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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  <-- 1978 <- 1979 -> 1980 --> 2005

1979 Season Highlights
 Fred Buster Gross enters his 7th season as Head Coach at Emma Sansom.
 First playoff win.
 First 10 win season.
 The Rebels won the Class 4A Region 10 Championship.
 
1979 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 31  vs. Litchfield    16   9   W       
 Fri., Sep. 7  vs. Hokes Bluff    20   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 14  vs. Anniston   *  21   14   W       
 Fri., Sep. 21  @ Walter Wellborn    7   7   T       
 Fri., Sep. 28  @ Talladega   *  28   18   W       
 Fri., Oct. 5  vs. Gadsden   *  46   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 12  @ Etowah   *  28   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 19  vs. Albertville   *  27   8   W       
 Fri., Oct. 26  @ Oxford   *  28   21   W       
 Fri., Nov. 2   Gadsden    46   0   W    Gadsden   
 Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 16  @ Huntsville    27   20   W (OT)      1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 23  vs. J.O. Johnson    0   18   L       2nd Round Playoffs 
 
1979 Season Totals
  Record10-1 -1
  Points Scored294
  Scoring Average24.5
  Points Allowed129
  Defense Average10.8
  Opponents Record51-72 -1
  Region Record6-0
  Home Record5-1
  Away Record4-0 -1
1979 Class 4A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Emma Sansom was not ranked.
  
1979 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 10-1-12941291-127386-017875  Fred Buster Gross
Talladega 8-32131330-17145-115978  Glenn Woodruff
Anniston 5-4161994-212875  Johnny Ingram
Oxford 4-61731252-410478  Bill Burgess
Albertville 3-7761632-552118  Vernon Wells
Etowah 5-51481733-494116  Charles Buddy Hearn
Arab 6-4129791-12019  Wayne Trimble
Gadsden 1-9362780-736218  David Martin

1979 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 John Margadonna G Sr.6-2230 All-Star Game  

1979 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 James WallaceG Sr.6-3270 HM  BN
 John MargadonaOL Sr.6-2220 1st  MA
 Rufus CoxE Sr.5-8175 HM  BN
 Tim BrownB Jr.5-8170 HM  BN



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