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1961 Ensley Yellow Jackets

 1961    Ensley Yellow Jackets
 Record: 9-1-0
 Head Coach: Herbert Hanes
 The 1961 Ensley Yellow Jackets were chosen Class A State Champions by the Birmingham Post Herald


The 1961 Ensley Yellow Jackets went undefeated, defeated Woodlawn twice and won the annual Dental Clinic game to claim a state championship.

Co-Captain Jim Ingle was voted Most Valuable Lineman, to the All-City and All-State teams and was chosen All-American by Scholastic Magazine. Larry Sinquefield was the other co-captain, was voted Most Valuable Back, to the All-State and All-City teams.

Also voted to the All-City team were Chester Parker, Tommy Wilson, Richard Gilmer, Ken Scarborough and Bill Braswell.

 1961    Ensley Yellow Jackets Team Photo

1961  Season
 Site   PF   Opponent   PA   W/L/T 
 13   Banks W
 21   Woodlawn W
 19   Jones Valley W
   Bessemer L
 27   West End W
 47   Gadsden W
 22   Ramsay 13 W
   Tuscaloosa W
 33   Phillips Birmingham W
 33   Woodlawn W
222 9-1-0 38

1961 Ensley All-State Players
 Jim IngleE Sr.182 1  ASWA
 Bill BraswellT Jr.210 2  ASWA
 Jim IngleE Sr.180 1  BN
 Bill BraswellT Jr.210 2  BN
 Larry SinquefieldB Sr.165 2  BN
 Chester ParkerG Sr.188 HM  BN
 Ken ScarbroughT HM  BN
 Larry SinquefieldB Sr.165 1  BPH
 Jim IngleE Sr.182 1  BPH
 Chester ParkerC Sr.188 2  BPH
 Bill BraswellT Jr.210 HM  BPH

1961 Ensley All-Star Players
 All American   
 Jim Ingle E Sr. 6-1 180 Auburn  SS
 All Southern   
 Jim Ingle E Sr. 182 Auburn  Orlando Sentinel
 AHSAA-University of Alabama All-Star Game   
 Jim Ingle E Sr. 6-1 190 Auburn  
 Larry Sinquefield FB Sr. 5-9 165 Auburn  

1961 Ensley Roster
  Jim Ingle E
  Bill Braswell E
  Mark Wood E
  Jim Wilson E
  Wayne Townsend E
  Randy Cooper T
  Ronnie Sheffield T
  Mike Tingle T
  Douglas Suell T
  Ken Harrison T
  Ken Scarborough G
  Tom Wilson G
  Phillip McKinnon G
  Ronnie Crowe G
  Richard Groenendyke G
  Phillip Martin G
  Terry Chaney G
  Chester Parker C
  Murray Newlin C
  James Roberts C
  Tom McBee QB
  Stan Moss QB
  Larry Sinquefield HB
  Joel Roberts HB
  Jeff Hopping HB
  Buddy Coston HB
  Bobby Morrow HB
  Richard Gilmer FB
  Bill Phillips FB
  Ernest Rowell FB

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