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AHSAA Zero Week Prep Spotlight A Year Makes A Big Difference as Austin Black Bears Beat Spain Park in 3-OT Thriller

    What a difference a year made for Austin High School’s Black Bears! 
    Last season Coach Jeremy Perkins’ team lost to Spain Park on a late field goal 5-3 to open the 2014 prep football season. Last Friday, it was the Austin that kicked the winning field goal when Ivan Torres booted a 17-yarder through the uprights in the third overtime to give the Black Bears a 38-35 season-opening victory.
     The triple-overtime victory thrusted Austin into the Alabama High School Athletic Association Prep Spotlight for Week Zero of the prep football season.
     The Black Bears battled through a frustrating 2-8 season in 2014 that included a 28-26 setback versus Buckhorn in the second game and five losses coming by less than a touchdown.
      “After a while it can get in your head and shake your confidence,” Perkins said. “It was great to win this kind of game for a change. The biggest thing we are taking from this is confidence and momentum.”
     Running back Asa Martin had 29 carries for 280 yards and four touchdowns, Perkins said. He also caught a 66-yard TD pass and added 20 yards on two kick returns to finish with 366 total yards.
     “Asa had a complete game,” Perkins said. “He also played well on defense (at linebacker) and our quarterback Victor Garth also rushed for 100 yards.”
     Torres, a senior who joined the football team for the first time last spring, missed two tough-angle field goals, including one in the first overtime and one from 47 yards out.  He nailed the final one, however, that counted most.
    Austin led 14-7 at the half, then 21-14, then 21-20 in the fourth quarter when the Black Bears registered one of its three blocked kicks on the ensuing extra point. The lead extended to 28-20 late when the Jaguars scored and tied the game with a successful two-point conversion.
     Neither team scored in the first overtime with both missing field goals. In the second overtime  Austin scored on first down to take a 35-28 lead and Spain Park scored on fourth down to tie the game. In the third OT, the Black Bears defense held on three downs and Eric Washington blocked the Jags’ field-goal attempt to set up Torres’ winning kick.
     “Even though we finished 2-8 last season, we didn’t panic,” Perkins said. “We had a chance to win every game we played. We are in a very tough region. We didn’t have to make major adjustments and didn’t have many holes to fill.  The biggest thing our kids needed was the belief that they could make the plays to win. I think this was a big step in the right direction.”
     Austin’s team performance edged another outstanding team effort as Thompson High School, reeling after going 0-10 in 2014, beat Wetumpka 37-13 as new head coach Mark Freeman opened his tenure as the Warriors’ head coach. Freeman, 165-37 over in his 17-year head-coaching career, came to Thompson after going 50-7 in four seasons at Spanish Fort where his teams won two Class 5A state championships.
    Senior T.J. Rayam anchored a defensive front that sacked Wetumpka six times and limited the Indians to only 73 rushing yards on the night.  Carlos Stephens rushed for 125 yards on 25 carries for an offense that scored three touchdowns in the first four minutes of the game.
     In other top performances reported for Week Zero of the 2015 season:

RUSHING
TRE’ NATION, LEEDS: Gained 211 yards on 24 carries with two touchdowns in a 19-14 season-opening loss to Madison Academy in the 10th annual Champions Challenge Classic at Cramton Bowl that pitted the defending 4A state champs versus the defending 3A state champs.
MALIK MILLER, MADISON ACADEMY: Ran for 146 yards on 24 carries and scored once as the Mustangs avenged their only loss from last season with a 2015 season-opening 19-14 win over defending 4A state champion Leeds in the 10th annual Champion Challenge. MA’s current winning streak extended to 15 in a row with the win televised statewide by Raycom Network from Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl.
ANDREW BROWN, WINSTON COUNTY: The Yellow Jackets’ running back had 18 carries for 206 yards and three touchdowns in Winston County’s 28-19 win over Haleyville. He also had 13 tackles from his linebacker position on defense.
COLTON KNIGHT, REHOBETH: Rushed for 202 yards and a touchdown in the Rebels' 20-13 win over Ashford, snapping a six-game losing streak to their Houston County rivals.
DALTON PARKS, DAR: After missing the second half of the season last year with an injury, the Patriots running back returned with 202 yards rushing and a touchdown on 17 carries to lead DAR over Douglas 27-7 in a Marshall County rivalry game. Quarterback T.J. Steele also passed for 107 yards and two touchdowns in the win. 
JAMARIUS MAYFIELD, SHELBY COUNTY: Rushed for 190 yards and two touchdowns on 11 attempts to lead the Wildcats past Jemison 42-6.
DEVONTA JOHNSON, CHEROKEE: Totaled 186 yards rushing and scored five touchdowns to lead Cherokee to a 43-7 season-opening win over R.A. Hubbard.
DAWSON DRAKE, CULLMAN: Made the transition from receiver to running back this season with style gaining 169 yards on 23 rush attempts as the Bearcats downed Arab 56-7. He ran for one TD, caught four passes for 35 yards and had an 8-yard reception for two-point conversion after a penalty backed Cullman up.  Ethan McMinn also had six carries – all inside the Arab 20 – and scored three of the Bearcats’ seven rushing touchdowns. He also had an interception on defense.
SHAQUILLE TERRY, McADORY: Needed only 10 carries to gain 153 yards as the Jackets beat Bibb County 41-14. He scored three rushing touchdowns.
TYRE GRAY, BENJAMIN RUSSELL: Rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns on 11 attempts and threw for another score to lead Benjamin Russell to a 33-14 win over B.C. Rain.
NIC ROLLO, COLD SPRINGS: The junior rushed for 138 yards and three touchdowns on just nine carries, all in the first half, and the Panthers rolled to a 41-14 win over Brilliant. He ran for a 65-yard TD on the first play from scrimmage to start the 2015 season with a bang.
DEKARLOS BILLINGSLEY, SCOTTSBORO: Had 22 carries for 120 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-21 loss to Dalton Georgia Friday night and also had three tackles on defense.


