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Alabama High School Football Head Coaches

Sam Mason

Sam Mason was a graduate of Tallassee High School and Auburn University. He began his coaching career at Fairfax and Valley high schools and served as Fairfax Recreation Department director for three years.

Mason was a legendary coach in the Opelika school system for 28 years, he led Opelika High School to its only undefeated football season in school history. In 1945 the Bulldogs finished with a perfect 9-0 record.

His overall coaching record at Opelika from 1945-59 was 76-62-7 according to incomplete records.

Mason retired from the Opelika School system in 1971. He served as president of the coaches association and the high school track at Opelika is named in his honor.

Known Record:  104-80-11   56.5%

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 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Opelika1959 4-6104145
Opelika1958 8-2173108
Opelika1957 2-7-178181
Opelika1956 1-7-132173
Opelika1955 4-5131170
Opelika1954 4-5132135
Opelika1953 5-2-3160128
Opelika1952 7-3215143
Opelika1951 6-4172124
Opelika1950 7-2-121867
Opelika1949 4-5-1146138
Opelika1948 3-7132134
Opelika1947 8-217690
Opelika1946 4-514686
Opelika1945 9-028966
 15 Years76-62-7230418880-0000-000
Valley1940 7-1-119934
Valley1939 5-3-114676
Valley1938 7-117839
Valley1937 5-4104101
Valley1936 3-2-213534
Valley1935 1-737224
 6 Years28-18-47995080-0000-000
 21 Years104-80-11310323960-0000-000

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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Thomasville scored 54 points against Gulf Shores in the first quarter of a game in 2003. They managed to hang on for an 81-14 win.