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Fans to Join Together at Briarwood-Pleasant Grove Game Schools Across the State are Urged to Join ‘Stand up for Ben!’ Ceremony at Pleasant Grove

    Pleasant Grove and Briarwood high schools have announced plans to “Stand Up for Ben” on October 27 prior to the Spartans and Lions varsity football game. The two schools are asking AHSAA member schools to join them in this endeavor.

    Ben Abercrombie, a 2017 graduate of Hoover High School and a freshman on the Harvard University football team, sustained a serious neck injury in his first collegiate game versus Rhode Island on September 16 that currently has left him paralyzed.
   Pleasant Grove head football coach and athletic director Jim Elgin is asking other AHSAA schools at their own games to join the Spartans and Lions Friday night with a show of support for improving health of Ben. A special “Stand Up for Ben!” cheer will be held at 6:45 p.m., he said.
    “We hope on Friday, October 27, at 6:40 p.m., that everyone in the AHSAA will join us and Stand Up for Ben with their thoughts and prayers and charitable contributions if they so choose,” Elgin said. “Marty and Sherri Abercrombie, Ben’s parents, are graduates of Pleasant Grove High School, and as a school and community we see this as a way to help them in their time of need,” Elgin said. “(Coach Fred Yancey and) the Briarwood family has graciously agreed to help in our endeavor to raise awareness and funds to assist the family.”
    According to recent report on WBRC TV Fox 6, Ben is out of the Intensive Care Unit at Atlanta’s Shepherd Center and he is continuing to recover, based on a report at CaringBridge update posted by Ben’s father.
    "Ben is doing better," said Christopher Cole, who is a close family friend.  "We actually got some really good news that Ben is out of the ICU.  He's actually now in a rehab room at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta."
    Elgin described the step-by-step plans they will set in motion Friday.
    The festivities at Spartans Stadium Friday night will get underway at 6:15 p.m. with fans, bands and cheerleaders sitting on the home side of the field in assigned seats. The two teams will join their classmates on the home sideline and sit in designated areas. At 6:35 p.m., the public address announcer will open with remarks about the purpose of the ceremony
     At 6:30 p.m., members of both teams will enter the stands and sit in the area marked in front of their bands. The public address announcer will open with remarks about Ben Abercrombie and his family and the reason for the evening’s events. At this time, Ben’s father Marty Abercrombie will join head coaches Elgin and Yancey on the field for a presentation of the ceremonial game ball.
     At approximately 6:45 p.m., after a special moment of reflection dedicated to a speedy recovery for Ben and the needs of Ben and his family, the announcer will ask all in attendance, on the count of three, to follow the cheerleaders’ lead. In unison on the count of three, they will all stand and cheer “Stand Up for Ben!”

     Elgin said he hopes fans and teams in stadiums across Alabama will stand with them at this exact time in a show of unity.
     The program will conclude with the Pleasant Grove band playing the school’s fight song as the teams return to their dressing rooms or warm-ups and the visiting band, cheerleaders and fans move to their own side of the stadium. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m., as planned.
     “There is so much power that comes when all of us are praying for the same purpose,” Elgin said. “I want to thank all the schools in advance who plan to join us Friday night.”
     A special fund has been set up for Ben at Regions Bank locations across the state. For more information, contact Elgin at Pleasant Grove High School.
    To see more about the event, check out the video link at WBRC:

http://www.wbrc.com/story/36666034/keep-ben-in-your-prayers-ben-abercrombie-out-of-icu


33 AHSAA Events Set for NFHS Network Oct. 26-Nov. 2 Unbeatens Wilson and Rogers to Meet In AHSAA/NFHS Game of the Week Friday

   MONTGOMERY – Twenty-one football contests are scheduled to be live-streamed tonight and Friday over the NFHS Network as the season heads into its ninth week. All games will be key region contests as all AHSAA region play comes to an end except for 6A, Region 1 and 7A, Region 1. Those regions have nine teams and will conclude region play next week.
     Perhaps the biggest will take place Friday near the Tennessee border when Rogers High School (8-0) meets Wilson (8-0) in a battle that will decide the Class 4A, Region 8 title. Both are squaring off unbeaten this late in the season for the first time in the rivalry’s history. The contest will be featured as the AHSAA’s NFHS Network’s School Broadcast Program Game of the Week. Wilson’s SBP will be live-streaming the contest at 7 p.m. Friday. 
      For the two schools, it could better described as the Game of the Century. Few rivalries in the state have been more even with Wilson holding a slim 21-20 edge in the series that has been played annually since the Warriors and Pirates met for the first time in 1976. Wilson has averaged 17.7 points per game in the series and Rogers, 16.5 – only 1.2 points per game separating the two teams.
    Another key game scheduled for the NFHS Network Friday night is unbeaten Thompson (8-0) at defending state champion Hoover (7-1) in a battle that will determine the Class 7A, Region 5 champion. The Hoover High School Broadcast Program will be live-streaming with veteran announcer Jeff Lloyd bringing the play-by-play.
      The NFHS Network slate of AHSAA events also includes one swimming event today as well as a bowling event next Thursday being live-streamed by the Cullman High School SBP. The  seven state championship matches at the 46th annual AHSAA State Volleyball Championships on Nov. 2 at the Birmingham CrossPlex will also be live-streamed by the NFHS Network.
    To check out the football games on the NFHS Network, go to: http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/alabama/football
    To subscribe to the NFHS Network, click:
http://watch.nfhsnetwork.com/rewards-signup/

