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Bessemer City Purple Tigers
Bessemer City High School

100 High School Dr. Bessemer, AL 35022
Stadium: Snitz Snider Memorial Stadium
Colors: Purple & White
Coach: Vacant
Region: 6A-R4
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Overall Record Progress      99.9% Complete
   
  

1926 Purple Tigers

Team History on AHSFHS.org
 
Team Timeline
First Team: 1910  (#1)
  1918 - First undefeated season.
  1932 - First perfect season.
  1935 - First game at Snitz Snider Stadium.
  1940 - Allowed 6 points in the 9 games.
  1952 - First 10-0 regular season.
  1969 - Changed name to Jess Lanier
  1969 - Consolidated with Carver to form Jess Lanier.
  1977 - First playoff appearance.
  1977 - First region championship.
  1981 - First playoff win.
  1986 - First 12 win season.
  2010 - Changed name from Jess Lanier.
 
Championships
State Playoff Championships
1990
State Mythical Championships
1940 , 1951 , 1952 , 
1954 , 1954 
Region Championships
  None
 
Team Records
 Overall Record 637-363-34
 Winning Pct. 64%
 State Playoff Titles 1
 State Mythical Titles 5
 Region/Area Titles 11
 Region/Area Record 128-82
 All State Players (#3)10
 NFL Players (#4)0
 Weeks Ranked #1 0
 Home Record 257-120-9
 Away Record 166-160-5
 
By The Numbers
 Seasons 111
 Winning Seasons (#2) 80
 Losing Seasons (#2)24
 Most Wins in A Season 12 (1990)
 Most Loses in A Season 9 (1964)
 10 Win Seasons 11
 Most Points Scored in a Game 93 (10/11/1919)
 Most Points Scored in a Season 419 (1990)
 Most Points Allowed in a Game 55 (10/1/2010)
 Most Points Allowed in a Season 326 (2010)
 Largest Margin of Victory 93 (10/11/1919)
 Largest Margin of Defeat 49 (10/1/2010)
 Most Points Both Teams in a Game 93 (10/11/1919)
 Last Shutout 9/2/2016
 Last Time Shutout 9/21/2012
 Shutouts All-Time 269
 Been Shutout All-Time 122
 
Streaks
 Longest Win 18 (9/21/1951-11/20/1952)
 Longest Losing 11 (9/25/1964-9/24/1965)
 
Playoff Records
 Overall Record 30-24
 Appearances 25
 1st Round 14-11
 2nd Round 9-5
 3rd Round 4-5
 Semi-Finals 2-2
 Finals 1-1
 
By the Decade
 2010-16  39-38
 2000-09  67-41
 1990-99 82-35
 1980-89 74-38-2
 1970-79 57-42-1
 1960-69 43-47-8
 1950-59 60-34-2
 
Enrollment History
 Year  Students  (Rank) 
 2016-17 613 (89)
 2014-15 637 (77)
 2012-13 744 (62)
 2010-11 756 (59)
 2008-09 689 (64)
 2006-07 667 (68)
 2004-05 642 (69)
 2002-03 735 (61)
 2000-01 736 (56)
 1998-99 774 (43)
 1996-97 775 (39)
 1994-95 794 (37)
 1990-91 835 (42)
 1988-89 733 (56)
 1986-87 712 (60)
 1984-85 825 (43)
  
Next Game
 2016 Season is over.
 
2016 Season
 8/19  @ Central Tuscaloosa    26   0   W  
 8/26  vs. Clay-Chalkville    30   33   L  
 9/2  vs. Selma   *  43   0   W  
 9/9  @ Hillcrest Tuscaloosa   *  13   49   L  
 9/16  @ Northridge   *  34   19   W  
 9/23  vs. Wenonah    29   14   W  
 9/30   OPEN 
 10/7  @ McAdory   *  13   30   L  
 10/14  vs. Paul Bryant   *  35   14   W  
 10/21  vs. Brookwood   *  47   14   W  
 10/27  @ Huffman    3   16   L  
 Playoffs 
 11/4  @ Chelsea    31   23   W  
 11/11  vs. Park Crossing    26   52   L  
 
2016 Season Totals
  Record7-5
  Scoring330-264
  Region Record4-2
  Home Record4-2
  Away Record3-3
 
 Region 4 Standings
  Hillcrest Tuscaloosa 11-16-0
  McAdory 8-45-1
  Bessemer City 7-54-2
  Paul Bryant 4-73-3
  Northridge 3-72-4
  Brookwood 4-61-5
  Selma 1-90-6
 
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Longest Running Rivalry
 Bessemer & Hueytown have played 73 games.
Bessemer has won 51 games.
Hueytown has won 20 games.
with 2 tie games.
 
Record Against Ranked Teams (since 1984)
 Total 30-58
 Regular Season 20-42
 Playoffs 10-16
 Lower Class 3-1
 Same Class 26-53
 Higher Class 1-4
 5A 6-12
 6A 24-45
 7A 0-1
 
Record when scoring..... (since 2000)
 Scoring  Record 
 less than 10 3-35
 10 or more 103-44
 20 or more  85-22
 30 or more 56-2
 40 or more 26-0
 
Record when allowing..... (since 2000)
 Points Allowed  Record 
 less than 10 57-3
 10 or more 49-76
 20 or more 16-62
 30 or more 2-32
 40 or more 1-14
 
Border Wars
 vs. Georgia 7 - 4 - 1
 vs. Tennessee 6 - 0 - 0
 vs. Florida 0 - 1 - 0
 vs. Mississippi 0 - 1 - 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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