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Bessemer City Purple Tigers
Bessemer City High School

100 High School Dr. Bessemer, AL 35022
Stadium: Bessemer City Stadium
Colors: Purple & White
Coach: Rudy Griffin
Region: 6A-R4
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Overall Record Progress      99.9% Complete
   
  

1926 Purple Tigers

Team History on AHSFHS.org
 
Team Timeline
First Team: 1910  (#1)
  1918 - First undefeated season.
  1932 - First perfect season.
  1935 - First game at Snitz Snider Stadium.
  1940 - Allowed 6 points in the 9 games.
  1952 - First 10-0 regular season.
  1969 - Changed name to Jess Lanier
  1969 - Consolidated with Carver to form Jess Lanier.
  1977 - First playoff appearance.
  1977 - First region championship.
  1981 - First playoff win.
  1986 - First 12 win season.
  2010 - Changed name from Jess Lanier.
 
Championships
State Playoff Championships
1990
State Mythical Championships
1940 , 1951 , 1952 , 
1954 , 1954 
Region Championships
  None
 
Team Records
 Overall Record 657-382-34
 Winning Pct. 63%
 State Playoff Titles 1
 State Mythical Titles 5
 Region/Area Titles 11
 Region/Area Record 140-91
 All State Players (#3)10
 NFL Players (#4)0
 Weeks Ranked #1 0
 Home Record 267-127-9
 Away Record 176-172-5
 
By The Numbers
 Seasons 114
 Winning Seasons (#2) 82
 Losing Seasons (#2)26
 Most Wins in A Season 12 (1990)
 Most Losses in A Season 9 (1964)
 10 Win Seasons 11
 Most Points Scored in a Game 93 (10/11/1919)
 Most Points Scored in a Season 419 (1990)
 Most Points Allowed in a Game 62 (8/28/2020)
 Most Points Allowed in a Season 326 (2010)
 Largest Margin of Victory 93 (10/11/1919)
 Largest Margin of Defeat 62 (8/28/2020)
 Most Points Both Teams in a Game 93 (10/11/1919)
 Last Shutout 9/4/2020
 Last Time Shutout 8/28/2020
 Shutouts All-Time 274
 Been Shutout All-Time 125
 
Streaks
 Longest Win 18 (9/21/1951-11/20/1952)
 Longest Losing 11 (9/25/1964-9/24/1965)
 
Playoff Records
 Overall Record 31-27
 Appearances 28
 1st Round 15-13
 2nd Round 9-6
 3rd Round 4-5
 Semi-Finals 2-2
 Finals 1-1
 
By the Decade
 2020-29  1-4
 2010-19  58-53
 2000-09  67-41
 1990-99 82-35
 1980-89 74-38-2
 1970-79 57-42-1
 1960-69 43-47-8
 1950-59 60-34-2
 
Enrollment History
 Year  Students  (Rank) 
 2018-19 756 (66)
 2016-17 613 (89)
 2014-15 637 (77)
 2012-13 744 (62)
 2010-11 756 (59)
 2008-09 689 (64)
 2006-07 667 (68)
 2004-05 642 (69)
 2002-03 735 (61)
 2000-01 736 (56)
 1998-99 774 (43)
 1996-97 775 (39)
 1994-95 794 (37)
 1990-91 835 (42)
 1988-89 733 (56)
 1986-87 712 (60)
 1984-85 825 (43)
  
Next Game
 9/25/2020 (Fri)
vs. Sidney Lanier
in a Non-Region Game.
Last Time: Bessemer won 29-10 in 1985.
All-Time:
  vs. Sidney Lanier 5-5-2 50.0% 
 
2020 Season
 8/21  vs. Ramsay    0   35   L  
 8/28  @ Hoover    0   62   L  
 9/4  vs. Hueytown   *  1   0   #Won  
 9/11  @ Northridge   *  6   40   L  
 9/18  @ McAdory   *  6   25   L  
 9/25  vs. Sidney Lanier            
 10/2  vs. Paul Bryant   *          
 10/9   OPEN 
 10/16  vs. Brookwood   *          
 10/23  @ Hillcrest Tuscaloosa   *          
 10/30  @ Jasper            
 
2020 Season Totals
  Record1-4
  Scoring13-162
  Region Record1-2
  Home Record1-1
  Away Record0-3
 
 Region 4 Standings
  Bessemer City 1-41-2
  Brookwood 0-50-3
  Hillcrest Tuscaloosa 4-11-1
  Hueytown 2-32-1
  McAdory 2-32-0
  Northridge 5-03-0
  Paul Bryant 0-40-2
 
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Longest Running Rivalry
 Bessemer & Hueytown have played 76 games.
Bessemer has won 52 games.
Hueytown has won 22 games.
with 2 tie games.
 
Record Against Ranked Teams (since 1984)
 Total 31-63
 Regular Season 21-46
 Playoffs 10-17
 Lower Class 3-3
 Same Class 26-55
 Higher Class 2-5
 5A 6-14
 6A 24-47
 7A 1-2
 
Record when scoring..... (since 2000)
 Scoring  Record 
 less than 10 4-45
 10 or more 122-53
 20 or more  100-28
 30 or more 64-3
 40 or more 31-0
 
Record when allowing..... (since 2000)
 Points Allowed  Record 
 less than 10 66-3
 10 or more 60-95
 20 or more 19-77
 30 or more 3-44
 40 or more 1-20
 
Border Wars
 vs. Georgia 7 - 4 - 1
 vs. Tennessee 6 - 0 - 0
 vs. Florida 0 - 1 - 0
 vs. Mississippi 0 - 1 - 0
 
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NOTES:
(1) If 'First Year' is unknown we assume a year based upon research.
(2) Winning and losing seasons counted only if team plays at least 5 games.
(3) All State players counted for the all state teams we have in our database. We must have an entire team for the appropriate classification to make additions to the teams. Only ASWA teams are recognized after 1982.
(4) NFL Players counted for any player that participated in a regular season game.

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