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1954

      In 1954, the South nosed out the North 7-6, on an 86-yard kickoff return by Clay Walls from McAdory. George Salem of Ramsay made the extra point from placement. Despite the loss, the north squad dominated every department except the all-important scoring.

      Jerry McBee, a big fullback from Ensley, scored early in the game as the North dominated the first half. McBee went over in four plays after Gary Snyder's recovery of a fumble on the South 16. McBee and Snyder, a tackle from Gadsden, were voted the outstanding players of the game. Jimmy Phillips, a 203 pound end from Alexander City, played a tremendous defensive game.

      The North was coached by K. O. Miller, Emma Sansom, Head Coach; Oliver Woodard, Double Springs; W. D. Cornelius, Carbon Hill; Joe Chorba, Guntersville; and Milton Heath, Emma Sansom. The South's coaches were L. C. (Luke) Whetstone, Greenville, Head Coach; LeVaughn Hanks, Monroeville; L. C. Garner, McAdory; James Key, Greensboro; and James Thomas, Tuskegee.





 1954 
 North Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
  J.C. Aston  Athens FB6-0 180Sr.  
 Tim Baker  Decatur G5-11 185Sr.  Auburn
 Ray Burgess  Alexandria HB6-0 185Sr.  Auburn
 Jim Buttram  Butler FB5-11 190Sr.  Mississippi State
 Jack Cauldin  Oxford T6-0 240Sr.  
 Sonny Christian  Carbon Hill G6-0 180Sr.  Tennessee
 Landon Darty  Carbon Hill E6-2 185Sr.  Tennessee
 J.B. Davis  Guntersville HB5-11 160Sr.  Georgia
 Jerry Dooley  Emma Sansom QB5-8 155Sr.  
 L.C. Fowler  Sulligent HB6-0 180Sr.  Auburn
 Bobby Gargus  Emma Sansom G6-0 185Sr.  Alabama
 Earl Grisham  Lauderdale County HB6-1 185Sr.  
 Buster Gross  Emma Sansom HB5-8 155Sr.  Auburn
  Jerry McBee  Ensley FB5-11 180Sr.  
 Terry McCullough  Pell City T6-2 230Sr.  Alabama
 Jimmy McKinzey  Aliceville C5-11 185Sr.  Alabama
 Sid Neighbors  Tuscaloosa County T6-0 248Sr.  Alabama
 Ed Nesmith  Albertville QB6-2 170Sr.  Mississippi State
  Tommy Noles  Carbon Hill E6-0 180Sr.  
 Jimmy Reece  Woodlawn E6-3 189Sr.  Auburn
 Tommy Rose  Anniston E6-1 190Sr.  Georgia Tech
  Gary Snyder  Gadsden T6-2 205Sr.  
  Doug Thrasher  Lawrence County C6-1 185Sr.  
 Andrew Todd  Talladega G5-11 210Sr.  Alabama
  Howard Trimble  Hanceville HB5-11 185Sr.  
 George Walters  Fairfield C6-2 212Sr.  Alabama
  Jackie Yielding  Fayette County QB6-3 190Sr.  


 1954 
 South Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
 Richard Autry  McAdory C6-2 224Sr.  Alabama
  Charlie Byrd.  Andalusia G5-11 185Sr.  
 George Cholinger  Jackson G5-11 185Sr.  East Mississippi Jr. College
 Jimmy Hinton  Tuscaloosa G6-0 182Sr.  Southern Miss
 Walter Karr  West Blocton T5-10 220Sr.  Chattanooga
 Herman Kilpatrick  McGill T6-2 210Sr.  Tulane
 Jimmy Loftin  Dothan FB6-3 202Sr.  Alabama
 Jack Mims  Livingston G5-11 180Sr.  
 Billy Morris  Sidney Lanier E6-2 185Sr.  
 Harvey Nall  Jackson HB6-0 180Sr.  Alabama
 Charles Nelson  Opp HB6-0 188Sr.  Alabama
 Lamar Norred  Valley T6-4 212Sr.  Auburn
 Jimmy Phillips  Benjamin Russell E6-1 203Sr.  Auburn
 Benjamin Preston  Eufaula T6-2 205Sr.  Auburn
 Frank Riley  Greenville QB5-11 175Sr.  
  George Salem  Ramsay HB5-10 200Sr.  
 Franklin Schroeder  Wetumpka E6-2 180Sr.  Alabama
 Bobby Shelton  Murphy FB6-0 185Sr.  
 Donald Stephenson  Bessemer C6-0 180Sr.  Georgia Tech
  Ted Thomas  West End T6-1 195Sr.  
 Pat Tidmore  Greensboro FB/G5-10 185Sr.  
 Hindman Wall  Ramsay E6-4 195Sr.  Auburn
 Clay Walls  McAdory QB6-0 165Sr.  Alabama
 Charlie Wilson  Benjamin Russell T6-1 200Sr.  Auburn
 Keith Wilson  West End HB5-7 150Sr.  Kansas State
 Jimmy Woodward  Tuscaloosa HB5-10 170Sr.  Alabama




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