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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-R12
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1930  <-- 1987 <- 1988 -> 1989 --> 2005

1988 Season Highlights
 Fred Buster Gross enters his 16th season as Head Coach at Emma Sansom.
 The Rebels move from Region 16 to Region 12.
 The Rebels finished 2nd in Region 12.
1988 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 26  vs. Etowah    14   20   L       
 Fri., Sep. 2  vs. Litchfield    14   21   L       
 Fri., Sep. 9  @ Dora    26   14   W       
 Fri., Sep. 16  vs. Anniston    35   41   L       
 Fri., Sep. 23  @ Pell City    21   17   W       
 Fri., Sep. 30  @ Carrollton GA    20   35   L       
 Fri., Oct. 7  @ Fort Payne   *  24   29   L       
 Fri., Oct. 14  OPEN 
 Thu., Oct. 20  vs. Southside Gadsden   *  17   8   W       
 Fri., Oct. 28  @ Gadsden   *  16   20   L       
 Fri., Nov. 4  @ Oxford    14   42   L       1st Round Playoffs 
1988 Season Totals
  Points Scored201
  Scoring Average20.1
  Points Allowed247
  Defense Average24.7
  Opponents Record70-39
  Region Record1-2
  Home Record1-3
  Away Record2-4
1988 Class 5A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
8/10/1988PS 6 ASWA
1988 Class 5A 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 
Fort Payne 8-32541580-1073-06944  Jerry Elmore
Emma Sansom 3-72012470-114421-25757  Fred Buster Gross
Southside Gadsden 5-51461591-24374  Stan Romine
Gadsden 3-71501581-24544  Vince DiLorenzo

1988 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Oscar Malone RB 5-9175 Super 12  ASWA

1988 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Oscar MaloneRB So.5-9175 1st  BN
 Oscar MaloneRB So.5-9175 1st  ASWA
 Vince NoblittLB Sr.6-4220 1st  ASWA

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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Etowah defeated Oxford 69-63 in 1991 to set a state record for most points scored by both teams in a playoff game.