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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  <-- 1982 <- 1983 -> 1984 --> 2020

1983 Season Highlights
 Randy Ross enters his 6th season as Head Coach at Southside Gadsden.
 The Panthers finished 2nd in Region 12.
1983 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 26  vs. Hokes Bluff    24   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 2  vs. Saks    22   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 9  @ Gadsden   *  7   17   L       
 Fri., Sep. 16  @ Cherokee County    28   21   W       
 Fri., Sep. 23  vs. Jacksonville    3   20   L       
 Fri., Sep. 30  vs. Etowah   *  26   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 7  @ Fort Payne   *  27   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 14  vs. Emma Sansom   *  14   24   L       
 Fri., Oct. 21  vs. Glencoe   *  28   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 28  @ Litchfield   *  23   7   W       
 Fri., Nov. 4  @ Boaz   *  21   7   W       
1983 Season Totals
  Points Scored223
  Scoring Average20.3
  Points Allowed103
  Defense Average9.4
  Opponents Record53-67
  Region Record5-2
  Home Record4-2
  Away Record4-1
1983 Class 3A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Southside Gadsden was not ranked.
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 
 No Southside Gadsden Players on File.

1983 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Bobby MintzQB HM  BN
 Bobby MintzQB HM  ASWA
 Tracy GilbertOL HM  BN
 Tracy GilbertOL HM  ASWA

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