Tuscaloosa Warriors

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Tuscaloosa Warriors
Founded 1963
League Southern Professional Football League
Team history Tuscaloosa Warriors
1963
Based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Arena Tuscaloosa County High School Stadium
Denny Stadium
Owner(s) Eddie Brightwell
Head coach Bobby Jackson
Bobby Luna
Championships none
Division titles none

The Tuscaloosa Warriors were a professional American football team based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and were members of the Southern Professional Football League (SPFL).[1] The Warriors were under the ownership of Eddie Brightwell with both Bobby Jackson and Bobby Luna serving as player-coaches.[1] For their lone 1963 season, the Warriors compiled an 8-7 record with home games being played at both Tuscaloosa County High School Stadium and Denny Stadium. Due to low home attendance, in May 1964 team ownership announced the franchise would be relocated to Columbus, Mississippi and compete as the Columbus Warriors for the 1964 season.[2]

All-time results[edit]

The Warriors regular season schedule was released in June 1963[1] All non-league games are marked with an asterisk (*).

Week Date Opponent Results Game Site Reference
Final score Team record
1 August 3 Rome Bisons W 42-0 1–0 Tuscaloosa County High School Stadium [3]
2 August 10 Orlando Broncos W 29-7 2–0 Tuscaloosa County High School Stadium [4]
3 August 17 at Jacksonville Robins L 0-27 2–1 Gator Bowl Stadium [5]
4 August 24 at Rome Bisons W 21-19 3-1 [6]
5 August 31 at Orlando Broncos L 3-2 [7]
6 September 7 Gadsden Raiders W 10-7 4-2 Tuscaloosa County High School Stadium [8]
7 September 14 at Gadsden Raiders W 42-14 5-2 Attalla Stadium [8]
8 September 21 at Atlanta Spartans* W 12-7 6-2 [9]
9 September 28 Chattanooga Cherokees W 14-7 7-2 Tuscaloosa County High School Stadium [10]
10 October 5 Huntsville Rockets L 23-26 7-3 Tuscaloosa County High School Stadium [11]
11 October 13 at Daytona Beach Thunderbirds L 21-31 7-4 [12]
12 October 19 at Huntsville Rockets W 7-0 8-4 [13]
13 October 26 at Chattanooga Cherokees L 12-24 8-5 [14]
14 November 2 Jacksonville Robins L 14-19 8-6 at Mobile [15]
15 November 9 Daytona Beach Thunderbirds L 6-50 8-7 Denny Stadium [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Reed, Delbert (June 29, 1963). "Pro football team opens practice sessions Monday". The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL). p. 12. Retrieved June 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ Reed, Delbert (May 1, 1964). "Warriors leaving Tuscaloosa". The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL). p. 6. Retrieved June 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ Land, Charles (August 4, 1963). "Pro grid Warriors pound Rome". The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL). p. 9. Retrieved June 3, 2010. 
  4. ^ Land, Charles (August 8, 1963). "Warriors down Orlando". The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL). p. 9. Retrieved June 3, 2010. 
  5. ^ Simmons, Darrell (August 17, 1963). "Warriors lose, 27-0 to Jacksonville team". The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL). p. 10. Retrieved June 3, 2010. 
  6. ^ Staff Reporters (August 25, 1963). "Warriors squeak by Rome". The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL). p. 6. 
  7. ^ Staff Reporters (September 7, 1963). "Warriors, Raiders to clash tonight". The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL). p. 6. Retrieved June 3, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b Staff Reporters (September 14, 1963). "Warriors triumph". The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL). p. 9. Retrieved June 3, 2010. 
  9. ^ Staff Reporters (September 23, 1963). "Warriors take 12-7 victory". The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL). p. 10. Retrieved June 3, 2010. 
  10. ^ Wolfgang, Harry (September 29, 1963). "Jackson, Sansing pace Warriors in 14-7 win". The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL). p. 10. Retrieved June 13, 2010. 
  11. ^ Staff Reporters (October 6, 1963). "Rockets rally to beat Tuscaloosa". The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL). p. 12. Retrieved June 13, 2010. 
  12. ^ Staff Reporters (October 14, 1963). "Warriors fall, 31-21, in pro league battle". The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL). p. 10. Retrieved June 13, 2010. 
  13. ^ Staff Reporters (October 20, 1963). "Warriors defeat Huntsville 7-0". The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL). p. 12. Retrieved June 13, 2010. 
  14. ^ Staff Reporters (October 27, 1963). "Warriors fall to Cherokees". The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL). p. 14. 
  15. ^ Staff Reporters (November 3, 1963). "Warriors fall to Jacksonville". The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL). p. 10. 
  16. ^ Wolfgang, Harry (November 10, 1963). "Daytona thunders past Warriors". The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL). p. 10. Retrieved June 13, 2010.