    The Rogers-Wilson game may be accessed by subscribers for live-stream or for Network non-subscriber members at:
http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/wilson-high-school-florence-al/37778f0036

   The Wilson-Rogers game will be available free for viewing on a delayed basis Tuesday, Oct. 17, after 11 a.m., to NFHS Network members. Those who currently have not joined the Network can view the delayed version once they sign up for the free membership.

NFHS NETWORK SCHEDULE OF AHSAA EVENTS
THURSDAY, Oct. 26
SWIMMING                                                 Producer                                Air Time
Cullman Meet (Boys & Girls)                                    Cullman HS SBP                    5 p.m.
FOOTBALL                                                  Producer                                Air Time
Auburn at Jeff Davis                                       Jeff Davis HS SBP                 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, Oct. 27
FOOTBALL                                                  Producer                                Air Time
Class 2A
Pike County at Goshen                                   Goshen HS SBP                      7 p.m. 
Class 3A
Geneva at Wicksburg                                      Geneva HS SBP                      7 p.m.
Class 4A
Elmore County at Tallassee                            Montgomery Sports SBP        6:30 p.m.
Rogers at Wilson (AHSAA Game of Week)  Wilson HS SBP                      7 p.m.
Class 5A
Ardmore at Russellville                                   Russellville HS SBP               7 p.m.
Mae Jemison at Lawrence County                 Lawrence Co. HS SBP           6:45 p.m.
Rehobeth at Eufaula                                       Eufaula HS SBP                     7 p.m.
Class 6A
Columbia at Hartselle                                     Hartselle HS SBP                   7 p.m.
B.C. Rain at Spanish Fort                               Spanish Fort HS SBP             6:40 p.m.
Brewer at Cullman                                          Cullman HS SBP                    7 p.m.
Decatur at Muscle Shoals                               Muscle Shoals HS SBP          6:30 p.m.
Pelham at Opelika                                           Opelika HS SBP                     7 p.m.
Selma at Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa                                     Hillcrest HS SBP                    6:30 p.m.
Class 7A
Baker at Foley                                                 Foley   HS SBP                      6:45 p.m.
Enterprise at Lee-Montgomery                       Montgomery Sports SBP        6:30 p.m.
Enterprise at Lee-Montgomery                       Enterprise HS SBP                 7 p.m.
Huffman at Mountain Brook (Delayed)         Mtn Brook HS SBP                11 a.m. (Sat.)
Thompson at Hoover                                      Hoover HS SBP                      7 p.m.
Vestavia Hills at Tuscaloosa Co.                    Vestavia Hills HS SBP           7 p.m.

SATURDAY, Oct. 28
FOOTBALL                                                  Producer                                Air Time
Huffman at Mountain Brook (Delayed)         Mtn Brook HS SBP                11 a.m. (Sat.)
Russell County at Carver-Montgomery          Montgomery Sports SBP        6:30  p.m.

THURSDAY, Nov. 2
BOWLING                                                    Producer                                Air Time
Cullman, West Point, St. Bernard                  Cullman HS SBP                    4 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL                                            Producer                                Air Time
Class 1A State Finals                                      NFHS Network                       8 a.m.
Class 6A State Finals                                      NFHS Network                       9:45 a.m.
Class 7A State Finals                                      NFHS Network                       11:30 a.m.
Class 5A State Finals                                      NFHS Network                       1:15 p.m.
Class 4A State Finals                                      NFHS Network                       3 p.m.
Class 2A State Finals                                      NFHS Network                       4:45 p.m.
Class 3A State Finals                                      NFHS Network                       6:30 p.m.
FOOTBALL                                                  Producer                                Air Time
LeFlore at Saraland                                         Saraland HS SBP                    6:40 p.m.
Muscle Shoals at Deshler                                Muscle Shoals HS SBP          7 p.m.
Thompson at Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa                  Hillcrest HS SBP                    6:30 p.m.

