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1954 Bessemer City Purple Tigers


 1954    Bessemer City Purple Tigers
 Record: 10-0-0
 Head Coach: Euil Snitz Snider
 
 The 1954 Bessemer City Purple Tigers were chosen Class 3A State Champions by the Birmingham Post Herald
 


1954  Season
 Site   PF   Opponent   PA   W/L/T 
 28   McGill 13 W
 19   Anniston 13 W
 22   West End W
 27   Gadsden W
 20   Phillips Birmingham W
 13   Woodlawn W
 35   Ensley W
 25   Ramsay W
 20   Little Rock AR W
 19   Shades Valley W
  
228 10-0-0 47
 Birmingham Post Herald 
 Final Poll                           
 Rank   Team   Record   Votes    
1       Bessemer 38 425 
2       Athens 292 
3       Murphy 217 
4       Etowah 215 
5       Tuscaloosa 129 
6       Woodlawn 119 
7       Anniston 86 
8       Dothan 81 
8       Shades Valley 81 
10       Phillips Birmingham 69 
11       Deshler 47 
12       West End Birmingham 18 
13       Decatur 13 
14       Sidney Lanier 10 
15       Walker
16       Russellville
17       Central Phenix City
18       Tuscaloosa County
19       Gadsden
19       Butler


1954 Bessemer All-State Players
 Tommy LorinoB 3A 1  Birmingham Post Herald
 Pete CurrenB 3A 2  Birmingham Post Herald
 Tommy LorinoB 3A 1  Birmingham Post Herald
 Roy JohnstonC 3A 2  Birmingham Post Herald
 Pete CurrenB 3A 2  Birmingham Post Herald
 Pete ReavesE 3A 3  Birmingham Post Herald
 Tommy LorinoB 3A 1  Birmingham Post Herald
 DollarE 3A HM  Birmingham Post Herald
 GrommonG 3A HM  Birmingham Post Herald
 JohnstonC 3A HM  Birmingham Post Herald
 CurrenB 3A HM  Birmingham Post Herald


1954 Bessemer All-Star Players
 All American   
 Tommy Lorino HB 3A  Birmingham Post Herald
 Tommy Lorino B 3A  Birmingham Post Herald
 All Southern   
 Tommy Lorino B 3A  Birmingham Post Herald
 AHSAA-University of Alabama All-Star Game   
 Roy Johnston C 3A  Birmingham Post Herald





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