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Emma Sansom Football Team History


Emma Sansom Rebels
Emma Sansom High School

2210 W. Meighan Blvd. Gadsden, AL 35904
Stadium: Murphree Stadium
Colors: Purple & Gold
Coach: Fred Buster Gross
Region: 3A-R12
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1930  <-- 1982 <- 1983 -> 1984 --> 2005

1983 Season Highlights
 Fred Buster Gross enters his 11th season as Head Coach at Emma Sansom.
 First 13 win season.
 First 10-0 regular season.
 The Rebels won the Class 3A Region 12 Championship.
 TheRebels set a team record by scoring 424 points.
 
1983 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 26  @ Glencoe   *  32   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 2  @ Etowah   *  49   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 9  vs. Hartselle    14   13   W       
 Fri., Sep. 16  vs. Fort Payne   *  39   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 23  vs. Litchfield   *  37   10   W       
 Fri., Sep. 30  vs. Gadsden   *  35   27   W       
 Fri., Oct. 7  vs. Guntersville    35   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 14  @ Southside Gadsden   *  24   14   W       
 Fri., Oct. 28  vs. Boaz   *  45   7   W       
 Fri., Nov. 4   Litchfield    30   16   W    Gadsden   
 Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 11  @ Alexandria    41   0   W       1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 18  vs. Gardendale    20   14   W       2nd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 25  @ Colbert County    23   20   W       Semi-finals Playoffs 
 Fri., Dec. 2  @ Escambia County    0   14   L       Championship Game 
 
1983 Season Totals
  Record13-1
  Points Scored424
  Scoring Average30.3
  Points Allowed148
  Defense Average10.6
  Opponents Record91-67
  Region Record7-0
  Home Record7-0
  Away Record5-1
1983 Class 3A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/12/19837 2(7-0) ASWA
10/19/19838 2(8-0) ASWA
10/26/19839 2(8-0) ASWA
10/5/19836 2(6-0) ASWA
11/2/198310 2(9-0) ASWA
11/9/1983Final 2(10-0) ASWA
8/8/1983PS 7 ASWA
9/1/19831 5(1-0) ASWA
9/14/19833 4(3-0) ASWA
9/21/19834 4(4-0) ASWA
9/28/19835 3(5-0) ASWA
9/7/19832 4(2-0) ASWA
  
1983 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 
Emma Sansom 13-14241483-184487-026171  Fred Buster Gross
Southside Gadsden 8-32231035-214655  Randy Ross
Litchfield 8-32281545-216287  Charles Buddy Hearn
Gadsden 4-62211683-4156132  Dexter Wood
Boaz 4-61492393-496170  John Beck
Glencoe 2-91012092-573128  Alton Yancey
Fort Payne 2-91062241-661170  Perry Coggin
Etowah 0-10483570-736253  Walker Alexander

1983 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Andre Haley LB Sr.5-9220 All-Star Game  
 Freddy Weygand WR Sr.6-2175 All American  Ballys
 Freddy Weygand WR Sr. All-Star Game  
 Freddy Weygand WR Sr.6-2175 All-USA  USA Today
 Freddy Weygand WR Sr.6-2175 Mr. Football  ASWA
 Freddy Weygand WR Sr.6-2175 3A Player of the Year  ASWA
 Freddy Weygand WR/DB Sr.6-2175 Super 12  ASWA

1983 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Andre HaleyLB 5-9220 HM  ASWA
 Andre HaleyLB 5-9220 HM  BN
 Freddy WeygandWR Sr.6-2175 1st  ASWA
 Freddy WeygandE Sr.6-2170 1st  BN
 Gene JelksRB Jr.5-11160 1st  ASWA
 Gene JelksRB Jr.5-11180 2nd  BN
 Larry RoseOL Jr. HM  ASWA
 Larry RoseDL Jr. HM  BN
 Richard DobbsDL 5-9210 HM  BN
 Richard DobbsOL 5-9210 HM  ASWA



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