Page 2 of Our newest installment of Way Back When takes up back to the 1993 Class AA state championship game. Prestonsburg had just defeated two-time defending champion Danville in the semifinals while Mayfield, back-to-back victims of Danville in 1991 and 1992, roared back to Louisville set to pick up their first title since 1986. Who remembers this classic? What can you tell us about it?... 28 comments | 1133 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    Good recap tewnty4seven. I was there too and Mayfield really showed a lot of grit in coming back. I remember the rain and the Prestonsburg faithful being furious about the penalty call, holding if I recall. I don't remember all the details you do, but if we had been involved directly I am sure I would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakesnot_2000 View Post
    I don't think we lost to Webster County, Fulton County had the biggest backfield that I've ever seen and we played down in Hickman where Mosquito's are as big as robins.

    Pburgh had some help in that game against Danville because of the rain and mud, it was a mighty upset. Mayfield got some help in that game against Pburgh when they fumbled a snap on a punt near the goal line. There was a call against Pburgh late in the game.

    I've always said this was Mayfield's most unlikey state title. But I have always thought that they should have beaten Danville a few times in those epic state title games.
    Yes, Webster Co was one of the losses that year. I remember thinking it was bad losing to Fulton, even though they were pretty good that year, but, when we lost to Webster, also, I thought we were in for a very long year. Actually, Webster ended up being a pretty good team that year, too, but, at the time, who knew either were going to be very good.

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    Actually Webster was not one of our losses that year. Played them twice that year. First meeting we won 10-7 and then again in the 3rd round of the playoffs winning 14-0. The 93 Cards record after 5 games was 2-3. Lost to Fulton County, beat Webster County, lost to Graves County, beat Sikeston, and then lost to Paducah in that order. The 6th game started district play and we never lost a game after that. 6 out of the 10 games remaining The Redbirds held their opponents scoreless. Twenty4seven is correct about Prestonburg going up 12-0 in the pouring down rain. The Redbirds then scored back to back TD's late in the game to take the lead 13-12 and that would be the final. After starting 2-3 that year we turned the season around to win a state title. Our record was 12-3.

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    12-3

    Week 1. Lost to Fulton Co. 17-26
    Week 2. Beat Webster Co. 10-7
    Week 3. Lost to Graves Co. 9-21
    Week 4. Beat Sikeston Mo. 21-19
    Week 5. Lost to Tilghman 9-10
    Week 6. Beat Heath 42-0
    7. Beat Lone Oak 48-6
    8. Beat Ft Campbell 23-0
    9. Beat Reidland 41-13
    10. Beat Caldwell Co. 34-0
    11. Beat Mulenburg S 47-0
    12. Beat McClean Co. 23-0
    13. Beat Webster Co. 14-0
    14. Beat Ft. Knox 28-10
    15. Beat Prestonburg 13-12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpick View Post
    Actually Webster was not one of our losses that year. Played them twice that year. First meeting we won 10-7 and then again in the 3rd round of the playoffs winning 14-0. The 93 Cards record after 5 games was 2-3. Lost to Fulton County, beat Webster County, lost to Graves County, beat Sikeston, and then lost to Paducah in that order. The 6th game started district play and we never lost a game after that. 6 out of the 10 games remaining The Redbirds held their opponents scoreless. Twenty4seven is correct about Prestonburg going up 12-0 in the pouring down rain. The Redbirds then scored back to back TD's late in the game to take the lead 13-12 and that would be the final. After starting 2-3 that year we turned the season around to win a state title. Our record was 12-3.
    Thank you, I know we have never lost to Webster County. I just got done looking this up myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpick View Post
    Not only do I recall this game but I recall it as if it was yesterday! Reason being, we just watched a replay of this very game and you all can to thanks to the wonderful website that is Mayfield Cardinals Football. It it has the videos to all things that are Mayfield Football downloaded for all the ages to see and believe it or not, the founder is a glorious member of this site though he likes to keep a low profile. Anytime any of you want to watch a replay just go to Mayfieldcardinals.net and go to the media center and just select the year and game its that easy. Very popular with all but Bw fans currently. That said.....

    93 was a surprise for Mf who charged into that game as a underdog just as they had every big game all season due to it being dubbed as a reloading year. It was Coach Paul Leahy's first year as coach after having served as an assistant coach at Mf for 20 sum odd years. At the time I was there after having just graduated from UK and ran into a group of Pburg friends and told them that I was just proud of this team for making it this far. Apparently everyone but the Cards players felt the same. Mf's super sophomore Cephus Tyler was a man-child and just .....well watch the video and make your own call on Tyler but he was the difference. I woulf to this day hate to meet him in any alley
    Wow that it awesome! Lost 21-18 to Mayfield in Final4 in 91. Never seen that game. Will now! Ironically we lost regional championship the next year to Pburg coached by Bill Letton. Couldn't stand him because I lost last game to him. Fast forward to 2005 we were eating Thanksgiving dinner together before shutting Highlands out. Went on to win state. He then won it as a head coach. I think that speaks volumes to what a great career Coach Letton has had. He is a fine man too!
    Can tell you from playing the "touchdown twins" Dwayne Garza and Seth Hyden that the were arguably the best tandem I ever played against.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stick1 View Post
    Wow that it awesome! Lost 21-18 to Mayfield in Final4 in 91. Never seen that game. Will now! Ironically we lost regional championship the next year to Pburg coached by Bill Letton. Couldn't stand him because I lost last game to him. Fast forward to 2005 we were eating Thanksgiving dinner together before shutting Highlands out. Went on to win state. He then won it as a head coach. I think that speaks volumes to what a great career Coach Letton has had. He is a fine man too!
    Can tell you from playing the "touchdown twins" Dwayne Garza and Seth Hyden that the were arguably the best tandem I ever played against.
    I may have caused some confusion, not all our games are up, he adds the games as he has time but he has focused on adding the biggest games first like state title games.

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    Cool. If you ever come across it let me know. Our film was bad that game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stick1 View Post
    Cool. If you ever come across it let me know. Our film was bad that game.
    I think I have it, 2 years or so ago I ran across a VHS that had a 3 of that years games and I think it was one. Now if I can figure out where I stuck it you are in business. I need to get that converted to a DVD before it gives it up