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

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

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


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

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

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



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

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

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


29 AHSAA Events Set for NFHS Network Oct. 19-24 Park Crossing versus Sidney Lanier Is Featured AHSAA Game of the Week on NFHS Network

   MONTGOMERY – A total of 29 AHSAA sports contests or events are scheduled to be live-streamed over the NFHS Network tonight through next Wednesday by AHSAA member schools. That brings the total to more than 180 AHSAA contests live-streamed over the NFHS Network since the 2017-18 school year kicked off in late August.
      Among the events will be a bowling tri-match to be live-streamed by the Cullman High School Broadcast Program on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Six volleyball contests and 22 football games are slated for tonight through Wednesday, Oct. 25.
     Two football games will by live-streamed tonight, 19 on Friday and one on Saturday as the AHSAA region races heat up with many key battles that will go a long way in deciding the state playoff participants.
     Two volleyball events include area tournaments in Class 6A, Area 2 (Monday) and Class 4A, Area 16 on Tuesday. Spanish Fort and Wilson high schools will be live-streaming selected matches from the two tourneys, respectively.
        The AHSAA’s NFHS Network School Broadcast Program Game of the Week Friday will be at Cramton Bowl where Park Crossing (7-1) takes on undefeated Sidney Lanier (7-0) in a game that will decide the Class 6A, Region 2 champion. Montgomery’s Public School SBP (Montgomery Sports Net) will be live-streaming the game over the NFHS Network.
      The Thunderbirds of Coach Smitty Grider are averaging 44.0 points a game and allowing 15.0. Sidney Lanier, coached by Marvin Cunningham, is 7-0. The Poets, led by talented senior quarterback James Foster, are scoring 36.4 point and yielding only 8.1, second only to Homewood in Class 6A this season.
     Lanier is off to the school’s best start since 2000. Montgomery’s oldest high school is 588-400-9 in over 107 seasons since playing football for the first time in 1910. Park Crossing is Montgomery newest public high school in just its fourth year of existence. Grider’s team has compiled a 35-8 record during that stretch including a 13-1 season in 2016 that ended in the Class 6A semifinals. The Thunderbirds are 20-2 over the last two years.
      Also on the line is the Montgomery Public Schools championship. Lanier is 3-0 in games versus the other county schools, Park Crossing is 2-1 and Robert E. Lee is 3-1 with a loss to Lanier and a win over Park Crossing. Grider’s team has won six straight since that 28-17 loss.
       The Lanier-Park Crossing game can be seen live by NFHS Network subscribers. The game will also be available free for viewing on a delayed basis Tuesday, Oct. 24, after 11 a.m., to NFHS Network members. Those who currently have not joined the Network can view the delayed version once they sign up for the free membership at: http://watch.nfhsnetwork.com/rewards-signup/.
    To check out all games scheduled, click: http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/alabama/football

   

