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Bessemer Academy Rebels
Bessemer Academy

1705 4th Avenue S.W. Bessemer, AL 35022
Stadium: Norton Field
Colors: Navy, Red, White
Coach: Josh Wright
Region: AISA-AAA-R1
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Team History on AHSFHS.org
Coach Josh Wright    
Coach Bruce Breland    
Coach Mark Freeman    
 
Team Timeline
First Team: 1973  (#1)
  1978 - First playoff appearance.
  1983 - First playoff win.
  1983 - First 10 win season.
  2001 - First 11 win season.
  2002 - First undefeated & untied season.
  2003 - First 13 win season.
  2007 - Won 31 consecutive games.
 
Championships
State Playoff Championships
200220042006200720112015
20162019
State Mythical Championships
None
Region Championships
  2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
 
Team Records
 Overall Record 328-207-6
 Winning Pct. 61%
 State Playoff Titles 8
 State Mythical Titles 0
 Region/Area Titles 11
 Region/Area Record 102-46
 All State Players (#3)60
 NFL Players (#4)0
 Weeks Ranked #1 8
 Home Record 167-81-3
 Away Record 128-105-2
 
By The Numbers
 Seasons 47
 Winning Seasons (#2) 31
 Losing Seasons (#2)16
 Most Wins in A Season 13 (2016)
 Most Losses in A Season 10 (1997)
 10 Win Seasons 15
 Most Points Scored in a Game 74 (9/18/2015)
 Most Points Scored in a Season 578 (2014)
 Most Points Allowed in a Game 62 (10/14/1988)
 Most Points Allowed in a Season 378 (1996)
 Largest Margin of Victory 74 (9/18/2015)
 Largest Margin of Defeat 56 (10/14/1988)
 Most Points Both Teams in a Game 99 (10/23/1998)
 Last Shutout 11/8/2019
 Last Time Shutout 9/14/2012
 Shutouts All-Time 86
 Been Shutout All-Time 68
 
Streaks
 Longest Win 31 (8/25/2006-9/26/2008)
 Longest Losing 28 (9/1/1995-1997)
 
Playoff Records
 Overall Record 42-18
 Appearances 26
 1st Round 19-7
 2nd Round 0-0
 3rd Round 0-0
 Semi-Finals 15-3
 Finals 8-8
 
By the Decade
 2010-19  104-27
 2000-09  110-16
 1990-99 25-77
 1980-89 53-50-2
 1970-79 36-37-4
 1960-69 0-0
 1950-59 0-0
 
Enrollment History
 Year  Students  (Rank) 
  
Next Game
 2019 Season is over.
 
2019 Season
 8/16   Madison-Ridgeland Academy MS    6   47   L  
 8/22   Autauga Academy    6   48   L  
 8/29  vs. Evangel Christian Al    49   14   W  
 9/6  vs. Monroe Academy    38   21   W  
 9/13  vs. Glenwood School   *  44   15   W  
 9/19  @ Tuscaloosa Academy   *  16   17   L  
 9/27  @ Cornerstone Christia    56   7   W  
 10/4  vs. Escambia Academy    31   17   W  
 10/10  @ Morgan Academy   *  28   14   W  
 10/18  vs. Lee-Scott Academy   *  49   20   W  
 10/25  @ Chambers Academy    42   20   W  
 11/1   OPEN 
 Playoffs 
 11/8  vs. Fort Dale Academy    49   0   W  
 11/15  @ Monroe Academy    45   27   W  
 11/22   Glenwood School    49   22   W  
 
2019 Season Totals
  Record11-3
  Scoring508-289
  Region Record3-1
  Home Record6-0
  Away Record4-1
 
 Region 1 Standings
  Tuscaloosa Academy 8-44-0
  Bessemer Academy 11-33-1
  Glenwood School 9-42-2
  Lee-Scott Academy 5-61-3
  Morgan Academy 4-70-4
 
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Longest Running Rivalry
 Bessemer Academy & Tuscaloosa Academy have played 39 games.
Bessemer Academy has won 25 games.
Tuscaloosa Academy has won 14 games.
with 0 tie games.
 
Record when scoring..... (since 2000)
 Scoring  Record 
 less than 10 5-16
 10 or more 209-27
 20 or more  199-13
 30 or more 148-1
 40 or more 94-0
 
Record when allowing..... (since 2000)
 Points Allowed  Record 
 less than 10 123-2
 10 or more 91-41
 20 or more 36-32
 30 or more 4-21
 40 or more 1-9
 
Border Wars
 vs. Georgia 3 - 0 - 0
 vs. Tennessee 1 - 0 - 0
 vs. Mississippi 1 - 2 - 0
 
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NOTES:
(1) If 'First Year' is unknown we assume a year based upon research.
(2) Winning and losing seasons counted only if team plays at least 5 games.
(3) All State players counted for the all state teams we have in our database. We must have an entire team for the appropriate classification to make additions to the teams. Only ASWA teams are recognized after 1982.
(4) NFL Players counted for any player that participated in a regular season game.

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