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Spain Park High School’s Shawn Raney Named Alabama All-Star Head Coach for 2019 Alabama-Mississippi Game

    MONTGOMERY – Spain Park High School head football coach Shawn Raney will be the head coach for the Alabama All-Star football squad for the 33st annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game next December.  The game will be played at Hattiesburg (MS) on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi on Saturday, December, 14.
    Jamie Lee, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) made the announcement at the 2019 Kickoff Classic press conference Thursday at the AHSAA office. The AHSADCA, in conjunction with the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) administers the all-star game each year.
   Alabama lost to Mississippi 24-20 last year at Cramton Bowl but still holds a 22-10 edge in the series heading into this year’s game.
The head football coach at Spain Park High School for the last six years, Raney has compiled a 44-23 record with the Jaguars. He guided Spain Park to the 2015 Class 7A state finals before falling to McGill-Toolen 14-12. His team won the Region 3 title in 2015 a 7-0 record.  As an assistant coach, Raney served as defensive coordinator for three years at Hoover, helping the Bucs win the 6A state title in 2012.  Hoover reached the state finals in 2011 and 2010 finishing as state runner-up.
    “I am excited and humbled to be selected to serve as head coach of the Alabama all-stars,” said Raney, who served as defensive coordinator on the 2018 Alabama All-Star coaching staff.  “Not growing up in Alabama, I was truly humbled when I was asked to coach in the game for the first time in 2013, and even more humbled when Coach (Josh) Niblett asked me to be his defensive coordinator in the game last year. But to be chosen as the head coach is even more humbling.”
      Alabama lost 42-7 in Hattiesburg in 2017 and Alabama won 25-14 at Cramton Bowl in 2016. The annual game, which pits the top high school senior players from Alabama and Mississippi, has been played yearly since 1988. Mississippi has won both games played in Mississippi (2015 and 2017). Alabama has a 22-8 edge in all games played in Alabama.  Hoover High School’s Josh Niblett was Alabama head coach in 2018.
     “Coach Raney is one of our state’s most outstanding high school head coaches,” said Lee. “The rest of the staff is also outstanding. They are already working hard on the player selection process.”
     Lee also announced the coaches selected to complete the Alabama All-Star staff. Assistant coaches include Jamey DuBose, Central-Phenix City; Darrell Higgins, Mars Hill Bible; Ben Berguson, Homewood; Jon Clements, Corner; Adrian Abrams, Minor; Doug Vickery, Flomaton; Tim Vakakes, Jackson-Olin; and Brian Maner (scout coach), Spain Park.

ALABAMA-MISSISSIPPI ALL-STAR GAME HISTORY
 

Year-by-Year

       

2018

Mississippi

24

Alabama

20     

 

2017

Mississippi

42

Alabama

7     

Hattiesburg

2016

Alabama

25

Mississippi

14     

 

2015

Mississippi

28

Alabama

 21     

Hattiesburg

2014

Alabama

36

Mississippi

30

 

2013

Alabama

21

Mississippi

17

 

2012

Alabama

21

Mississippi

16

 

2011

Alabama

31

Mississippi

12

 

2010

Alabama

24

Mississippi

17

(2 OT)

2009

Alabama

21

Mississippi

13

 

2008

Alabama

28

Mississippi

3

 

2007

Mississippi

26

Alabama

7

December

2007

Alabama

51

Mississippi

14

June

2006

Alabama

24

Mississippi

3

 

2005

Mississippi

21

Alabama

18

 

2004

Alabama

24

Mississippi

22

 

2003

Alabama

24

Mississippi

16

 

2002

Alabama

29

Mississippi

17

 

2001

Alabama

33

Mississippi

14

 

2000

Alabama

16

Mississippi

9

 

1999

Alabama

28

Mississippi

24

 

1998

Mississippi

9

Alabama

0

 

1997

Alabama

10

Mississippi

6

 

1996

Alabama

17

Mississippi

14

 

1995

Mississippi

37

Alabama

9

 

1994

Mississippi

24

Alabama

10

 

1993

Mississippi

17

Alabama

6

 

1992

Mississippi

17

Alabama

14

 

1991

Alabama

15

Mississippi

13

 

1990

Alabama

21

Mississippi

14

(OT)

1989

Alabama

24

Mississippi

21

(4 OT)

1988

Alabama

24

Mississippi

21

(3 OT)


SERIES HISTORY: Alabama holds a 22-10 lead.


South Downs North 22-19 to Win the 60th North-South All-Star Football Classic

    MONTGOMERY – South wide receiver Artell Howell of Vigor High School hauled in a perfect strike pass from Wolves quarterback Kyle Walker with 6:23 left in the fourth quarter for a 31-yard game-winning touchdown at Cramton Bowl as the 60th annual AHSAA North-South All-Star Football Classic closed out All-Star Sports Week with a bang.
     The TD gave the South a 22-19 and the defense held on in the final six minutes as the North tried valiantly to get into the end zone. The win for the South improved its lead in the series that started in 1948 to 31-27-2).
    Howell finished the night with three receptions for 77 yards, one kickoff  for 42 yards and one rush attempt for eight yards to earn South MVP honors. His high school teammate Walker was 3-of-8 passing for 50 yards and rushed 10 times for 51 yards. Jayland Whitsett, also a Vigor teammate, added 66 yards rushing on 12 carries and scored on a 1-yard run late in the third period to give the South a 14-13 lead. The boys from Prichard accounted for 248 offensive yards. The South finished with 268 total yards.
      The South, coached by Dadeville head coach Richard White, dominated the first quarter offensively finally getting on the scoreboard with 9:53 remaining in the second period when  Walker snagged a 15-yard TD pass from Enterprise quarterback Grant Thornton to give the South a 7-0 lead. Thornton finished the night 6-of-10 passing for 86 yards.
    The North tied the score later in the period turning a South turnover at its own 15 into a 3-yard TD run by Michael Crear of Jasper with 3:05 left until intermission. Marion County’s Braden Pyron kicked the extra point and the two teams went in at halftime tied 7-7.
   The North took the lead with 5:09 left in the third period when Brayden Lewis of DAR hauled in a 7-yard TD pass from Michael Crear of Jasper to take a 13-7 lead. The extra point was blocked.
    Whitsett’s TD put the South ahead two minutes later 14-13. The North got a big break with 8:19 left in the final period when Chris Broyles of Winfield returned a punt 22 yards for a touchdown as the North took the lead again 19-14. Howell’s dramatic catch two minutes later made it 20-19 and Thornton passed Whitsett for the two-point conversion to round out the scoring.
    Noah Turbyfill of Brooks had a game-high 82 yards rushing on 12 tries and also returned a kickoff 39 yards to earn the North MVP award. The North, coached by Gordo head coach David McKinney, totaled 129 yards rushing and 55 passing for 184 total yards. Kenny Cannon of Decatur also had 41 yards rushing on 10 carries and Devin Buckhalter of Russellville caught two passes for 32 yards.
     Tallassee’s Trent Cochran-Gil led the South with nine tackles. Zachary Boerner of Prattville and E.J. Thomas of Vigor had seven tackles each.  Andrew Gaylor of Dora led the North with eight stops. Micah Wood of Jasper had five tackles and two tackles resulting in 15 yards in losses.
 