NFHS NETWORK SCHEDULE OF AHSAA EVENTS
THURSDAY, Oct. 19
VOLLEYBALL                                            Producer                                Air Time
Handley at Smiths Station                              Smiths Station HS SBP          6:30 p.m.
Northview at Smiths Station                          Smiths Station HS SBP          4:30 p.m.
James Clemens at Hoover                               Hoover HS SBP                      6:30 p.m.
Spain Park at Vestavia Hills                           Vestavia Hills HS SBP           6 p.m.
FOOTBALL                                                  Producer                                Air Time
Florence at Columbia                                      Florence HS SBP                    6:45 p.m.
Prattville vs. Jeff Davis                                   Jeff Davis HS SBP                 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, Oct. 20
FOOTBALL                                                  Producer                                Air Time
Class 1A
Millry at Sweet Water                         Sweet Water HS SBP             7 p.m. 
Class 2A
New Brockton at Goshen                               Goshen HS SBP                     7 p.m.
Class 3A
Opp at Geneva                                                Geneva HS SBP                     7 p.m.
Class 4A
W.S. Neal at Andalusia                                 Andalusia HS SBP                 6:30 p.m.
Class 5A
Russellville at East Limestone                        Russellville HS SBP               7 p.m.
Class 6A
Austin at Muscle Shoals                                 Muscle Shoals HS SBP           7 p.m.
Cullman at Southside-Gadsden                      Cullman HS SBP                    7 p.m.
Hartselle at Decatur                                        Hartselle HS SBP                   7 p.m.
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa at Brookwood                Hillcrest SBP                          6:30 p.m.
Sidney Lanier vs. Park Crossing                     Montgomery Sports Net         6:30 p.m.
Spanish Fort at Saraland                                 Saraland HS SBP                    6 p.m.
Wetumpka at Opelika                         Opelika HS SBP                     7 p.m.
Class 7A
Auburn at Smiths Station                               Smiths Station HS SBP          7 p.m.
Enterprise at Demopolis                                  Enterprise HS SBP                 7 p.m.
Foley at Mary Montgomery                            Foley HS SBP                         6 p.m.
Hoover at Vestavia Hills                                 Vestavia Hills HS SBP           7 p.m.
Hoover at Vestavia Hills                                 Hoover HS SBP                      7 p.m.
Oak Mountain at Mtn. Brook (delayed)         Mtn. Brook HS SBP               11 a.m. (Sat.)

SATURDAY, Oct. 21

FOOTBALL                                                  Producer                                Air Time
Central-Phenix City at R.E. Lee                     Montgomery Schools SBP      6 p.m.

MONDAY, Oct. 23

VOLLEYBALL                                            Producer                                Air Time
Class 6A, Area 2 finals                                   Spanish Fort HS SBP             5:58 p.m.
FOOTBALL                                                  Producer                                Air Time
Opelika at Auburn (Freshmen)                       Auburn HS SBP                     6:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, Oct. 24

BOWLING                                                    Producer                                Air Time
Cullman, St. Bernard, Lindsay Lane meet     Cullman HS SBP                    5 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL                                            Producer                                Air Time
Class 4A, Area 16 Tourney                             Wilson HS SBP                      5 p.m.


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

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

 

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


AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight, Week 7 McGill-Toolen Wins Margaret Blalock Tournament to Claim Volleyball Spotlight

    MONTGOMERY – McGill-Toolen Catholic High School overcame a loss in pool play to claim the championship of the Margaret Blalock Invitational volleyball tournament last weekend. The Blalock tourney, traditionally one of the most competitive in the state that serves as a good measuring stick for teams as them move into the post season, grabbed the AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight for Week 7 of the 2017 season.
    The Dirty Dozen (36-7), coached by Kate Wood, lost to Hoover in pool play but rebounded to beat the Lady Bucs in the finals 2-1. McGill also beat Niceville (FL), Oak Mountain, Alexandria, Hazel Green and Bob Jones en route to the title.  Kenya McQuirter had 78 kills, 14 blocks, 49 digs and five service aces to pace McGill-Toolen. Erica Schilling also had 78 kills and 15 aces, and Alex Pierre registered 44 kills and 22 blocks in the tourney.
   Other volleyball superlatives from Week 7:

