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   The best of the best in Alabama High   
  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

Grissom Football Team History

Grissom Tigers
Virgil I. Grissom High School

1001 Haysland Rd SW Huntsville, AL 35802
Stadium: Milton Frank Stadium
Colors: Orange & Brown
Coach: Larrie Robinson

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1970  <-- 1970 <- 1971 -> 1972 --> 2020

1971 Season Highlights
 Larrie Robinson enters his 2nd season as Head Coach at Grissom.
 First playoff win.
 First 10 win season.
 First playoff appearance.
1971 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 3  @ Walter Wellborn    20   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 10  @ Walker    20   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 24  vs. Butler    6   8   L       
 Thu., Sep. 30  vs. Hazel Green    22   0   W       
 Thu., Oct. 7  vs. Lee Huntsville    18   9   W       
 Fri., Oct. 15  vs. Mountain Brook    20   0   W       
 Thu., Oct. 28  vs. Bradshaw    32   10   W       
 Thu., Nov. 4  vs. Huntsville    6   2   W       
 Fri., Oct. 22  @ Scottsboro    26   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 12  @ Sparkman    33   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 19  @ Sidney Lanier    7   6   W    Crampton Bowl   1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 26  vs. Decatur    0   38   L       Semi-finals Playoffs 
1971 Season Totals
  Points Scored210
  Scoring Average17.5
  Points Allowed73
  Defense Average6.1
  Opponents Record69-52 -1
  Home Record5-2
  Away Record5-0
1971 Class 4A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
11/15/1971Final 6 AHSAA
11/9/197110 6(8-1) AHSAA

1971 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Greg Phillips LB Sr.6-2210 All-Star Game  

1971 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Greg PhillipsE Sr.6-2208 1st  BN
 Greg PhillipsLB Sr.208 1st  BPH

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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Bart Starr received coaching from Kentucky great Babe Parilli his senior season at Sidney Lanier in hopes of joining Bear Bryant at Kentucky. He had to settle for Alabama.