2019 North-South All-Star Results
Football (at Cramton Bowl, July 18)

South 22, North 19 (South leads series 31-27-2)
Golf (July 18)
Girls:
North 58.5, South 55.5 (North leads series 1-0)
Boys: North 63.5, South 50.5 (North leads series 1-0)
Tennis (July 18)
Girls:
North 8, South 1 (North leads series 1-0)
Boys: North 8, South 1 (North leads series 1-0)
Volleyball, July 18
South 3, North 0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-18) – (North leads series 14-8)
Softball
Game 1: South 6, North 2 (North leads series 25-22-3)
Game 2: South 5, North 4
Soccer
Girls: South 3, North 1 (North leads series 15-3-1)
Boys: North 3, South 0, (North leads series s 12-4-1)
Girls’ Basketball
North 65, South 56 (North leads series 20-3)
Boys’ Basketball
South 88, North 75 (North leads series 48-29)
Baseball
South 16-18, North 7-16 (North leads series 23-14-1)
Cross Country
South Girls 19, North Girls 36 (South leads series 2-1)
North Boys 27, South Boys 28 (North leads series 2-1)


 


AHSAA Champions Challenge is now The AHSAA Kickoff Classic

Two Games set for 14th annual Season-opening Event

      MONTGOMERY – The AHSAA Champions Challenge Football Classic will have a new name, “The AHSAA Kickoff Classic,” when it kicks off the 2019 prep football season at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl August 22-23, and it also has two exciting games set for 2019.
   Montgomery rivals Jeff Davis and Carver-Montgomery will play on Thursday night, August 22, in the first game of the 14th annual football extravaganza. Defending Class 7A state football champion Central-Phenix City and perennial powerhouse Hoover will tangle in Friday’s game on August 23. Both games kick off at 7 p.m., and will be live-streamed over the NFHS Network.
     ”We are excited about new name of this important event and equally excited about the two games we have set,” said Alabama High School Athletic Directs & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) Director Jamie Lee. “The Champions Challenge has been the “official” start of the AHSAA football season for more the last 13 years. The new name for the event, the AHSAA Kickoff Classic, aptly describes the importance of these games.”
     Lee said while the name has been changed from the Champions Challenge, the event will continue to be an ideal way to start prep football season.
      “The Kickoff Classic will showcase one of the state’s top rivalries, Jeff Davis versus Carver-Montgomery, on Thursday,” he said. “And on Friday night, two of our premiere 7A programs will battle when Hoover and Central Phenix City play.  The field will be full of future college talent both nights and will be a great way to kick off our season. We are thankful to all of these programs for committing to this year’s AHSAA Kickoff Classic, and we look forward to watching all of our teams in the AHSAA compete during the season.”
     Central (14-0) and Hoover (9-4) will be meeting for the second time in the season-opening classic. The Bucs won 23-7 in the 2016 Classic on the way to a 12-2 season and its 11th state title later that season. The Bucs also won the state crown in 2017.
    The Red Devils of Coach Jamey DuBose are coming off a 14-0 season, including a 52-7 win over 2018 Champions Challenge winner Thompson in the Class 7A Super 7 state championship game at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Thompson beat Hoover in the 7A semifinals in 2018.
      Central is making its second appearance in the AHSAA Kickoff Classic. Hoover is 3-0 in three previous Classic appearances. DuBose (125-38) and Hoover Coach Josh Niblett (203-52) have squared off in the state finals three times when DuBose was head coach at Prattville. His Lions won in 2008 and 2011 and Niblett’s Bucs in 2009. The two faced each other again in the 2013 Class 6A quarterfinals with Hoover edging DuBose’s Florence squad 22-21. Central and Hoover have played twice (1978 and 1996) with the Bucs winning both times.
      Carver (8-3) and Jeff Davis (3-7) are meeting for the 51st time in the Montgomery rivalry. Coach James Thompson (39-14), now in his second year as head coach, made great strides with Carver (8-3) in 2018. He came to the Wolverines from Pickens County where he compiled a 31-11 record and reached the 1A stat finals two year in a row. The Wolverines reached the Class 6A state playoffs last season with a rugged battle for the Region 2 title evolving between arch-rivals Carver, Sidney Lanier and Park Crossing.
      Jeff Davis, coached by Lee Carter, started last season with four straight setbacks but went 3-3 the rest of the year. That momentum has the Vols excited about 2019. Carter is 26-37 at Jeff Davis in six seasons with three state playoff appearances.  Jeff Davis holds a 36-14 edge in its series with Carver, including winning three of the last four years. Thompson’s tenure with the Wolverines began last year with a season-opening 19-3 win over the Vols to snap a three-game DJ winning streak.
    A total of 52 different schools have participated in the AHSAA’s season-opening classic since its inception in 2006 with teams from each of the eight districts and seven classifications taking part over the years. Carver is making its fourth appearance while Jeff Davis is making its AHSAA Kickoff Classic debut.

    The games will be live-streamed by the NFHS Network and broadcast by the AHSAA Radio Network.


AHSAA KICKOFF CLASSIC /
CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE HISTORY

2018
Clarke County 20, Sweet Water 14
Thompson 38, James Clemens 7
2017
Hewitt-Trussville 49, Pell City 10
Maplesville 20, Fyffe 7
2016
Andalusia 34, Brooks 13
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 42, Demopolis 7
Hoover 23, Central-Phenix City 7
2015
Bob Jones 37, Carver-Montgomery 30
Gordo 28, Glencoe 21
Madison Academy 19, Leeds 14
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

 

 

 

ALL TIME RECORDS (2006 – 2018)

SCHOOL                               DIS.    CL.      W-L            PTS   OPP
Hoover                                                D-5      7A       3-0          93        34
Bob Jones                                D-8      7A       2-0       60            50
Opelika                                   D-4      6A       2-0       54            22
Spanish Fort                            D-1      6A       2-0       75            36
Andalusia                                D-2      4A       1-0       34            13
Auburn                                    D-4      7A       1-0       30              3
Benjamin Russell                    D-4      6A       1-0       28            14
Central, Clay County**          D-6      5A       1-0       25            13
Clarke County                         D-1      4A       1-0       20            14
Clay County**                        D-6      3A       1-0       41              6
Dadeville                                 D-4      4A       1-0       14              8
Daphne                                    D-1      6A       1-0       24            21
Gordo                                      D-7      3A       1-0       28            21
Hamilton                                 D-7      4A       1-0       38            35
Hewitt-Trussville                    D-5      7A       1-0       49            10

Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa               D-5      6A       1-0       42              7

Hueytown                               D-5      5A       1-0       36            27
Jackson                                   D-1      5A       1-0       30              8
Madison Academy                  D-8      3A       1-0       19            14
Maplesville                             D-3      1A       1-0       20              7
McGill-Toolen Catholic         D-1      7A       1-0       27              0
Prattville*                               D-3      7A       1-0       36              3
Straughn                                  D-2      3A       1-0       35            26
Thompson                               D-5      7A       1-0       38              7
T.R. Miller                              D-1      3A       1-0       27              7
Addison                                   D-7      1A       0-1         6            41
Beauregard                              D-4      5A       0-1       13            25
Brooks                                     D-7      4A       0-1       13            34
Central, Phenix City               D-4      7A       0-1         7            23
Clay-Chalkville                       D-5      6A       0-1       21            24
Demopolis                               D-3      5A       0-1         7            42
Enterprise                                D-2      7A       0-1       20            23
Fyffe                                       D-8      1A       0-1         7            20