KILLS/BLOCKS
BRITTAN DAVIS, JAMES CLEMENS: Had 12 kills versus Grissom to go over 1,000 kills for her career.
CARSON ANN CROW, SAINT JAMES: Had 29 kills in two matches to go over 1,000 kills for her career.
LINDSEY WALKER, MUSCLE SHOALS: Led the Trojans to the Colbert County tournament championship with 68 kills and eight aces.
ALYSSA DUTTON, CARBON HILL: Registered 131 kills and 22 blocks to lead Carbon Hill to an 11-1 record and won the Shrimp Fest Tourney at Gulf Shores.
PAIGE SHAW, HOOVER: Helped Hoover (26-7) go 7-1 for the week and reach the Margaret Blalock finals with 110 kills, 10 blocks and ???? aces.
TORI WALKER, WILSON: Helped her team finish 7-1 for the week and finish second in the Lauderdale County tourney with 65 kills and 39 blocks.
KINSLEY HANBACK, LEXINGTON: Recorded 66 kills and 18 blocks as Lexington extended its current streak to 38 match wins in a row with a victory in the finals of the Lauderdale County tournament.
EMMA JARRETT, BOB JONES: Had 50 kills in six matches for the Patriots (32-10) at the Margaret Blalock tournament.
MALLORY ODOM, BAKER: The versatile Hornets player had 51 kills and 98 assists in nine matches to lead Baker to the championship of the Silver Bracket at the Gulf Shores Shrimp Fest tournament.
ABBIE CHAMBLESS, ADDISON: Had 64 kills, 33 digs and 15 blocks in five matches to lead Addison to the Winston County tournament championship.
EMORIE LONG, PELHAM: Had 44 kills and nine blocks in three matches for the Panthers.

ASSISTS
JAMIE GREGG, HOOVER: Dished out 195 assists for the Bucs in eight matches.
EMMA NESTER, WILSON: Had 173 digs in eight matches as Wilson went 7-1.
LIBBY GRACE GANN, MOUNTAIN BROOK: Registered 159 assists and 10 service aces in a very productive week for the Lady Spartans.
KALEY BRUCE, BRIARWOOD CHRISTIAN: Had 126 assists, 53 digs and 13 aces as the Lions reached the finals of the Barry Walker Invitational tournament at Briarwood.
AIJA ABELE, BOB JONES: Had 109 assists in seven matches for the Patriots.

DIGS
KELLAN HENSLEY, ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL:
Had 155 digs in seven matches for the Wildcats.
TAYLOR FONTENELLE, SPANISH FORT:  Had 127 digs and 11 aces in eight matches for the week.
TAYLOR BROWN, WILSON: Had 118 digs in eight matches as Wilson went 7-1 for the week.
HANNA RIGSBY, GULF SHORES: Totaled 105 digs in seven matches for Gulf Shores.



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

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

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

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

 

 

Roster is attached


AHSAA Cross Country Spotlight for Week 7 Trio of Runners Cross the Finish Line Just Seconds Apart at ‘Dew It on the Trails’ Meet at Decatur

     MONTGOMERY –Thompson High School junior Brandon DeMarcus Lee ran Decatur’s Point Mallard course in 15:52.20 to edge junior Hunter Harwell of Mountain Brook and senior Cameron Cox of Huntsville in the 5A-7A division of the ‘Dew It on the Trails’ cross country meet last weekend.
     The finish turned out to one of the most competitive cross country races of the season for AHSAA schools with only four seconds separating the trio. The photo finish grabbed the AHSAA Spotlight for week 7 of the cross country season.
    The top five runners finished under 16:00.  Nineteen teams and 300 runners competed in the race. Huntsville had four runners finish under 16:25 and posted 45 points to win the team championship over runner-up Mountain Brook (76).
    Haleyville senior Hamza Abusammour clocked 17:13.40 to win the 1A-4A boys’ competition that included 200 runners. The Lions also won the team championship with 89 points. J.B. Pennington was second with 93.
    Thompson junior McKenzie Hogue gave the Warriors a sweep with a winning time of 18:37.90 in the girls’ 5A-7A race that featured 194 participants and 16 teams. Junior Abby Weitenbeck was second with a 19:03.40 time and Mountain Brook junior Anna Balzli was third clocking 19:05.50. Mountain Brook’s Spartans won the team championship with 39 points. Huntsville was second with 52.
   West Limestone won the 1A-4A girls’ team championship with 71 points, and Hatton was second with 106. Whitesburg Christian senior Hannah Tarwater crossed first at 19:46.60 to beat the field of 194 runners. West Limestone sophomore Cassidy Winter was second clocking 20:17.50.
    Other cross country highlights from the past week include:

