MA
 Jimmy LowderB Jr.160 HM  BN
 Jimmy LowderB Jr.160 2nd  BPH
 Jimmy SpeignerC Sr.190 1st  BN
 Jimmy SpeignerG Sr.190 1st  MA
 Jimmy SpeignerLB Sr.188 2nd  BPH
 Mike KelleyB 1st  MA
 Mike KelleyB HM  BPH
 Sam GellerstedtG Sr.180 1st  BPH
 Sam GellerstedtG Sr.195 1st  AP
 Sam GellerstedtG Sr.195 1st  BN
 Sam GellerstedtG Sr.180 1st  MA

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