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Alabama All-Star Game




         
1956

      The ninth All-Star football game ended in the first scoreless tie of the series. The South then held a 4-3 edge with two games having ended in ties.

      An underdog South team had to stop two scoring thrusts by the North in the fourth quarter to gain the even break. The Northerners dominated play and led the statistics. They came near to scoring four times, going to the 28, the 24, the 17 and all the way to the goal line on one occasion -- when Greenville's Bobby Wasden recovered a fumble for the South. Voted most valuable were Cecil Hurt of Woodlawn and James Earl Hubbard of Fayette in the the backfield, and Guard Don Cochran of Woodlawn in the line.

      North coaches were Kenny Morgan, Woodlawn, Head Coach; John W. Cox, Childersburg; Herman (Bubba) Scott, Haleyville; Homer Wesley, Cullman; and Norman Moseley, Talladega. South Head Coach Doug Moseley of Lanier was assisted by Ivan Jones, Foley; Chick Pilkington, LaFayette; Tom Banks, John Carroll of Birmingham; and Pearino Gaither, Elba.





 1956 
 North Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
 Wilford Barnes  Hamilton E6-2 180Sr.  Alabama
  Mike Biddle  Anniston T 190Sr.  Georgia Tech
  Jerry Brannon  Anniston E Sr.  
 Don Burleson  Sheffield DT5-11 175Sr.  
 Arland Carter  Fort Payne HB6-1 170Sr.  Alabama
 Joel Chambers  Lawrence County MG6-0 200Sr.  
 Don Cochran  Woodlawn G5-11 185Sr.  Alabama
 Milton Frank  Huntsville G5-10 165Sr.  Alabama
 Paul Hamrick  Haleyville C6-1 185Sr.  TPI
 M.G. Hodges  Guntersville G5-9 205Sr.  Georgia
 James Hubbert  Fayette County HB5-9 165Sr.  
 Cecil Hurt  Woodlawn HB5-10 175Sr.  Alabama
 Jimmy Norred  Talladega DT6-2 200Sr.  Alabama
 Shorty Norton  Cleburne County HB6-1 200Sr.  Auburn
 Gary OSteen  Anniston HB6-0 180Sr.  Alabama
 Hugh Patrick  Woodlawn T5-10 210Sr.  Alabama
 Jimmy Putman  Phillips Birmingham E6-1 200Sr.  Auburn
 Ronald Ryan  Woodlawn QB6-0 175Sr.  Alabama
 Burns Saint  Russellville G5-9 165Sr.  
  Dan Sims  Woodlawn LB 180Sr.  
 Robert Skelton  Pell City QB5-11 170Sr.  Alabama
 John Smith  Huntsville LB6-2 180Sr.  Mississippi State
 Jerry Spruiell  Pell City DB6-0 172Sr.  Alabama
 Herbert Waldrop  Hueytown FB5-11 190Sr.  Auburn
 Buddy Williams  Tuscaloosa County HB5-10 155Sr.  East Mississippi
 Buddy Wood  Guntersville E6-4 185Sr.  Alabama


 1956 
 South Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
 Max Baughn  Bessemer DT6-0 205Sr.  Georgia Tech
 Buck Burns  Tuscaloosa G6-1 215Sr.  Alabama
 Charles Coleman  Murphy DT6-0 235Sr.  
 Lee Compton  Greensboro DE6-2 190Sr.  Tennessee Chattanooga
 Charles Clark  Elba C6-0 175Sr.  
 Pete Curren  Bessemer LB5-11 180Sr.  Georgia Tech
 Marlin Dyess  Elba HB5-6 150Sr.  Alabama
 Doug Flowers  Greenville T6-3 205Sr.  Georgia
 Jerry Golden  Tallassee DB5-11 185Sr.  Clemson
 Bill Hagerty  John Carroll E6-2 190Sr.  Ole Miss
 Johnny Kern  McGill QB5-11 180Sr.  Auburn
 Bobby Lauder  Foley DB5-11 170Sr.  Auburn
 Wayne Limbaugh  Benjamin Russell E6-0 190Sr.  Alabama
 Jimmy Lloyd  Benjamin Russell T6-3 215Sr.  Alabama
 Joe McCormick  Geneva County HB6-1 175Sr.  Auburn
 Elliot Moseley  Selma C6-0 205Sr.  Alabama
 Bobby Motley  Lanett G5-9 180Sr.  
 Dan Rhyne  Sidney Lanier T6-2 230Sr.  Kentucky
  John Rockert  Bessemer HB Sr.  
 Bobby Spann  Sidney Lanier QB5-10 175Sr.  Alabama
 Melvin Taylor  Ramsay FB6-0 185Sr.  Alabama
 Billy Walker  Foley E6-1 190Sr.  Alabama
 Bland Walker  Eutaw FB6-1 203Sr.  Alabama
 Gene Warhurst  Murphy G6-1 200Sr.  Alabama
 Bobby Wasden  Greenville FB6-1 185Sr.  Auburn




Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

The first football game played by a high school team in Alabama was in 1892 when Central Birmingham (Phillips) lost to Alabama 56-0 on November 11.