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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

Tuscaloosa Football Team History

Tuscaloosa Black Bears
Tuscaloosa High School

 Tuscaloosa, AL 0
Stadium: Van deGraaf Field
Colors: Red & Black
Coach: Frank Swede Kendall

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1908  <-- 1948 <- 1949 -> 1950 --> 1978

1949 Season Highlights
 Frank Swede Kendall enters his 8th season as Head Coach at Tuscaloosa.
1949 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 16  vs. Aliceville    48   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 23  vs. Holt    33   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 30  vs. Sidney Lanier    19   0   W       
 Thu., Oct. 6  @ Woodlawn    13   0   W       
 Thu., Oct. 13  vs. Tuscaloosa County    24   19   W       
 Thu., Oct. 20  vs. Parrish Selma    32   12   W       
 Fri., Oct. 28  @ Coffee    32   7   W       
 Fri., Nov. 4  OPEN 
 Fri., Nov. 11  vs. Deshler    20   6   W       
 Thu., Nov. 24  @ University City MO    16   6   W       
1949 Season Totals
  Points Scored237
  Scoring Average26.3
  Points Allowed62
  Defense Average6.9
  Opponents Record41-34 -1
  Home Record6-0
  Away Record3-0
1949 Class  Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
11/14/19498 1 AJ
11/21/19499 1 AJ
11/28/1949Final 1 AJ

1949 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Buddy Cranford B Sr. All-Star Game  
 Jack Smalley T Sr.6-1215 All American  WW
 Jack Smalley T Sr.6-1203 All Southern  Orlando Sentinel
 Jack Smalley LT Sr.6-1218 All-Star Game  
 Steve Hunter B Sr. All-Star Game  

1949 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 CrawfordB HM  BNAH
 CrawfordB HM  MA
 Jack SmalleyT 1st  MA
 Jack SmalleyT Sr.178 1st  BNAH
 RichardsonT HM  MA
 Steve HunterB 3rd  MA
 Steve HunterB 3rd  BNAH
 Tom DannerG HM  BNAH

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