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The Gadsden Charity Bowl


An annual charity event in Gadsden at Murphree Stadium. The first bowl game was held in 1947. The game was supported by the Gadsden Quarterback Club and raised more than Money raised went to support such worthy causes as the Etowah County Health Center, Holy Name of Jesus Hospital, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Mental Health Center and many other organizations caring for the underprivileged and handicapped.

194711/28/1947Gadsden 12-12 Etowah
194812/3/1948Gadsden 14-14 Etowah
194911/24/1949Etowah 6-0 Gadsden
1950 Etowah 13-0 Gadsden
1951 Gadsden 7-6 Etowah
1952 Emma Sansom 12-0 Etowah
195311/26/1953Etowah 20-19 Emma Sansom
1954 Etowah 27-25 Emma Sansom
195511/18/1955Etowah 37-20 Emma Sansom
195611/23/1956Etowah 21-19 Emma Sansom
195711/22/1957Gadsden 27-0 Emma Sansom
1958 Etowah 27-21 Gadsden
1959 Gadsden 7-6 Etowah
196011/18/1960Gadsden 0-0 Etowah
1961 Etowah 12-6 Gadsden
1962 Etowah 28-13 Gadsden
1963 Gadsden 23-22 Etowah
1964 Gadsden 20-7 Etowah
1965 Gadsden 32-6 Emma Sansom
1966 Gadsden 20-0 Etowah
1967 Gadsden 20-7 Etowah
1968 Gadsden 6-0 Etowah
196911/14/1969Etowah 7-7 Emma Sansom
197011/13/1970Gadsden 7-6 Etowah
1971 Gadsden 33-14 Etowah
197211/11/1972Cedar Bluff 21-0 Sand Rock
1973 Gadsden 21-16 Etowah
1974 Emma Sansom 14-13 Gadsden
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1976 Etowah 31-17 Gadsden
197711/11/1977Gadsden 12-6 Etowah
197811/3/1978Gadsden 15-3 Etowah
197911/2/1979Emma Sansom 46-0 Gadsden
198011/7/1980Gadsden 35-13 Etowah
198111/6/1981Gadsden 36-0 Etowah
198211/5/1982Gadsden 70-6 Etowah
198310/28/1983Gadsden 42-0 Etowah
  Emma Sansom 30-16 Litchfield
1984 Gadsden 21-14 Etowah
1985 Gadsden 42-24 Etowah
1986 Gadsden 10-6 Emma Sansom



Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Hazlewood won five consecutive state championships from 1988-1992. During this span the Golden Bears won 29 playoff games in a row.