PASSING

DALTON SINQUEFIELD, SMITHS STATION: The senior quarterback rushed for 76 yards on six carries, scored two touchdowns and was 14-of-26 passing for 317 yards and two more scores as the Panthers thumped Americus, GA, in the season opener 41-13.
TY PIGROME, CLAY-CHALKVILLE: The defending Class 6A state champions won their 16th game in a row beating Blackman (TN) 38-7 at Murfreesboro as the senior quarterback completed 17-of-27 passes for 297 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for 59 yards and another TD.
MONTY TURNER, FLORENCE: Passed for 286 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Falcons past Shades Valley 38-13.
ORLANDO LACEY, OPP: Completed 10-of-12 passes for 183 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 153 yards on 13 carries with three touchdowns in a 44-27 win over Luverne.
K.D. DAVIS, BESSEMER CITY: Completed 16-of-21 passes for 284 yards and three touchdowns as the Tigers thumped Hueytown 34-6.
JORDAN KING, SLOCOMB:
Completed 15-of-17 passes for 228 yards with two touchdowns and added a rushing touchdown in the 31-26 win over Geneva. He played just three quarters before missing the final quarter because of cramps.
GRAYSON EDGEMON, MADISON ACADEMY: Making his starting QB debut, the junior was 10-of-13 passing for 200 yards and one score in a 19-14 win over Leeds at the Champion Challenge played at Cramton Bowl.
WIL APPLETON, ALBERTVILLE: The junior quarterback was 12-of-15 passing for 182 yards and a touchdown in Albertville's 35-7 win over Columbia in veteran head coach Dale Pruitt's first game as the Aggies' coach. Appleton also rushed 5 and 36 yards for touchdowns.
BRADLEY NORTHCUTT, AUBURN: Rushed 27 times for 160 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 117 yards and a TD in the Tigers' 45-38 Class 7A win over Gadsden City.

SLADE PRICE, CARVER-MONTGOMERY: Price was 18-of-25 passing for 338 yards and two touchdowns in his debut as the Wolverines quarterback as Carver fell 37-30 to Bob Jones in the Champions Challenge at Cramton Bowl. The game was officially a preseason jamboree game.  Xavier Lane had nine catches for 132 yards and a score and Darrion Steele had six for 142 yards and a score.
BRADY POLSON, BOB JONES: Was 16-of-25 passing for 159 yards and a touchdown in just over a half of play in the Patriots’ 37-30 Champions Challenge win over Carver-Montgomery.

PASS RECEIVING
JAKOBI BYRD, FLORENCE: Caught six passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns covering 49 and 58 yards as the Falcons beat Shades Valley 38-13.
T.J. SIMMONS, CLAY-CHALKVILLE: Caught four passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns as the Cougars went out-of-state to beat Blackman (TN) 38-7 at Murfreesboro.

DEFENSE
JAVARIA NALLS, SHEFFIELD: Had two interceptions, returning one 40 yards for a TD, as Sheffield beat Mars Hill Bible 49-7. The Bulldogs finished with six interceptions on the night.
XAVIER LANE, GORDO: Returned an interception 95 yards in the Green Wave’s 28-21 Champions Challenge preseason game win over Glencoe. A few minutes earlier, teammate Pat Manning streaked 95 yards on a rush from scrimmage for another Gordo TD.
JAE-LYN RUSS, TALLADEGA: The defensive end forced three fumbles in Talladega’s 14-6 win over Talladega County Central.

ROBBIE ORFIELD, MADISON ACADEMY: Had nine tackles, including two sacks resulting in 20 yards in losses, as the Mustangs beat Leeds 19-14 in the Champions Challenge at Cramton Bowl.

 

SPECIAL TEAMS

DERRICK UNDERWOOD, HOMEWOOD: Returned a kickoff 90 yards for a game-tying touchdown in the first quarter and finished with 270 all-purpose yards as the Patriots beat Decatur 28-15. Underwood rushed for 143 yards on 25 carries and also caught three passes for 35 yards in the win.
KOBE BAGGETT, DOTHAN: Punted four times for 45.0-yard average and also caught three passes for 66 yards, including a 41-yard touchdown pass, in Dothan's 43-22 loss to Navarre (FL).


10th annual Champions Challenge Bob Jones Beats Carver-Montgomery 37-30

     Bob Jones High School rolled up 272 of its 336 total yards in the first half Saturday night to down Carver-Montgomery 37-30 in the final game of the 2015 AHSAA Champions Challenge Football Classic at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl.
    The win by Coach Kevin Rose’s Patriots from Madison wrapped up Saturday’s AHSAA doubleheader hosted by the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA).  Gordo beat Glencoe 28-21 in the early game Saturday and Madison Academy downed Leeds 19-14 in Friday night’s Champion Challenge opener. Friday’s game was a regular-season contest that opened the season for both teams while Saturday’s two games were preseason jamboree games.
        Bob Jones jumped out to a 30-9 halftime lead before Carver stormed back with 21 unanswered points in the third quarter to tie the game at 30 all heading into the final quarter.  Wolverines quarterback Slade Price, making his first start for Coach Billy Gresham’s squad, scored on a 1-yard run to start the third-quarter rally at the 6:51 mark. He then found Xavier Lane on a 39-yard strike for the second TD two minutes later, and Daron Jenkins scored on a 6-yard run with 39 seconds left in the period to tie the game.
     The Patriots got the lead back quickly when Brad Anderson returned the following kickoff for 57 yards to the Carver 35-yard line to set up Derek Marion’s 14-yard TD reception from Collins Hess four plays later.  Although the Wolverines moved the ball well in the final quarter, Bob Jones kept them out of the end zone to seal the victory.
      Miles Strickland scored three touchdowns  in the first half for Bob Jones, which opens its season next Friday at Decatur. The senior had 12 carries for 68 yards, all in the first half. He opened the scoring with a 5-yard TD run at 9:13 of the first period to cap an eight-play, 70-yard drive to start the game. He tacked on a 1-yard TD with 2:05 left in the half to put the finishing touches on a 71-yard, 12 play march. He also caught a 37-yard TD pass from Milkhi Stewart late in the first period.
      Starting Patriots quarterback Brady Polson connected with Derek Marion for a 21-yard TD midway through the second period.  Matt Stephenson closed out the first-half scoring with a 40-yard field goal on the last play of the half.
    Carver starting quarterback Slade Price found receiver Darrion Steele behind the Bob Jones secondary for a 49-yard touchdown pass with 6:13 left in the second period.  In the first quarter, Kaleb Mosley kicked a 36-yard field goal for Coach Billy Gresham’s Wolverines. Another field goal try failed when it hit the goalpost left upright.
    Polson finished 16-of-25 passing for 159 yards and a TD. Collins Hess and Milkhi Stewart each completed a pass to give the Patriots 210 passing yards on the night.   Strickland and Stewart each finished with four catches for 62 and 49 yards, respectively.
    Price was 18-of-25 for Carver for 338 yards and two scores.  Lane was his favorite target with nine catches for 132 yards and a score, and Darrion Steele had six receptions for 142 yards and a TD.  Channy James was the Wolverines’ leading rusher with 33 yards on eight carries.  Carver finished with 386 total yards to out-gain the Patriots by 50 yards.
    Carlos Davis led the Bob Jones defense with seven tackles. A.J. Harris and Jay Hawthorne  also had one interception each.  Brandon Northern and Antonio Nelson sparked the Wolverines defense with eight tackles each. Quandre Giles and Eric Blow also had seven tackles apiece.

