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   The best of the best in Alabama High   
  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

Bessemer Football Team History

Bessemer Purple Tigers
Bessemer City High School

100 High School Dr. Bessemer, AL 35022
Stadium: Bessemer City Stadium
Colors: Purple & White
Coach: Euil Snitz Snider

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1910  <-- 1953 <- 1954 -> 1955 --> 2020

1954 Season Highlights
 Euil Snitz Snider enters his 19th season as Head Coach at Bessemer.
1954 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 10  @ McGill    28   13   W       
 Fri., Sep. 17  @ Anniston    19   13   W       
 Thu., Sep. 23  @ West End    22   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 1  vs. Gadsden    27   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 8  vs. Phillips Birmingham    20   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 15  vs. Woodlawn    13   0   W       
 Thu., Oct. 28  @ Ensley    35   7   W       
 Thu., Nov. 11  @ Ramsay    25   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 19  @ Little Rock AR    20   7   W       
 Thu., Nov. 25  vs. Shades Valley    19   0   W       
1954 Season Totals
  Points Scored228
  Scoring Average22.8
  Points Allowed47
  Defense Average4.7
  Opponents Record39-38 -8
  Home Record4-0
  Away Record6-0
1954 Class 3A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
Final 1425 BPH

1954 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Roy Johnston C Sr.5-11180 All-Star Game  
 Tommy Lorino HB 5-10165 All American  SS
 Tommy Lorino B All American  WW
 Tommy Lorino B All Southern  Orlando Sentinel

1954 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 CurrenB HM  MA
 DollarE HM  MA
 GrommonG HM  MA
 JohnstonC HM  MA
 Pete CurrenB 2nd  BPH
 Pete CurrenB Sr. 2nd  BN
 Pete ReavesE 3rd  BPH
 Roy JohnstonC 2nd  BPH
 Tommy LorinoB 1st  MA
 Tommy LorinoB Sr.165 1st  BN
 Tommy LorinoB Sr.163 1st  BPH

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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

The first football game played by a high school team in Alabama was in 1892 when Central Birmingham (Phillips) lost to Alabama 56-0 on November 11.