AHSAA Football Spotlight for Week 8 State Record-Tying 99-Yard Pass from Slade Berryman to Matt Sherrill Leads Hatton to 40-8 Win

     MONTGOMERY – Slade Berryman, a freshman quarterback at Hatton High School, passed for 323 yards and five touchdowns, including a state-record tying 99-yard touchdown pass to receiver senior Matt Sherrill, to lead Hatton to a 40-8 win over Phil Campbell last Friday It was the Hornets’ first win of the season and catapulted Berryman and Sherrill into the AHSAA Football Spotlight for Week 8.
     Sherrill, who started the season as a quarterback for Coach Denton Bowling, finished with nine catches for 249 yards and all five of Berryman’s TD throws. The 249 yards receiving is the most in a single game in the AHSAA since Justin Pride’s 249 yards for Butler in a 49-34 loss to DAR in 2011. 
    The five TDs ranks second in a single game to three receivers who had six TD receptions in one game: Ja’Michael Willis, Gardendale (2010); David Morrison, Berry (2009); and Brandon Greer, Westbrook Christian; and ties four others who have had 5 – Tyler Crumpton, Phillips (2012); Sam Collins, Fayette County (1997); Bart Hyche, Winfield (1992); and Brian Chastain, Chilton County (1991).
   In other highlights reported:


MILESTONES
SCOTTSBORO POSTS 500TH WIN: The Wildcats beat Boaz 30-14 for the school’s win. The school posted a 168-140-32 record as Jackson County High School from 1913-1956 and has been 332-302-6 since the school was renamed Scottsboro High School. Coach Don Jacobs, who quarterbacked the Wildcats to an 8-2-1 season as a player in 1976 before moving on to the University of Alabama, saw junior QB Harold Metz rush for 132 yards and a TD on 23 carries and complete 10-of-12 passes for 66 yards and a TD in Friday’s win. 
     The most renowned Scottsboro alumnus is Pat Trammell, an Alabama Sports Hall of Famer who led Crimson Tide to the 1961 national championship. Trammell started as a freshman in 1954 at Scottsboro and led the Wildcats to 9-1 season by his junior year. He was quarterback in 25 of the wins in his prep career. He was named a high school All-American in 1957 and Academic All-American in 1961 and MVP of the SEC. He joined his teammates at the White House, accepting the MacArthur Trophy along with Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant from then president John F. Kennedy. Trammell died of cancer on December 10, 1968 at the age of 28 — only two years after earning his M.D. degree. He is still one of the most popular players in UA and AHSAA state football history.
ISABELLA ECLIPSES 600 YARDS IN WIN: The Class 1A Isabella Mustangs (7-1) piled up 604 yards rushing and finished with 620 total yards in a 48-22 win over Notasgula. The rushing effort ranks ninth all-time in the AHSAA for rushing yards in a single game. Three senior running backs went over 100 yards for Coach Rex Littleton with Jaqarise Stacy gaining 170 yards on 14 carries. Jarrod Campbell added 127 yards on 13 attempts and Austin Brasher had 125 on 14 tries. Nine players had carries in the win.
CULLMAN’S JENNINGS PASSES FOR 431 YARDS: Cullman High School senior Fletcher Jennings turned in the top passing performance in the AHSAA this season completing 17-of-25 pass attempts for 431 yards and four touchdowns as the Bearcats beat Southside-Gadsden 42-40. The passing yards ranks 28th all-time on the AHSAA single-game record list.
KAPE McRAE LEADS ARITON TO REGION CROWN: The senior accounted for six touchdowns -- four rushing, one passing and one on defense -- to lead the Class 2A Purple Cats to a 55-12 Region 2 win over Abbeville and their first region title since 1998. He finished with 22 carries for 221 rushing yards, caught a 9-yard TD pass and scored on a 13-yard fumble return. He started the game recovering a fumble on the game’s opening kickoff and scored one play later on a 13-yard run.

CARVER CLINCHES PLAYOFF BERTH: Birmingham-Carver running back Chappelle Wade scored three touchdowns in a 34-0 victory over Jasper clinching the Rams’ first playoff berth since 2003.
WILLIAMS PACES PATS TO COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN: Homewood quarterback Larkin Williams completed 15-of-23 passes for 281 yards and four TDs to lead the unbeaten Patriots of Coach Ben Berguson from a 27-13 halftime deficit to a 37-27 victory over Shades Valley. The 8-0 start is the best for Homewood since the Patriots’ only perfect season in state history, a 15-0 slate on the way to the 2005 Class 5A state title.

