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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  <-- 1988 <- 1989 -> 1990 --> 2005

1989 Season Highlights
 Fred Buster Gross enters his 17th season as Head Coach at Emma Sansom.
 The Rebels finished 2nd in Region 12.
1989 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 25  @ Etowah    35   22   W       
 Thu., Aug. 31  @ Litchfield    12   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 8  vs. Dora    31   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 15  @ Anniston    7   41   L       
 Fri., Sep. 22  vs. Pell City    28   13   W       
 Fri., Sep. 29  vs. Carrollton GA    12   7   W       
 Thu., Oct. 5  vs. Fort Payne   *  14   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 13  OPEN 
 Fri., Oct. 20  @ Southside Gadsden   *  31   12   W       
 Fri., Oct. 27  vs. Gadsden   *  3   17   L       
 Fri., Nov. 3  @ Oxford    13   31   L       1st Round Playoffs 
1989 Season Totals
  Points Scored186
  Scoring Average18.6
  Points Allowed150
  Defense Average15.0
  Opponents Record60-43
  Region Record2-1
  Home Record4-1
  Away Record3-2
1989 Class 5A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/10/19897 8(6-1) ASWA
10/17/19898 6(6-1) ASWA
10/24/19899 4(7-1) ASWA
8/29/19891 7(1-0) ASWA
9/12/19893 4(3-0) ASWA
9/5/19892 5(2-0) ASWA
1989 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 
Gadsden 5-51651600-16163-05916  Vince DiLorenzo
Emma Sansom 7-31861500-113312-14829  Fred Buster Gross
Fort Payne 6-42651671-25928  Jerry Elmore
Southside Gadsden 2-8812910-318121  Roger Hibbs

1989 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Emma Sansom Players on File.

1989 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Oscar MaloneRB Jr. HM  ASWA
 Oscar MaloneRB Jr. HM  BN
 Reggie KyleDB HM  ASWA

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