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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  <-- 1984 <- 1985 -> 1986 --> 2005

1985 Season Highlights
 Fred Buster Gross enters his 13th season as Head Coach at Emma Sansom.
 The Rebels finished 3rd in Region 13.
1985 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Thu., Aug. 29  vs. Albertville    28   32   L       
 Fri., Sep. 6  vs. Litchfield    14   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 13  vs. Colbert County    0   28   L       
 Fri., Sep. 20  @ Anniston    21   3   W       
 Thu., Sep. 26  vs. Etowah    26   20   W       
 Fri., Oct. 4  vs. Fultondale    37   8   W       
 Fri., Oct. 11  @ Talladega    12   28   L       
 Fri., Oct. 18  @ Etowah   *  27   19   W       
 Thu., Oct. 24  @ Gadsden   *  0   17   L       
 Fri., Nov. 1  @ Southside Gadsden   *  12   14   L       
1985 Season Totals
  Points Scored177
  Scoring Average17.7
  Points Allowed175
  Defense Average17.5
  Opponents Record56-52
  Region Record1-2
  Home Record3-2
  Away Record2-3
1985 Class 5A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
8/25/1985PS 1(15-0) ASWA
9/12/19852 8(1-1) ASWA
9/5/19851 9(0-1) ASWA
1985 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 
Gadsden 10-33051622-171333-07231  Vince DiLorenzo
Southside Gadsden 6-51881230-113212-14331  Stan Romine
Emma Sansom 5-51771751-23950  Fred Buster Gross
Etowah 3-71301800-35090  Steve Clay

1985 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Emma Sansom Players on File.

1985 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 No Emma Sansom Players on File.

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Luverne 'Toad' Wise was the first female football player in Alabama and may have been the first in the country. She was a kicker for the Escambia County Blue Devils in 1939-40.