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Friday Night Legends is a football board game that uses actual team statistics, play calling and some luck to determine the outcome – kind of like real life! In this series, we will take some of these great teams we have compiled and give you a write-up of how the two played using Friday Night Legends.

2011 Trinity (KY) Shamrocks (14-0) vs 2004 Hoover (AL) Buccaneers (15-0)

Both teams were undefeated and both were state champions.

The Shamrocks won their 21st state championship in 2011. It was also their 6th all-time undefeated season. They outscored their opponents by an average of 41.5 points per game. They were voted by Rivals and Sports Illustrated as the National Champions. Head Coach Bob Beatty was voted at the USA Today Coach Of The Year.

Offense : 49.79 ppg They run the ball 58% of the time Defense : 8.29

The Buccaneers won their 4th consecutive Alabama state championship with a perfect 15-0 record. They were 70-4 over the past 5 seasons. It was their first undefeated season in school history. Many consider this to be the best Hoover team ever.

Offense : 35.7 ppg They run the ball 59.71% of the time Defense : 10.9

1st QTR

Trinity : Hoover caused a fumble on the 2nd play from scrimmage. They recovered it and returns it to the Trinity 10 yard line.

Hoover : It only took 1 play (a 10 yard pass) for Hoover to score and they led 7-0 early in the game.

Trinity : Trinity went 3 and out as they were not able to convert a first down after getting 9 yards on their 1st play.

Hoover : Went 3 and out and Trinity got a good punt return to their own 42.

Trinity : Trinity was able to get a few first downs but the Hoover defense stepped up and got an interception a the 5 yard line.

Hoover : They were unable to do anything and had to punt.

Trinity : Was set up again with great field position at their own 47. They used a good mix of run/pass and scored on a 3 yard pass to tie the game at 7.

Hoover : got the passing game going until the last play of the 1st quarter where Trinity sacks the QB for a 9 yard loss. With the QB loss — Hoover has (-9) yards on 4 carries for the first quarter.

Trinity 7 – Hoover 7

2nd QTR


Hoover : Trinity gets another QB sack on the 1st play of the 2nd quarter, causes and recovers the fumble. They take over at the Hoover 28.

Trinity : Turn the ball over for the 3rd time of the day with an interception at the Hoover 6.

Hoover : Gets a good drive into Trinity territory with the help of a roughing the kicker penalty. The Trinity defense stands up though and gets an interception to end the drive.

Trinity : Gets a first down before having to punt.

Hoover : Takes over at their own 17 with 5:40 left and go 3 and out.

Trinity : Gets a good punt return and start their drive in Hoover territory. They get a big 32 yard pass to put the ball on the 1 yard line. One play later they run it in for a touchdown but they are called for holding. On the next play, a short pass is intercepted for their 4th turnover of the game and it is returned 91 yards for a touchdown!! Hoover now leads 14-7 with 3:30 left until half.

Trinity : Moves the ball down the field and scores with a little under 2 minutes left.

Hoover : Takes over at their own 32 with 1:40 left until halftime. They go 3 and out and punt.

Trinity : Get it at their own 22 with 40 seconds left but the clock runs out before they can do anything with it.

Halftime Stats

2011 Trinity (KY) Shamrocks

Rushing: 19 carries, 119 yards (6.3 ypc)
Passing: 11 of 18, 93 yards (61.11% completion %)
Big Plays: 4
Penalties 5-55
Turnovers: 4

2004 Hoover (AL) Buccaneers

Rushing: 11 carries, -3 yards (-0.3 ypc)
Passing: 7 of 16 completions, 48 yards (43.75% completion %)
Big Plays: 6
Penalties 2-10
Turnovers: 2

Trinity 14 – Hoover 14

3rd QTR

Hoover : Goes 3 and out to start the 2nd half.

Trinity : Got into Hoover territory before turning the ball over for the 5th time in the game with a fumble. Hoover returned it to the Trinity 35.

Hoover : Kicks a 44 yard field goal to take the lead 17-14…..they only have 59 yards of total offense compared to Trinity’s 240 yards.

Trinity : Gets a good Kickoff return to start their next drive at the Hoover 48. They went to pass and were able to score on a 7 yard touchdown pass to take the lead 21-17.

Hoover : Started with good field position on their next drive starting at their own 45. They had a good drive but was unable to convert on another 44 yard field goal try.

Trinity : Was forced to punt as the 3rd quarter ended.

Trinity 21 – Hoover 17

4th QTR

Hoover : Got a few first downs but missed on another long field goal.

Trinity : Went 3 and out and Hoover got the ball back at the Trinity 31 with 7:50 left in the game.

Hoover : Decided to go for it on a 4th & 2 rather than try another 40 yard field goal. They came up 1 yard short and Trinity took over with 6:30 left.

Trinity : Got some key first downs and were able to kick a 40 yard field goal to make the score 24-17.

Hoover : Took over at their own 24 with 3:10 left in the game. They converted a 4th & 4 at their own 40 with 1:20 left. The Trinity defense then got their 3rd takeaway of the game with an interception with 50 seconds left.

Trinity 24  Hoover 17

Final Statistics

2011 Trinity (KY) Shamrocks

Rushing: 37 carries, 196 yards (5.3 ypc)
Passing: 19 of 28, 166 yards (67.86% completion %)
Big Plays: 7
Penalties 12-112
Turnovers: 5

2004 Hoover (AL) Buccaneers

Rushing: 29 carries, 75 yards (2.6 ypc)
Passing: 11 of 27 completions, 60 yards (40.74% completion %)
Big Plays: 10
Penalties 5-35
Turnovers: 3

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