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NOTABLE YELLOW JACKETS TEAMS

In the history of Sprayberry Football, the list of varsity teams is a long one.  The Past Teams Menu Bar at left lists all Yellow Jackets teams since 1956 (^ Post-Season appearance, * Region Title, ~ Sub-Region Title).  There have been particularly notable Sprayberry teams (many are represented by the Achievement Banners at the top of this page and other pages throughout SprayberryFootball.com), either because of their performance on the field (e.g., 1965, 1978, 1982, 2008), for the expectations placed upon them due to their talent (e.g., 2008, 2009, 2010), and/or for being the "firsts" in unexplored territories (e.g., 1956, 2000).  The "trail-blazing" teams among these are profiled below.

 

__________ 1st Region Championship Team _________

1st "AAAA" WIN

1st REGION TITLE

1978 Team

Record: 9-3-1

SubRegion: 4-2 (5-2)

InterSubRegion: 4-0

 

Region Champs,

State Quarter-Finalists,

Ranked 6 weeks as high as #8,

Final AAAA Rank #8

 

Coach: John Paty... 93-95-8 (.495)

Paty's & Program's 1st Region Title

and 1st State Playoffs;

Paty's 3rd winning team in a row,

3rd Post-Season in a row,

and 3rd Final Division

Top25 Ranking in a row

1st POSTSEASON WIN

  

Players: Billy Blaylock (1976-78), Ken Carney (1978-80), Kenny Cosby (1976-78), Craig Hollenbeck (1976-78)

________________ 1st Great Team ________________

1st SUB-REGION CHAMPS

1st POSTSEASON GAME

1965 Team

Record: 8-3

Region: 5-0

InterSubRegion: 1-2

Region Playoffs: 0-1

 

Sub-Region Champs,

Region Finalists,

Ranked 9 weeks as high as #10,

Final AAA Rank #10

 

Coach: Jack Wade... 37-32-2 (.535)

Wade's & Program's

1st SubRegion Title,

1st Post-Season,

and 1st Division Final

Top25 Ranking;

Wade's 5th winning team in a row,

3rd winning Region record,

and last year as SHS Head Coach

1st TOP25 FINAL RANK

  

Players: Kenny Coggins (~1963-65), Joe Clamon (1963-65), Craig Elrod (1964-66), Jim Gibson (~1964-66), Bruce Giles (1963-65), Johnny Jackson (1965-67), Tim MacMillan (~1963-65), Bubba May (1963-65), Pete Rajecki (1963-65), Danny Wilson (~1964-66)

__________________ 1st Team ___________________

1st VARSITY SEASON

1st "AA" WIN

1956 Team

Record: 5-1-1

 

Coach: Bobby Aaron…8-15-3 (.365)

Aaron's 1st year as SHS Head Coach and Program's Inaugural Season;

Aaron's 1st (and only) and Program's 1st winning season

1st WINNING SEASON

5-Game Schedule

Players: Neil Martin (1956-57)

________________ Other 1st Teams _______________

  

1st ON TURF @ HOME

2011 Team

Record: ? - ?

 

Coach: Billy Shackelford…24-19 (.558)

1st to play on turf @ home

  

  

Players: Terrell Brownridge (2009-11), DJ Funderburg (2009-11)

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1st PreSEASON TOP25 RANK

1st TO WIN 7 IN A ROW

2008 Team

Record: 7-4

SubRegion: 5-0

InterSubRegion: 1-2

State Playoffs: 0-1

 

Region Champs,

State First Round,

Ranked 10 weeks, including Pre-Season, as high as #13,

Final AAAA Rank #23

 

Coach: Billy Shackelford…24-19 (.558)

Shackelford's & Program's

1st Pre-Season Division Top25 Ranking,

Shackelford's 2nd State Playoffs in a row,

1st team to win 7 games in a row

  

  

Players: D'Alvarez Antwine (2006-08), Paul Bailey (2007-09), Bar-Kim Green (2006-08), Stephen Hardwick (2006-08), Tristan Lugg (2006-08), Jerrick McKinnon (2007-09), John Tunstall (2006-08)

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1st "AAAAA" WIN

2000 Team

Record: 1-9

Region: 1-9

 

Coach: Billy Hamilton... 10-20 (.333)

Hamilton's last year as SHS Head Coach;

Program's 1st season in AAAAA

  

  

Players: Brandon Ashby (1999-2001), Dennis Burke (1999-2001), Patrick Cheek (1999-2001), Drew Fulton (1999-2001), Keith Kling (1998-2000), Josh Maness (1999-2001), TJ Rutledge (1998-2000), Daniel Young (2000-02)

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1st TO WIN 10

1982 Team

Record: 10-3

SubRegion: 7-0 (8-0)

InterSubRegion: 2-2

Region Playoffs: 2-0

State Playoffs: 0-1

 

Region Champs,

State Quarter-Finalists,

Ranked 8 weeks as high as #8,

Final AAAA Rank #8

 

Coach: John Paty... 93-95-8 (.495)

Paty's 2nd Region Title,

5th post-season, and

2nd State Playoffs

  

  

Players: David Bowman (1981-83), Billy Durham (1980-82), Troy Myers (1980-82), Rick Odle (1981-83), Keith Setzekorn (1980-82), David Webb (1981-83)

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1st RANK as HIGH as #7

1979 Team

Record: 7-4

SubRegion: 4-2

InterSubRegion: 3-1

Region Playoffs: 0-1

 

Region Semi-Finalists,

Ranked 6 weeks as high as #7

 

Coach: John Paty... 93-95-8 (.495)

Paty's 4th winning team in a row

and 4th Post-Season in a row

  

  

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1st WINNING SEASON in REGION

1st WINNING SEASON OVERALL

10-Game Schedule

1961 Team

Record: 7-3

SubRegion: 5-2

 

1st winning Region record,

1st winning team

with a 10-game schedule

 

Coach: Wade... 37-32-2 (.535)

Wade's & Program's

1st winning Region record

and 1st winning season

with a 10-game schedule

  

  

Players:

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1st "AAA" WIN

1959 Team

Record: 1-9

SubRegion: 0-5

InterSubRegion: 0-1

 

Coach: Jack Wade…37-32-2 (.535)

Wade's first year as SHS Head Coach

  

  

Players: Tommy Arnold (1959-61), Jim Wallace (1959-61)