1929 Florala team allowed 0 points

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 9, 2018

The 1927-29 Florala Wildcat football team set a state record for 17-straight shutouts over the span of three seasons with James Jenkins at the helm.

In the 1927 season, Florala finished the year with a 6-0-2 record while scoring 159 points and allowing just six points.

Florala started the season with a 6-6 tie with T.R. Miller before shutting out the next 17 opponents.

Florala beat Geneva 18-0, tied Enterprise 0-0, beat Straughn 45-0, beat Elba 44-0, beat Red Level 21-0, beat Opp 19-0 and finished the 1927 season with a 6-0 win over Andalusia.

In the 1928, the Wildcats finished the year 9-0 and didn’t allow a single point all season.

The Wildcats outscored their opponents 203-0 in 1928.

Florala beat Rawls 56-0, beat T.R. Miller 33-0, beat Enterprise 14-0, beat Straughn 24-0, beat Geneva 26-0, beat Elba 18-0, beat Red Level 20-0, beat Dothan 6-0 and wrapped up the year by beating Andalusia 6-0.

Albert George was an All-State fullback for the Wildcats during that time. Florala also had two other players make the All-State roster.

“I took my father to the 50th team reunion in 1979,” Albert George’s son Al said via email. “I quickly understood why that team was so successful. I’ve never seen so many old men that big, it’s born in that early generation. My dad was an All-State fullback, and at 6’1′” he was probably the smallest guy at the reunion. One of the old gentleman told me my dad ran so smoothly that if I had seen him running behind a board fence with only his head visible, I’d have thought he was on roller skates.”