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Birmingham's Crippled Children's Classic


The official name was the 'Monday Morning Quarterback Club Crippled Children's Classic'. The football game was played in Birmingham beginning in 1935. Below is a list of the games played. The series began with matchups of freshman college teams from the area and until the format changed to local high schools in 1943. The series changed again in 1974 and became the state championship game for 4A teams.

1935  West 14-7 East
1936 Birmingham Southern 40-0 Howard (freshman teams)
1937 Howard 27-0 Birmingham Southern (freshman teams)
1938 Howard 14-6 Birmingham Southern (freshman teams)
1939 No Game
1940 Howard 12-6 Auburn (freshman teams)
1941 Howard 7-6 Auburn (freshman teams)
1942 Mississippi State 13-13 Auburn (freshman teams)
1943 Woodlawn 19-0 Ensley
1944 Ramsay 19-0 West End
1945 Ensley 7-0 West End
194611/28/1946Ramsay 14-6 Ensley
1947 Ramsay 25-0 Woodlawn
1948 Ramsay 33-19 Woodlawn
1949 West End 21-6 Ramsay
1950 Phillips 20-0 Woodlawn
1951 Ramsay 28-6 Woodlawn
1952 Ramsay 33-6 Ensley
1953 Ramsay 7-6 West End
1954 Woodlawn 27-6 West End
1955 Woodlawn 39-0 Phillips
1956 Woodlawn 20-0 Ensley
1957 Phillips 36-14 Woodlawn
1958 Woodlawn 34-21 Ramsay
1959 Ramsay 7-0 Woodlawn
1960 Banks 28-0 Ensley
1961 Ensley 33-6 Woodlawn
1962 Ensley 14-0 Ramsay
1963 Ensley 19-7 Woodlawn
1964 Woodlawn 16-0 Ensley
1965 Banks 7-0 Ramsay
1966 Ensley 28-7 Jones Valley
1967 Banks 28-7 Ensley
1968 Ramsay 8-6 Banks
1969 Woodlawn 28-20 Banks
1970 Ramsay 31-22 Ensley
1971 Berry 35-7 West End
1972 Banks 14-14 Berry
1973 Banks 35-10 Homewood



Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

The Hazlewood Golden Bears have won 11 state titles. The most of any team in any classification since the playoffs began in 1966.