10th annual Champions Challenge Big Plays Help Gordo Beat Glencoe 28-21

     Gordo High School used two big plays in the second half and a tenacious defensive effort to post a 28-21 victory over Glencoe in the 10th annual AHSAA Champions Challenge Football Classic at Cramton Bowl Saturday.  
     The Classic is an event of the AHSAA and is hosted annually by the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl. The Class 3A battle was the second of three games in the 2015 series. Class 7A Bob Jones and Class 6A Carver-Montgomery met in the final game Saturday night, and Madison Academy beat Leeds 19-14 on Friday in the first game.
      The MA-Leeds game was the regular-season opener for those teams while the final two games were considered preseason jamboree games.
        Leading 14-7 at intermission thanks to a punishing offensive attack and even stronger defense, Coach Ryan Lolley’s Green Wave struck with lightning speed midway through the third period when  Pat Manning streaked through a gaping hole for 95 yards to give Gordo a 21-7 lead at 7:04 of the third quarter.
       Glencoe, anchored by a talented offensive front, responded with an 11-play, 81-yard drive that ended with Aaron Bush hauling in an 18-yard pass in the corner of the end zone to close the gap to 21-14 with 1:49 left in the third. The Yellow Jackets, coached by Lee Ozmint, got the ball back with 11:49 left in the fourth quarter and mounted another time-consuming drive using 13 snaps to move from their own 37-yard line to the Gordo 11. With 4:34 remaining, however, the Green Wave lightning struck again when defensive back Xavier Lanier picked off a pass at the 5-yard line and raced 95 yards for the TD as Gordo jumped back ahead 28-14.
     Glencoe responded once again, though, driving 70 yards in nine plays to cut the lead to 28-21 with 47 seconds left when Taylor Daugherty scored on a 6-yard scamper.
    The onside kick that followed sailed out of bounds and Gordo needed only two snaps to run out the clock.
    Gordo led 14-7 at the half with the first score coming on an 11-play, 64-yard march to open the game. It culminated with Collin Herring scoring on a 5-yard run. Will Hankins’ kick gave the Green Wave a 7-0 lead with 6:35 left in the quarter. Glencoe tied the contest early in the second quarter following a 49-yard punt return by Pace Ozmint to the Gordo 1-yard line. Chase Wilson bulled in for the score on the next play, and Andrew Long kicked the extra point to tie the game at 7-7.
      Gordo tight end Ben Davis, considered one of the top senior prospects in the Southeast, turned a short pass from Koy Chapman into a 24-yard TD reception with 3:23 left in the half to close out the first-half scoring.
Only 12 yards separated the two teams’ total yards with Glencoe rolling up 115 rushing, 150 passing while Gordo gained 193 yards on the ground and 60 passing for 253 yards.  Manning was the game’s leading rusher with 123 yards rushing on eight carries for Gordo.  Malcolm Nicholson also added 41 on 13 carries and Chapman was 5-of-7 passing for 60 yards.  Davis finished with two catches for 36 yards.
    Wilson completed 12-of-18 passes for 150 yards and one TD for Glencoe. Pace Ozmint had five receptions for 76 yards, and Dalton Roberts had four for 35 yards. Wilson also rushed for 39 yards on 15 carries, and Taylor Daugherty had 62 on 16 carries.
    Tyree Hurst had 11 tackles, Dee Jones had nine, Davis and Herring had eight each to lead the Green Wave defense.   Austin Bush had 10 stops and Ozmint had nine to lead the Jackets.


10th annual Champions Challenge Madison Academy Nips Leeds 19-14 In Battle of Defending State Champs

     Madison Academy edged Leeds in the battle of defending state champions Friday night – beating Leeds 19-14 in the AHSAA’s 10th annual Champions Challenge prep football classic at Cramton Bowl.
     The game hosted by the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA), was the first of three in the classic to be played at Cramton Bowl this weekend and officially opened the 2015 AHSAA football season.  Saturday’s double-header kicks off at 5 p.m. Saturday with 2014 Class 3A playoff semifinalists Glencoe and Gordo at 5 p.m., followed by Carver-Montgomery and Bob Jones in the big school finale at 7:30.
     All games are being televised live by AHSAA TV partner Raycom Media over its Raycom affiliates’ D-2 channels. At WSFA TV 12 in Montgomery the games can be found on the NBC station’s Bounce Channel. The AHSAA Radio Network is also broadcasting the games live over the internet. See www.ahsaa.com for the link.
     Coach Eric Cohu’s Class 3A state champion Mustangs (1-0) extended their current winning to 15 games with the win over the Class 4A Green Wave (0-1), which had a seven-game winning streak snapped in the process.  Leeds beat Madison Academy 28-24 to open last season – ending the Mustangs’ 25-game win streak at the time. Coach Keith Etheredge’s team went on to finish 14-1 and win the Class 4A state title at Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium last December in the Super 7 state finals. Madison Academy won its next 14 games to also finish 14-1 and won the 3A state title at AU for its third state crown in a row.
     Madison Academy’s punishing ground game dominated the first half and then sealed the victory by grinding out a 19-play drive that started at the Mustangs’ own 20-yard line and ended up at the Leeds 16 to eat up the final 8:20 of the game.
      The Mustangs had the ball for all but four plays in the first quarter and for 29 of the 47 plays in the first 24 minutes.  Still, the Green Wave was still tied 0-0 until Kishawn Matthews’ 5-yard run at 7:29 of the second period gave MA the lead 7-0.  Senior running back Malik Miller was the workhorse with 146 yards rushing on 24 carries made it 13-0 with a 15-yard TD run with 3:10 to go in the half.
     Coach Keith Etheredge’s Green Wave did mount some offense late in the second quarter and carried that momentum into the second half behind senior Tre’ Nation picking up most of game-high 211 yards rushing in the second half. He had 24 carries and scored both Leeds touchdowns on runs of 2 and 9 yards.  His final TD came with 8:20 to play, setting up MA’s final march.
     Quarterback Grayson Edgmon was 10-of-13 passing for 200 yards for the Mustangs. His 19-yard TD pass to Cole Tomlinson on fourth down with 22 seconds left in the third period turned out to be the play of the game.
      Tomlinson finished with four catches for 67 yards and Jaelin Ferdinand added three grabs for 72 yards.
     Madison Academy ran 53 offensive plays for 353 total yards. Leeds had 39 rushes for 235 yards. The Green Wave did not complete a pass.
    Robbie Orfield led Madison Academy on defense with nine tackles including two sacks.  Tomlinson had seven and Bronson Schad, seven.   Kori Freeman led Leeds with eight tackles while Nation,  Josephus Smith and Alex Nickell had seven each.
    The Mustangs won the time of possession battle keeping the ball for 28:12 and Leeds for just 19:48.

