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1953 Greenville Tigers

 1953    Greenville Tigers
 Record: 9-0-1
 Head Coach: Luke Whetstone
 The 1953 Greenville Tigers were chosen Class A State Champions by the Birmingham News from District 1.


Greenville defeated Eufaula and tied UMS to claim the 1952 Birmingham News state championship for Districts one and two.

Senior lettermen were David Herring, Frank Riley, Jimmy Salter, Leroy Hanks, Bobby Terrell, Carl Ferguson, Ronny McDowell, Jerry Washburn, Mack Wood, Wilson Whidden, Delaney Kirven, Reese Russell and Aubrey Dunn.

Head coach Luke Whetstone was assisted by H.F. Grantham during the season.

1953  Season
 Site   PF   Opponent   PA   W/L/T 
 25   Enterprise W
 32   Thomasville W
 12   Georgiana W
 20   Charles Henderson 13 W
 20   T.R. Miller W
 33   Evergreen 19 W
 20   Andalusia W
 16   Eufaula 14 W
 14   UMS 14 T
 34   Holtville 13 W
226 9-0-1 92

1953 Greenville All-State Players
 Bobby TerrellB Sr.155 1  BN
 Bobby TerrellB 2  BPH
 Bobby TerrellB 1  MA
 Carl FergusonT 2  MA
 Wilson WhiddenG HM  MA
 Jerry WashburnG HM  MA

1953 Greenville All-Star Players
 AHSAA-University of Alabama All-Star Game   
 Frank Riley QB Sr. 5-11 175  

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Bart Starr received coaching from Kentucky great Babe Parilli his senior season at Sidney Lanier in hopes of joining Bear Bryant at Kentucky. He had to settle for Alabama.