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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: 5A-R13
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1930  <-- 1983 <- 1984 -> 1985 --> 2005

1984 Season Highlights
 Fred Buster Gross enters his 12th season as Head Coach at Emma Sansom.
 Record 15-0 season.
 The Rebels move from Class 3A and into Region 13.
 The Rebels won the Class 5A Region 13 Championship.
 The Rebels set a team record by winning 15 games.
1984 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Thu., Aug. 30  @ Albertville    28   8   W       
 Fri., Sep. 7  vs. Litchfield    34   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 14  @ Colbert County    18   15   W       
 Fri., Sep. 21  @ Anniston    41   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 28  vs. Etowah    27   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 5  @ Fultondale    41   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 12  vs. Talladega    41   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 19  @ Etowah   *  46   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 26  @ Gadsden   *  21   15   W       
 Thu., Nov. 1  vs. Southside Gadsden   *  7   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 9  vs. Guntersville    42   0   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 16  @ Gadsden    27   25   W       2nd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 23  vs. Colbert County    10   7   W       3rd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 30  @ Gardendale    7   6   W       Semi-finals Playoffs 
 Fri., Dec. 7  vs. Greenville    10   7   W (OT)      Championship Game 
1984 Season Totals
  Points Scored400
  Scoring Average26.7
  Points Allowed102
  Defense Average6.8
  Opponents Record88-76
  Region Record3-0
  Home Record7-0
  Away Record8-0
1984 Class 5A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/13/19846 2(6-0) ASWA
10/20/19847 1(7-0) ASWA
10/27/19848 1(8-0) ASWA
10/6/19845 2(5-0) ASWA
11/11/1984Final 1(10-0) ASWA
11/4/19849 1(9-0) ASWA
8/15/1984PS 2 ASWA
9/15/19842 2(2-0) ASWA
9/22/19843 2(3-0) ASWA
9/29/19844 2(4-0) ASWA
9/8/19841 2(1-0) ASWA
1984 Class 5A Region 13 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 15-04001025-096453-07415  Fred Buster Gross
Gadsden 8-32901981-163622-17755  Vince DiLorenzo
Etowah 1-9792480-32775  Steve Clay
Southside Gadsden 7-32241051-24761  Randy Ross

1984 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Gene Jelks RB Sr.5-10175 All Southern  Orlando Sentinel
 Gene Jelks RB Sr.5-10175 Super 12  ASWA
 Larry Rose L Sr.6-5275 All American  Athlon
 Larry Rose L Sr.6-5275 All American  Ballys
 Larry Rose L Sr.6-5275 All American  Parade
 Larry Rose L Sr.6-5275 All American  Adidas
 Larry Rose L Sr.6-5275 All Southern  Orlando Sentinel
 Larry Rose DL Sr.6-5275 All-USA  USA Today
 Larry Rose L Sr.6-5275 Super 12  ASWA

1984 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Billy Ray CoxOL Sr.6-3290 HM  ASWA
 Buster GrossCoach 1st  ASWA
 Gene JelksRB Sr.5-11175 1st  BN
 Gene JelksRB Sr.5-10175 1st  ASWA
 Jeff BurgessLB Sr.6-0185 HM  ASWA
 Jeff BurgessLB Sr.6-0185 1st  BN
 Larry RoseDL Sr.6-5275 1st  ASWA
 Larry RoseDL Sr.6-5275 1st  BN
 Reico MaloneWR Sr.5-8170 HM  ASWA

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