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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: 3A-R12
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1930  <-- 1981 <- 1982 -> 1983 --> 2005

1982 Season Highlights
 Fred Buster Gross enters his 10th season as Head Coach at Emma Sansom.
 The Rebels move from Class 4A and into Region 12.
 The Rebels won the Class 3A Region 12 Championship.
 
1982 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Thu., Aug. 26  vs. Glencoe   *  12   8   W       
 Thu., Sep. 2  vs. Etowah   *  49   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 10  @ Hartselle    32   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 17  @ Fort Payne   *  42   8   W       
 Fri., Sep. 24  @ Litchfield   *  14   17   L       
 Fri., Oct. 1  @ Gadsden   *  17   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 8  @ Guntersville    42   20   W       
 Fri., Oct. 15  vs. Southside Gadsden   *  20   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 29  @ Boaz   *  35   7   W       
 Fri., Nov. 5   Litchfield    21   3   W    Gadsden   
 Playoffs 
 Sat., Nov. 13  vs. Oxford    20   21   L       1st Round Playoffs 
 
1982 Season Totals
  Record9-2
  Points Scored304
  Scoring Average27.6
  Points Allowed105
  Defense Average9.5
  Opponents Record63-54
  Region Record6-1
  Home Record3-1
  Away Record5-1
1982 Class 3A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/12/19827 7(6-1) ASWA
10/19/19828 7(7-1) ASWA
10/26/19829 8(6-2) ASWA
10/5/19826 9(5-1) ASWA
11/3/198210 7(7-2) ASWA
11/9/1982Final 6(9-1) ASWA
9/1/19821 3(1-0) ASWA
9/15/19823 3(3-0) ASWA
9/22/19824 3(4-0) ASWA
9/29/19825 10(4-1) ASWA
9/8/19822 4(2-0) ASWA
  
1982 Class 3A Region 12 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 9-23041050-120216-118954  Fred Buster Gross
Gadsden 7-3246915-214268  Dexter Wood
Litchfield 6-42361435-218779  Charles Buddy Hearn
Glencoe 6-41651404-39885  Alton Yancey
Boaz 3-71181883-4106132  John Beck
Southside Gadsden 4-61651703-4114106  Randy Ross
Fort Payne 5-52031722-5126144  Perry Coggin
Etowah 0-10254420-76302  Walker Alexander

1982 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Emma Sansom Players on File.

1982 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Darrin DunnPK Sr.5-9180 HM  ASWA
 Freddy WeygandWR Jr.5-11185 1st  ASWA
 Freddy WeygandE Jr.5-11185 1st  BN
 Wayne ThomasRB Sr.5-10220 HM  BN
 Wayne ThomasRB Sr.5-10220 HM  ASWA
 Wayne ThomasRB 2nd  BPH



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