BUZZER BEATERS

TYLER SELLERS, OPELIKA: Kicked field goals of 26 and 32 yards, the latter boot coming on the last play of the game to give the Bulldogs a 20-19 win over previously unbeaten Wetumpka in a key Class 6A, Region 3 battle. Opelika drove the length of the field on the final drive of the night to set up Sellers’ winning kick.
LUKE IVEY, SPRING GARDEN: Was 10-of-15 passing for 171 yards and two touchdowns, engineering an 80-yard drive for the winning touchdown coming with 14 seconds remaining in a 23-18 win over Holy Spirit Catholic.
DEILO RICHARDSON, PAUL BRYANT: Threw a 79-yard TD pass and caught the game-winning 23-yard TD with 1:14 to go in a 25-20 victory over Bessemer City.
D.J. PATRICK, ELMORE COUNTY: Rushed for 256 yards on 30 carries and scored all four Elmore County touchdowns in the Panthers' 30-28 win over Holtville. Patrick also completed 5-of-9 passes for 45 yards, recovered an onside kick and intercepted a Holtville pass in the game's final seconds to ice the Elmore County win.

SCOTT McALPINE, HALEYVILLE: Was 28-of- 41 passing for 317 yards and two touchdowns as Haleyville beat Dora 20-14. His 24-yard TD pass to Jackson Kennedy with 41 seconds to play was the game winner.

 

PASSING

GARRETT MAYO, FOLEY: Threw for 396 yards and six touchdowns to lead the Wolves to a 45-7 win over Mary Montgomery. His longest TD connection covered 87 yards.
TUCKER BROWN, WILSON: Completed 9-of-15 passes for 330 yards and 3 touchdowns, rushed for 126 yards and two more scores to finish with 456 total yards as unbeaten Wilson beat Priceville 52-17. His TD passes were 65, 30 and 50 yards. His TD runs covered 42 and 26 yards.

PAUL TYSON, HEWITT-TRUSSVILLE: Completed 18-of-24 passes for 342 yards and five touchdowns in a 45-3 victory over Huntsville.

JON AVERY, OAKMAN: Completed 22-of-26 passes for 278 yards and five touchdowns in a 40-14 win over Carbon Hill. Avery had touchdown passes of 9, 14, 64, 43 and 25 yards.
MATT KALIFEH, BAYSIDE ACADEMY: Was 15-of-25 passing for 281 yards and a touchdown in the Admirals’ 17-14 overtime win over T.R. Miller.
CASEY BAYNES, TALLASSEE: Was 11-of-16 passing for 223 yards and four touchdowns in the Tigers’ 36-21 win over Leeds. His TD passes covered 15, 54, 20, and 22 yards.

JANSEN ALEXANDER, SAND ROCK: Returning from an ankle injury suffered two weeks ago, Alexander completed 7-of-9 pass attempts for 210 yards and three touchdowns (73, 68 and 29 yards) in the Wildcats’ 48-27 victory at Collinsville.
ETHAN WILSON, ANDALUSIA: Completed 14-of-18 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 11 times for 93 yards and three scores to lead the Bulldogs to a 52-28 win over W.S. Neal.

RUSHING
KOLBE BLUNT, DAVIDSON: Picked up 259 yards rushing on 29 carries and scored all four Davidson touchdowns as the Warriors beat Jackson 28-6.
D’ARIE JOHNSON, SPAIN PARK: Totaled 22 carries for 248 yards and TD runs of 8 and 72 yards in the Jaguars’ 24-19 victory over Tuscaloosa County.

DAQUAN JOHNSON, FLOMATON: Had 324 yards total offense in Flomaton’s 35-20 win over Excel with 267 yards rushing and two TDs on 27 carries and 87 yards passing and two more scores with a 5-of-11 performance.
CARDAVION MYERS, PIEDMONT: Selected last week to play in the Alabama-Mississippi Game, Myers rushed for 229 yards on 24 carries and scored three touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 41-20 victory over Ohatchee. The win secured the Bulldogs’ third consecutive Class 3A, Region 5 title.

NATE AMMONS, SLOCOMB: Rushed for 219 yards on 26 carries with a game-sealing 42-yard touchdown run in the final minute of the Red Tops’ 31-17 win over Houston Academy.

DARTAVIOUS BRITTON, COOSA CHRISTIAN: Rushed 15 times for 210 yards and two touchdowns as the Conquerors rolled over Gaylesville 33-6.

