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

1965 Banks Jets

 1965    Banks Jets
 Record: 10-0-0
 Head Coach: George White
 The 1965 Banks Jets were chosen Class 4A State Champions by the United Press International

1965  Season
 Site   PF   Opponent   PA   W/L/T 
   Bessemer W
 13   Ensley W
 28   Walker W
 19   Ramsay W
 33   Berry W
 14   West End W
 20   Woodlawn 14 W
 40   Phillips Birmingham W
 22   Jones Valley 10 W
   Ramsay W
203 10-0-0 30

1965 Banks All-State Players
 Alan GirardeauG Sr.191 1  AP
 John StricklandT HM  AP
 Alan GirardeauG Sr.191 1  BN
 Sam ChamblissB Sr.160 2  BN
 Billy StricklandT Sr.202 2  BN
 Alan GirardeauG Sr.194 1  BPH
 Billy StricklandT Sr.205 2  BPH
 Sam ChamblissFB Sr.160 2  BPH

1965 Banks All-Star Players
 All Southern   
 Alan Girardeau G Sr. 190 Auburn  Orlando Sentinel
 AHSAA-University of Alabama All-Star Game   
 Alan Girardeau G Sr. 5-11 190 Auburn  
 Sam Chambliss HB Sr. 6-0 165  

1965 Banks Roster
36 Jeff Masters  
10 Pat Owens  
11 Sam Chambliss  
12 Ken Wahler  
14 Kirk Stallings  
15 Merrill Mann  
20 Mark Guy  
21 David Luck  
22 Johnny Musso  
23 Leon McCullough  
24 Johnny Johnston  
  Joel McCoy  
  Danny Cooper  
  Bruce Lindsay  
  Billy Jones  
  Larry Willingham  
  Danny Sumner  
  Larry Cleveland  
  Terry Cromer  
  David Dullion  
  Palmer Byrd  
  Harolld McElroy  
  Woody O'Brien  
  Jimmy Scoggins  
  Don Roberts  
  Phil Cochran  
  Steve Chambers  
  Bryce Russell  
  Allan Girardeau  
  Tommy Webb  
  John Hollingsworth  
  Ted Coulson  
  Rhett Wood  
  Mike Sullivan  
  Mike Rudd  
  Kenny Jones  
  Victor Littleton  
  Donnie Massey  
  Kenny Watson  
  Steve Norris  
  Charles Lopez  
  Al McCullough  
  Gary Wilke  
  Billy Strickland  
  Mike Pitts  
  Ronnie Massey  
  Bill Leighton  
  Roger Smith  
  Will Wade  
  Frank Hix  
  Rusty Morrow  
  Tommy Yessik  

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Morris Higginbotham coached three different teams to divisional state championships in the 1950s. He won titles at Walnut Grove in 1952, West Blocton in 1955 and Enterprise in 1960.