Glencoe                                   D-6      3A       0-1       21            28
Greenville                               D-2      5A       0-1         6            34
James Clemens                       D-8      7A       0-1         7            38       
Muscle Shoals                         D-7      6A       0-1       22            33
North Gwinnett, GA             GA      7A       0-1         3            36
Northridge                              D-5      6A       0-1         0            27
Oxford                                    D-6      6A       0-1       27            32
Piedmont                                 D-6      3A       0-1         8            14
Pell City                                  D-6      6A       0-1       10            49
Spain Park                               D-5      7A       0-1         3            30
Stanhope Elmore                    D-4      6A       0-1       14            42
Thomasville                            D-3      4A       0-1       27            36
Trinity Presbyterian                D-3      4A       0-1         8            30
UMS-Wright                           D-1      4A       0-1         0            38
Walker                                    D-5      5A       0-1       14            28
Walter Wellborn                     D-6      3A       0-1       26            35
Carver-Montgomery               D-3      6A       0-2       46            94
Leeds                                       D-5      4A       0-2       21            46
Sweet Water                            D-3      1A       0-2       49            58
TOTAL                                                        31-31             949      949     

*-Scheduled to play in 2008 but cancelled due to inclement weather
**-Clay County merged with Lineville in 2012 to form Central, Clay County

AHSAA Super 7 Football Championship Series Heading Back to Auburn for Second Year in a Row

    MONTGOMERY – The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Super 7 State Football Championships will be heading back to Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium Dec. 4-6 for the second year in a row, announced Steve Savarese, AHSAA Executive Director, Sunday.
    The seven AHSAA state football championship games have been rotating between the University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium and Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium annually since 2009. 
       “With our upcoming plans to upgrade parts of Bryant-Denny Stadium, we asked Auburn to host the Super 7 again this year, and they generously accepted,” said University of Alabama Athletics Director Greg Byrne.  We will look forward to hosting the Super 7 again in 2020 and want to thank Auburn and everyone involved in helping move this forward.”
        Auburn University Athletics Director Allen Greene said Auburn University was glad to be able to accommodate Byrne’s request.
         “We are excited about the opportunity to once again welcome the state’s best football teams, their bands, cheerleaders, students and supporters to Jordan-Hare Stadium,” he said. “As they have done so well in the past, our community and local organizing committee will work to provide a great experience for those that travel to our city and campus for this great event.”

           Savarese said that from the very beginning he has been amazed at just how well the parties involved have worked together to make the Super 7 such a special event. The Super 7 has rotated with the championships being held at the site not hosting the annual Auburn-Alabama Iron Bowl each year. Jordan-Hare will be the site for the Auburn-Alabama game next December as well.
        “The University of Alabama and City of Tuscaloosa asked Auburn to step in and host again this year,” Savarese said. “Auburn University and the Cities of Auburn and Opelika graciously agreed. Tuscaloosa and the University of Alabama will host the 2020 Super 7 the following year.
           “This partnership rotation between our state’s two finest football stadiums, the cities of Tuscaloosa, Opelika and Auburn and both universities has been outstanding. “Each community and each university have always shown tremendous cooperation working together to provide life-long memories for our student-athletes, member schools and our participating communities from all across this great state.”
        Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller, Auburn Mayor Ron Anders and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox say they appreciate the opportunity to host the Super 7.
     “From the beginning, there has been extraordinary partnership between the universities and our respective cities,” Maddox said. “Together, we take tremendous pride in hosting the AHSAA Super 7.  The City of Tuscaloosa is truly appreciative of the willingness of the cities of Auburn and Opelika and Auburn University for going the extra mile to host in 2019. Along with the University of Alabama, we look forward to resuming the schedule in 2020 and showcasing the major upgrades at Bryant-Denny Stadium.”   
    Mayors Fuller and Anders look forward to the opportunity of hosting the Super 7 for the second straight year.
     “The City of Opelika is happy to be part of this incredible team,” Fuller said. “We work side-by-side with Auburn University and the City of Auburn to give the players, fans and parents an experience they surely won’t forget.”
      Anders, who was one of the founding members of the group that helped form this Super 7 alliance with the AHSAA in 2009, said he is proud of the way each city and university has worked together to celebrate the achievements of the state’s student-athletes and high schools.
    “We’re looking forward to being a part of yet another unforgettable experience at this year’s AHSAA Super 7 at Jordan-Hare,” said Anders. “This event is a testament to the strong bond between Auburn and Tuscaloosa, and we’re grateful for the chance to step in and celebrate our great high school athletes for the second year in a row.”
   Don Staley, president and CEO of Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports, manages the Super 7 event locally when it is in Tuscaloosa.
     “Although we are disappointed at not being in a position to host this year’s AHSAA Super 7 High School Football Championships, we recognize the importance of enhancements and construction timelines taking place at Bryant Denny Stadium” said Staley.  “We appreciate the years of collaboration with Auburn University, Auburn Athletics, City of Auburn and City of Opelika on this project and are indebted for their support in hosting this year’s event.”  


Prep Football Squads Announced For 60th North-South All-Star Game

MONTGOMERY – North-South all-star squads for the upcoming 60th AHSAA North-South All-Star Football Game have been selected. The two37-memeber teams comprised of 2019 graduating seniors were announced by Jamie Lee Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) Tuesday.
      The AHSADCA, which operates under the auspices of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) will also host all-star games in baseball, softball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ basketball, volleyball, and boys’ and girls’ cross country during the All-Star Week.      Lee, who also released the North-South Volleyball and Cross Country All-Star teams and coaches Friday, announced plans to add all-star competition for tennis and golf for the first time at the 2019 All-Star Sports Week and AHSAA Summer Conference. Those teams will be announced at date.
     The North-South Game will be played Thursday, July 18 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 South holds a 30-27-2 edge in the North-South series which began in 1948. The North won 27-14 last July, its fourth straight victory in the series which was first played in 1948. The North won that first game played in Tuscaloosa 33-0.
      Head coach for the South is Dadeville High School Coach Richard White. The North head coach is Winfield Coach David McKinney.
     The North coaching staff includes Clint Smith, Jacksonville; Bryan Moore, Jasper; Scott Mansell, Hueytown; Al Smith, Gadsden City; Jamie Sullivan, Boaz; Oscar Glasscock, Cullman; and Cedric Brown, Southside-Selma, the squad’s administrative coach. Rounding out the South coaching staff are: Lawrence “L.T.” Yelding, B.C. Rain; Jack Hankins, Thomasville; Danny Raines, Headland; Roger McDonald, Carroll; Patrick Browning, Pike Road; Daniel Flowers, Southside-Selma; and administrative coach I Mark Heaton of Gadsden City.
           Among the players on the North team is Mars Hill Bible linebacker/fullback Colton Smith, who led the Panthers to their first stat football title last December. He scored five TDs in the Super 7 finals to earn MVP honors at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Three players from Vigor’s Class 5A state runner-up team in 2018 are on the South squad: quarterback Kyle Walker; wide receiver Artel Howell; and defensive end Eric Thomas.
  
