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1957 Sylacauga Aggies


 1957    Sylacauga Aggies
 Record: 8-0-1
 Head Coach: Tom Calvin
 
 The 1957 Sylacauga Aggies were chosen Class A State Champions by the Birmingham News from District 3.
 

 
 

The Sylacauga Aggies claimed a state championship by rushing the ball for 2,234 yards against all their foes in 1957. Led by Captain Don Machen at left halfback, who carried the ball 87 times for 576 yards, the Aggies had little trouble disposing of most opponents.

Machen accounted for 1,129 yards of total offense while scoring 11 touchdowns and three extra points. Bobby Porter gained 496 yards rushing from his fullback position while George Lawson added 433 yards on 70 carries. Ray Collins totaled 227 yards on only 35 carries and Doug Lewis, who played both tackle and fullback, added 251 yards on 41 carries.

The title was the second for the Aggies as they also laid claim to a Birmingham News championship in 1954.


 1957    Sylacauga Aggies Team Photo


1957  Season
 Site   PF   Opponent   PA   W/L/T 
 42   Shelby County W
 34   John Carroll W
 19   Parrish Selma W
 31   Talladega 14 W
 40   Benjamin Russell 14 W
 13   Alexandria 13 T
 19   Childersburg 12 W
    OPEN  
 26   Pell City W
 34   B.B. Comer W
  
258 8-0-1 53


1957 Sylacauga All-State Players
 Doug LewisT Sr.205 2  BN
 Don MachenB Sr.160 1  BPH
 Tom CalvinCoach 1  BPH
 Doug LewisT Sr.205 2  BPH
 Doug LewisT Sr.205 HM  MA


1957 Sylacauga All-Star Players
 AHSAA-University of Alabama All-Star Game   
 Doug Lewis G Sr. 5-10 205 Auburn  
 Don Machen HB Sr. 5-10 160 Auburn  




1957 Sylacauga Roster
NO. NAME POS. WT.
43 Jerry Hickman FB 143
30 Harold Kelley QB 135
32 Kenneth Neely LH 155
  Jerry Williams    
22 Ronnye Jackson RH 150
14 Mike McEwen RH 155
26 James Heigl LE 156
10 Ray Collins QB 150
35 Bobby Porter FB 165
44 George Lawson RH 165
70 Doug Lewis RT 195
20 Don Mchen LH 150
41 Jerry Lewis RG 180
23 Nick Menzies LH 140
25 Sam Williams RE 155
81 Wayne Fleming LE 166
82 Tommy Rumsey RE 165
28 Steve Patterson LE 156
33 Gene Strickland C 155
61 Bill Silcocks RG 160
50 Sonny Cross C 165
60 Joe Harris LG 165
34 Gerald Gann LG 160
72 Wayne Ham LT 225
92 Jimmy Traylor RE 145
36 Mike Arnold RT 158
47 Donald Magouyrk LT 180
31 Jimmy Reynolds RE 145
39 David Baker LH 140
91 Ronnie Bates FB 150
48 Bobby Huysman RT 195
37 John Smogoliski RT 175
28 Charles Terrell RG 170
       


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