DWAN JAMES, LEFLORE: Rushed for 203 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries to lead the Rattlers past Robertsdale 28-27.
DREW ROGERS, LOCUST FORK: Rushed 26 times for 200 yards on 26 carries and scored three touchdowns in the Hornets’ 48-24 win over Hanceville. He also logged 17 tackles on defense and punted twice for a 35-yard average.
ROYDELL WILLLIAMS, HUEYTOWN: Rushed for 200 yards and first-half touchdowns of 25, 8, 86 and 12 yards in a 46-14 victory over Jackson-Olin.
JERMAINE BROWN, ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL: Ran for three touchdowns and passed for two more as St. Luke’s Episcopal defeated Washington County 41-7. He rushed for 179 yards on 18 carries and completed 6-of-14 passes for 94 yards and two scores.

DARREN MEADS, HOKES BLUFF: Rushed 20 times for 179 yards and touchdown runs of 3, 33 and 35 yards in the Eagles' 41-16 win over Anniston.

TYREN DUPREE, CHEROKEE COUNTY: Ran for 162 yards on 11 carries and scored two touchdowns (1 and 63 yards) and tossed a 6-yard touchdown pass to DeMarcus Barrington in the Warriors’ 49-19 victory over Ashville.
NOAH TURBYFILL, BROOKS: Led the Lions to a 67-7 win over St. John Paul II Catholic with 173 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries.
CHANCE BATES, COLBERT COUNTY: Rushed for 151 yards and two TDs and J’Daryus Nance added 128 yards and three TDs in the Indians’ 42-7 win over Colbert County.
EVAN CROWE, HACKLEBURG: Crowe scored three touchdowns, including a 91-yard run, and finished with 145 yards rushing, in Hackleburg’s 41-6 win over Vina. Teammate Stone Fincher added 145 yards rushing and three scores in the win.
DYLAN CHANDLER, COLBERT HEIGHTS: Rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries as Colbert Heights beat Lauderdale County 28-13.
TRENTIN DUPPER, DECATUR: Ran for 140 yards and a touchdown and completed 11-of-14 passes for 127 yards and a TD in a 24-13 win over Hartselle.

 

 

PASS RECEIVING
C.J. EDWARDS, FAIRHOPE: Snared nine passes for 232 yards and four touchdowns as Fairhope defeated Murphy 46-26 on Thursday night. Edwards also had a 58-yard run to set up another score.
MAHJA ARMSTRONG, FOLEY: Caught four passes, all for touchdowns, and 216 yards in the Lions’ 45-7 win over Mary Montgomery.
LIALLEN DAILEY, PINSON VALLEY: Caught four passes for 173 yards and three touchdowns in a 55-7 victory over Gardendale.
CAL TAYLOR, HALEYVILLE: Hauled in12 receptions for 162 yards in the Lions’ 20-14 win over Dora.
DEMONTREZ BROWN, BOB JONES: Chosen an Alabama All-Star for the upcoming 31st annual Alabama-Mississippi Game in December, Brown had 156 yards receiving and all three Patriots touchdowns in a 21-0 win over Grissom.

CARSON CARVER, SAND ROCK: Caught four passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns (73 and 68 yards) in the Wildcats’ 48-27 win at Collinsville.
B.J. ANDERSON, ANDALUSIA: Caught eight passes for 141 yards and a TD in the Bulldogs’ 52-28 win over W.S. Neal.
LOGAN TURBYFILL, BROOKS: Caught five passes for 103 yards and three touchdowns in a 67-7 win over St. John Paul II Catholic. His scoring plays covered 18, 32 and 27 yards.
CHRIS HOPE, JAMES CLEMENS:  Hauled in six passes for 103 yards and a pair of 10-yard touchdowns and had a 53-yard reception that set up a TD in a 33-7 win over Buckhorn.
DEVONTAE HOUSTON, HANDLEY: Totaled 211 yards on 14 touches and scored four touchdowns as defending 4A state champion Handley beat Dadeville 46-20 to post its first win of the season, a 46-20 victory. Houston rushed 11 times for 120 yards and three touchdowns and caught three passes for 90 yards and another score.

 

DEFENSE
ETHAN CASELBERRY, SPARKMAN: Had three interceptions for the Senators in a 38-13 win over Gadsden City to clinch Sparkman’s first playoff berth since 2006.

MARSHALL CLARK, MUNFORD: Recorded 19 tackles, including 1.5 sacks, and a pass break-up on defense and added nine catches for 92 yards and two TDs on offense in a 28-7 victory over Childersburg.

DEVON MATTHEWS, WENONAH: Recorded seven sacks as the Dragons limited Fairfield to 97 total yards in a 34-0 win over the Tigers.

