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Benjamin Russell Football Team History


Benjamin Russell Wildcats
Benjamin Russell High School

225 Heard Blvd. Alexander City, AL 35010
Stadium: Martin-Savarese Stadium
Colors: Maroon & White
Coach: Phil Lazenby
Region: 5A-R3
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1922  <-- 1999 <- 2000 -> 2001 --> 2020

2000 Season Highlights
 Phil Lazenby enters his 4th season as Head Coach at Benjamin Russell.
 First 13 win season.
 The Wildcats move from Class 6A and into Region 3.
 The Wildcats won the Class 5A Region 3 Championship.
 
2000 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 1  vs. Homewood    25   18   W       
 Fri., Sep. 8  @ Russell County   *  43   13   W       
 Fri., Sep. 15  vs. Valley   *  45   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 22  vs. Auburn    20   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 29  @ Pine Forest FL    0   26   L       
 Fri., Oct. 6  @ Stanhope Elmore   *  6   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 13  vs. B.T. Washington   *  35   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 20  @ Wetumpka   *  16   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 27  vs. Eufaula   *  28   7   W       
 Fri., Nov. 3  @ Opelika    3   0   W       
 Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 10  vs. Carroll    38   0   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 17  vs. Citronelle    33   7   W       2nd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 24  @ McAdory    17   6   W       3rd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Dec. 1  vs. Williamson    18   15   W       Semi-finals Playoffs 
 Fri., Dec. 8   Homewood    34   41   L (5OT)   Legion Field   Championship Game 
 
2000 Season Totals
  Record13-2
  Points Scored361
  Scoring Average24.1
  Points Allowed139
  Defense Average9.3
  Opponents Record99-65
  Region Record6-0
  Home Record8-0
  Away Record5-1
2000 Class 5A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/11/20006 5(5-1) ASWA
10/18/20007 5(6-1) ASWA
10/25/20008 4(7-1) ASWA
10/4/20005 8(4-1) ASWA
11/1/20009 4(8-1) ASWA
11/8/2000Final 3(9-1) ASWA
8/20/2000PS 6 ASWA
9/13/20002 5(2-0) ASWA
9/27/20004 5(4-0) ASWA
9/6/20001 5(1-0) ASWA
  
2000 Class 5A Region 3 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Benjamin Russell 13-23611394-1140696-017326  Phil Lazenby
Stanhope Elmore 8-43091521-141214-214163  Jeff Foshee
Eufaula 5-51861820-120284-210462  Shayne Wasden
Wetumpka 7-42131510-115284-212675  John Maddaloni
B.T. Washington 2-71262522-4108167  Edward Patrick
Valley 3-71361951-554140  Danny Walker
Russell County 0-10714340-646219  Vantriese Davis

2000 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Justin Buchanan DL Sr.5-11265 AL-MS Game  
 Matt McBurney DL Sr.6-0250 Super All-State  Bham News
 Matthew McBurney DL Sr.6-1250 All-Star Game  
 Richard Rhodes P Sr.6-1190 AL-MS Game  
 Richard Rhodes P Sr.6-1190 Super All-State  Bham News
 Thomas Kelley OL Sr.6-0290 All-Star Game  

2000 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Brent DyePK Jr. HM  BN
 Brent DyePK Jr. HM  ASWA
 Matt McBurneyDL Sr.6-0250 1st  ASWA
 Matt McBurneyDL Sr.6-0250 1st  BN
 Richard RhodesP Sr.6-1190 1st  ASWA
 Richie RhodesP Sr.6-1190 1st  BN
 Shundell RussawLB Jr. HM  ASWA
 Shundell RussawLB Jr. HM  BN



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