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.



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