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1959 Haleyville Lions

 1959    Haleyville Lions
 Record: 10-0-0
 Head Coach: Bubba Scott
 The 1959 Haleyville Lions were chosen Class AA State Champions by the Birmingham News from District 4.


The 1959 Haleyville Lions won the Birmingham News District 4 state championship. With a high powered offense, the Lions were led by all-state halfback Gus Garrard who made runs of at least 60 yards in every game during the season. He also averaged 7.9 yards per carry.

Bobby Little anchored the defensive line for the Lions all season as they allowed only 111 points in their 10 victories.

Only the Russellville (19-13) and Fayette County (25-19) games were relatively close. The other eight wins were rather easier for the Lions.

 1959    Haleyville Lions Team Photo

1959  Season
 Site   PF   Opponent   PA   W/L/T 
 32   Lamar County W
 31   Sulligent 14 W
 19   Hamilton W
 19   Russellville 13 W
 41   Carbon Hill W
 45   Colbert County 19 W
 30   Phil Campbell W
 42   Winston County 20 W
 25   Fayette County 19 W
 41   Lawrence County 13 W
325 10-0-0 111

1959 Haleyville All-State Players
 Bob LittleT AA 1  Birmingham News
 Gus GarrardB AA 2  Birmingham News
 Gus GarrardB AA 1  Birmingham News
 Bob LittleT AA 2  Birmingham News
 Bob LittleT AA 2  Birmingham News
 BanksE AA HM  Birmingham News
 LoganB AA HM  Birmingham News
 Gus GarrardB AA HM  Birmingham News

1959 Haleyville All-Star Players
 All American   
 Gus Garrard B AA  Birmingham News
 AHSAA-University of Alabama All-Star Game   
 Gus Garrard HB AA  Birmingham News
 Back of Year   
 Gus Garrard B AA  Birmingham News

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