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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

Emma Sansom Football Team History

Emma Sansom Rebels
Emma Sansom High School

2210 W. Meighan Blvd. Gadsden, AL 35904
Stadium: Murphree Stadium
Colors: Purple & Gold
Coach: Floyd Miller

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1930  <-- 1952 <- 1953 -> 1954 --> 2005

1953 Season Highlights
 Floyd Miller enters his 3rd season as Head Coach at Emma Sansom.
1953 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Sat., Sep. 12  vs. Cleveland    33   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 11  vs. Sheffield    27   13   W       
 Fri., Sep. 25  @ Cherokee County    34   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 2  vs. Anniston    14   13   W       
 Fri., Oct. 9  @ Huntsville    33   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 23  vs. Etowah    40   14   W       
 Fri., Oct. 30  vs. Guntersville    34   7   W       
 Fri., Nov. 6  vs. Gadsden    14   7   W       
 Fri., Nov. 13  @ Albertville    13   13   T       
 Thu., Nov. 26   Etowah    19   20   L    Gadsden   
1953 Season Totals
  Record8-1 -1
  Points Scored261
  Scoring Average26.1
  Points Allowed99
  Defense Average9.9
  Opponents Record47-44 -4
  Home Record6-0
  Away Record2-0 -1
1953 Class  Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
Final 6()21 BPH

1953 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Bobby Gargus G Sr.6-0185 All-Star Game  
 Buster Gross HB Sr.5-8155 All-Star Game  
 Jerry Dooley QB Sr.5-8155 All-Star Game  

1953 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Blackie BlackburnB 3rd  BPH
 Blackie BlackburnB HM  MA
 Bobby GargusG 2nd  BPH
 Bobby GargusG HM  MA
 Bobby GargusG 2nd  BN
 Buster GrossB Sr. 2nd  BN
 Buster GrossB HM  MA
 Charles McGriffC HM  MA

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