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cardenje
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Posted - 01/07/2010 :  11:51:46  Show Profile  Visit cardenje's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wenonah High School 1949; 1951; 1952, and 1968 Games
http://www.classcreator.com/Birmingham-AL-Wenonah-1949-1958/class_custom3.cfm

1949 Immaculata 6 - Wenonah 6
1951 Parker 25 - Wenonah 0
1952 Wenonah 46 - Ullman 0
1968 Wenonah 6 - Brighton 9


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svmounties
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Posted - 01/07/2010 :  16:55:44  Show Profile  Visit svmounties's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice site for Wenonah. I was happy to see a link there to the Wenonah page on our site here. If you are an alumnus, please post a message somewhere there for anyone who might have an old annual which might possibly have old football game scores to help in completing the past histories.

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cardenje
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Posted - 01/22/2010 :  17:13:53  Show Profile  Visit cardenje's Homepage  Reply with Quote
1948 TB Game. Immaculata 9 - Parker 0
Immaculata's Gold Rush scoriing a filed goal and touchdown, gave Parker a 9-0 trimming yesterday at Rickwood in the sixth annual Birmingham News-Age Herald Jefferson County Negro Tuberculosis Clinic Game. Immaculata tallied the field goal in the first. The Gold Rush drove down to the five. Three running plays failed to gain, then Fullback Vaultz stepped back and sent the ball through the up-rights. Sub Halfback Toney raced 45 yards for the Rush's touchdown in the fourth quarter. It was the first loss for Parker in six clinic appearences. They had won four and tied one before yesterday.
From the Birmingham News - November 26, 1948

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cardenje
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1950 Thanksgiving Day TB Game - Immaculata 12 - Fairfield Industrial 7
Immaculata's Baby Gold Rush bounced back in the fourth quarter and took a 12-7 win from Fairfield Industrial High School yesterday at Rickwood Field in the eigth annual TB benefit game. Around 4500 prep fans watched the interesting contest. The Baby Gold took the lead in the first quarter when right halfback Fred Kennedy took a handoff from Irvin Hicks and dashed 26 yards for a touchdown. The game was sponsored by The Birmingham News and Radio Stations WSGN and WSGN-FM.
From the Birmingham News - November 23, 1950

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svmounties
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Posted - 01/22/2010 :  20:58:36  Show Profile  Visit svmounties's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Where was Immaculata from ?

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cardenje
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Posted - 01/26/2010 :  08:10:53  Show Profile  Visit cardenje's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by svmounties

Where was Immaculata from ?

Shane Paschal
Shades Valley High School
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It was a Catholic High School located in the Birmingham, Titusville (Southside) Community. Probably the most well known athlete was Haywood "Pig Ear" Gibson. Was the QB during the winning football era and a very good basketball player.
Later he was very well known high school basketball and football referee in Birmingham.
The high school was established in 1905 at the 6th Avenue and 17th street location. It was closed in 1968 and is now the Our Lady of Fatima, Cathlic Church and Elementary School at 708th 1st Avenue South.

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svmounties
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Posted - 01/26/2010 :  11:27:19  Show Profile  Visit svmounties's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the help on these scores. The pre-1970's scores of the historically black high schools of the area are hard to find and any help you can give us is welcome. If you know any sites where alumni from various schools have message boards, or alumni from other schools, please post a message or pass along the address to our site and our search for scores from these schools. I've found reunion websites for Parker, Druid, and others in the past, but not many actually have message boards and the 'contact us' link many times don't work or is full.

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cardenje
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quote:
Originally posted by svmounties

Thanks for the help on these scores. The pre-1970's scores of the historically black high schools of the area are hard to find and any help you can give us is welcome. If you know any sites where alumni from various schools have message boards, or alumni from other schools, please post a message or pass along the address to our site and our search for scores from these schools. I've found reunion websites for Parker, Druid, and others in the past, but not many actually have message boards and the 'contact us' link many times don't work or is full.

Immaculata closed sometimes during the late '60s.
Following is a link to the Westfield High School (Dolomite) Alumni
http://home.roadrunner.com/~westfieldhigh/WHSNews/news.htm
Looking for links to:
Immaculata High School, Birmingham AL
Dunbar High School, Bessemer AL (Shows ALiceville on the team list)
Rosedale High School, Homewood AL
Hooper City High School, North Birmingham AL
R R Moton High School, Leeds AL

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quote:
Originally posted by svmounties

Thanks for the help on these scores. The pre-1970's scores of the historically black high schools of the area are hard to find and any help you can give us is welcome. If you know any sites where alumni from various schools have message boards, or alumni from other schools, please post a message or pass along the address to our site and our search for scores from these schools. I've found reunion websites for Parker, Druid, and others in the past, but not many actually have message boards and the 'contact us' link many times don't work or is full.

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Shades Valley High School
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cardenje
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In 1968, I was a junior at Wenonah High, playing outside linebacker in the TB game at Fair Park. We played Brighton High School, standing room only. Coach Charles Acon, was our coach. It was his 2nd year at Wenonah. The last time Wenonah had been to the TB game was in 1952. I was two years old. We played Brighton High School regular season and they beat us 26 - 0 at Brighton. At that time we had a 9 - 0 record. We were headed to the TB game when we played Brighton, they had to beat us to go to the TB game. Brighton kicked three field goals in the TB game. Late in the forth quarter, our quarter back Lorenzo Arrington, threw a pass to Greg Bell, and he went in the end Zone. It was a touch down. The extra point failed. Ending score was 9-6 Brighton.

Alfred Terry, Class of 1970, Wenonah High School

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Posted - 12/29/2010 :  09:41:08  Show Profile  Visit cardenje's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by cardenje

In 1968, I was a junior at Wenonah High, playing outside linebacker in the TB game at Fair Park. We played Brighton High School, standing room only. Coach Charles Acon, was our coach. It was his 2nd year at Wenonah. The last time Wenonah had been to the TB game was in 1952. I was two years old. We played Brighton High School regular season and they beat us 26 - 0 at Brighton. At that time we had a 9 - 0 record. We were headed to the TB game when we played Brighton, they had to beat us to go to the TB game. Brighton kicked three field goals in the TB game. Late in the forth quarter, our quarter back Lorenzo Arrington, threw a pass to Greg Bell, and he went in the end Zone. It was a touch down. The extra point failed. Ending score was 9-6 Brighton.

Alfred Terry, Class of 1970, Wenonah High School


Coach Charles Acon, Class of 1953 was an End on the 1952 team.
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