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1958 Pickens County Tornados

1958 Pickens County Tornados
 Record: 9-1
 Head Coach: J.T. Elmore
 The 1958 Pickens County Tornados were chosen as Class 1A  State Champions by the Birmingham Post-Herald.

1958  Season
 Site   PF   Opponent   PA   W/L/T 
26   Brookwood W
31   Kennedy W
31   Palmetto W
26   Hale County W
32   Carrollton W
33   Millport W
 Lamar County W
 Gordo L
14   Aliceville W
10   Holt W
2109-1-0 33
 Final Poll                           12/2/1958
 Rank   Team   Record   Votes   Source 
1       Pickens County (9-1)18.5  BPH
2       Pine Hill (9-1)18.4  BPH
3       Cleveland (8-1-1)18.3  BPH
4       Ardmore (8-0)18.2  BPH
5       Meek (9-0-1)18  BPH
6       Catholic Montgomery (9-1)17.9  BPH
7       Smiths Station (10-0)17.5  BPH
8       Orrville (9-1)17.4  BPH
9       Red Bay (9-1)17.3  BPH
10       Addison (8-1-1)17.2  BPH
11       Gaylesville (5-0-1)17.2  BPH
12       Frisco City (8-2)17.2  BPH

1958 Pickens County All-State Players
 Jerry ElmoreB Sr. 1  BN

1958 Pickens County All-Star Players
 AHSAA-University of Alabama All-Star Game   
 Glendon Skelton Sr.  

1958 was considered a rebuilding year for the Pickens County team in 1958. All they did was finish in a three way tie with Gordo and Aliceville for the county championship and more importantly the Tornados were chosen as state champions by the Birmingham Post-Herald.

Jerry Elmore was selected as the "Back of the Week" by the Tuscaloosa News for his efforts in a 31-7 win over Palmetto. He ran for two touchdowns of 32 and 18 yards in the victory for the Tornados. Co-captains for the 1958 season were Glendon Skelton and Bobby Howard.

Pickens County was coached by J.T. Elmore who was in his fourth and last season as the head coach for the Tornados. During his short tenure Pickens County would compile a 33-5-1 record. He was assisted by Boyd Batchelor.

The Tornados only loss came against a very good Gordo team by a 7-0 score.. They handed Lamar County their only loss of the season on November 7th. On November 26th they defeated Holt in the annual Turkey Bowl by a 10-7 score. The win was good enough to impress the poll voters for Class A in Birmingham.

1958 Pickens County Starting Roster
  Glendon Skelton C
  Ed Price C
  Miles Christian G
  Tommy Puckett G
  Harold Bonner G
  Don Spruell G
  Billy Pate T
  Benny Smith T
  Paul Smith T
  Wyatt Cooper T
  Ted Elmore E
  Henry Elmore E
  Milton Pate E
  Jerry Langdon E
  Mike Richards QB
  Larry Elmore QB
  Bobby Howard HB
  Dan Smith HB
  Freddy Langdon HB
  Hugh Hollingsworth HB
  Jerry Elmore FB
  David Keasler FB

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