10th Annual Champions Challenge Set for Cramton Bowl Friday, Saturday

            Six high schools, including two defending state champions and two 2014 semifinalists, will play Friday night and Saturday at Cramton Bowl as the 10th annual Champions Challenge officially kicks off the 2015 prep football season for the Alabama High School Athletic Association.
            The head coaches and selected players gathered at the AHSAA Tuesday for the Champions Challenge press conference. Media on hand came in early for the annual AHSAA Media Day. Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange was on hand to welcome the media there to cover the press conference.
           Three-time defending Class 3A state champion Madison Academy  will be riding a 14-game winning streak into Friday night’s Champions Challenge opener against defending Class 4A state champion Leeds.  Kickoff will be at 7 p.m.  The Mustangs lost to the Green Wave 27-24 in the season opener last season at Huntsville – a loss that snapped a 25-game winning streak.
          Coach Eric Cohu’s team rebounded to win 14 in a row, beating Glencoe 31-28 on a last-second field goal in the Class 3A semifinals and then beat Dale County 70-34 in the 3A championship game at Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium last December.
          Leeds won seven in a row to open the 2014 season, then lost to Dadeville 20-14, then Coach Keith Etheredge’s Green Wave reeled off seven more wins to claim their third state title since 2009 with a 30-0 triumph over Deshler in the 4A finals at Jordan-Hare.
          Etheredge, 94-32, has seen his team compile a 66-7 on-the-field record over the last five years while Cohu’s team has gone 64-7 during that same stretch. Leeds posted four shutouts in five playoff wins last season, outscoring those opponents 206-14. Madison Academy scored 722 points on the season. Cohu has a 114-22 overall record including 76-10 with the Mustangs.
          The Champions Challenge will continue on Saturday with a double-header featuring Class 3A semifinalists Glencoe and Gordo in the 5 p.m. game at Cramton Bowl and Class 6A Carver-Montgomery versus Class 7A Bob Jones in the final game at 7:30 p.m.
         Gordo , 13-1 last year, lost on the final play of its semifinal game versus Dale County  32-28. The Green Wave of Coach Ryan Lolley has compiled a 20-5 record in his two seasons as head coach. Led by linebacker Ben Davis, Gordo touts a strong defensive team – reflective of the school’s storied history dating back to its first season in 1915. The Green Wave has a 555-348-32 record overall during that span. Glencoe, which fielded its first team in 1922, is 491-381-26 overall with Coach Lee Ozmint’s Yellow Jackets compiling a 45-16 record over the last five seasons.
         Carver-Montgomery won the Class 6A, Region 2 title last season and finished 9-3 overall in 2014. The Wolverines have gone 38-12 in Coach Billy Gresham’s four seasons as head coach and are 46-16 over the last five seasons.  Bob Jones, 8-3 in 2014, finished second in Class 7A, Region 8 behind region winner Gadsden City.  The Patriots fell to Tuscaloosa County in the state playoffs last year 28-21.
        Coach Kevin Rose, who joined the Bob Jones staff in 2008, has been head coach the last seven seasons compiling a 57-15 record which ties for second among 7A schools during that span. Only defending 7A champion Hoover has won more games in that span.
         The Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) hosts the series, which played its first Champions Challenge at Cramton Bowl in 2006.
          Last year was the first year that schools have had 11 weeks to play 10 games and the first year for the new seven-classification system. Schools still have a choice whether to count any week one contest as a regular-season or jamboree contest. The Carver-Bob Jones and Gordo-Glencoe games will remain as exhibition games and will not count on either team's record since all four already have 10 regular-season games scheduled.  The Leeds vs. Madison Academy clash will be a regular-season game. Both schools will have 10 weeks to play their remaining nine games.
         All six schools are taking the playoff-type approach, however. “Our kids were really devastated with the season ended like it did last year,” Gordo’s Lolley said. “We are a hungry team. I am sure Glencoe felt the same way. We feel this is such a big honor to be able to kick off the season in the Champions Challenge on such a big stage.”
        The 2015 Champions Challenge will be televised live and web-streamed by AHSAA TV partner Raycom Media. Stations in the network can be found at www.ahsaa.com. The AHSAA Radio Network will also broadcast all three games live. The AHSAA Radio Network affiliates can also be found at www.ahsaa.com.  Live stats will also be available online at www.ahsaa.com.
        The Champions Challenge schedule is:

        Friday, August 21 – 7 p.m.: Madison Academy (14-1) vs. Leeds (14-1)
        Saturday, August 22 – 5 p.m.: Glencoe (13-1) vs. Gordo (13-1)

        Saturday, August 22 – 7:30 p.m.: Carver-Montgomery (9-3) vs. Bob Jones (8-3)

CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE HISTORY

2014
Spanish Fort 42, Stanhope Elmore 14
Opelika 20, Carver-Montgomery 16
Dadeville 14, Piedmont 8
2013

Benjamin Russell 28, Walker 14
Straughn 35, Walter Wellborn 26
Bob Jones 23, Enterprise 20
2012

Spanish Fort 33, Muscle Shoals 22
Central of Clay County 25, Beauregard 13
McGill-Toolen 27, Northridge 0
2011
Hueytown 36, Thomasville 27
Hamilton 38, Sweet Water 35
Daphne 24, Clay-Chalkville 21

