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Bessemer Academy Rebels
Bessemer Academy

1705 4th Avenue S.W. Bessemer, AL 35022
Stadium: Norton Field
Colors: Navy, Red, White
Coach: Jonathan Wright
Region: AISA-AAA-R2
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Team History on AHSFHS.org
Coach Josh Wright    
Coach Bruce Breland    
Coach Mark Freeman    
 
Team Timeline
First Team: 1973  (#1)
  1978 - First playoff appearance.
  1983 - First playoff win.
  1983 - First 10 win season.
  2001 - First 11 win season.
  2002 - First undefeated & untied season.
  2003 - First 13 win season.
  2007 - Won 31 consecutive games.
 
Championships
State Playoff Championships
200220042006200720112015
20162019
State Mythical Championships
None
Region Championships
  2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020
 
Team Records
 Overall Record 339-217-6
 Winning Pct. 61%
 State Playoff Titles 8
 State Mythical Titles 0
 Region/Area Titles 11
 Region/Area Record 110-48
 All State Players (#3)60
 NFL Players (#4)0
 Weeks Ranked #1 8
 Home Record 173-85-3
 Away Record 133-111-2
 
By The Numbers
 Seasons 49
 Winning Seasons (#2) 32
 Losing Seasons (#2)17
 Most Wins in A Season 13 (2016)
 Most Losses in A Season 10 (1997)
 10 Win Seasons 15
 Most Points Scored in a Game 74 (9/18/2015)
 Most Points Scored in a Season 578 (2014)
 Most Points Allowed in a Game 64 (10/29/2021)
 Most Points Allowed in a Season 378 (1996)
 Largest Margin of Victory 74 (9/18/2015)
 Largest Margin of Defeat 64 (10/29/2021)
 Most Points Both Teams in a Game 99 (10/23/1998)
 Last Shutout 11/8/2019
 Last Time Shutout 10/29/2021
 Shutouts All-Time 86
 Been Shutout All-Time 70
 
Streaks
 Longest Win 31 (8/25/2006-9/26/2008)
 Longest Losing 28 (9/1/1995-1997)
 
Playoff Records
 Overall Record 43-19
 Appearances 27
 1st Round 20-7
 2nd Round 0-0
 3rd Round 0-0
 Semi-Finals 15-4
 Finals 8-8
 
By the Decade
 2020-29  11-10
 2010-19  104-27
 2000-09  110-16
 1990-99 25-77
 1980-89 53-50-2
 1970-79 36-37-4
 1960-69 0-0
 1950-59 0-0
 
Enrollment History
 Year  Students  (Rank) 
  
Next Game
 2021 Season is over.
 
2021 Season
 8/20  vs. Glenwood School    0   31   L  
 8/27   OPEN 
 9/3  vs. Monroe Academy   *  26   8   W  
 9/10  vs. Tuscaloosa Academy   *  6   27   L  
 9/17   OPEN 
 9/23  @ Autauga Academy    8   45   L  
 10/1  vs. Lee-Scott Academy    12   35   L  
 10/8  @ Morgan Academy   *  20   21   L  
 10/15  vs. Fort Dale Academy   *  42   14   W  
 10/22  @ Clarke Prep   *  39   32   W  
 10/29  @ Escambia Academy    0   64   L  
 Playoffs 
 11/5  @ Lee-Scott Academy    15   21   L  
 
2021 Season Totals
  Record3-7
  Scoring168-298
  Region Record3-2
  Home Record2-3
  Away Record1-4
 
 Region 2 Standings
  Tuscaloosa Academy 7-55-0
  Morgan Academy 5-63-2
  Bessemer Academy 3-73-2
  Clarke Prep 2-92-3
  Monroe Academy 3-72-3
  Fort Dale Academy 2-80-5
 
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Longest Running Rivalry
 Bessemer Academy & Tuscaloosa Academy have played 41 games.
Bessemer Academy has won 26 games.
Tuscaloosa Academy has won 15 games.
with 0 tie games.
 
Record when scoring..... (since 2000)
 Scoring  Record 
 less than 10 5-20
 10 or more 220-33
 20 or more  210-15
 30 or more 158-1
 40 or more 102-0
 
Record when allowing..... (since 2000)
 Points Allowed  Record 
 less than 10 127-2
 10 or more 98-51
 20 or more 41-42
 30 or more 5-28
 40 or more 1-11
 
Border Wars
 vs. Georgia 3 - 0 - 0
 vs. Tennessee 1 - 0 - 0
 vs. Mississippi 1 - 2 - 0
 
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NOTES:
(1) If 'First Year' is unknown we assume a year based upon research.
(2) Winning and losing seasons counted only if team plays at least 5 games.
(3) All State players counted for the all state teams we have in our database. We must have an entire team for the appropriate classification to make additions to the teams. Only ASWA teams are recognized after 1982.
(4) NFL Players counted for any player that participated in a regular season game.

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