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Southside Gadsden Football Team History

Southside Gadsden Panthers
Southside High School

2150 Hwy 77 Gadsden, AL 35907
Stadium: Barney Hood Stadium
Colors: Black & Cardinal
Coach: Randy Ross
Region: 3A-R12
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1926  <-- 1978 <- 1979 -> 1980 --> 2020

1979 Season Highlights
 Randy Ross enters his 2nd season as Head Coach at Southside Gadsden.
 First playoff appearance.
 The Panthers finished 3 in Region 12.
1979 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 31  @ Cherokee County   *  14   13   W       
 Fri., Sep. 7  vs. Saks    13   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 14  @ Alexandria    33   20   W       
 Fri., Sep. 21  vs. Guntersville   *  12   13   L       
 Fri., Sep. 28  @ Fort Payne   *  28   26   W       
 Fri., Oct. 5  vs. Douglas   *  28   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 12  vs. Hokes Bluff   *  20   21   #Won       
 Fri., Oct. 26  vs. Glencoe   *  9   17   L       
 Fri., Nov. 2  @ Litchfield   *  25   13   W       
 Sat., Nov. 10  @ Boaz   *  0   26   L       
1979 Season Totals
  Points Scored182
  Scoring Average18.2
  Points Allowed156
  Defense Average15.6
  Opponents Record49-54
  Region Record5-3
  Home Record3-2
  Away Record4-1
1979 Class 3A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Southside Gadsden was not ranked.
1979 Class 3A 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 
Glencoe 12-12191042-141556-07936  Lyle Darnell
Boaz 10-0263195-01576  John Beck
Southside Gadsden 7-31821565-3136129  Randy Ross
Fort Payne 4-61221633-470108  Joel Foshee
Guntersville 5-51071323-465103  Thomas Walls
Hokes Bluff 0-10791180-75377  Danny Payne
Cherokee County 4-61171342-55978  Bobby Joe Johnson
Litchfield 2-81041022-45848  Steve Clay
Douglas 3-71112531-2395  John Allen

1979 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Southside Gadsden Players on File.

1979 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Kyle CollinsB HM  BPH
 Rodney LongL HM  BPH

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