2010
Opelika 34, Greenville 6
Auburn 30, Spain Park 3
Jackson 30, Trinity 8                                     

2009
Prattville 37, Carver-Montgomery 0
T.R. Miller 27, Leeds 7
Hoover 32, Oxford 27

2008
Prattville vs. Oxford, canceled due to inclement weather

2007
Prattville 36, North Gwinnett, Ga. 3

2006
Hoover 38, UMS-Wright 0
Clay-County 41, Addison 6


North Beats South 14-13 in 56th All-Star Football Game

    MONTGOMERY -- The North All-Stars captured the 56th AHSAA All-Star Football Game at Cramton Bowl Friday night with a 14-13 victory over the South. The South now holds a 30-24-2 edge in the series that dates back to 1948.
    Two first-quarter goal-line stands by the North defense limited the South to just two field goals and a blocked punt in South territory in late in the third quarter set up the winning touchdown drive.
     Trailing 13-7 with 2:25 remaining in the third period, Mortimer Jordan defensive end Dontrez Green blocked a South punt and then tackled South blocker Wade Castle of Dale County from behind to set up the North’s game-winning drive at the South 40-yard line. 
     North MVP, quarterback Blake Hawkins of Florence, directed a nine-play drive that climaxed with his second touchdown of the game with 8:29 remaining. Hawkins scooted in from the 8-yardf line to tie the game at 13-13 and place-kicker Enrique Aquilar kicked the extra point to put the North ahead for good.
    North head coach Lamar Harris of Hubbertville turned to his defense to keep the South out of the end zone, and the offense ate up 7:55 of the final 10 minutes with ball-control drives to seal the win.
    Hawkins finished with 39 yards rushing on nine carries and was 5-of-9 passing for 28 yards to earn North MVP honors.
      South MVP Wendell Harris of Foley had three interceptions, including a 37-yard pick in the second quarter he returned for a touchdown that put the South ahead 13-7.  His first interception came on the second play of the game at the North 44-yard line and set up a 20-yard Jose Mendoza field goal four minutes later.
     The big play offensively on that South march was a 33-yard pass connection to Hillcrest-Evergreen receiver Keyshawn Green from Charles Henderson quarterback Austin Ingram to the  1-yard line. The North goal-line defense stuffed the South on three straight downs with Muscle Shoals defensive lineman Hollis Abernathy nailing Montgomery Catholic running back Thomas Stokes for as 2-yard loss and the South settled for Mendoza’s field goal with 5:36 remaining in the period.
    The place-kicker from Foley set up his second field goal with an onside kick on the ensuing kickoff that was recovered by Castle. He capped the drive with the 25-yard field goal two minutes later to give the South a 6-0 lead.  He hit the upright on a 37-yard try in the third period that bounced away and finished 2-of-3.
    The North took the lead quickly 7-6 in the second quarter marching 79 yards on 11 plays. Fyffe’s Austin Stiefel  reeled off a 36-yard run, and Hawkins followed with a 10-yard  to set up his 1-yard keeper over left guard  for the touchdown.  Enrique Aquilar kicked the extra point to put the North ahead with 8:29 left in the half.
     The North netted 134 yards rushing on 36 carries and 46 passing for 180 yards total. Stiefel was the game’s leading rusher with 69 yards on 11 carries, and Moregan Sharp of Pelham added 38 on 10 carries. 
    The South totaled  114 yards with only 17 rushing.  Isiah Long of Dothan led the South, head-coached by Billy Gresham of Carver-Montgomery, with 22 yards on five carries.  Ingram finished 11-of-28 passing for 97 yards with four receivers, LaDarrell Pettway of Spanish Fort, Lazarius Head of Elmore County, Johnny Williams of Northview and Khaliq Jones of Wetumpka grabbing two catches each.
     Ke’Vontae Hayes of Decatur led the North defensive with five tackles. Blake Wood of Wilson added four stops with three for losses of 20 yards. 
    Harris added two tackles and broke up one pass in the end zone to go with his three picks.  Jason Williams of Notasulga and Maurice Cole of Spanish Fort had eight tackles each for the South.

AHSAA to Take Extra Heat Precautions For 56th North-South All-Star Football Game

     The 56th AHSAA North-South All-Star football game at Cramton Bowl Friday night will include special heat safety precautions, Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association director Alvin Briggs announced Thursday.
     The changes will include two heat timeouts per quarter and shortening each period from 12 minutes to 10.
     “We want to keep the game as safe for the players as possible,” Briggs said.
     The teams have conducted workouts around the heat all week – with a morning workout starting at 8:30 a.m., and night practices at 7 p.m. During the peak heat of the day, the players have been treated to special festivities including a trip to the Hyundai Assembly Plant Thursday afternoon.
     The South comes into the contest with a two-game winning streak in the series which started in 1948.  Teams are comprised of 74 AHSAA member-school graduated seniors from the Class of 2015.
      Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday night at Cramton Bowl. Lamar Harris is serving as the North team head coach and Billy Gresham of Carver-Montgomery is the South head coach.  Tickets will be available at the Cramton Bowl box office.
      The NFHS Network is video live-streaming the game and the AHSAA Radio Network is broadcasting the contest over its network. Check
www.ahsaa.com for details.
       The game is conducted by the AHSADCA, which operates under the auspices of the Alabama High School Athletic Association. Membership includes coaches of all sports and administrators of AHSAA member schools.
       The year-by-year history of the North-South football series is below.

NORTH-SOUTH FOOTBALL ALL-STAR
CLASSIC YEAR-BY-YEAR (1948-2014)

(Overall Series: South leads 30-23-2)


At Cramton Bowl, Montgomery
2014—South 20, North 12

2013—South 22, North 21

2012—North 34, South 12
2010—North 14, South 7

2011—South 37, North 33

Alabama A&M, Huntsville

2010—North 14, South 7

2009—North 14, South 7

2008—South 12, North 0

2007—South 10, North 0

At Troy University

2005—(December) – South 16, North 7

2004— (December) – North 7, South 3

At All-Star Sports Week

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery

2004—North 17, South 7

2003—South 17, North 10

2002—South 34, North 0

2001—North 6, South 3

2000—North 17, South 0

1999—South 10, North 7

1998—South 21, North 0

1997—South 14, North 0

At Auburn

Jordan-Hare Stadium

1984—North 21, South 20 (1A-2A)

At Tuscaloosa

Bryant-Denny Stadium

1984—South 7, North 6 (3A-4A)

1983—South 34, North 7

1982—North 3, South 0

1981—North 14, South 6

1980—South 20, North 7

1979—South 3, North 0

1978—South 21, North 14

1977—South 17, North 7

1976—South 14, North 6

1975—North 7, South 6

1973—North 22, South 15

1972—South 14, North 13

1971—North 9, South 7

1970—South 13, North 9

1969—South 16, North 0

1968—South 27, North 7

1967—South 14, North 10

1966—North 13, South 7

1965—North 13, South 6

1964—South 34, North 7

1963—North 20, South 6

1962—South 20, North 14

1961—South 13, North 0

1960—North 7, South 0

1959—North 10, South 7

1958—South 20, North 6

1957—North 12, South 7

1956—South 0, North 0 (tie)

1955—North 26, South 7

1954—North 7, South 6

1953—South 26, North 0

1952—North 7, South 7 (tie)

1951—South 31, North 0

1950—South 12, North 7

1949—North 7, South 6

1948—North 33, South 0


North-South Rosters Finalized with 3 Additions As Teams Prepare for 56th All-Star Classic

