Lovelady has played the most memorable football season in school history. But that season fell one game short of the state championship. The Lions dropped the Class A Division II Semifinal contest with Chilton 35 to 14.
Things looked promising for Lovelady at halftime. The game was scoreless. However, 35 second half points by the Pirates ended the Lions championship hopes. It was still a great season for Lovelady, making their first football semifinal appearance in school history.