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Emma Sansom Football Team History


Emma Sansom Rebels
Emma Sansom High School

2210 W. Meighan Blvd. Gadsden, AL 35904
Stadium: Murphree Stadium
Colors: Purple & Gold
Coach: Fred Buster Gross
Region: 4A-R10
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1930  <-- 1975 <- 1976 -> 1977 --> 2005

1976 Season Highlights
 Fred Buster Gross enters his 4th season as Head Coach at Emma Sansom.
 The Rebels finished 4th in Region 10.
 The Rebels set a team record for most points scored by both teams with 89 points.
 
1976 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 27  @ Arab   *  21   13   W       
 Fri., Sep. 3  vs. Oxford    14   8   W       
 Fri., Sep. 10  @ Anniston   *  7   25   L       
 Thu., Sep. 16  vs. Walter Wellborn    34   55   L       
 Sat., Sep. 25  vs. Talladega   *  10   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 1  @ Gadsden   *  7   21   L       
 Fri., Oct. 8  vs. Etowah   *  6   10   L       
 Fri., Oct. 15  @ Albertville   *  0   23   L       
 Fri., Oct. 22  OPEN 
 Fri., Oct. 29  vs. Jacksonville    10   3   W       
 
1976 Season Totals
  Record4-5
  Points Scored109
  Scoring Average12.1
  Points Allowed165
  Defense Average18.3
  Opponents Record52-37 -2
  Region Record2-4
  Home Record3-2
  Away Record1-3
1976 Class 4A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Emma Sansom was not ranked.
  
1976 Class 4A Region 10 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Anniston 7-32151100-121276-013434  Bill Farrell
Gadsden 6-31861185-113267  Tommy White
Albertville 7-2-1175684-212054  Vernon Wells
Emma Sansom 4-51091652-45199  Fred Buster Gross
Talladega 4-5-11031272-45398  Alvin Bresler
Etowah 4-61151361-548105  James Glover
Arab 5-51041541-544125  Wayne Trimble

1976 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Emma Sansom Players on File.

1976 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 No Emma Sansom Players on File.



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