       Two linemen and one wide receiver were the latest additions to the South squad head-coached by Carver-Montgomery’s Billy Gresham. The North and South worked out Wednesday morning and were scheduled for s 7 p.m. workout Wednesday night.
      Lazarius Head of Elmore County filled the vacant wide receiver spot while Montgomery linemen Tawanya Carter of R.E. Lee and Jemicha Perdue of Gresham’s own Wolverines also reported Tuesday.
      The South, which is practicing at Trinity Presbyterian School, has won the last games in the series that dates back to 1948 and holds a 30-23-2 edge. The North is practicing at St. James High School.  Thursday morning, the North is scheduled to practice at Cramton Bowl at 8:30 and the South will be at Cramton Bowl for its 7 p.m. practice.
      The game remained at Tuscaloosa from 1948-1983 and in 1984, two games were played. The large-school (3A-4A) game was at Tuscaloosa and the small-school (1A-2A) game was played at Auburn.   The Classic was discontinued from 1985-1996 – resurfacing when the All-Star Sports Week and Summer Conference began in 1997 in Montgomery. It remained at Cramton Bowl from 1997-2004, moved to Troy University in 2005, then to Huntsville’s Alabama A& M University from 2007-2010. It returned to Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl in 2011 where it has been played ever since.
      The game, which kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday night, will be live-streamed over the NFHS Network and will be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network. Check
www.ahsaa.com for more details. The NFHS Network will also live-stream all six North-South all-star competitions including baseball, softball, girls’ and boys’ soccer, girls’ and boys’ basketball and volleyball next week, July 21-23 during the AHSAA Summer Conference.
The teams got into the competition mode Wednesday afternoon with North vs. South team bowling at Brunswick Lanes. The teams will tour the Hyundai Assembly Plant Thursday afternoon.
       The North-South football series was first played in 1948 with the North winning 33-0. The first MVPs were a pair of Decatur High School backs Joe Brewer and Bobby Golden. Bobby Marlowe of Troy and Clell Hobson of Tuscaloosa were the MVPs of the 1949 game won by the North 7-6. Marlowe, who became an All-America running back at the University of Alabama, also was  first-round draft pick of the New York Giants in the 1953 NFL Draft – the eighth player picked overall. However, he signed with the Canadian Football League where he played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders for eight seasons amassing 4,291 rushing yards and 34 touchdowns in his pro career. He was named to the CFL’s All-Decade Team.
     Hobson, the father of former major league manager and player Butch Hobson, rose all the way to AAA in a pro baseball career.
     NFL Hall of Famer Bart Starr, who prepped at Sidney Lanier, was MVP along with Jim Cunningham of Winfield in the 1952 game that ended in a 7-7 tie.  The famous Sullivan-to-Beasley passing connection earned future Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan and future Auburn All-American Terry Beasley co-MVP honors.  In 1961, Banks High School’s Jimmy Sidle and Enterprise’s Gaylon McCullough were named MVPs. Sidle went on to star at quarterback for Auburn and McCollough at center for the Crimson Tide.
      The AHSADCA operates under the auspices of the Alabama High School Athletic Association. Membership includes coaches of all AHSAA sports as well as administrators of member schools.


The complete 2015 North-South all-star schedule is listed below.

North-South Football                        July 17, Cramton Bowl, 7 p.m.
North-South Baseball                       July 21, Riverwalk Stadium. 4 p.m. (2 games)
North-South Softball                        July 21, Lagoon Park, 5 p.m. (2 games)
North-South Girls Soccer                 July 21, Emory Folmar Soccer Complex, 5 p.m.
North-South Boys Soccer                 July 21, Emory Folmar Soccer Complex, 7 p.m.
North-South Girls Basketball          July 22, Dunn-Oliver Acadome, 6 p.m.
North-South Boys Basketball           July 22, Dunn-Oliver Acadome, 8 p.m.
North-South Volleyball                     July 23, Cramton Bowl Multiplex, 4 p.m.

NORTH-SOUTH FOOTBALL ALL-STAR GAME MVP’S
YEAR-BY-YEAR (1948-2014)

MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS

1948—Joe Brewer, Decatur

            Bobby Golden, Decatur

1949—Clell Hobson, Tuscaloosa

            Bobby Marlow, Troy

1950—Charles Littles, Andalusia

            Roy Freeman, Decatur

1951—Charles Madison, Atmore

            Fendley Bedsole, Greensboro

1952—Bart Starr, Sidney Lanier

            Jim Cunningham, Winfield

1953—Noojin Walker, Falkville

            Nolan Moore, Florala

1954—Jerry McBee, Ensley

            Gary Snyder, Gadsden

1955—Chuck Jackson, Tuscumbia

            Toby Deese, Talladega

1956—Cecil Hurt, Woodlawn

            James Earl Hubbert, Fayette

            Don Cochran, Woodlawn

1957—Tootie Hill, Coffee

            Henry O’Steen, Anniston

1958—Bobby Hunt, Lanett

            Joe Baughan, Bessemer

1959—Butch Wilson, Hueytown

            David Watson, Eufaula

1960—Ronnie Mason, Hueytown

            Harvey Morris, Decatur

1961—Jimmy Sidle, Banks

            Gaylon McCullough, Enterprise

1962—Ashby Cook, Sidney Lanier

            Jimmy Mitchell, Decatur

1963—Gene Rayburn, Jasper

            Tom Bryan, Hartford

1964—Kenny Stabler, Foley

            Charles Harris, Murphy

1965—Junior Davis, Minor

            Bob Childs, Sidney Lanier

1966—Bobby Long, Oneonta

            Richard Grammer, Hartselle

1967—Ronnie Gunter, Chatom

            Tommy Yearout, Ramsay

1968—Pat Sullivan, John Carroll

            Terry Beasley, Robert E. Lee

1969—Steve Wade, Dothan

            Wayne Hall, Huntsville
           B. T. Law, Cherokee County

           Fred Brackett, Mary Montgomery

1970—Bucky Phillippi, T. R. Miller

            Larry McCollough, Lanett

1971—Mike Washington, Robert E. Lee

            Lee Gross, Robert E. Lee

            Rex Bramlett, West End (B’ham)

1972—David Peoples, Marion County

1973—Phil Gargis, Colbert County

            Danny Neel, Banks

1974—Johnny Davis, Sidney Lanier

            Byron McDougald, Andalusia

1975—Vince Boothe, Fairhope

            Kelsey Finch, Sheffield

1976—Rusty Byrd, Baldwin County

            Curtis McGriff, Cottonwood

1977—Tim Hill, Cherokee County

            Byron Braggs, Carver (Mtgy.)

1978—Thomas Brown, Jeff Davis

            Thomas Boyd, Lee (Huntsville)

1979—Bruce Thompson, Lee (Huntsville)

            Joe Rowe, Robert E. Lee

1980—Sam DeJarnette, Selma

            Linzal Chapman, Enterprise

1981—Ricky Moore, Lee (Huntsville)

            Hardy Walker, Grissom

            Tandy Rogers, Parker

1982—Cameron Mims, Hartselle

            Willie Pless, Anniston

1983—Cornelius Bennett, Ensley

            Phillip Brown, Parker

            Tommy Compton, Vigor

            Lydell Mitchell, Vigor

1984—Anthony Looney, Ashville (1A-2A)

            John Tucker, Handley (1A-2A)

            Darryl Pearson, Southern Choctaw (1A-2A)

            Larry Ashley, Geneva (1A-2A)

            Joe Mickles, Gardendale (3A-4A)

            Tommy Cole, Walker (3A-4A)

            Boobie Nathan, B. C. Rain (3A-4A)

            Willie Shephard, Blount (3A-4A)

