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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: Fred Buster Gross
Region: 4A-R10
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1930  <-- 1979 <- 1980 -> 1981 --> 2005

1980 Season Highlights
 Fred Buster Gross enters his 8th season as Head Coach at Emma Sansom.
 The Rebels won the Class 4A Region 10 Championship.
 
1980 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 29  @ Litchfield    18   3   W       
 Fri., Sep. 5  @ Athens    7   6   W       
 Thu., Sep. 11  @ Anniston   *  18   16   W       
 Fri., Sep. 19  vs. Walter Wellborn    42   14   W       
 Fri., Sep. 26  vs. Talladega   *  0   6   L       
 Fri., Oct. 3  vs. Gadsden   *  14   8   W       
 Fri., Oct. 10  vs. Etowah   *  41   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 17  @ Albertville   *  28   3   W       
 Fri., Oct. 24  vs. Alexandria    38   6   W       
 Fri., Nov. 7  vs. Litchfield    38   13   W       
 Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 14  vs. Grissom    12   14   L       1st Round Playoffs 
 
1980 Season Totals
  Record9-2
  Points Scored256
  Scoring Average23.3
  Points Allowed89
  Defense Average8.1
  Opponents Record60-50 -1
  Region Record4-1
  Home Record5-2
  Away Record4-0
1980 Class 4A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/22/19807 9(6-1)20 ASWA
10/29/19808 8(8-1)29 ASWA
11/12/1980Final 5(9-1) ASWA
11/5/19809 8(8-1)31 ASWA
9/10/19801 7 ASWA
9/17/19802 6 ASWA
9/24/19803 5 ASWA
  
1980 Class 4A Region 10 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Emma Sansom 9-2256890-112144-110133  Fred Buster Gross
Anniston 4-4-11301244-110369  Johnny Ingram
Talladega 8-2133714-16231  Glenn Woodruff
Gadsden 3-71251602-35747  David Martin
Albertville 5-51721431-470110  Vernon Wells
Etowah 2-8652840-525138  Charles Buddy Hearn
Arab 6-41581191-13914  Wayne Trimble

1980 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Emma Sansom Players on File.

1980 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Mike BrewsterLB HM  BN
 Tim BrownQB Sr.5-8170 2nd  BN



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