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Gadsden Football Team History


Gadsden Tigers
Gadsden High School

607 S. 12th St. Gadsden, AL 35901
Stadium: Murphree Stadium
Colors: Black & Orange
Coach: Vince DiLorenzo
Region: 5A-R13
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1924  <-- 1984 <- 1985 -> 1986 --> 2005

1985 Season Highlights
 Vince DiLorenzo enters his 2nd season as Head Coach at Gadsden.
 First 10 win season.
 First region championship.
 The Tigers won the Class 5A Region 13 Championship.
 
1985 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Thu., Aug. 29  vs. Litchfield    14   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 6  vs. Jess Lanier    10   13   L       
 Fri., Sep. 13  @ Fort Payne    23   14   W       
 Thu., Sep. 19  vs. Jacksonville    21   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 27  vs. Walter Wellborn    33   42   L       
 Fri., Oct. 4  @ Anniston    21   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 11  @ Glencoe    40   16   W       
 Fri., Oct. 18  vs. Southside Gadsden   *  13   7   W       
 Thu., Oct. 24  vs. Emma Sansom   *  17   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 1  vs. Etowah   *  42   24   W       
 Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 8  vs. Scottsboro    31   6   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 15  @ Fort Payne    27   7   W       2nd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 22  @ Colbert County    13   20   L       3rd Round Playoffs 
 
1985 Season Totals
  Record10-3
  Points Scored305
  Scoring Average23.5
  Points Allowed162
  Defense Average12.5
  Opponents Record78-62
  Region Record3-0
  Home Record6-2
  Away Record4-1
1985 Class 5A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
8/25/1985PS 10(8-3) ASWA
9/12/19852 10(1-1) ASWA
9/19/19853 8(2-1) ASWA
9/26/19854 7(3-1) ASWA
9/5/19851 5(1-0) 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 
 Wayne Knight QB Sr. Super 12  ASWA

1985 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Gerry BensonPK Jr.6-0190 1st  BN
 Gerry BensonPK Jr.6-0190 1st  ASWA
 John HammondsWR 1st  ASWA
 John HammondsWR HM  BN
 Wayne KnightQB Sr. HM  BN
 Wayne KnightQB Sr. 1st  ASWA
 Zack ThorntonL HM  ASWA



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