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1950 Etowah Blue Devils

 1950    Etowah Blue Devils
 Record: 10-0-0
 Head Coach: James Glover
 The 1950 Etowah Blue Devils were chosen Class A State Champions by the Alabama Journal


Head coach James Glover would conclude his fourth year at the helm of the Blue Devils with a 37-1-2 record and the first state championship for Etowah. He was assisted by line coach Ned Colburn.

Wyman Townsel and Hardy Hester were named co-captains for the Blue Devils. Etowah would cap the season with a 13-0 victory over rival Gadsden in the annual Charity Bowl.

1950  Season
 Site   PF   Opponent   PA   W/L/T 
 31   Glencoe W
 40   Walker 12 W
 20   Gadsden W
 19   B.B. Comer W
 20   Albertville 12 W
 12   Emma Sansom W
 45   Tuscaloosa County W
 25   Talladega 13 W
 26   Tuscaloosa W
 13   Gadsden W
251 10-0-0 56
 Alabama Journal 
 Final Poll                           11/27/1950
 Rank   Team   Record   Votes    
1       Etowah 10-0103 
2       Phillips Birmingham 10-097 
3       Sidney Lanier 9-0-190 
4       Escambia County 10-042 
5       Valley 10-038 
6       Florala 10-037 
7       Tuscaloosa 8-236 
8       Coffee 7-2-128 
9       Alexandria 8-020 
10       Prattville 10-012 

1950 Etowah All-State Players
 John OBarG A 1  Alabama Journal
 Wyman TownselB A 1  Alabama Journal
 Wyman TownselB A 1  Alabama Journal
 John OBarG A 1  Alabama Journal
 Hardy HesterE A 3  Alabama Journal
 Wyman TownselB A 1  Alabama Journal

1950 Etowah All-Star Players
 All American   
 Wyman Townsel B A  Alabama Journal
 John OBar G A  Alabama Journal
 All Southern   
 John OBar G A  Alabama Journal
 Wyman Townsel B A  Alabama Journal
 AHSAA-University of Alabama All-Star Game   
 Wyman Townsel HB A  Alabama Journal

1950 Etowah Roster
LE Sidney Stone   170
LT M.L. Brackett   220
LG John O'Bar   185
C Bill Harrison   155
RG Harry Wocum   170
RT Claude Smith   280
RE Hardy Hester   180
QB Buddy Miller   165
LH James Campbell   165
RH Wyman Townsel   185
FB Burt Brothers   177

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