TYLER ELLENBURG, WICKSBURG: Led Wicksburg’s defense with a team-leading eight tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery as the Panthers blanked Providence Christian 21-0.
CALEB JORDAN, SAMSON: Recorded 16 tackles an interception in the last four minutes of the game to preserve the Tigers’ 22-21 win over G.W. Long.
ETHAN BAKER, OPP: Had 13 tackles, including a quarterback sack, in a 29-19 loss to Geneva.

ZYDARIEN BROWN, HOUSTON COUNTY: Had 17 tackles and teammate Dorien Collier had 15 in the Lions’ 48-14 win over Kinston.
JOE JONES, PLEASANT GROVE: Intercepted two passes, returning one 45 yards for a touchdown, and recovered a fumble in a 41-8 victory over Woodlawn.


SPECIAL TEAMS
JACQUEZ ALLEN, HOOVER: Returned the second-half kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown in a 17-7 victory over Vestavia Hills.
STARLING THOMAS, RAMSAY: Thomas, named to the Alabama All-Star Team last week, returned a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns in a 53-35 victory over Carroll.
BRYCESON MASSEY, MCGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC: Scored a pair of TDs – one on a blocked punt and the other on a fumble recovery – as the Jackets beat Baker 48-6.
MONTRELL CAMPBELL, MADISON ACADEMY:  Returned a kickoff 65 yards for the go-ahead TD with 5:32 left in the game in a 26-22 win at North Jackson.


Two Quarterbacks, Kicker/Punter Finalize 2017 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic

     MONTGOMERY – Two quarterbacks and a placekicker/punter fill out the 40-player Alabama All-Star Team that will face Mississippi in the 31th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 16 at the University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg.
     The roster, comprised of current high school seniors, was being released by position this week. Defensive linemen were announced Monday, offensive linemen on Tuesday, linebackers and defensive end on Wednesday, running backs Thursday, defensive backs Friday and receivers Saturday.
     The quarterbacks/kickers were officially announced Sunday to close out the player series, according to Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association. 
     The annual all-star contest is an event of the AHSADCA and the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) and the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC). Steve Smith of Piedmont is serving as Alabama’s head coach.
     The quarterbacks selected are James Foster of Sidney Lanier and Jack West of Saraland, and the place-kicking and punting duties will be handled by Ethan McPherson of Fort Payne.  West has committed to Stanford University, Foster has committed to Missouri and McPherson has announced plans to sign with Mississippi State.
    Photos, videos, statistics and other information on each of the all-stars can be found at www.ahsaanow.com.

   The all-star game, which has been played annually since 1988, was played in Mississippi for the first time in 2015 with Mississippi winning 28-21. Alabama rebounded to win 25-14 last year at Cramton Bowl and improved its edge in the series to 22-8.
      The game will be televised live over the Raycom Network of stations in Mississippi and Alabama. The contest will also be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network.


Five Receivers and Tight End Selected for 2017 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic

     MONTGOMERY – Six receivers and a tight end have been selected to the 40-player Alabama All-Star Team that will face Mississippi in the 31th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 16 at the University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg.
     The roster, comprised of current high school seniors, was being released by position this week. Defensive linemen were announced Monday, offensive linemen on Tuesday, linebackers and defensive end on Wednesday, running backs Thursday, defensive backs Friday and quarterbacks and a kicker Sunday.
     The wide receivers and tight end selections were officially announced Saturday, according to Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association. 
     The annual all-star contest is an event of the AHSADCA and the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) and the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC). Steve Smith of Piedmont is serving as Alabama’s head coach.
     The tight end selected is Michael Parker of Westminster Christian. The receivers include: Demontrez Brown, Bob Jones; Shedrick Jackson, Hoover; Anquaevious Pollard, Lanett; Justyn Ross, Central-Phenix City; Seth Williams, Paul Bryant; and Nathaniel Watson, Maplesville, was chosen in the athlete position.
    Photos, videos, statistics and other information on each of the all-stars can be found at www.ahsaa.now.

   The all-star game, which has been played annually since 1988, was played in Mississippi for the first time in 2015 with Mississippi winning 28-21. Alabama rebounded to win 25-14 last year at Cramton Bowl and improved its edge in the series to 22-8.
      The game will be televised live over the Raycom Network of stations in Mississippi and Alabama. The contest will also be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network.