BOYS
HUNTSVILLE METRO CHAMPIONSHIPS: Randolph senior Matthew Estopinal ran the John Hunt Park 5,000-meter course in 15:52.1 to beat the 114-runner field and capture the individual championship. Runner-up Jean Pierre Leroux, a sophomore at Bob Jones, finished at 16:30.7. Huntsville, led by senior Cameron Cox’s third-place performance, won the team championship with 25 points. The Panthers placed seven runners in the top nine finishers.  Bob Jones was second with 54 points.
UA CRIMSON CLASSIC: American Christian senior Taylor Ray nipped Florence senior Grant Brown by just three seconds to win the boys’ competition at the University of Alabama Crimson Classic prep invitational. Ray clocked 17:05.8 and Brown ran the 5,000-meter course in 17:08.9. Hoover, led by Drew Kilgore’s third-place finish, won the team crown with 45 points and Florence was second in the 23-team competition with 130. A total of 202 runners participated.
WARHAWK CHALLENGE: Auburn junior Evan Rogers edged Wetumpka’s Cory Anthony for the boys’ individual title. His winning time was 16:44.56 in the field of 249 runners that competed at Auburn-Montgomery University’s Montgomery Trails course. Anthony finished at 16:58.29.  The Tigers also won the boys’ team championship with 27 points. Montgomery Catholic was second with 63. A total of 20 teams competed.
MADISON COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS: Buckhorn’s Daniel Wilcox won county meet individual honors with a winning time of 17:36.25 over the Sharon Johnston Park course at New Market. Sparkman’s Jack Maier led the Senators to the team title with a second-place time of 17:42.15. Sparkman totaled 21 points. Buckhorn was second with 38.
FAIRVIEW ‘HAY OF A RUN’ INVITATIONAL: St. Bernard’s Andrew Sweeney crossed the finish line at 17:04.54 to win the 1A-4A boys’ competition at Fairview Town Park that featured nine teams and 113 runners overall. Aaron Brown of Hanceville was second at 17:28.44. Fairview’s Quinton Chambers finished third (17:42.75) to lead the host Aggies of Coach Hite Hobson to the team title. Fairview had 47 points and runner-up St. Bernard had 49.
BULLFROG POND CLASSIC:
Southside-Gadsden’s Taylor Nails won the meet hosted by St. Clair County High School with a time of 17:29.51. Reed Robinson of Oxford was second at 17:45.39 in the field of 130 runners to lead the Jackets to the meet title. Oxford totaled 65 points and runner-up Southside had 72.
HELENA INVITATIONAL:
The Huskies won their own meet with their first eight runners crossing ahead of the competition for a perfect team score of 15. Blake Vaughn won the individual medalist honors with a winning time of 17:46.84. Indian Springs finished second with 55 points.
FAITH ACADEMY BOARDWALK CHALLENGE: Baker’s Cody Becker finished third to lead the Hornets to the team championship of the meet held at Mobile. Baker totaled 42 points and McGill-Toolen Catholic was runner-up with 47. Mary Montgomery’s Caleb Troy Smith finished first in the 117-runner competition with a time of 17:18.54. Myles Stoots of Faith Academy was second at 17:36.21, and Becker clocked 17:55.24.
TERRORTORIUM ON THE CREEKBANK INVITATIONAL: Pleasant Valley senior Matisse Miller clocked the Oxford Lake Park course in 16:55.84 to capture first place in the 141-runner field. Ashville senior Daniel Tully was second with a 17:05.20 time. Pleasant Valley won the team title with 45 points. Fifteen teams participated.

