Gorgas High School Generals Football Team, 1947

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Title

Gorgas High School Generals Football Team, 1947

Subject

High schools
Football
Samantha (Ala.)

Description

Photo shows the starting offense for the Gorgas High School Generals football team in 1947. It was the first football team for the school located in the Samantha area of Tuscaloosa County (Ala.) that opened in 1918. The school was closed in 1959 when the new Northside High School was built.

The team lost their first game in 1947 to Hole, 66-0.

Their first win came in their second season against Palmetto.
The coach for the team was Johnny Hall. Bobby Walker coached the Generals from the mid 1950's to 1959 with success.

Front row, left to right are linemen : John A. Harris, W.J. Taylor, Wilton Hood, Phelan Bolton, Tedford Cannon, J.M. Bolton, and Billy Gray.

Back row: Glendon Lunceford, Billy Maddox - quarterback, Phillip Alexander and Ottie Lee Jones

Source

John T. Harris

Date

1947

Contributor

Betty Slowe (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

1153

Coverage

Tuscaloosa County (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

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