Six Outstanding Defensive Backs Selected For 2017 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic

     MONTGOMERY – Six outstanding defensive backs have been chosen for the 40-player Alabama All-Star Team that will face Mississippi in the 31th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 16 at the University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg.
     The roster, comprised of current high school seniors, is being released this year by position this week. Defensive linemen were announced Monday, offensive linemen on Tuesday, linebackers and defensive end on Wednesday and running backs Thursday. Wide receivers/tight ends will be announced Saturday and quarterbacks/kickers on Sunday, according to Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association. 
     The annual all-star contest is an event of the AHSADCA and the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) and the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC). Steve Smith of Piedmont is serving as Alabama’s head coach.
     The defensive backs selected include: Jalyn Armour-Davis, St. Paul’s Episcopal; CarDamien Daniels, Homewood; Jakorey Hawkins, R.E. Lee-Montgomery; Kevontae Ruggs, R.E. Lee-Montgomery;
Cardavion Myers, Piedmont; and Starling Thomas, Ramsay.
    Photos, videos, statistics and other information on each of the all-stars can be found at www.ahsaa.now.

     The remaining members of the squad will be released in the following order:
     Saturday, Oct. 21: Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
     Sunday, Oct. 22: Quarterbacks/Kickers
   The all-star game, which has been played annually since 1988, was played in Mississippi for the first time in 2015 with Mississippi winning 28-21. Alabama rebounded to win 25-14 last year at Cramton Bowl and improved its edge in the series to 22-8.
      The game will be televised live over the Raycom Network of stations in Mississippi and Alabama. The contest will also be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network.


Four Strong Running Backs Announced For 2017 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic

     MONTGOMERY – Four strong running backs have been chosen for the 40-player Alabama All-Star Team that will face Mississippi in the 31th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 16 at the University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg.
     The roster, comprised of current high school seniors, is being released this year by position this week. Defensive linemen were announced Monday, offensive linemen on Tuesday, linebackers and defensive end on Wednesday and defensive backs will be released Friday, according to Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association. 
     The annual all-star contest is an event of the AHSADCA and the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) and the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC). Steve Smith of Piedmo
nt is serving as Alabama’s head coach.
     The running backs selected include: Carlos Davis, Muscle Shoals; Asa Martin, Austin; Clay Stearns, Mountain Brook; and LaDamian Webb, Beauregard. Webb was selected Mr. Football as a junior after rushing for 3,242 yards and scoring 53 touchdowns. He led Beauregard to the Class 5A state title last season with a Super 7 record 51 carries and 359 yards in the 33-13 win over Wenonah. He scored all five touchdowns for the Hornets.
     Photos, videos, statistics and other information on each of the all-stars can be found at www.ahsaanow.com.

 

     The remaining members of the squad will be released in the following order:
     Friday, Oct. 20: Defensive Backs
     Saturday, Oct. 21: Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
     Sunday, Oct. 22: Quarterbacks/Kickers
   The game, which has been played annually since 1988, was played in Mississippi for the first time in 2015 with Mississippi winning 28-21. Alabama rebounded to win 25-14 last year at Cramton Bowl and improved its edge in the series to 22-8.
      The game will be televised live over the Raycom Network of stations in Mississippi and Alabama. The contest will also be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network.


Linebackers and Defensive Ends Announced For 2017 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic

     MONTGOMERY – Seven linebackers/defensive ends have been chosen for the 40-player Alabama All-Star Team that will face Mississippi in the 31th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 16 at the University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg.
     The roster, comprised of current high school seniors, is being released this year by position this week. Defensive linemen were announced Monday, offensive linemen on Tuesday and the team’s running backs will be released Thursday, according to Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association. 
     The annual all-star contest is an event of the AHSADCA and the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) and the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC). Steve Smith of Piedmont is serving as Alabama’s head coach.
     The linebackers/defensive ends selected include: Ethan Edmondson, Scottsboro; La’Dedric Jackson, Sidney Lanier; Jacquez Jones, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa; Kade Koler, Bob Jones; Gavin Lewis, Bob Jones; Josh Marsh, Decatur; and Jalen Rayam, Thompson.
     Photos, videos, statistics and other information on each of the all-stars can be found at www.ahsaa.now.

     The remaining members of the squad will be released in the following order:
     Thursday, Oct. 19: Running Backs
     Friday, Oct. 20: Defensive Backs
     Saturday, Oct. 21: Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
     Sunday, Oct. 22: Quarterbacks/Kickers

   
The game, which has been played annually since 1988, was played in Mississippi for the first time in 2015 with Mississippi winning 28-21. Alabama rebounded to win 25-14 last year at Cramton Bowl and improved its edge in the series to 22-8.
      The game will be televised live over the Raycom Network of stations in Mississippi and Alabama. The contest will also be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network.

