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1962 Cedar Bluff Tigers
1962 Cedar Bluff Tigers
Head Coach: L.D. Bruce
The 1962 Cedar Bluff Tigers were
chosen as Class B
State Champions by the Birmingham News.
1962 Cedar Bluff All-State Players
1962 Cedar Bluff All-Star Players
The 'B&B Express' as they were known led the 1962 Cedar Bluff Tigers to a state
championship in 1962. Jim Bouchillon and David Bedwell helped the Tigers capture
a second consecutive title and finished the season with a 28 game winning
streak. The streak was the longest in the state at that time.
They steamrolled ten opponents by outscoring the opposition 295 to 27. Bouchillon
was a two-time all-state player who accounted for 14 touchdowns as a senior.
Bedwell added eleven scores of his own. Halfbacks Jimmy Dean, Larry Barkley and
Wayne Black gave the Tigers a potent running attack.
End Felton Smith caught eight touchdown passes and also scored twice on running
plays. On the other side end Randy Davis gathered in three touchdown passes and
also scored on an end around play.
The interior linemen were considered a small but talented group led by senior
tackle Gary Mobbs and 165 pound sophomore Richie Smith. The guards were 155
pound junior Hal Davis and 150 pound David Stone. Randy Davis also kicked the
The Tigers were coached by the legendary L.D. Bruce and his assistant Edd
Arnold. Bruce spent his entire career at Cedar Bluff as a head coach. He served
from 1946 through the 1965 season except for a year off in 1957. His record was
112-51-10 over the course of his career with the Tigers. Four of his teams would
finish a season undefeated. The 1959, 1961, 1962 and 1963 teams never saw
defeat. During the span from 1959-1963 the Tigers were an incredible 46-1-2. The
only loss was a season opening defeat at the hands of Springville.
The Tigers would finish the 1962 season ranked second behind Notasulga in the
final AP voting but would secure a title when the Birmingham News selected them
1962 Cedar Bluff Roster
Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History
Morris Higginbotham coached three different teams to divisional state championships in the 1950s. He won titles at Walnut Grove in 1952, West Blocton in 1955 and Enterprise in 1960.