GIRLS
HUNTSVILLE METRO CHAMPIONSHIPS: Senior Rachel Jones led a trio of Huntsville runners that finished 1-2-3 in the girls’ competition held at Huntsville’s John Hunt Park. She clocked 18:59.9 to win the title. Teammates Abbey Weitenbeck and Hannah Bloom were right behind at 19:00.1 and 19:14.7, respectively. The Panthers won the team title with 27 points and Randolph was second with 47. Six teams and 64 runners participated.
UA CRIMSON CLASSIC: Hoover posted 44 points to win the girls’ championship at the University of Alabama Crimson Classic. Fort Payne was second with 66. Hoover senior Ava Weems clocked 19:57.7 to finish third for the Lady Bucs. Presley Miles, a freshman at Saint James, won the race with a time of 18:42.7. Florence’s Mary Claire Ridgeway was second (19:46.2).
WARHAWK CHALLENGE: Montgomery Catholic junior Amaris Tyynismaa continued her domination in girls’ cross country winning the meet at Auburn-Montgomery University’s Montgomery Trails course with a time of 18:37.98.  Samantha Rogers, a sophomore at Auburn, was second at 18:51.23. A field of 165 girls competed in the race.  Auburn won the team title with 20 points, and Catholic was second with 49.
MADISON COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS: Buckhorn won the team title with 20 points and Sparkman senior Kaylee Stewart captured medalist honors with a winning time of 20:41.98 over the Sharon Johnston Park course at New Market. Freshman Jessica Dodson was second at 20:53.79 for Buckhorn. Sparkman was runner-up with 35 points.
FAIRVIEW ‘HAY OF A RUN’ INVITATIONAL: St. Bernard swept the team and individual titles with Leahrose Mami clocking 20:30.41 to finish first. The Saints posted 40 points and runner-up Jasper had 48. Fairview’s Alex McDonald finished second with a time of 21:23.12 in the race at Fairview Town Park. Fifty-six runners competed.
BULLFROG POND CLASSIC: Alexandria’s Abby Nunnelly clocked 20:25.65 at the meet hosted by St. Clair County High School to take first place in the field of 72 participants. The Valley Cubs also won the team competition with 23 points and Southside-Gadsden was second with 71.
HELENA INVITATIONAL:
The Lady Huskies’ five scoring runners finished among the top six overall as Helena won the meet with 16 points. Indian Springs was second with 45. Abigail Ford won the individual competition with a time of 22:04.63 to lead the Huskies.
FAITH ACADEMY BOARDWALK CHALLENGE: McGill-Toolen Catholic’s Grace Jensen posted a winning time of 19:18.23 at the Mobile meet to beat the field of 79 runners. Baker and McGill-Toolen each finished with 38 points, but the Hornets won the championship in a tie breaker.
TERRORTORIUM ON THE CREEKBANK INVITATIONAL: Pleasant Valley captured the girls’ team championship at the meet held at Oxford Lake Park course. The Raiders totaled 23 points and Ohatchee was second with 55.  Freshman Trinity Roberts and senior Rachel Faucett finished 1-2 for Pleasant Valley with times of 19:39.66 and 20:34.61, respectively. Eight teams and 75 runners competed.

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

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

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


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

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

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

 

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First Name

Last Name

School

HT

WT

POS

Coach

64

KaDarian

Hill

Eufaula

6'2

285

DL

Bryan Moore

68

Allen

Love

Huffman

6'3

280

DL

Alex Wilson

93

Coynis

Miller

Jackson-Olin

6'3

295

DL

Tim Vakakes

95

Timaje

Porter

Theodore

6'3

325

DL

Eric Collier

66

Marese

McBride

Daphne

6'2

260

DT

Kenny King

OFFENIVE LINEMEN COMING TUESDAY

Coaches

Steve Smith, Piedmont

Head Coach

David Faulkner, Enterprise

Offensive Coordinator/QB/RB

Paul Benefield, Fyffe

Defensive Coordinator/LB

Brent Hubbert, Maplesville

Outside Linebacker Coach

Larry Strain, Handley

Wide Receiver Coach

Rueben Nelson, Ramsay

Secondary Coach

Rob Carter, Beauregard

Offensive Line Coach

Jeremy Perkins, Austin

Defensive Line Coach

James Blanchard, Piedmont

Scout Coach

Billy Odom

Administrative Coach

Michael Summers

Administrative Coach

Randy White

Administrative Coach