 

 

Roster is attached


Eight Offensive Linemen Selected for 2017 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic Announced

     MONTGOMERY – Eight offensive linemen have been chosen for the 40-player Alabama All-Star Team that will face Mississippi in the 31th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 16 at the University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg.
     The roster, comprised of current high school seniors, is being released this year by position this week. Defensive linemen were announced Monday, offensive linemen today and the team’s linebackers and defensive end on Wednesday according to Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association. 
     The annual all-star contest is an event of the AHSADCA and the Alabama High School Athletic Association and the Mississippi Association of Coaches. Steve Smith of Piedmont is serving as Alabama’s head coach.
     The offensive linemen selected include: Jake Andrews, Stanhope Elmore; Grant Betts, Spanish Fort; Cameron Hill, Lee-Montgomery; Marcus “Tank” Jenkins, Park Crossing; Mike Maye, Hoover; Marquice Robinson, Austin; Jahlil Ryles, Central-Phenix City; Kameron Stutts, Brooks.
     Photos, videos, statistics and other information on each of the all-stars can be found at www.ahsaa.now.

     The remaining members of the squad will be released in the following order:
     Wednesday, Oct. 18: Linebacker/Defensive Ends
     Thursday, Oct. 19: Running Backs
     Friday, Oct. 20: Defensive Backs
     Saturday, Oct. 21: Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
     Sunday, Oct. 22: Quarterbacks/Kickers


Defensive Line Released Monday All-Star Squad for 2017 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic to be Announced by Position

     MONTGOMERY – The 40-player Alabama All-Star Team that will face Mississippi in the 31th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game Dec. 16 at the University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg has been selected.
     The roster, comprised of current high school seniors, is being released this year by position this week, beginning with the five defensive linemen selected, as announced by Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association. 
     The annual contest is an event of the AHSADCA and the Alabama High School Athletic Association and the Mississippi Association of Coaches. Steve Smith of Piedmont is serving as Alabama’s head coach.
     The defensive linemen selected include: KaDarian Hill, Eufaula; Allen Love, Huffman; Marese McBride, Daphne; Coynis Miller, Jackson-Olin; and Timaje Porter, Theodore.
     Photos, videos and other information on each of the linemen can be found at
www.ahsaa.now.

     The remaining members of the squad will be released in the following order:
     Tuesday, Oct. 17: Offense Linemen
     Wednesday, Oct. 18: Linebacker/Defensive Ends
     Thursday, Oct. 19: Running Backs
     Friday, Oct. 20: Defensive Backs
     Saturday, Oct. 21: Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
     Sunday, Oct. 22: Quarterbacks/Kickers
    
   The game was played for the first time in Mississippi in 2015 with Mississippi winning 28-21. Alabama rebounded to win 25-14 last year at Cramton Bowl and improved their edge in the series to 22-8.
    Smith’s coaching staff includes David Faulkner, Enterprise (offensive coordinator); Paul Benefield, Fyffe (defensive coordinator); Brent Hubbert, Maplesville; Larry Strain, Handley; Rueben Nelson, Ramsay; Rob Carter, Beauregard; Jeremy Perkins, Austin; James Blanchard, Piedmont (scout coach); Billy Odom, Michael Summers and Randy White (administrative coaches).
      The game will be televised live over the Raycom Network of stations in Mississippi and Alabama. The contest will also be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network.

 

AHSADCA/AHSAA

2017 ALABAMA

ALL-STAR FOOTBALL TEAM

#

First Name

Last Name

School

HT

WT

POS

Coach

64

KaDarian

Hill

Eufaula

6'2

285

DL

Bryan Moore

68

Allen

Love

Huffman

6'3

280

DL

Alex Wilson

93

Coynis

Miller

Jackson-Olin

6'3

295

DL

Tim Vakakes

95

Timaje

Porter

Theodore

6'3

325

DL

Eric Collier

66

Marese

McBride

Daphne

6'2

260

DT

Kenny King

OFFENIVE LINEMEN COMING TUESDAY

Coaches

Steve Smith, Piedmont

Head Coach

David Faulkner, Enterprise

Offensive Coordinator/QB/RB

Paul Benefield, Fyffe

Defensive Coordinator/LB

Brent Hubbert, Maplesville

Outside Linebacker Coach

Larry Strain, Handley

Wide Receiver Coach

Rueben Nelson, Ramsay

Secondary Coach

Rob Carter, Beauregard

Offensive Line Coach

Jeremy Perkins, Austin

Defensive Line Coach

James Blanchard, Piedmont

Scout Coach

Billy Odom

Administrative Coach

Michael Summers

Administrative Coach

Randy White

Administrative Coach