Coaches for the All-Star volleyball squads include: (North) April Marsh, Bob Jones; Justin Kisor, Faith Christian; administrative coach Sue Marshall, Randolph; and the South: Janie Wiggins, Enterprise; Manuel Guice, Alabama Christian; and administrative coach Virginia Franklin, Carver-Montgomery. The North holds a 14-7 edge in the series dating back to the first match in 1997.
    Coaching the North All-Stars in cross-country competition are David Dobbs, Hewitt-Trussville (girls); B lake Borden, Huntsville (boys); and Michael McGovern, Mountain Brook, administrative coach. South coaches are Paul Agnew, Baker (girls); Jonathan Fischer, Beauregard (boys); and Ron Peters, Smiths Station, administrative coach.
    The North-South cross country series is 1-1 for boys and girls.
    All-Star rosters include

    

2019 NORTH ALL-STAR FOOTBALL TEAM ROSTER

First

Last

School

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Noah

Allison

J. B. Pennington

QB

6'0

185

Lake

Spurgeon

Brooks

QB

6'2

175

Devin

Buckhalter

Russellville

RB

6'1

190

Kenny

Cannon

Decatur

RB

5'10

170

Tyetus

Smith-Lindsey

Oxford

RB

5'7

175

Noah

Turbyfill

Brooks

RB

5'9

185

Christian

Collins

Boaz

RB/S

6'1

205

Garek

Hall

Mortimer Jordan

WR

5'10

170

Brandon

Howard

Oneonta

WR

6'4

195

Brayden

Lewis

DAR

WR

6'0

165

Braden

Pyron

Marion County

WR

6'4

195

Cadarrius

Thompson

Florence

WR

6'4

185

Hayden

Ray

Addison

C

6'2

250

Corey

Belcher

Mortimer Jordan

OG

5'11

250

Dalton

Gowers

Lincoln

OG

6'3

252

Colby

Morrell

Bob Jones

OL

6'2

290

KenDarius

Hicks

McAdory

OT

6'6

250

Andrew

Manush

Vestavia Hills

OT

6'3

260

Brock

Young

Ranburne

OT

6'3

270

Keondre

Swoopes

Hartselle

ATH

5'11

175

Taveris

Hill

Oneonta

DB

6'2

182

Jalen

Lee

Florence

DB

6'1

175

Christopher

Reid

Lee - Huntsville

DB

5'10

170

Ronnie

Wright

Mortimer Jordan

DB

6'2

175

Jaden

Kent

Oneonta

DB

6'4

208

Sean

Allison

Weaver

LB/DE

6'1

230

Rob

Barrentine

Vestavia Hills

LB/DE

6'0

200

Kenion

Bender

McAdory

LB/DE

5'10

215

Cooper

Bishop

Vestavia Hills

LB/DE

6'0

205

Kobe

Collier

Center Point

LB/DE

6'3

220

Xavier

Hopkins

Sparkman

LB/DE

5'11

220

Colton

Smith

Mars Hill Bible

LB/DE

6'0

210

Robert

Baxter

Colbert County

DL

6'1

270

Jalen

Carter

McAdory

DL

5'11

280

Kevin

Penn

Austin

DL

6'3

305

Christian

Renda

Hewitt-Trussville

DL

6'0

255

Maurice

Williams

Hewitt-Trussville

DL

6'0

270

2019 North All-Star Team Coaching Staff

David

McKinney

Winfield

(Head Coach)

Clint

Smith

Jacksonville

Bryan

Moore

Jasper

Scott

Mansell

Hueytown

Al

Smith

Gadsden City

Jamie

Sullivan

Boaz

Oscar

Glasscock

Cullman

Cedric

Brown

Southside - Selma

(Administrative Coach)

2019 SOUTH ALL-STAR FOOTBALL TEAM ROSTER

First

Last

School

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Grant

Thornton

Enterprise

QB

6'1

186

Kyle

Walker

Vigor

QB

6'3

195

Jacquez

Allen

Jeff Davis

RB

5'10

186

Damel

Bell

Fairhope

RB

5'10

210

Nakeldrick

Hall

Highland Home

RB

5'10

205

Bryson

Peavy

Ariton

RB

6'3

200

Kevin

Green

Linden

WR

6'0

173

Artel

Howell

Vigor

WR

5'9

165

Jalen

McCary

Prattville

WR

6'1

185

Isaiah

McKissic

Beaureguard

WR

6'3

180

Maximus

Jones

Selma

OL

6'3

280

Torey

Loftin

Wetumpka

OL

6'2

315

Kobe

McCovery

Mattie T. Blount

OL

6'3

330

Kato

Morgan

Thomasville

OL

6'3

330

Will

Reeves

Charles Henderson

OL

6'4

290

Chad

Strickland

Smiths Station

OL

6'5

275

Jordan

Valrie

Murphy

OL

6'1

300

Jermaine

Brown

St. Luke's Eposcipal

ATH

5'10

165

Kobi

Crabb

Benjamin Russell

DB

6'2

170

Parker

Driggers

Brantley

DB

6'0

185

Collin

Duncan

Saint James

DB

6'1

195

Jimmy

Pitts

Notasulga

DB

5'10

150

Eric

Williams

Mattie T. Blount

DB

6'3

185

Eric

Thomas

Vigor

DE

6'3

245

Colton

Adams

Wetumpka

LB

6'0

220

Caleb

Dawson

Goshen

LB

6'2

200

Jaidyn

Wilson

Pike County

LB

6'1

195

Cortlin

Martin

Mattie T. Blount

DE/DL

6'2

265

Zachary

Boerner

Prattville

DE/LB

6'0

205

Colton

Higgins

Theodore

DE/LB

6'1

210

Davaryl

Moffett

Smiths Station

DE/LB

6'0

210

Jo'Varsva

Sims

Selma

DL/DE

6'3

205

Jeremy

Dees

Hillcrest - Evergreen

DL

6'1

250

Jamar

Mason

Daphne

DL

6'0

270

Ricky

Samuel

T. R. Miller

DL

6'3

300

Henry

Beckett

Houston Academy

K/P

6'1

165

Matthew

Quinn

Spanish Fort

K/P

5'11

165

2019 South All-Star Team Coaching Staff

Richard

White

Dadeville

(Head Coach)

Lawrence "LT"

Yelding

B. C. Rain

Jack

Hankins

Thomasville

Danny

Raines

Headland

Roger

McDonald

Carroll

Patrick

Browning

Pike Road

Daniel

Flowers

Southside - Selma

Mark

Heaton

Gadsden City

(Administrative Coach)



2019 NORTH VOLLEYBALL ALL-STAR TEAM ROSTER

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Jasmine Brooks

Sparkman

OH

6'1

Grace Carr

Mountain Brook

OH

5'9

Mackenzie Davis

Athens Bible

S

5'8

McKinley Ferguson

Jasper

S/OH

5'9

Haven Hall

Geraldine

MH

5'9

Sydnee Johnson

Faith Christian

MH/OH

5'10

Grace Kelley

Albertville

L

5'4

Savannah Manley

Addison

MH

6'1

Lauren Mark

Guntersville

OH/S

5'10

Paris Morris

Spain Park

MB

5'9

Samantha Parker

Lawrence County

L/DS

5'2

Kolbi Reed

Thompson

OH

5'8

Catherine Smith

Hazel Green

S

5'7

Cameron Spence

Huntsville

RH

6'0

Jordon Tidwell

Brooks

S/OH/MB

6'0

2019 NORTH VOLLEYBALL ALL-STAR COACHES

April Marsh

Bob Jones

Justin Kisor

Faith Christian

Sue Marshall

Randolph

(Administrative Coach)

