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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.





Alba Football Team History


Alba Sharks
Alba High School

288 Wintzell Road Bayou LaBatre, AL 36509
Stadium:
Colors: Red & Royal Blue
Coach: Rush Propst
Region: 5A-R1
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1951  <-- 1996 <- 1997 -> 1997 --> 1997

1997 Season Highlights
 Rush Propst enters his 1st season as Head Coach at Alba.
 This was the last season Alba fielded a team.
 Merged with Grand Bay to form Alma Bryant.
 The Sharks finished 3 in Region 1.
 The Sharks set a team record for most points scored by both teams with 75 points.
 
1997 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 5  @ St. Pauls    21   14   W       
 Fri., Sep. 12  vs. B.C. Rain   *  20   34   L       
 Fri., Sep. 19  vs. Robertsdale    28   47   L       
 Fri., Sep. 26  vs. UMS-Wright    0   6   L       
 Fri., Oct. 3  @ Citronelle    41   34   W       
 Fri., Oct. 10  vs. Williamson   *  27   18   W       
 Fri., Oct. 17  OPEN 
 Fri., Oct. 24  @ Shaw   *  10   14   L       
 Fri., Oct. 31  @ Baker    54   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 7  @ Grand Bay    55   20   W       
 
1997 Season Totals
  Record5-4
  Points Scored256
  Scoring Average28.4
  Points Allowed187
  Defense Average20.8
  Opponents Record42-57
  Region Record1-2
  Home Record1-3
  Away Record4-1
1997 Class 5A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Alba was not ranked.
  
1997 Class 5A Region 1 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Shaw 7-61992282-134423-04536  Mardye McDole
B.C. Rain 7-52381671-141281-25240  Bill Duke
Alba 5-42561871-25766  Rush Propst
Williamson 3-71611971-23951  Curtis Horton

1997 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Alba Players on File.

1997 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 No Alba Players on File.



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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Morris Higginbotham coached three different teams to divisional state championships in the 1950s. He won titles at Walnut Grove in 1952, West Blocton in 1955 and Enterprise in 1960.