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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

1950 Etowah Blue Devils

 1950    Etowah Blue Devils
 Record: 10-0-0
 Head Coach: James Glover
 The 1950 Etowah Blue Devils were chosen State Champions.


Head coach James Glover would conclude his fourth year at the helm of the Blue Devils with a 37-1-2 record and the first state championship for Etowah. He was assisted by line coach Ned Colburn.

Wyman Townsel and Hardy Hester were named co-captains for the Blue Devils. Etowah would cap the season with a 13-0 victory over rival Gadsden in the annual Charity Bowl.

1950  Season
 Site   PF   Opponent   PA   W/L/T 
 31   Glencoe W
 40   Walker 12 W
 20   Gadsden W
 19   B.B. Comer W
 20   Albertville 12 W
 12   Emma Sansom W
 45   Tuscaloosa County W
 25   Talladega 13 W
 26   Tuscaloosa W
 13   Gadsden W
251 10-0-0 56

1950 Etowah All-State Players
 John OBarG Jr.185 1  BN
 Wyman TownselB Sr.185 1  BN
 Wyman TownselB Sr. 1  BPH
 John OBarG Jr. 1  BPH
 Hardy HesterE 3  BPH
 Wyman TownselB 1  MA

1950 Etowah All-Star Players
 All American   
 Wyman Townsel B Sr.  WW
 John OBar G Sr.  WW
 All Southern   
 Wyman Townsel B Sr. 185 Georgia Tech  Orlando Sentinel
 AHSAA-University of Alabama All-Star Game   
 Wyman Townsel HB Sr. 185 Georgia Tech  

1950 Etowah Roster
LE Sidney Stone   170
LT M.L. Brackett   220
LG John O'Bar   185
C Bill Harrison   155
RG Harry Wocum   170
RT Claude Smith   280
RE Hardy Hester   180
QB Buddy Miller   165
LH James Campbell   165
RH Wyman Townsel   185
FB Burt Brothers   177

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