2019 SOUTH VOLLEYBALL ALL-STAR TEAM ROSTER

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Aaliyah Austin

Faith Academy

MB

6'2

Sarah Guilford

Pleasant Home

OH

5'11

Grace Jackson

Montgomery Academy

L

5'5

Kayla Keshock

Spanish Fort

S/RH

6'1

Erin Long

Pelham

OH

5'8

Mary Beth Long

G. W. Long

OH

6'1

Jacque Martin

Bayside Academy

OH

5'10

Autumn Mayes

Providence Christian

OH

5'8

Imani Nicholson

McGill-Toolen

OH/RH

5'10

Haley Palmer

McGill-Toolen

RH/OH

5'10

Lauren Quigley

Gulf Shores

MH/OH

5'10

Avery Rodgers

Spanish Fort

RH

6'1

Carli Rouse

St. Paul's Episcopal

RH

5'11

Victoria Schmer

Chelsea

L

5'4

Ali Wiggins

Enterprise

S

5'9

2019 SOUTH VOLLEYBALL ALL-STAR COACHES

Janie Wiggins

Enterprise

Manuel Guice

Alabama Christian

Virginia Franklin

Carver - Montgomery

(Administrative Coach)

 

 

2019 NORTH ALL-STAR GIRLS CROSS COUNTY TEAM ROSTER

Player

School

Jaycee Biffle

Rogers

Maggie Crow

Fort Payne

Emily Daniel

Lawrence County

Kasey Ezekiel

Colbert Heights

Jayda Fair

Ohatchee

Della Kelly

Cullman

Sarah Lewis

Grissom

Sabina Ortiz

Mountain Brook

Alex Pitts

Mountain Brook

Cassidy Winter

West Limestone

2019 NORTH ALL-STAR GIRLS CROSS COUNTY TEAM COACHES

David Dobbs

Hewitt-Trussville

Michael McGovern

Mountain Brook

(Administrative)

2019 SOUTH ALL-STAR GIRLS CROSS COUNTY TEAM ROSTER

Player

School

Leslie Baxter

Baker

Claire Bolton

McGill-Toolen

Allison Boyd

St. Michael Catholic

Brooke DuPlantier

Fairhope

Katherine Hammond

Lamp

Harper McGowan

Auburn

Sarah Parnell

Auburn

Samantha Rogers

Auburn

Katherine Rush

St. Paul's Episcopal

Isabel Valenzuela

St. Paul's Episcopal

2019 SOUTH ALL-STAR GIRLS CROSS COUNTY TEAM COACHES

Paul Agnew

Baker

Ron Peters

Smiths Station

(Administrative)

2019 NORTH ALL-STAR BOYS CROSS COUNTY TEAM ROSTER

Player

School

Cole Akridge

Cold Springs

MacGuire Brooks

Hewitt-Trussville

Guy Greenhaw

Athens

Caleb Guthery

Saint Bernard Prep.

Luke Larson

White Plains

Dustyn Lewis

Grissom

Sam Moultrie

Guntersville

Raleigh Stamps

Rogers

Lee Thomas

Randolph

Will Thompson

Cullman

2019 NORTH ALL-STAR BOYS CROSS COUNTY TEAM COACHES

Blake Borden

Huntsville

Michael McGovern

Mountain Brook

(Administrative)

2019 SOUTH ALL-STAR BOYS CROSS COUNTY TEAM ROSTER

Player

School

William Arrington

Auburn

Carson Barlow

Baker

Myles Cook

Bayside Academy

Judson Hardin

Alabama Christian

Joseph Perrella

Beauregard

Justin Porterfield

Zion Chapel

Tyler Rathburn

Enterprise

Andrew Roberts

McGill-Toolen

Ethan Rowe

Daphne

Savian Taylor

Smiths Station

2019 SOUTH ALL-STAR BOYS CROSS COUNTY TEAM COACHES

Jonathan Fischer

Beauregard

Ron Peters

Smiths Station

(Administrative)


Pinson Valley QB Bo Nix Named ASWA’s Mr. Football for 2018

    MONTGOMERY – Pinson Valley High School senior quarterback Bo Nix was named the Alabama Sportswriters Association’s Mr. Football recipient for the 20128 season Tuesday at the annual ASWA Player of the Year Luncheon at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.
    AHSAA Corporate Partner Cadence Bank was the presenting sponsor, and the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) hosted the luncheon.
    Nix, who was also selected for the second straight year as the Class 6A Back of the Year, beat out Class 7A Back of the Year Taulia Tagovailoa of Thompson in the Mr. Football voting – becoming the 37th Mr. Football selected in the ASWA’s long-running program which began in 1982.
    The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Nix directed Pinson Valley to a 13-1 record in 2018 and a 15-0 slate in 2017 – earning Super 7 Class 6A state championship game MVP honors both years as the Indians won back-to-back state championships. He was 25-of-35 passing for 372 yards, one rushing TD and two passing touchdowns in the 6A 26-17 win over Saraland in the finals played at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium.
    An Auburn signee already enrolled at AU for this semester, he completed 267-of-447 passes for 3,795 yards and 50 touchdowns as a senior and finished as the AHSAA’s all-time career total offense leader (12,497 yards) and touchdowns accounted for (161) – 127 TD passes and 34 rushing TDs with more than 2,000 career rushing yards.
    Nix played at Scottsboro High School from 2015-2017 and moved to Pinson when his dad became the Pinson head coach prior to the 2017 season. He started at QB for 2½ years for the Wildcats.   He finished his career ranked second in career passing yards (10,386), first in career pass attempts (1,223), second in completions (687) and third in TD passes thrown (127).  His 50 TD passes as a senior ranks third in the AHSAA all-time.
   Nix was named an All-American by USA Today (first team) and MaxPreps (second team), was the 
ALcom Super All-State Player of the Year and the Gatorade Alabama Player of the Year. He was selected and played in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic and Armour All-America Game following completion of the 2018 season.
   He was the Mr. Football runner-up last season to another Auburn signee, Asa Martin. He becomes the 11th Auburn signee to win the state’s top honor. He is the first Birmingham-area winner since Huffman’s Andre Smith in 2005.
    A total of 48 players, three linemen and three backs in each of the AHSAA’s seven classifications and the AISA, were honored at Tuesday’s luncheon. Tagovailoa was unable to attend the luncheon. He was in Hawaii preparing for the Polynesian All-Star Classic football game. He is enrolling early at the University of Alabama.
    Clay Webb of Oxford, named the Class 6A Lineman of the Year and third in the Mr. Football voting, was also absent. The Georgia signee is already attending classes at UGA.
    Named 2018 Back of the Year in the AHSAA’s respective classes were: Class 7A: Taulia Tagovailoa, QB, Thompson; Class 6A: Bo Nix, QB, Pinson Valley; Class 5A: Javonta Leartherwood, RB, Central-Tuscaloosa; Class 4A: Lee Witherspoon, RB, North Jackson; Class 3A: Daquan Johnson, QB, Flomaton; Class 2A: Samario Rudolph, RB, Cottage Hill Christian; Class 1A: Jermaine Brown, QB, St. Luke’s Episcopal.
    Selected 2018 Lineman of the Year in respective classes were:  Class 7A: Pierce Quick, OL, Hewitt-Trussville; Class 6A: Clay Webb, OL, Oxford; Class 5A: Fred Austin, DL, Vigor; Class 4A: Will Breland, LB, UMS-Wright; Class 3A: Ja’Len Sims, LB, Fultondale;  Class 2A: Arian Gregory, LB, Luverne; Class 1A: Jah-Marien Lathiam, DL, and Pickens County.
    The ASWA SUPER ALL-STATE Team selected by the ASWA All-State and Mr. Football Committee of prep sportswriters across the state, was also announced following the luncheon. That team included, the top 12 players, regardlss of classification:
Bo Nix, QB, Pinson Valley; Taulia Tagovailoa, QB, Thompson; Clay Webb, OL, Oxford; Lee Witherspoon, RB, North Jackson; George Pickens, WR, Hoover; Roydell Williams, RB, Hueytown; Pierce Quick, OL, Hewitt-Trussville; Mahamoud Diabate, DE, Auburn; Darrian Meads, RB, Hokes Bluff; Daquan Johnson, QB, Flomaton; Vonta Bentley, LB, Jackson-Olin; and D.J. Dale, DL, Clay-Chalkville.