1997—Rajohn Myles, Clay County

           Jeffery Aaron, Jeff Davis

1998—Gerald Gayles, Jackson-Olin

            David Morris, McGill-Toolen

1999—Victor Horn, Huntsville

            Kennard Williams, B. C. Rain

2000—Derrion Gee, Pelham

             Demarcus Rodgers, Southern Choctaw

2001—Dustin Dunning, Hoover
            Zach Woodfin, Prattville
2002--George Summers, North Jackson
         Quinton Griffin, Stanhope Elmore

2003—Durrell Fuqua, Russellville
            Roderiquez Wright, Jeff Davis
2004—Trent Dean, Decatur
           Ty Griswold, Prattville

2004 – (December) Tim Rawlinson, Prattville
            Max Lerner, Hoover

2005 – (December) Roosevelt Byrd, Foley
            Zach Smith, Susan Moore

2007 – James Jackson, Pike County

            Erich Crowson, Madison Academy
2008 – Darrell Reynolds, Pike County

            Pabloe Makepeace, Red Bay

2009 – Armadeus “Dez” Polk of Speake

             Trenere Johnson, Daphne

2010 -- Justin Evans, Midfield

            Taylor Hughes, Chilton County
2011 –  Kyle Caldwell, Dadeville
             Montale Hale, North Jackson

2012 –  Jacob Thomas, Clay-Chalkville
             Barnard McGhee, Dothan
2013 –  Alphonso Stewart, Robertsdale
             NK’Vsante Williams, Decatur

2014 –  Montel Lee, Andalusia
             Jermarcus Brown, Pickens County


Players Added To North-South Rosters For Friday’s 56th North-South All-Star Game

       Some roster changes became necessary Monday as the North-South All-Star squads reported to Montgomery to begin preparation for the 56th annual All-Star Football Game. The game is set 7 p.m. Friday night at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl.
      The game will be live-streamed over the NFHS Network and will be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network. Check
www.ahsaa.com for more details.
      Three players were added on the North squad and four on the South squad, according to Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA). The changes were necessary when some players withdrew for personal reasons.
      For the South team coached by Carver-Montgomery High School head coach Billy Gresham, defensive back Anthony Scott of Baldwin County, defensive lineman Kelvin Temple of Jeff Davis, offensive lineman Arrington Gilbert of Wetumpka and offensive lineman Daviun Belser were added. All had joined the team Tuesday afternoon.
      Not reporting were Spanish Fort defensive back Morgan Baker, Pike County defensive lineman Isaac Nickson, Theodore offensive lineman Ezekiel Mayblen, Greenville wide receiver Raheem Moore and Northview offensive lineman Bryce Sadler.
     Added to the North roster were Hubbertville linebacker Nathan Young, Oak Mountain linebacker Riley Fowler and Fultondale kicker Enrique Aguilar. Withdrawing from the game Monday was linebacker Carson Styles of Bob Jones.
      The teams had their first practice Monday night with the South at Trinity Presbyterian High School and the North at St. James High School football facilities. The teams also practiced early Tuesday morning and again Tuesday night.  The players and coaches enjoyed a fellowship at Montgomery’s Alley and Dreamland Barbecue Tuesday afternoon and will tour the Hyundai Assembly Plant Wednesday afternoon.

       The South holds a 30-23-2 edge in the North-South series which began in 1948. The South won 20-12 last year.
B.T. Washington, Tim Perry of Wetumpka and Michael Summers of Alabama Christian, who will serve as administrative coach.
        Updated numerical North-South rosters can be found at
www.ahsaa.com at the following link: 
http://www.ahsaa.com/Coaches-ADs/AHSADCA/All-Star-Sports-Weeks/2015-All-Star-Games

         The NFHS Network will live-stream all six North-South all-star competitions including baseball, softball, girls’ and boys’ soccer, girls’ and boys’ basketball and volleyball next week, July 21-23 during the AHSAA Summer Conference. More than 4,000 coaches, administrators and contest officials will be in Montgomery July 21-25 for the annual AHSAA summer meeting.
            The AHSADCA operates under the auspices of the Alabama High School Athletic Association. Membership includes coaches of all AHSAA sports as well as administrators of member schools.


The complete 2015 North-South all-star schedule is listed below.

North-South Football                        July 17, Cramton Bowl, 7 p.m.
North-South Baseball                       July 21, Riverwalk Stadium. 4 p.m. (2 games)
North-South Softball                        July 21, Lagoon Park, 5 p.m. (2 games)
North-South Girls Soccer                 July 21, Emory Folmar Soccer Complex, 5 p.m.
North-South Boys Soccer                 July 21, Emory Folmar Soccer Complex, 7 p.m.
North-South Girls Basketball          July 22, Dunn-Oliver Acadome, 6 p.m.
North-South Boys Basketball           July 22, Dunn-Oliver Acadome, 8 p.m.
North-South Volleyball                     July 23, Cramton Bowl Multiplex, 4 p.m.

NORTH-SOUTH FOOTBALL ALL-STAR
CLASSIC YEAR-BY-YEAR (1948-2014)

(Overall Series: South leads 30-23-2)


At Cramton Bowl, Montgomery
2014—South 20, North 12

2013—South 22, North 21

2012—North 34, South 12
2010—North 14, South 7

2011—South 37, North 33

Alabama A&M, Huntsville

2010—North 14, South 7

2009—North 14, South 7

2008—South 12, North 0

2007—South 10, North 0

At Troy University

2005—(December) – South 16, North 7

2004— (December) – North 7, South 3

At All-Star Sports Week

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery

2004—North 17, South 7

2003—South 17, North 10

2002—South 34, North 0

2001—North 6, South 3

2000—North 17, South 0

1999—South 10, North 7

1998—South 21, North 0

1997—South 14, North 0

At Auburn

Jordan-Hare Stadium

1984—North 21, South 20 (1A-2A)

At Tuscaloosa

Bryant-Denny Stadium

1984—South 7, North 6 (3A-4A)

1983—South 34, North 7

1982—North 3, South 0

1981—North 14, South 6

1980—South 20, North 7

1979—South 3, North 0

1978—South 21, North 14

1977—South 17, North 7

1976—South 14, North 6

1975—North 7, South 6

1973—North 22, South 15

1972—South 14, North 13

1971—North 9, South 7

1970—South 13, North 9

1969—South 16, North 0

1968—South 27, North 7

1967—South 14, North 10

1966—North 13, South 7

1965—North 13, South 6

1964—South 34, North 7

1963—North 20, South 6

1962—South 20, North 14

1961—South 13, North 0

1960—North 7, South 0

1959—North 10, South 7

1958—South 20, North 6

1957—North 12, South 7

1956—South 0, North 0 (tie)

1955—North 26, South 7

1954—North 7, South 6

1953—South 26, North 0

1952—North 7, South 7 (tie)

