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Opelika Football Team History

Opelika Bulldogs
Opelika High School

1700 LaFayette Pkwy. Opelika, AL 36801
Stadium: Bulldog Stadium
Colors: Red, Black & White
Coach: Sam Mason

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1917  <-- 1952 <- 1953 -> 1954 --> 2020

1953 Season Highlights
 Sam Mason enters his 9th season as Head Coach at Opelika.
1953 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 11  vs. Valley    24   18   W       
 Thu., Sep. 17  @ Lanett    14   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 25  @ Benjamin Russell    6   6   T       
 Fri., Oct. 9  vs. Dadeville    25   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 9  @ Tallassee    12   12   T       
 Fri., Oct. 16  @ Sylacauga    0   19   L       
 Fri., Oct. 23  vs. Central Phenix City    19   32   L       
 Fri., Oct. 30  vs. Handley    34   20   W       
 Fri., Nov. 6   McGill    0   0   T       
 Fri., Nov. 13  vs. Auburn    26   14   W       
1953 Season Totals
  Record5-2 -3
  Points Scored160
  Scoring Average16.0
  Points Allowed128
  Defense Average12.8
  Opponents Record49-39 -10
  Home Record4-1
  Away Record1-1 -2
1953 Class  Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Opelika was not ranked.

1953 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Opelika Players on File.

1953 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Benny GarnerE 175 1st  BPH
 Benny GarnerT 175 2nd  BN
 Benny GarnerE 1st  MA

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In 1969 the two point conversion was adopted for play following a touchdown. Until that time all conversions were worth one point.