ASWA 2018 Player of the Year Finalists
CLASS 7A
Back
Te'Darrian Murray, Lee-Montgomery
George Pickens, Hoover
Taulia Tagovailoa, Thompson, Alabaster
Lineman
Daevion Davis, James Clemens, Madison
Mohamoud Diabate, Auburn
Pierce Quick, Hewitt-Trussville

CLASS 6A
Back
Bo Nix, Pinson Valley
Tyquan Rawls, Wetumpka
Roydell Williams, Hueytown
Lineman
Vonta Bentley, Jackson-Olin, Birmingham
D.J. Dale, Clay-Chalkville
Clay Webb, Oxford


CLASS 5A
Back
Zaye Boyd, Russellville
Javonta Leatherwood, Central-Tuscaloosa
C.J. Yarbrough, East Limestone

Lineman
Fredrick Austin, Vigor, Prichard
Jamin Graham, Etowah, Attalla
Mark Hand, Briarwood Christian


CLASS 4A
Back
J.J. Evans, Montevallo
Darrian Meads, Hokes Bluff
Lee Witherspoon, North Jackson, Stevenson
Lineman
Will Breland, UMS-Wright, Mobile
C.J. Person, Catholic-Montgomery
James Waller, American Christian, Tuscaloosa


CLASS 3A
Back
Tony Amerson, St. James, Montgomery
Daquan Johnson, Flomaton
Ian Thies, Westminster Christian, Huntsville
Lineman
Ricky Samuel, T.R. Miller, Brewton
Ja'Len Sims, Fultondale
Sean Smith, Piedmont


CLASS 2A
Back
Payton Anderson, Fyffe
Jaquon Kincey, Abbeville
Samario Rudolph, Cottage Hill Christian, Mobile
Lineman
Karron Daffin, Leroy
Arian Gregory, Luverne
Caleb Lyles, Fyffe


CLASS 1A
Back
Graderius Brown, Linden
Jermaine Brown, St. Luke's Episcopal, Mobile
Kristian Story, Lanett
Lineman
Jah-Marien Latham, Pickens County, Reform
Colt Smith, Mars Hill Bible, Florence
Tristen Thetford, Maplesville


ASWA Mr. Football Award
Recipients by year
2018 Bo Nix, Pinson Valley, quarterback
2017
Asa Martin, Austin, running back
2016
La'Damian Webb, Beauregard, running back
2015
Tyler Johnston, Spanish Fort, quarterback
2014 Kerryon Johnson, Madison Academy, running back
2013 Racean “Roc” Thomas, Oxford, running back
2012 Jeremy Johnson, Carver-Montgomery, quarterback
2011 T.J. Yeldon, Daphne, running back
2010 Jamal Golden, Wetumpka, quarterback
2009 Coty Blanchard, Cherokee County, quarterback
2008 Clint Moseley, Leroy, quarterback
2007 Julio Jones, Foley, wide receiver
2006 Larry Smith, Prattville, quarterback
2005 Andre Smith, Huffman, offensive lineman
2004 Jarod Bryant, Hoover, quarterback
2003 Chris Nickson, Pike County, quarterback
2002 JaMarcus Russell, Williamson, quarterback
2001 Brandon Cox, Hewitt-Trussville, quarterback
2000 Carnell Williams, Etowah, running back
1999 Cory Whisenant, Springville, running back
1998 DeMarco McNeil, Blount, defensive lineman
1997 Mac Campbell, Alexandria, running back
1996 Antoneyo Williams, Central-Tuscaloosa, running back
1995 Gorman Thornton, Jeff Davis, tight end
1994 Dawud Rasheed, Shades Valley, running back
1993 Thomas Banks, West Jefferson, running back
1992 Freddie Kitchens, Etowah, quarterback
1991 Robert Davis, Homewood, running back
1990 David Palmer, Jackson-Olin, running back/wide receiver
1989 Steven Coleman, Pike County, running back
1988 Darrell Williams, Vigor, running back
1987 Robert Jones, Parker, running back
1986 Larry Ware, Lee-Montgomery, running back
1985 Pierre Goode, Hazlewood, running back
1984 Roderick Green, Gardendale, wide receiver
1983 Freddie Weygand, Emma Sansom, wide receiver
1982 Tommy Compton, Vigor, quarterback



AHSAA Instant Replay Resulted in 25% of Challenges Being Reversed

   MONTGOMERY – The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Instant Replay program designed and administered by DVSport concluded its first season with the Super 7 State Championships at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Twelve challenges were made by teams in the seven championship games with four calls overturned and one other reversal was administered based on an automatic review of a scoring play for a 38.5% reversal rate. All scoring plays and potential scoring plays were reviewed automatically by the reviewed in the championship games.
    For the year, DVSport Instant Replay was utilized by 96 different schools in 103 games for a total of 203 opportunities. The final tally showed 96 challenges and 23 calls on the field overturned – a percentage of 25.0%.
    District 5 had 21 schools use Instant Replay and District 8 had 18. All districts had teams participate in games with Instant Replay. Class 6A had 24 schools participate in at least one contest using Instant Replay and Class 7A had 23 of it 32 teams participate.
   AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese and AHSAA former Director of Officials Greg Brewer began working on implement ting Instant Replay in 2013 – when NFHS rules changed to allow the technology on the sideline for the coaches. The National Federation State High School Associations (NFHS) granted permission to the AHSAA to experiment with instant replay for a beginning with the 2018 season. The AHSAA, thanks in big part to the leadership of current Director of Officials Mark Jones, partnered with DVSport to implement instant replay in the regular season as well as post season play. DVSport equipment is required in Alabama for instant replay.
     “Our first year of the experiment exceeded our expectations,” Jones said. “It was demonstrated that instant replay can work with the limited camera angles we have available.  Most games usually two camera angles: one from the sideline (press box) and the other from the end zone.”
     Jones said that during the state championships, the AHSAA was able to utilize the same equipment used by Auburn University during its home games. That equipment is also provided by DVSports. That allowed a review of all scoring or potential scoring plays from the booth without requiring a challenge by either coach. 
   “Forward progress or spot of the ball was reversed three times at the Super 7,” Jones said. There was a fumble call that was reversed to an incomplete pass along with one touchdown pass reversed to an incomplete pass upon review. Spotting of the ball was challenged six times, fumbles were challenged 4 times, and incomplete passes 2 times.”
    The AHSAA also had the opportunity to demonstrate Instant Replay to the nation via one nationally televised game on ESPN and through numerous games live-streamed by the NFHS Network.
   “The use of instant replay had insignificant impact on the length of the games,” Jones added. “Average replays took between 90 seconds to two minutes to review.”
    Jones said that three times during the season a touchdown pass or incomplete pass in the end zone were overturned. Fumbles and forward progress made up 70 percent of the challenges. Others included: backward passes, breaking the goal-line plane, touching, out-of-bounds spots and player ejection.


