The 1983 City Championship was billed as matchup of the Eagles' passing attack against the Demons' highly-touted defensive backfield. The Demons, with 17 seniors in their starting lineup, proved to be too tough for the young Eagles on this night as their pass defense was the clear winner on this night before 10,300 fans at International City Stadium.
The Eagles received the opening kickoff and got one first down before QB Charles Toliver threw the first of 3 interceptions and the Demons returned the ball to the Eagle 15. The Demons were in the endzone after 2 Buster Thorpe running plays. Mike Grier add the PAT and the Demons led 7-0. The Eagles were forced to punt and the Demons were quickly in the endzone again after QB Mike Norwoord raced 37 yards for a touchdown. Grier's PAT made the score 14-0 in the first quarter.
The Eagles then drove from their own 21 to the Demon 34 where they faced a fourth and four. Head Coach Danny Carpenter elected to go for it, but sophomore FB Henry Stubbs was only able to pick up 3 yards so the Eagles turned the ball over on downs. The Eagle defense, led by seniors David Feeney, Alan Shepard, Barry Jones, Mike Ogletree, and Damon Ferguson, forced a Demon fumble on the next possession. The Eagle offense, led by seniors Kenny Merrit, Jason Becker, and Marty Sheppard, then drove to the Demon 23. QB Charles Toliver appeared to have Andy Koth open in the endzone, but Demon Reggie Soloman tipped the ball away at the last second. A penalty forced the Eagles to try a long FG which they missed. The Demons and Eagles then swapped 3 punts, and Eagle safety Arnold Moore returned the third punt into Demon territory. The Eagles had to settle for another FG attempt, and this time Richard Holmes was good from 47 yards out. The teams went into the half with the Demons leading 14-3.
The Demon defense controlled the second half as Soloman picked off 2 passes, and the Demon offense added a Joe Butler TD run and a Mike Grier FG to end the scoring at 24-3. The Demons finished 9-1 overall and 4-1 in 2-AAAA and in second place behind the 10-0 Baldwin Co. Braves. The Eagles finished their season at 6-4 (3-2) with all 4 losses coming against state ranked teams.