1951—South 31, North 0

1950—South 12, North 7

1949—North 7, South 6

1948—North 33, South 0


Prep Football Squads Set to Report For 56th North-South All-Star Game

       North-South All-Star squads report Monday to begin preparation for the 56th All-Star Football Game set for Friday night, July 17 at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl.
       Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. The game will be live-streamed over the NFHS Network and will be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network. Check www.ahsaa.com for more details.
      Both squads, comprised of 2015 seniors, were selected by a special coaches’ committee of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA), said Alvin Briggs, the AHSADCA director.
      The teams will be housed on the campus of Auburn University-Montgomery. The North will practice at St. James High School and the South will practice at Trinity Presbyterian High School. AHSAA Hall of Fame coach Lamar Harris of Hubbertville is head coach for the North, and Carver-Montgomery’s Billy Gresham is head coach for the South.
      The game will be played the week prior to the 2015 AHSAA Summer Conference, which will be held July 21-25 at Montgomery’s Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center. North-South all-star competition for baseball, softball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ basketball and volleyball will be held during the Summer Conference.
     
Harris became the head football coach at Class 1A Hubbertville in the fall of has been the head football coach at Hubbertville for 38 seasons -- beginning in 1979. His tenure at Hubbertville is one of the longest in Alabama high school football history. He has a 219-188 career record including 14-1 last season, best in school history. His team lost in the Class 1A state finals at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium to Maplesville in 2014. Twenty-five of his teams have advanced to the AHSAA state playoffs.
        Harris coached in the 1999 state North-South all-star football game. He was inducted into the Alabama High School Athletic Association's Hall of Fame in 2002.
        One of the AHSAA’s most versatile coaches, Harris has also served as Hubbertville’s softball coach for 16 years with three state championships and a 403-135 record. He coached girls' basketball for 23 years and captured two state titles with an overall record of 293-170. His 24 boys' basketball teams have won four area crowns. |
        Gresham Billy Gresham will be entering his fifth season as head football coach this fall. He has compiled a record of 38-12 over the last four seasons. His teams have qualified for the playoffs every year, reaching the semifinals in 2012 and quarterfinals in 2013. Carver has won two region titles (2012 and 2014) under his reign. He served as defensive coordinator for three years at Carver before being named head coach in 2011. His overall record at Carver is 69-19 as defensive coordinator and head coach. His Wolverines will open the season versus Bob Jones in the 10th annual Champions Challenge at Cramton Bowl Aug. 22.
        The South holds a 30-23-2 edge in the North-South series which began in 1948. The South won 20-12 last year.
        Five players have been added to the North roster since the team was announced in May, including Madison Academy offensive lineman John Crider, Oak Mountain linebacker Riley Fowler, Clay-Chalkville offensive lineman Tyon Hardy, Ranburne wide receiver Kyle Lovvorn and Pelham running back Morgan Sharp.
    Added to the South squad are Greenville wide receiver Raheem Moore, Hillcrest-Evergreen all-purpose athlete Keyshawn Roache and Notasulga linebacker Jason Williams.
      Coaches named to Gresham’s South staff are Deric Scott of Vigor, Nathan McDaniel of Baldwin County, Pate Harrison of Dale County, Ashley Kilcrease of Brantley, Maurice Heard of B.T. Washington, Tim Perry of Wetumpka and Michael Summers of Alabama Christian, who will serve as administrative coach.
      Named to the Harris’ North staff are Mark Hastings of Oakman, Scott Mansell of Hueytown, Larry Strain of Handley, Jason Howard of Spring Garden, Danny Miller of Hanceville, Mike Bates of Holly Pond and Darby Palmer of Alabama Christian, the North administrative coach.
      The AHSADCA operates under the auspices of the Alabama High School Athletic Association. Membership includes coaches of all AHSAA sports as well as administrators of member schools.

        All North-South rosters can be found at www.ahsaa.com at the following link: 
http://www.ahsaa.com/Coaches-ADs/AHSADCA/All-Star-Sports-Weeks/2015-All-Star-Games

The NFHS Network will live-stream all six North-South all-star competitions.

The complete 2015 North-South all-star schedule is listed below:
North-South Football                         July 17, Cramton Bowl, 7 p.m.
North-South Baseball                        July 21, Riverwalk Stadium. 4 p.m. (2 games)
North-South Softball                         July 21, Lagoon Park, 5 p.m. (2 games)
North-South Girls Soccer                  July 21, Emory Folmar Soccer Complex, 5 p.m.
North-South Boys Soccer                 July 21, Emory Folmar Soccer Complex, 7 p.m.
North-South Girls Basketball            July 22, Dunn-Oliver Acadome, 6 p.m.
North-South Boys Basketball           July 22, Dunn-Oliver Acadome, 8 p.m.
North-South Volleyball                      July 23, Cramton Bowl Multiplex, 4 p.m.

NORTH-SOUTH FOOTBALL ALL-STAR
CLASSIC YEAR-BY-YEAR (1948-2014)

(Overall Series: South leads 30-23-2)


At Cramton Bowl, Montgomery
2014—South 20, North 12

2013—South 22, North 21

2012—North 34, South 12
2010—North 14, South 7

2011—South 37, North 33

Alabama A&M, Huntsville

2010—North 14, South 7

2009—North 14, South 7

2008—South 12, North 0

2007—South 10, North 0

At Troy University

2005—(December) – South 16, North 7

2004— (December) – North 7, South 3

At All-Star Sports Week

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery

2004—North 17, South 7

2003—South 17, North 10

2002—South 34, North 0

2001—North 6, South 3

2000—North 17, South 0

1999—South 10, North 7

1998—South 21, North 0

1997—South 14, North 0

At Auburn

Jordan-Hare Stadium

1984—North 21, South 20 (1A-2A)

At Tuscaloosa

Bryant-Denny Stadium

1984—South 7, North 6 (3A-4A)

1983—South 34, North 7

1982—North 3, South 0

1981—North 14, South 6

1980—South 20, North 7

1979—South 3, North 0

1978—South 21, North 14

1977—South 17, North 7

1976—South 14, North 6

1975—North 7, South 6

1973—North 22, South 15

1972—South 14, North 13

1971—North 9, South 7

1970—South 13, North 9

1969—South 16, North 0

1968—South 27, North 7

1967—South 14, North 10

1966—North 13, South 7

1965—North 13, South 6

1964—South 34, North 7

1963—North 20, South 6

1962—South 20, North 14

1961—South 13, North 0

1960—North 7, South 0

1959—North 10, South 7

1958—South 20, North 6

1957—North 12, South 7

1956—South 0, North 0 (tie)

1955—North 26, South 7

1954—North 7, South 6

1953—South 26, North 0

1952—North 7, South 7 (tie)

1951—South 31, North 0

1950—South 12, North 7

1949—North 7, South 6

1948—North 33, South 0