 

 

 

TOTAL SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING

District Exposure Breakdown                                
District                       Schools           Opportunities
D-1                              16                    29
D-2                                3                      3

D-3                              11                    15
D-4                                9                    39
D-5                              21                    39
D-6                               6                    17       
D-7                              11                    21
D-8                              18                    39
Out-of-State                  1                      1
TOTAL                      96                  203

 

Class Exposure Breakdown                        
Class                          Schools           Opportunities
1A                                   7                  13
2A                                   3                    4

3A                                  8                  14
4A                                 16                  26
5A                                 14                  29
6A                                 24                  52       
7A                                 23                  64
Out-of-State                    1                    1
TOTAL                        96                203

INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING
                (*-state championship game)

Class 1A                     District            Games
Hackleburg                  D-7                  6
Hubbertville                D-7                  1
Linden                         D-3                  1*
Mars Hill Bible           D-7                  1*
Phillips                        D-7                  1
Sweet Water                D-3                  2
Waterloo                     D-7                  1
Class 2A                     District            Games
Fyffe                           D-8                  1*
Luverne                       D-2                  1*       
Tanner                         D-8                  2
Class 3A                     District            Games
Bayside Academy       D-1                  1
Excel                           D-1                  1
Flomaton                     D-1                  2*
Hanceville                   D-8                  1
Phil Campbell             D-7                  1
Piedmont                     D-6                  1*
Pike County                D-2                  1
Thomasville                D-1                  6
Class 4A                     District            Games
B.T. Washington         D-4                  1
Clarke County             D-1                  1

Cordova                      D-5                  1

Deshler                        D-7                  1*
Elmore County           D-4                  1
Good Hope                  D-8                  6         
Haleyville                    D-7                  1         
Handley                      D-6                  5
Jacksonville                 D-6                  1
Leeds                          D-5                  1         
Oak Grove                  D-5                  1
Rogers                         D-7                  2
Sumter Central            D-3                  1
Trinity Presbyterian    D-3                  1
UMS-Wright               D-1                  1*
West Limestone          D-8                  1
Class 5A                     District            Games
Ardmore                      D-8                  1
Boaz                            D-8                  1
Brewer                        D-8                  1
Central-Clay County  D-6                  3*
Corner                         D-5                  1         
East Limestone           D-8                  9
Guntersville                 D-8                  1
Jackson                        D-1                  1
Jasper                          D-5                  1
Lawrence County       D-7                  5
Madison Academy      D-8                  1
Vigor                           D-1                  2*       
West Point                  D-8                  1

Wilcox Central            D-3                  1
Class 6A                     District            Games
Athens                         D-8                  1
Benjamin Russell        D-4                  2
Buckhorn                    D-8                  1
Calera                          D-5                  1
Carver-Montgomery   D-3                  1
Daphne                        D-1                  1
Decatur                       D-8                  4
Helena                         D-5                  1
Huffman                     D-5                  1         
Jackson-Olin               D-5                  1
Minor                          D-5                  2
Northridge                  D-5                  1
Opelika                       D-4                  8
Oxford                        D-6                  6

Park Crossing              D-3                  2
Pell City                      D-6                  1

Pelham                                    D-5                  5
Pinson Valley              D-5                  2*
Saraland                      D-1                  1*       
Selma                          D-3                  1
Shades Valley             D-5                  1
Stanhope Elmore         D-4                  1
St. Paul’s Episcopal    D-1                  1
Wetumpka                   D-4                  6
Class 7A                     District            Games
Alma Bryant               D-1                  1
Auburn                        D-4                  10
Austin                         D-8                  4
Baker                           D-1                  5
Central-Phenix City    D-4                  9*
Enterprise                    D-2                  1
Fairhope                      D-1                  2
Florence                      D-7                  1
Hewitt-Trussville        D-5                  2
Hoover                                    D-5                  1
James Clemens           D-8                  2
Jeff Davis                    D-3                  1
Lee-Montgomery        D-3                  3         
Mary Montgomery      D-1                  1
McGill-Toolen             D-1                  2
Mountain Brook          D-5                  1
Oak Mountain             D-5                  2
Prattville                      D-3                  1
Smiths Station            D-4                  1
Spain Park                   D-5                  1
Sparkman                    D-8                  1
Thompson                   D-5                  9*
Vestavia Hills              D-5                  3
Out-of-State
Meridian (MS)            NA                  1


Mississippi Beats Alabama 24-20 to Notch First Win at Cramton Bowl in Alabama-Mississippi Classic History

MONTGOMERY – Mississippi’s All-Stars edged Alabama 24-20 Monday night to win for the first time in the 33-game series at Cramton Bowl.
    The Alabama-Mississippi Classic, a game sponsored by the AHSAA and administered by the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) in conjunction with the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC), played its first 24 games from 1988 to 2010 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium and one game at Troy University. The game moved to Cramton Bowl in 2011 and began a rotation with Hattiesburg (MS) 2015.
     Alabama, which holds a 22-10 edge in the series despite two losses in a row, won the first five games at Cramton Bowl and are 0-2 in games played in Mississippi.
    Running back Jarod Conner of Hattiesburg rushed 18 times for 112 yards and two touchdowns to lead Mississippi to its first Cramton Bowl win. He moved from his running back position to quarterback in the second period and helped jump-start a sluggish offense that found its running game with the one-two punch of Conner and Tupelo’s Jaquerrious Williams. Conner scored the first two Mississippi touchdowns on runs of 2 and 6 yards and Williams finished with 94 yards on 20 carries and scored the final TD on a 13-yard run early in the fourth quarter. Conner was selected MVP for Mississippi, coached by Clarksdale’s Henry Johnson.
     Alabama’s All-Stars, coached by Hoover’s Josh Niblett, moved the ball well on its first two possessions, but came away with only one score. The first drive stalled inside the 25 and a 41-yard field attempt by Hoover’s Will Reichard was wide to the left.
    The defense got the ball back near midfield when Jackson defensive back Nehemiah Pritchett intercepted Oak Grove (MS)           quarterback John Rhys Plumlee’s pass on the next series and return it 36 yards to the Mississippi 49.
      Pinson Valley quarterback Bo Nix dazzled the fans with two pas connections with Hoover receiver George Pickens – the last one covering 13 yards for a touchdown to cap the 49-yard, six-play march. Reichard’s PAT made it 7-0 with 5:27 left in  the first quarter.
    Mississippi recovered a fumble near midfield with 6:05 left in the half and took advantage late in the second period climaxing an 11-play, 44-yard drive that followed with Conner’s 2-yard TD run with 1:19 left in the half. Tucker Barefoot of Clinton tied the game with his PAT kick.
    Conner capped a 75-yard, nine-play drive to start the second half with a 6-yard TD run, and  Williams extended the lead to 21-7 early in the fourth quarter with a 13-yard TD run.
    Central-Phenix City’s Peter Parrish culminated a 12-play, 75-yard march midway through the final period with a 3-yard TD pass to tight end Michael Vice to cut the lead to 21-14.
     Mississippi place-kicker Tucker Barefoot, who missed two field goals, nailed  43-yarder with 35 seconds left to extend the lead to 24-14. Alabama, however, wasn’t through. Pickens made a spectacular grab in the end zone for a 32-yard touchdown from Nix on the final play – capping a 75-yard drive in the final 35 seconds to close the game at 24-20.
    Pickens earned MVP honors with nine catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns. The nine catches tied the Alabama-Mississippi series record for most catches in a game and the 155 yards set a new record.
    Mississippi finished with 257 yards rushing and 133 passing for 390 total yards. Alabama had just 57 yards rushing but Parrish and Nix combined to complete 16-of-39 passes for 237 yards. Nix was 9-of-22 for 162 yards and two TDs, and Parrish was 7-of-17 for 75 yards and a score. Tre Ross of Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa caught two passes for 33 yards, Lanett’s Trikweze Bridges had two catches for 10 yards and Jackson-Olin’s A.J. Toney had a 28-yard reception.  Amontae Spivey of Central-Phenix City led all Alabama rushers with 29 yards on seven carries.
    Oxford linebacker Kendall McCallum led Alabama’s defense with 10 tackles, Pritchett had nine and Fultondale’s Ja’Len Sims and Jackson-Olin’s LaVonta Bentley had eight each. Horn Lake’s Nakobe Dean had eight stops for Mississippi.


