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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  <-- 1979 <- 1980 -> 1981 --> 2019

1980 Season Highlights
 Randy Ross enters his 3rd season as Head Coach at Southside Gadsden.
 First playoff win.
 First 12 win season.
 First 10-0 regular season.
 First region championship.
 The Panthers won the Class 3A Region 12 Championship.
 
1980 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 29  vs. Cherokee County   *  28   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 5  @ Saks    14   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 12  vs. Gadsden    28   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 19  @ Guntersville   *  44   14   W       
 Fri., Sep. 26  vs. Fort Payne   *  20   14   W       
 Fri., Oct. 3  @ Douglas    40   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 10  @ Hokes Bluff   *  45   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 24  @ Glencoe   *  36   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 31  vs. Litchfield   *  35   19   W       
 Fri., Nov. 7  vs. Boaz   *  42   6   W       
 Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 14  @ Oxford    21   20   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 21  vs. Midfield    43   13   W       2nd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 28  vs. Hartselle    14   24   L       Semi-finals Playoffs 
 
1980 Season Totals
  Record12-1
  Points Scored410
  Scoring Average31.5
  Points Allowed142
  Defense Average10.9
  Opponents Record67-70
  Region Record7-0
  Home Record6-1
  Away Record6-0
1980 Class 3A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/1/19804 6 ASWA
10/15/19806 5(7-0)59 ASWA
10/22/19807 5(7-0)69 ASWA
10/29/19808 4(8-0)64 ASWA
10/8/19805 6(6-0) ASWA
11/12/1980Final 2(10-0) ASWA
11/5/19809 3(9-0)76 ASWA
9/10/19801 5 ASWA
9/17/19802 4 ASWA
9/24/19803 5 ASWA
  
1980 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 
Southside Gadsden 12-14101422-178577-025066  Randy Ross
Cherokee County 8-22371055-217588  Bobby Joe Johnson
Litchfield 7-31921506-115180  Truett Chambers
Glencoe 3-71002263-480146  Alton Yancey
Fort Payne 4-61471792-5109121  Joel Foshee
Guntersville 2-81332662-596190  David Bucky Pitts
Hokes Bluff 4-6801862-533145  Danny Payne
Boaz 2-8841861-659118  John Beck

1980 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Joe Dismukes G Sr.6-3267 All-Star Game  
 Rodney Long FL Sr.6-1170 All-Star Game  

1980 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Brian MintzQB Sr.180 2nd  BN
 Eric KnepperL HM  BN
 Joe DismukesL Sr.6-3270 1st  BN
 Kyle CollinsRB Sr.185 1st  BN
 Rodney LongE Sr.6-1170 1st  BN
 Scott KeelingB HM  BN



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