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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  <-- 1972 <- 1973 -> 1974 --> 2019

1973 Season Highlights
 Larrie Robinson enters his 4th season as Head Coach at Grissom.
 First 11 win season.
1973 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Thu., Aug. 30  @ Etowah    37   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 7  vs. Walker    20   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 14  vs. Athens    10   16   L       
 Fri., Sep. 21  vs. Butler    9   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 5  vs. Lee Huntsville    10   8   W       
 Fri., Oct. 12  OPEN 
 Fri., Oct. 19  vs. J.O. Johnson    35   14   W       
 Fri., Oct. 26  vs. Bradshaw    17   7   W       
 Fri., Nov. 2  vs. Huntsville    21   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 9  @ Decatur    7   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 16  vs. Anniston    16   13   W    Milton Frank Stadium   1st Round Playoffs 
 Sat., Nov. 24  @ West End    25   18   W    Legion Field   Semi-finals Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 30   Banks    0   21   L       Championship Game 
1973 Season Totals
  Points Scored207
  Scoring Average17.3
  Points Allowed116
  Defense Average9.7
  Opponents Record82-41 -2
  Home Record7-1
  Away Record3-0
1973 Class 4A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/30/19739 7(8-1) AHSAA
11/6/197310 4(9-0) AHSAA

1973 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Frank Digesu FL Sr.5-10185 All-Star Game  

1973 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Frank DigesuE Sr.5-10185 2nd  BN
 Frank DigesuE Sr.165 1st  BPH

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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Luverne 'Toad' Wise was the first female football player in Alabama and may have been the first in the country. She was a kicker for the Escambia County Blue Devils in 1939-40.