Alabama – Mississippi All-Stars Set to Meet in the 32nd Annual Football Classic Monday night

    MONTGOMERY – Practices have concluded and both a  squads appear to fine-tuned and ready for the 2018 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Classic which kicks off Monday night at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl at 6:30 p.m.
     The two 40-man squads had two short workouts Sunday before gathering Sunday night at the Cramton Bowl Multi-Plex for the annual Player-Parent Banquet.  Honorary Alabama team captain former Alabama All-Star and NFL standout Wallace Gilberry addressed the crowd Sunday night as well as Mississippi honorary captain Jerious Nortwood.  Both played in the Alabama-Mississippi Classic. Gilberry attended Baldwin County High School in Bay Minette.  He spent 10 seasons in the NFL before retiring at the end of the 2017 season. Norwood, who attended Brandon High School near Jackson (MS), finished his collegiate career as the second-leading rusher in Mississippi State history and then spent six seasons in the NFL.
      Alabama holds a 22-9 edge in the 32nd annual Classic, which will be televised Raycom Media over its affiliate stations in Alabama, Mississippi, Columbus (GA) and Memphis (TN) as well as other stations in cities like Mobile where no Raycom affiliated is currently operating.
    More than 30 players in the game are headed to the SEC or other major college teams next fall.  AHSADCA Director Jamie Lee said both teams have had a good week. “We have two talented squads who made an even bigger impression by how both squads have conducted themselves this week.”
    Alabama is 5-0 in games played at Cramton Bowl. Mississippi is 2-0 in games played at Hattiesburg, including last year’s 42-7 win. Alabama also compiled a 17-6 record in games played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium and Mississippi won the only game played at Troy University’s Veterans Stadium.
    The AHSAA Radio Network also plans to broadcast the game live over its statewide network of radio and internet affiliates. The link will be available at www.ahsaa.com. For more information concerning TV coverage, go to the following link:
http://www.al-msallstarfootball.com/Portals/0/2017/Website%20Information--TV%20coverage.pdf

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Alabama All-Star Head Coach Josh Niblett Likes Intensity and Character of Squad

    MONTGOMERY – Alabama All-Star head coach Josh Niblett of Hoover High School cut short the team’s Thursday afternoon practice at Faulkner University when heavy showers forced the team inside.
    The weather didn’t dampen Niblett’s enthusiasm for this year’s 40-man squad preparing to take on Mississippi’s All-Stars next Monday in the 32nd annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Classic at Cramton Bowl. The contest kicks off a 6:30 p.m. and will be televised over Raycom Media’s affiliate stations in Alabama, Mississippi, Columbus (GA) and Memphis (TN) as well as other stations outside Raycom in cities like Mobile where no Raycom affiliated currently reside.
     “The kids came in ready to go to work (Wednesday) and they were still excited (Friday),” Niblett said. “There is a lot of competition going on in practice and the kids are picking up what we coaches are trying to teach them really well.”
    Alabama’s team suffered a blow Wednesday when Jeff Davis linebacker/defensive end Brandon Mack suffered an injury and will be unable to participate in the game Monday night. Niblett’s coaching staff found his  replacement quickly with the addition of Auburn High School senior linebacker Mohamoud Diabate, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound defensive end. Coach Adam Winegarden’s standout defensive leader committed to the University Florida last August, choosing the Gators over Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Texas A&M. He made an official recruiting trip to Gainesville last weekend. Diabate reported to the All-Star practice Friday.
    Niblett said his staff has tried to be smart this week – preparing the team to be  at full speed come Monday. Alabama’s team holds a 22-9 edge in the all-star classic, which is an event of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) in conjunction with the Mississippi Association of Coaches (Mac). However, Mississippi handed Alabama a 42-7 defeat last year at Hattiesburg, the worst setback in the series’ history for Alabama.
    AHSADCA Director Jamie Lee said he has been impressed with how both squads have conducted themselves this week. The teams had two practices Friday and were scheduled to participate in the Camellia Bowl parade at downtown Montgomery Friday night. The City of Montgomery, which hosts the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl which kicks off Saturday afternoon with Eastern Michigan taking on Georgia Southern University, has gone to great links to incorporate the Alabama-Mississippi All-Stars in its festivities this week.
     Both teams will have their sixth practice session of the week Saturday morning and will then attend the bowl game in the afternoon. Their day will conclude Saturday night with dinner at Wynlakes Country Club. Former Prattville High School, University of Alabama and current NFL standout Roman Harper will address the players and coaches at the dinner. The annual Player/Parent Banquet will be Sunday night at Cramton Bowl’s MultiPlex.
     One player attracting a lot of attention this week is Alabama’s strong all-star running back corps headed  North Jackson running back Lee Witherspoon. He transferred from Birmingham’s Parker High School to North Jackson this season and turned in a record-setting effort rushing for 2,850 yards and 53 touchdowns on 149 carries in 12 games for the Chiefs (11-1) for a  state-record 19.1 per-yard carry average. His 53 rushing TDs also set a single-season state record and his 59 overall TDs is also  an AHSAA state mark. In one game he had 11 carries for 373 yards and 8 TDs. He also had over 500 additional yards in returns. Witherspoon, who returned three interceptions for touchdowns as a junior defensive back at Parker, is joined in the All-Star backfield by running backs Jalen Henderson of Spain Park, DeAngelo Jones of Wetumpka, Larry McCammon of Hoover and Amontae Spivey of 2018 Class 7A state champion Central-Phenix City. Payton Anderson, who rushed for almost 2,000 yards for Class 2A state champion Fyffe, is also in the game but listed as a defensive back.
    Alabama is 5-0 in games played at Cramton Bowl. Mississippi is 2-0 in games played at Hattiesburg, including last year’s 42-7 win. Alabama also compiled a 17-6 record in games played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium and Mississippi won the only game played at Troy University’s Veterans Stadium.
    The AHSAA Radio Network plans to broadcast the game live over its statewide network of radio and internet affiliates. The link will be available at www.ahsaa.com. For more information concerning TV coverage, go to the following link:
http://www.al-msallstarfootball.com/Portals/0/2017/Website%20Information--TV%20coverage.pdf

                 


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