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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  <-- 1976 <- 1977 -> 1978 --> 2005

1977 Season Highlights
 Fred Buster Gross enters his 5th season as Head Coach at Emma Sansom.
 First playoff appearance.
 First region championship.
 The Rebels won the Class 4A Region 10 Championship.
1977 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 26  vs. Arab   *  42   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 2  @ Oxford    13   48   L       
 Fri., Sep. 9  vs. Anniston   *  36   22   W       
 Fri., Sep. 16  @ Walter Wellborn    0   47   L       
 Fri., Sep. 23  @ Talladega   *  7   18   L       
 Fri., Sep. 30  vs. Gadsden   *  35   17   W       
 Fri., Oct. 7  @ Etowah   *  14   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 14  vs. Albertville   *  36   22   W       
 Fri., Oct. 28  @ Jacksonville    27   7   W       
 Fri., Nov. 4  OPEN 
 Fri., Nov. 11  vs. Lee Huntsville    15   28   L       1st Round Playoffs 
1977 Season Totals
  Points Scored225
  Scoring Average22.5
  Points Allowed216
  Defense Average21.6
  Opponents Record59-44 -2
  Region Record5-1
  Home Record4-1
  Away Record2-3
1977 Class 4A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Emma Sansom was not ranked.
1977 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 
Emma Sansom 6-42252160-115285-117086  Fred Buster Gross
Albertville 7-31741724-2112138  Vernon Wells
Anniston 7-22351434-215493  Bill Farrell
Talladega 4-5-11531564-211084  Glenn Woodruff
Gadsden 5-51321582-480124  Tommy White
Arab 4-61051471-551126  Wayne Trimble
Etowah 3-71151351-577103  James Glover

1977 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Emma Sansom Players on File.

1977 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 No Emma Sansom Players on File.

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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

The first night game played between high school teams in the state occurred on September 23, 1927 when Pike Road and Cloverdale met in the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery.