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Prep Football Squads Announced For 56th North-South All-Star Game

     

North-South All-Star squads for the upcoming 56th AHSAA North-South All-Star Football Game have been selected. The two teams comprised of 2015 seniors were announced by Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) Monday.
      The North-South Game will be played Friday, July 17th  at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. The annual game will be live-streamed by the NFHS Network and broadcast by the AHSAA Radio Network.
      The game will be played the week prior to the 2015 AHSAA Summer Conference.
      Head coach for the North is Hubbertville High School Coach Lamar Harris.
South head coach is Carver-Montgomery’s Billy Gresham.
     
Harris became the head football coach at Class 1A Hubbertville in the fall of 1979 where he has remained the past 38 seasons. His tenure at Hubbertville is one of the longest of all-time 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.
        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. 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.
       
The South holds a 30-23-2 edge in the North-South series which began in 1948. The South won 20-12 last year.
      Seven players who helped their teams win state championships last December have been selected to play for the North squad in this summer’s game, including Fyffe running back Austin Stiefel, who was named MVP of the Class 2A championship game. He finished the year with over 2,300 yards rushing and 47 touchdowns scored including 46 rushing.
      Others selected for the North squad from state championship teams are offensive lineman Jeremy Clark, linebacker Tyler Wright and defensive back Jacoby Lockhart of Leeds, defensive lineman Jordan Sharbutt and offensive lineman Tyon Hardy of Clay-Chalkville and place-kicker Nathan Geis of Madison Academy, one of the most prolific kickers in AHSAA history.
      South players selected who played in state championship games last year include defensive back Wade Castle of Class 3A Dale County, defensive lineman Ricky Franklin and wide receiver Seth Knotts of Class 7A Prattville and linebacker Tyler Armstrong of Class 1A champion Maplesville. Gresham’s own Carver linebacker Sirderrick Banks is also in the game.
      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.

        The rosters:

2015 FOOTBALL ROSTERS

NORTH ALL-STAR TEAM

First

Last

School

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Maurice

Mayo

Homewood

ATH

5'7

165

Thomas

Ozmint

Glencoe

DB

6'0

200

Ja'mal

Jackson

Hartselle

DB

5'8

162

Jacoby

Lockhart

Leeds

DB

5'8

145

Robert

Cooks

McAdory

DB

5'10

160

John

Coger

Oakman

DB

6'0

170

Jordan

Sharbutt

Clay-Chalkville

DL

6'0

250

Dontrez

Green

Mortimer Jordan

DL

6'3

230

Hollis

Abernathy

Muscle Shoals

DL

5'10

280

Blake

Wood

Wilson

DL

6'1

260

Nathan

Geis

Madison Academy

K

5'8

160

Carson

Styles

Bob Jones

LB

5'10

196

KeVontae

Hayes

Decatur

LB

5'10

215

Tyler

Wright

Leeds

LB

5'9

214

Jacob

Hamilton

Russellville

LB

6'1

215

MauTaveus

Young

Saks

LB

6'2

230

Landon

Machristie

Walter Wellborn

LB

6'1

215

Nathan

Cunningham

Pinson Valley

LB

6'1

225

Colby

Seymoure

Buckhorn

OL

6'4

312

Call

Dyer

Gordo

OL

6'4

350

Jordan

Ives

Lamar County

OL

6'3

300

Jeremy

Clark

Leeds

OL

6'1

275

Nick

Deluna

Muscle Shoals

OL

6'2

260

Hunter

Barclay

Ohatchee

DL

6'2

275

Austin

Kilgore

Saks

OL

6'1

260

Tyon

Hardy

Clay-Chalkville

OL

6'0

215

Mike

Bernier

Bob Jones

P

6'2

215

Blake

Hawkins

Florence

QB

6'5

218

Brickton

Pugh

East Limestone

QB

6'1

182

Austin

Stiefel

Fyffe

RB

6'0

185

Gabe

Ford

Gadsden City

RB

6'1

215

Jeremy

Denton

Lamar County

RB

6'3

235

Jason

Futrell

Wilson

RB

5'10

170

Jaylan

Jackson

Hartselle

WR

5'9

170

Tyler

Crumpton

Phillips

WR

6'4

175

Eddie

Williams

Tuscaloosa County

WR

6'2

192

Kevin

Greene

Vincent

WR

6'1

170

COACHES

Lamar

Harris

Hubbertville, Head

Mark

Hastings

Oakman

Scott

Mansell

Hueytown

Larry

Strain

Handley

Jason

Howard

Spring Garden

Danny

Miller

Hanceville

Mike

Bates

Holly Pond

Darby

Palmer

Alabama Christian, Adm.

SOUTH ALL-STAR TEAM

First

Last

School

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Luke

Phillips

St. Luke's

ATH

6'1

190

Morgan

Baker

Spanish Fort

DB

6'0

190

Wade

Castle

Dale County

DB

5'9

172

Willie

Ezell

Stanhope Elmore

DB

6'0

190

Wendell

Harris

Foley

DB

5'9

178

Bryce

Nettles

Baldwin County

DB

5'11

160

Maurice

Cole

Spanish Fort

DL

6'2

230

Ricky

Franklin

Prattville

DL

6'2

272

Jay

Hughes-Buford

Daphne

DL

6'1

240

Isaac

Nickson

Pike County

DL

6'4

255

Camarcus

Williams

Central - Phenix City

DL

6'3

260

Jose

Mendoza

Foley

K

6'0

150

Tyler

Armstrong

Maplesville

LB

6'1

200

Sirderrick

Banks

Carver - Montgomery

LB

5'9

197

Cameron

Compton

Wetumpka

LB

6'2

215

Jamerious

Miles

Washington, B. T.

LB

5'8

215

Skylar

Mosley

Saraland

LB

6'1

205

Mykhael

Sanford

Daphne

LB

5'10

195

Joshua

Smiley

Lee, R. E.

LB

6'0

210

Cullen

Bush

Brantley

OL

6'3

315

Landon

Davidson

Baker

OL

6'4

290

Ezra

Lane

Stanhope Elmore

OL

6'2

320

Christian

London

Charles Henderson

OL

6'3

280

Ezekiel

Mayblen

Theodore

OL

6'5

280

Bryce

Sadler

Northview

OL

6'2

290

Joshua

Williams

Vigor

OL

6'4

300

Austin

Ingram

Charles Henderson

QB

6'0

210

Stephan

Jackson

Fairhope

QB

6'2

218

Ger'Kerry

Jackson

Jeff Davis

RB

5'6

160

Isiah

Long

Dothan

RB

5'8

185

Thomas

Stokes, Jr.

Montgomery Catholic

RB

5'9

195

Decarlos

Tyson

Baldwin County

RB

5'10

240

Khaliq

Jones

Wetumpka

WR

6'0

185

Seth

Knotts

Prattville

WR

6'3

210

LaDarrell

Pettway

Spanish Fort

WR

5'9

155

Johnny

Williams, III

Northview

WR

6'2

190

COACHES

Billy

Gresham

Carver-Montgomery, Head

Deric

Scott

Vigor

Nathan

McDaniel

Baldwin

Pate

Harrison

Dale County

Ashley

Kilcrease

Brantley

Maurice

Heard

B. T. Washington

Tim

Perry

Wetumpka

Michael

Summers

Alabama Christian, Adm.

 


Central Board Adopts Current Football Practice Contact Safety Guidelines As AHSAA By-Law

     The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control approved the current recommended football practice contact guidelines in place for health and safety to become a by-law Tuesday at the AHSAA Spring Central Board meeting at the AHSAA Office.
      The guidelines require the first two days of fall practice to be in shorts and helmets, followed by shoulder pads and helmets on the third day not to exceed 90 minutes. On the fourth day, shoulder pads and helmets are to be used with the practice not exceeding 120 minutes. On the fifth practice day, one full speed contact practice, not to exceed 90 minutes of full speed contact is allowed.
     Week 2 would allow alternating days of full-speed contact practice, not to exceed a combined total of 120 minutes of full-speed contact practice per week. In addition, one intra-squad scrimmage would be allowed in week 2.
     Beginning week 3, alternating days of full-speed contact practice, not to exceed a combined total of 120 minutes of full-speed contact practice per week, will be permitted. One interscholastic scrimmage or contest will be allowed in week 3.
     Week 4 through the end of the season, 90 minutes of full-speed contact practice is permitted.
      During Spring Evaluation, alternating days of full-speed contact practice, not to exceed a combined total of 120 minutes of full contact per week, are allowed. One interscholastic scrimmage contest is allowed during the spring evaluation. The complete guidelines can be found at www.ahsaa.com.
      The board voted to require all schools to follow the guidelines that were recommended in 2013 that restrict football practice contact. The AHSAA, along with Texas, Arizona and Maryland, has been a national leader in developing good health and safety practices. The NFHS, in its recent report on football contact, cited the AHSAA’s safety recommendations and its reduction of injuries as a result.
      The AHSAA Medical Advisory Board, co-chaired by Dr. Jimmy Robinson of Tuscaloosa and Dr. Lawrence Lemak of Birmingham, also more clearly defined “contact” in its latest recommendation.
      “This is a landmark decision by the Central Board,” AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese said. “Our medical advisory committee, at our meeting last February, agreed that the AHSAA’s recommendations in place were adequate and necessary. They also asked us to define more clearly the definition of “contact” and the Central Board agreed. We thank our medical advisory committee, which we think is the best in the nation, and our Central Board for helping us take a leadership role in developing these very important guidelines.”
      The practice requirements for high schools and middle schools will be placed in the AHSAA Handbook and go into effect beginning with the 2015-16 school year.
       Hartselle High School head football coach Bob Godsey, a member of the AHSAA Football Coaches Committee and the Alabama Football Coaches Association, was also present to express coaches’ support for these guidelines.
      The Central Board also approved requiring all schools to have athletic emergency plans on file for all sports and all facilities by June 1, 2015. A template will be developed by the AHSAA and will be made available to member schools. The Central Board approved requiring CPR training for all coaches to include AED training.
     The Central Board also instructed  the AHSAA, in conjunction with its Baseball Coaches Committee, to study baseball’s current length of season, total number of games played, the pitching limitation rule and to clearly define of what constitutes a tournament. The group was asked to bring back recommendations to the July Central Board meeting. 
    In other Central Board action, Spring Garden High School principal Mike Welsh was elected to serve as Central Board president for the 2015-16/2016-17 two-year term. Hackleburg principal John Hardin was elected vice president.
      The AHSAA Legislative Council also voted on 21 legislative proposals submitted by member schools for 2015 and ratified one.
      The Legislative Council voted 27-5 to ratify a proposal submitted by Bob Jones High School to restrict floor access at regular-season wrestling tournaments to a specific number of school or team personnel.  

        Passage of a legislative proposal requires a two-thirds vote of the 32-member council.

In other board action Tuesday:

§  Approved Covenant Christian School of Mobile as a middle-school member of the AHSAA beginning the 2015-16 school year.

§  Approved Lindsay Lane Christian Academy of Athens for associate membership of the AHSAA beginning 2015-16.

§  Approved the 2014 Super 7 audit, the 2015 State and Regional Basketball Tournament audits, Super Section and State Wrestling audits and Indoor Track financial report.

§  Approved Regional Basketball Tournament sites (Dothan, Alabama State, Jacksonville State, Wallace-Hanceville) for 2015-16 season.

§  Approved the State Swim Meet contract (with Auburn University) for the next three years, 2015-17.

§  Approved the projected expenses for the 2015 NFHS Summer Meeting in New Orleans.

§  Approved the 2015-16 Calendar of Events, 2015-16 Sports Calendar and five-year Sports Calendar.

§  Heard an update from AHSADCA Director Alvin Briggs concerning the 2015 Summer Conference and All-Star Sports Week in Montgomery July 20-25.

§  Heard a report from Assistant Director Denise Ainsworth detailing results of the recent member-school AHSAA survey.
Set June 18, 2014 as the date for new Central Board Member Orientation.

§  Set dates for future Central Board meetings – July 29, 2015, Oct. 21, 2015, Feb. 3, 2016 and April 12, 2016.

§  Set June 18, 2015 as the date for new Central Board Member Orientation.

 


Kerryon Johnson Named 33rd Mr. Football Award Recipient

    Kerryon Johnson of Madison Academy became the 33rd recipient of the Alabama Sports Writers Association's Mr. Football Award Wednesday at the ASWA's annual Player of the Year Awards luncheon. 
   The Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association hosted the annual luncheon attended by more than 250 coaches, administrators and family members of the 48 finalists at the Alabama Activity Center in Montgomery.
    Johnson, a multi-talented,  6-foot-1, 205-pound senior running back, helped the Mustangs go 14-1 in 2014 en route to Madison Academy’s third straight Class 3A state title. He rushed for 1,659 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior. The Class 3A Super 7 MVP also caught 25 passes for 598 yards and eight TDs, totaled 71 tackles on defense and six interceptions. He returned three interceptions for touchdowns and finished with 34 total TDs.
    The Auburn University commitment set a Super 7 record with six touchdowns in the 70-34 championship win over Dale County. He also was named MVP of the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star football game won by Alabama 36-30 in December. 
    He finished his prep career with 5,274 rushing yards on 483 carries – a 10.9-yards-per-carry average. He caught 88 passes for 1,554 yards, made 204 career tackles, had 19 interceptions with eight more scores, and had four kick returns for TDs for 109 total touchdowns.
    Johnson is the first Mr. Football winner from the Huntsville area. His brother Kerron was named ASWA Mr. Basketball following the 2009 season.
    Johnson picked up 148 points and eight of the 13 first-place votes from the ASWA prep committee to capture the 2014 award. Dale County's Jamarius Henderson, the Class 3A Lineman of the Year, and Clay-Chalkville quarterback Ty Pigrome, the 6A Back of the Year, tied for second with 137 points each.
   The ASWA also announced Back and Lineman of the Year recipients in each of the AHSAA’s seven classifications and the AISA.

ASWA Back of the Year Class winners:
Class 1A:
Tyler Crumpton, Phillips, WR
Class 2A: Austin Stiefel, Fyffe, RB
Class 3A: Kerryon Johnson, Madison Academy, RB
Class 4A: Troy Dixon, UMS-Wright, RB
Class 5A: Brandon Baynes, Tallassee, RB
Class 6A: Tyrell Pigrome, Clay-Chalkville, QB
Class 7A: Grey Jackson, Fairhope, QB

ASWA Lineman of the Year Class winners
Class 1A:
Tyler Armstrong, Maplesville, LB
Class 2A: Deshon Kilpatrick, Sweet Water, OL
Class 3A: Jamarius Henderson, Dale County, LB/Athlete
Class 4A: Anfernee Jennings, Dadeville, DL
Class 5A: A.J. Smoot, Dora, DL
Class 6A: Tyler Carr, Southside-Gadsden, OL
Class 7A: R.J. Arnold, Hoover, LB

 

 

ASWA Mr. Football

 


 

 

Winners, 1982-2014

 


 

 

Year

Player

School

Pos.

College

 

2014

Kerryon Johnson

Madison Academy

RB

Auburn

 

2013

Racean “Roc” Thomas

Oxford

RB

Auburn

 

2012

Jeremy Johnson

Carver-Montgomery

QB

Auburn

 

2011

Timothy Yeldon

Daphne

RB

Alabama

 

2010

Jamal Golden

Wetumpka

QB

Georgia Tech

 

2009

Coty Blanchard

Cherokee County

QB

Jacksonville State

 

2008

Clint Moseley

Leroy

QB

Auburn

 

2007

Julio Jones

Foley

WR

Alabama

 

2006

Larry Smith

Prattville

QB

Vanderbilt

 

2005

Andre Smith

Huffman

OL

Alabama

 

2004:

Jarod Bryant

Hoover

QB

Naval Academy

 

2003:

Chris Nickson

Pike County

QB

Vanderbilt

 

2002:

JaMarcus Russell

Williamson

QB

LSU

 

2001:

Brandon Cox

Hewitt-Trussville

QB

Auburn

 

2000:

Carnell Williams

Etowah

RB

Auburn

 

1999:

Cory Whisenant

Springville

RB

UAB

 

1998:

DeMarco McNeil

Blount

DL

Auburn

 

1997:

Mac Campbell

Alexandria

RB

UAB

 

1996:

Antoneyo Williams

Central-Tuscaloosa

RB

Alabama/Southern U.

 

1995:

Gorman Thornton

Jeff Davis

TE/DE

Auburn

 

1994:

Dawud Rasheed

Shades Valley

RB

Duke

 

1993:

Thomas Banks

West Jefferson

RB

UAB

 

1992:

Freddie Kitchens

Etowah

QB

Alabama

 

1991:

Robert Davis

Homewood

RB

LSU/UAB

 

1990:

David Palmer

Jackson-Olin

RB

Alabama

 

1989:

Steven Coleman

Pike County

RB

Grambling/Troy State

 

1988:

Darrell Williams

Vigor

RB

Auburn

 

1987:

Robert Jones

Parker

RB

Alabama

 

1986:

Larry Ware

Lee-Montgomery

RB

Georgia

 

1985:

Pierre Goode

Hazlewood

RB

Alabama

 

1984:

Roderick Green

Gardendale

WR

Southern Miss

 

1983:

Freddie Weygand

Etowah

WR

Auburn

 

1982:

Tommy Compton

Vigor

QB

Southern Miss

 


ASWA To Announce 2014 Mr. Football Wednesday

    The Alabama Sports Writers Association will announce the 2014 Mr. Football recipient at its annual Mr. Football/Player of the Year luncheon Wednesday at noon at the Montgomery Activity Center. The Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) sponsors the luncheon.
     For the first time in the award’s 33-year history, a total of 48 players will be in the running – three backs and three linemen in each of the seven ASWA classifications and one division for AISA schools. Oxford running back Racean “Roc” Thomas, now a freshman at Auburn University, was named Mr. Football in 2013.
     A Back and Lineman of the Year in each classification will be announced from the finalists with Mr. Football being selected from those recipients.
Charles Henderson linebacker Richard McBryde and Dale County linebacker/running back Jamarius Henderson are both in the mix after becoming winners of the Class 4A Lineman and Class 3A Back of the Year, respectively,   last season.
     McBryde is a lineman finalist in Class 5A and Henderson, who set the state single-season rushing record with 3,483 yards in 2014, is listed as a 3A lineman finalist. He also played linebacker for the Warriors recording 182 stops in 15 games this season.
     Also among the finalists are Super 7 state finals MVPs: quarterback Tyrell Pigrom, Clay-Chalkville (6A); running back Ostin McPherson, St. Paul’s Episcopal; running back Kerryon Johnson, Madison Academy (3A); and running back Austin Stiefel, Fyffe (2A). 
    The 48 finalists for back or lineman of the year in their classes are also finalists for the state’s Mr. Football award, which will be presented at the ASWA’s annual Player of the Year Luncheon in Montgomery on Jan. 14, 2015. The award is sponsored by the Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association.
    AHSAA finalists are listed below.
 
CLASS 7A
BACK
Maceo Booker, RB, James Clemens
Grey Jackson, QB, Fairhope
Traveon Samuel, Athlete,
Central-Phenix City
LINEMAN
R.J. Arnold, LB, Hoover
Kenny Thomas, OL, Prattville
Darrell Williams, LB, Hoover

CLASS 6A
BACK
Keith Mixon, Athlete, Shades Valley
Ty Pigrome, QB, Clay-Chalkville
Chris Weaver, Athlete,Saraland
LINEMAN
Keaton Anderson, LB, Florence
Tyler Carr, OL, Southside-Gadsden
Darryl Williams, OL, Bessemer City

CLASS 5A
BACK
Brandon Baynes, RB, Tallassee
Ostin McPherson, RB, St. Paul's
ShaKeith Tyes, RB, Calera
LINEMAN
Lester Cotton, OL, Central-Tuscaloosa
Richard McBryde, LB, Charles Henderson
A.J. Smoot, DL, Dora

CLASS 4A
BACK
Troy Dixon, RB, UMS-Wright
Octavius Matthews, Athlete, North Jackson
Kyle Nalls, RB, Fayette Co.
LINEMAN
Riley Cole, LB, Oneonta
Anfernee Jennings, DL, Dadeville
Josephus Smith, DL, Leeds

CLASS 3A
BACK
Kerryon Johnson, RB, Madison Academy
Thomas Ozmint, RB, Glencoe
Zack Simbeck, Athlete, Lauderdale Co.
LINEMAN
Mason Brown, LB, Glencoe
Jamarius Henderson, Athlete, Dale Co
Jeffery Whatley, DL, Dale Co.

CLASS 2A
BACK
Peyton Gilliland, QB, Cleveland
DeAnthony Holcombe, RB, Washington Co.
Austin Stiefel, RB, Fyffe
LINEMAN
Deshon Kilpatrick, OL, Sweet Water
Austin Lewter, OL, Tanner
Dakota Newsome, LB, Fyffe

CLASS 1A
BACK
Kendarius Bradley, DB, Maplesville
Tyler Crumpton, WR, Phillips
Chandler Rigdon, Athlete, Chickasaw
LINEMAN
Tyler Armstrong, LB, Maplesville
Jake Mintz, OL, Cedar Bluff
Justin Foster, DL, Donoho



ASWA Mr. Football

 

 

 

 

Past winners

 

 

 

 

Year

Player

School

Pos.

College

 

2013

Racean “Roc” Thomas

Oxford

RB

Auburn

 

2012

Jeremy Johnson

Carver-Montgomery

QB

Auburn

 

2011

Timothy Yeldon

Daphne

RB

Alabama

 

2010

Jamal Golden

Wetumpka

QB

Georgia Tech

 

2009

Coty Blanchard

Cherokee County

QB

Jacksonville State

 

2008

Clint Moseley

Leroy

QB

Auburn

 

2007

Julio Jones

Foley

WR

Alabama

 

2006

Larry Smith

Prattville

QB

Vanderbilt

 

2005

Andre Smith

Huffman

OL

Alabama

 

2004:

Jarod Bryant

Hoover

QB

Naval Academy

 

2003:

Chris Nickson

Pike County

QB

Vanderbilt

 

2002:

JaMarcus Russell

Williamson

QB

LSU

 

2001:

Brandon Cox

Hewitt-Trussville

QB

Auburn

 

2000:

Carnell Williams

Etowah

RB

Auburn

 

1999:

Cory Whisenant

Springville

RB

UAB

 

1998:

DeMarco McNeil

Blount

DL

Auburn

 

1997:

Mac Campbell

Alexandria

RB

UAB

 

1996:

Antoneyo Williams

Central-Tuscaloosa

RB

Alabama/Southern U.

 

1995:

Gorman Thornton

Jeff Davis

TE/DE

Auburn

 

1994:

Dawud Rasheed

Shades Valley

RB

Duke

 

1993:

Thomas Banks

West Jefferson

RB

UAB

 

1992:

Freddie Kitchens

Etowah

QB

Alabama

 

1991:

Robert Davis

Homewood

RB

LSU/UAB

 

1990:

David Palmer

Jackson-Olin

RB

Alabama

 

1989:

Steven Coleman

Pike County

RB

Grambling/Troy State

 

1988:

Darrell Williams

Vigor

RB

Auburn

 

1987:

Robert Jones

Parker

RB

Alabama

 

1986:

Larry Ware

Lee-Montgomery

RB

Georgia

 

1985:

Pierre Goode

Hazlewood

RB

Alabama

 

1984:

Roderick Green

Gardendale

WR

Southern Miss

 

1983:

Freddie Weygand

Etowah

WR

Auburn

 

1982:

Tommy Compton

Vigor

QB

Southern Miss

 


Alabama Scores On Final Play To Extend Streak To 7 In Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Series

Game Stats

    Alabama wide receiver Justin Johnson of Hoover came down with perhaps the most dramatic catch in the 28-year Alabama-Mississippi Football All-Star Game series Saturday on the last play of the game to score the game-winning touchdown in the 36-30 win.
    With the game at Cramton Bowl tied at 30 all with 12 seconds remaining and Alabama at the Mississippi 30-yard line, quarterback Tyler Cameron of Foley fired deep into the left corner of the end zone and Johnson, a 6—foot-4 receiver, leaped high to wrestle the ball into his arms from a Mississippi defender for the spectacular TD.
     The play climaxed an incredible comeback by the Alabama All-Stars, now 21-7 in the series and a perfect 4-0 in the game played at Cramton Bowl.  Coach Jamey DuBose of Central-Phenix City, Alabama’s head coach, saw his team trailing 28-10 late in the first half before the offense finally got on track.
     Sparked by the hard running of Madison Academy running back Kerryon Johnson, Alabama took a 30-28 lead with 7:44 left in the third quarter when St. James tight end Jalen Harris caught a 7-yard TD pass from Mountain Brook quarterback Jacob Carroll.  Johnson, who earned Alabama team MVP honors with 130 yards rushing and three touchdowns, scored on runs of 11 and 7 yards in the second quarter and capped a 10-play, 80-yard march in the third period with a 5-yard score to pull his team to within four at 28-24.
     Mississippi, coached by Starkville’s Jamie Mitchell, came out clicking on all cylinders in the first half as Starkville quarterback Brady Davis completed his first 12 passes to help the visitors post four first-half touchdowns, a Mississippi record in 28-year history of the series.  Davis connected with his own high school teammate Raphael Leonard for two touchdowns in the first quarter. Leonard made great grabs for 28 yards and 11 yards to put Mississippi up 14-3. Leonard finished with five catches for 59 yards to earn Mississippi MVP honors.  Davis, who was just 1-of-12 over his last dozen passes, finished 13-of-24 for 158 yards and three scores. Terance Davis, an Ole Miss early basketball signee from Southaven, was the game’s leading receiver with seven receptions for 104 yards and a 23-yard TD from Davis late in the first half. Linebacker Johnathan Abram of East Marion also raced 44 yards with an interception for Mississippi’s final touchdown of the first half.
      Alabama, which led 3-0 on Decatur kicker Rhett Morrison’s 31-yard field goal in the opening period,  gave up a safety with 3:22 remaining in the third quarter when Mississippi linebacker Fred Walls  of Olive Branch tackled Blount’s back Demetrice Vaughan in the end zone after the running back tried to scoop up an errant snap that had sailed past him past the goal line. The play erased Alabama’s first lead of the game and tied the game at 30-30.
    That is how it stood when Mississippi kicker Michael Godley tried a 46-yard field goal with 1:03 remaining that sailed short and wide left.
    Starting its final drive at the Alabama 30, the host team needed six plays to reach the end zone. Johnson had runs of 21 and 9 yards, Dale County’s Jamarrius Henderson streaked for a six-yard gain and DeSherrius Flowers of Vigor gained four yards to set up the final play.
    Alabama finished with a series-record 28 first downs, 240 yards rushing and 189 passing for 429 total yards. The 74 total offensive plays also set a new series record. Mississippi set the series record for passes attempted and completed with a 25-of-47 performance that netted 280 yards. The visitors managed only five net yards rushing on 17 attempts.
    Johnson’s 130 yards led all rushers. Vaughan had 38 on nine carries, Keith Mixon of Shades Valley added 29 on two carries with one long end round touchdown called back.  Henderson had 20 yards on six carries.   Cameron was 5-of-9  passing for 147 yards. Carroll was 5-of-12 for 42 yards. Each fired one TD pass.   Mixon also caught three passes for 90 yards and Johnson finished with 49 yards on three catches.
     Jamarius Smith of Meridian was 12-of-23 passing for 122 yards to go with Davis’ 158-yard, three-TD total for Mississippi.  
    Defensively, Michael Jackson of Parker had 11 tackles and one assist to pace Alabama.  Amon’te Caban of Smiths Station added seven stops and Melvin Tyus of Carver-Montgomery had five. Quandeski Whitlow of Opelika had three tackles for 15 yards in losses and Caban had three stops behind the line for seven yards in losses.
    Mississippi’s defensive leaders were Leo Lewis of Brookhaven, Jamal Paters of Bassfield and Ephraim Kitchen of South Panola each had seven tackles to pace Coach Jamie Mitchell’s defense.
    After 28 games in Alabama, the series will move to Mississippi next year with the game set to be played at M.M. Roberts Stadium on the campus of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

Prep All-Stars Finalize Game Plans For Saturday’s 28th Alabama-Mississippi Clash

    MONTGOMERY – Alabama and Mississippi all-star squads had their final practices Friday morning as coaching staffs for each squad put the finishing touches on Saturday’s game plans.
     The 28th Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game will kick off at noon Saturday from Cramton Bowl. Raycom Network will televise the contest live over its affiliates in Mississippi and Alabama and will also live-stream the game over the world-wide web.
     Teams spent Friday afternoon working with the Salvation Army at its packaging operation in Montgomery and then attended a banquet at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex attended by parents, coaches and players.
      Honorary captains Ron Stallworth (Alabama) and Tyson Lee (Mississippi) each addressed the players at the dinner.
      Festivities continue Saturday morning at 8:30 at the Multiplex with a breakfast hosted by the Fellowship of Christian Athlete, followed by a meet-and-greet session for fans and players on the field at Cramton Bowl from 10 to 11 a.m.
      Both head coaches, Alabama’s Jamey DuBose of Central-Phenix City and Mississippi’s Jamie Mitchell of Starkville, said the teams have had good workouts all week and are ready to play.
      THE SERIES: Alabama’s All-Stars have won the last six games in a row, including a 21-17 victory last year at Cramton Bowl. Alabama has won all three games played at Cramton Bowl since 2011 and is 20-7 overall in the series that dates back to 1988. The series was played at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium from 1988-2010 with one game played at Troy University. Alabama also won six in a row from 1999-2004. Mississippi captured four in a row from 1992-1995.
    This will be the fourth year that Cramton Bowl has been the host site.
     Rosters for both teams can be found at:
http://www.al-msallstarfootball.com/Rosters.aspx
    TV/RADIO INFORMATION: Raycom Network will broadcast the game live over its affiliates in Alabama and Mississippi Saturday and will also live-stream the game at the following link:
http://www.myfoxal.com/category/279107/live-ahsaa-football?clienttype=generic. The TV affiliate list can be found at: http://www.pathtotheplayoffs.com/tv-channel-listings/
  The AHSAA Radio Network will broadcast the game live as well over its network. Links will be available on line at:
mixlr.com/ahsaaradio
    TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets are $10 each will be available at the Cramton Bowl ticket booth with children 5-and-under admitted free. Tickets can also be ordered in advance through AHSAA ticket partner PREPTIX at the following link:
http://www.al-msallstarfootball.com/TicketInfo.aspx.


Stallworth, Lee To Serve as Honorary Captains All-Stars Have One Practice Remaining For Saturday’s 28th Alabama-Mississippi Game

MONTGOMERY – Alabama and Mississippi all-star squads went through two more practice sessions Thursday and Alabama head coach Jamey DuBose said his team is ready to play.
    “Our kids have come in ready to compete, have listened and adjusted to what we want them to do,”the Central-Phenix City head coach, said. “Now we just want to keep them healthy.”
     DuBose and two players, running back Kerryon Johnson of Madison Academy and linebacker Keaton Anderson of Florence, joined Charlie Trotman and Doug Amos on their local radio show on remote at Cramton Bowl Thursday at lunch. Also on hand were Mississippi head coach Jamie Mitchell of Starkville and players Leo Lewis of Brookhaven and Terance Davis of Southaven.
    Anderson, an Alabama linebacker commitment, and Johnson, an Auburn running back commitment, both said this has been a fun week “and a chance to really get to know some of the other players across the state.” It also reunited Anderson with his former head coach DuBose, who coached at Florence from 2012-13.
     Lewis, a linebacker, is an Ole Miss football commitment while Davis, a 6-foot-4 wide receiver, signed a basketball scholarship during the November signing period with Ole Miss as well.
    Lewis said he hopes to be a teammate with Davis in college as well. “I hope he decides to play football too,” Lewis said.  Davis, who has played both sports since seventh grade, said the option may be possible.
    Mitchell had some strong views on the matter. “Terance has a lot of talent, and I don’t really understand why more schools didn’t recruit him for his football talents. I hope this game might help him have a chance to play both sports at the college level if he wants to.”
    The two teams practiced Thursday afternoon at Millbrook and then enjoyed the city’s hospitality by attending a low country boil provided for the teams.
    The players for both teams are scheduled to practice at Huntingdon College (Alabama) and Faulkner University (Mississippi) Friday morning, then spend Friday afternoon working with the Salvation Army in a service project.
    The week’s activities culminate Friday night at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex with the annual parent-player banquet.
     Scheduled to speak at the dinner are honorary captains Ron Stallworth (Alabama) and Tyson Lee (Mississippi). Stallworth, named the USA Today National Defensive Player of the year as a senior at Woodham High School in Pensacola (FL) in 1983, had an outstanding college career at Auburn and played for two years in the NFL with the New York Jets.  Currently working with Merrill Lynch, Stallworth has been active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes since his college days and has served on its state board of directors in Alabama.
    Lee attended Columbus (MS) High School and graduated in the top 10 percent of his class in 2006. He earned a football scholarship to Itawamba Community College and became the first player in Itawamba history  to earn pre-season all-American and academic All-American the same year. In the spring of 2008, Tyson walked-on the football team at Mississippi State University and earned a scholarship at the end of the spring semester. After graduating Cum Laude in the May of 2010 with a degree in education, Tyson enrolled in graduate school at Mississippi State and earned his master’s degree in sports administration in May of 2012. After graduate school, he moved to St. Louis and became a scouting assistant in the NFL for the St. Louis Rams before moving back to Starkville to work full time with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
      Alabama’s All-Stars have won the last six games in a row, including a 21-17 victory last year at Cramton Bowl. Alabama has won all three games played at Cramton Bowl since 2011 and is 20-7 overall in the series that dates back to 1988. The series was played at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium from 1988-2010 with one game played at Troy University.
    This will be the fourth year that Cramton Bowl has been the host site.
     Rosters for both teams can be found at:
http://www.al-msallstarfootball.com/Rosters.aspx
    TV/RADIO INFORMATION: Raycom Network will broadcast the game live over its affiliates in Alabama and Mississippi Saturday and will also live-stream the game. The AHSAA Radio Network will broadcast the game live as well over its network. Links will be available on line at www.AHSAA.com.
    TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets are $10 each will be available at the Cramton Bowl ticket booth with children 5-and-under admitted free. Tickets can also be ordered in advance through AHSAA ticket partner PREPTIX at the following link:
http://www.al-msallstarfootball.com/TicketInfo.aspx
    Special ticket programs have been set up for schools interested in bringing their teams to Montgomery for the game. Schools may call 334-263-6994 for more details.

    A special Meet-and-Greet session on will be held at Cramton Bowl from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday following the annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Breakfast at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex at 8:30 p.m. 


All-Stars Continue Drills in Preparation For Saturday’s 28th Alabama-Mississippi Game

    MONTGOMERY – Alabama and Mississippi all-star squads went through two enthusiastic and brisk workouts Wednesday and have three practice sessions remaining for Saturday’s 28th annual Alabama-Mississippi Football All-Star Game at Cramton Bowl. Kickoff is set for noon.
    Both squads appeared to be more familiar with each other in Wednesday’s workouts.
    “I have been very pleased with the players’ efforts and attitudes,” Alabama head coach Jamey DuBose said. “A lot of kids are standing out this week, especially (linebacker) Keaton Anderson and (running back) Kerryon Johnson.”

     Florence’s Anderson has committed to Alabama and Madison Academy’s Johnson has committed to Auburn. Both have proven versatile this week, DuBose said. 
    The day was culminated by former NFL quarterback Brodie Croyle’s address to the all-stars at a dinner held at Wynlakes Country Club.
      Croyle, one of the AHSAA’s most prolific passers in history, set state records at the time with 9,326 career yards passing and 105 career TD passes. He missed most of his senior season after suffering a season-ending leg injury in the first quarter of the first game that season. He also set the state record for TD passes in a season (44) and for yards passing in a game (528). Both marks have since been broken. He then played at Alabama where he passed for 6,382 career yards and 41 touchdowns. Drafted in the third round of the NFL draft by Kansas City, he spent four full seasons in the pros.
       The players for both teams are scheduled to practice at Huntingdon College (Alabama) and Faulkner University (Mississippi) Thursday morning, then both will work out at Millbrook Thursday afternoon from 3:30 to 5 p.m.. Both teams will then attend a Low Country Boil at Millbrook Thursday night. The final practice will be Friday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. at the college locations. Both teams will then spend Friday afternoon working with the Salvation Army in a service project and will then attend a player-parent banquet at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex Friday night.
      Alabama’s All-Stars have won the last six games in a row including a 21-17 victory last year at Cramton Bowl. Alabama has won all three games played at Cramton Bowl since 2011 and is 20-7 overall in the series that dates back to 1988. The series was played at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium from 1988-2010 with one game played at Troy University.
    This will be the fourth year that Cramton Bowl has been the host site.
     Rosters for both teams can be found at:
http://www.al-msallstarfootball.com/Rosters.aspx
    TV/RADIO INFORMATION: Raycom Network will broadcast the game live over its affiliates in Alabama and Mississippi Saturday and will also live-stream the game. The AHSAA Radio Network will broadcast the game live as well its network. Links will be available on line at www.AHSAA.com.
    TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets are $10 each at the Cramton Bowl ticket booth with children 5-and-under admitted free. Tickets can also be ordered in advance through AHSAA ticket partner PREPTIX at the following link:
http://www.al-msallstarfootball.com/TicketInfo.aspx
    Special ticket programs have been set up for schools interested in bringing their teams to Montgomery for the game. Schools may call 334-263-6994 for more details.

    A special Meet-and-Greet on will be held at Cramton Bowl from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday following the annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Breakfast, which will be held at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex at 8:30 p.m.


Spanish Fort’s Marion Added to Alabama Roster For Saturday’s 28th Alabama-Mississippi Game

    MONTGOMERY – Alabama all-star squad made one roster change Tuesday as both teams went through two practice sessions in preparation for Saturday’s noon kickoff for the 28th annual Alabama-Mississippi Football All-Star Game at Cramton Bowl.
    Central-Phenix City receiver Tra’veon Samuels was replaced by Spanish Fort’s Kevin Marion, a 6-foot-4, 223-pound end. Samuels had been rehabilitating a playoff injury and was not 100 percent. He plans to enroll at the University of Louisville in January.
     Marion caught 23 passes for 287 yards and five touchdowns this season for Coach Mark Freeman’s Toros. He joins teammate Kristian Cotton, an original selection on the Alabama team. Cotton was impressive in both drills. He led Spanish Fort in receiving this past season, making 30 catches for 1,025 yards and 11 touchdowns through 13 games.
       Alabama All-Star Coach Jamey DuBose was Samuels’ coach at Central.
       Reporting late Monday night was Hoover linebacker Darrell Williams. Mississippi also had one reporting late as well -- receiver Jordan Wright, who was at practice Tuesday.
       Alabama quarterbacks Jacob Carroll of Mountain Brook and Tyler Cameron of Foley each looked sharp during passing drills. Players and s       The players for both teams toured the Rosa Parks Museum in downtown Montgomery Tuesday night.
     Saturday’s all-star game is hosted by the AHSADCA in conjunction with the AHSAA and will be televised live by the Raycom Network over its affiliates in Mississippi and Alabama.
    Alabama will practice twice at Huntingdon College Wednesday and Mississippi twice at Faulkner University.
       Former University of Alabama and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brodie Croyle, who now works with his dad John Croyle at the Big Oak Ranch near Gadsden, will be the keynote speaker at a dinner for both teams Wednesday night at Wynlakes Country Club. 
      Alabama’s All-Stars have won the last six games, including a 21-17 victory last year at Cramton Bowl. Alabama has won all three games played at Cramton Bowl since 2011 and is 20-7 overall in the series that dates back to 1988. The series was played at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium from 1988-2010 with one game played at Troy University.
     This will be the fourth year that Cramton Bowl has been the host site.
     Rosters for both teams can be found at:
http://www.al-msallstarfootball.com/Rosters.aspx
    TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets are $10 each at the Cramton Bowl ticket booth with children 5-and-under admitted free. Tickets can also be ordered in advance through AHSAA ticket partner PREPTIX at the following link:
http://www.al-msallstarfootball.com/TicketInfo.aspx
    Special ticket programs have been set up for schools interested in bringing their teams to Montgomery for the game. Schools may call 334-263-6994 for more details.


Players Report Monday For 28th Alabama-Mississippi Game

    MONTGOMERY – Mississippi All-Star head coach Jamie Mitchell of Starkville reported Monday with his 40-member squad excited and ready to begin preparations for Saturday’s 28th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Classic at Cramton Bowl.
    One coach and one player was to report Tuesday and one player was added to the Mississippi roster Monday, said Mitchell. Pearl High School Coach John Perry and all-star wide receiver Jordan Wright remained in Mississippi to attend a team function. Omr Bayless of Laurel, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound senior, was added to the Mississippi roster over the weekend and reported Monday with the team when it rolled into Montgomery for Saturday’s game.
     Kickoff is set for noon Saturday. The game is hosted by the AHSADCA in conjunction with the AHSAA and will be televised live by the Raycom Network over its affiliates in Mississippi and Alabama.
   Alabama head coach Jamey DuBose of Central-Phenix City and his staff welcomed 39 of 40 players selected Monday. Hoover linebacker Darrell Williams (6-3, 226) was expected to arrive late Monday night. Two of Williams’ teammates from the Class 7A 2014 state championship team did report earlier in the DAY – linebackers Christian Bell (6-4, 230) and Justin Johnson (6-4, 215).

    “We should have everyone on hand when we have our first practice,” DuBose said. “Everyone came in eager to get started.”
    Both squads toured the Hyundai Automobile Assembly Plant near Pintlala Monday night before settling into their rooms. First practice Tuesday is at 9 a.m. with Alabama running through drills at Huntingdon College and Mississippi practicing at Faulkner University. The teams are also scheduled to practice again at 2 p.m. The teams will visit the Rosa Parks Museum in downtown Montgomery Tuesday night. Former University of Alabama and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brodie Croyle is scheduled to address both teams at a dinner Wednesday night at Wynlakes Country Club. 
      Alabama’s All-Stars have won the last six games in a row including a 21-17 vicrory last year at Cramton Bowl. Alabama has won all three games played at Cramton Bowl since 2011 and is 20-7 overall in the series that dates back to 1988.
    This will be the fourth year that Cramton Bowl has been the host site.
     Rosters for both teams can be found at:
http://www.al-msallstarfootball.com/Rosters.aspx
    TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets are $10 each at the Cramton Bowl ticket booth with children 5-and-under admitted free. Tickets can also be ordered in advance through AHSAA ticket partner PREPTIX at the following link:
http://www.al-msallstarfootball.com/TicketInfo.aspx
    Special ticket programs have been set up for schools interested in bringing their teams to Montgomery for the game. Call 334-263-6994 for more details.