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1963

      The North victory evened the sixteen year old series 7-7-2. Led by three terrific backs and a line that knew the meaning of the word "block", the North battled 66 yards for a touchdown the first time it got the ball. Gene Rayburn, 180 pound halfback from Walker County, led the assault, and he received ample support from Leslie Kelleym, Cullman, and Robert Hinds, Decatur. The strong running game that these boys produced must have made every coach in the stands drool with envy. Jimmy Isreal, Haleyville, joined in with this trio to make the four horsemen for the North.

      Bud Mills, Head Coach from Cherokee, explained it all in the matter-of-fact way as his boys went about their work taking the Rebels apart.





 1963 
 North Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
 Billy Beck  Oakman HB5-10 185Sr.  Auburn
 Ronnie Billingsley  Gadsden T6-8 230Sr.  Wyoming
 Robert Byrd  Scottsboro DT6-0 195Sr.  Alabama
 George Cabaniss  B.B. Comer DT6-2 210Sr.  Howard College
 John Calvert  Cullman LB5-10 190Sr.  Alabama
 Jimmy Chambers  Fort Payne E6-0 188Sr.  Alabama
 Richard Cole  Crossville T6-2 190Sr.  Alabama
 Cecil Dowdy  Cherokee MG6-2 200Sr.  Alabama
 John Gamble  Deshler HB6-1 175Sr.  Vanderbilt
 Charles Griffies  Childersburg MG5-10 200Sr.  
 Terry Harris  Emma Sansom DB5-11 170Sr.  
 Roger Hart  Albertville G5-11 183Sr.  Kentucky
 Robert Hinds  Decatur HB5-11 178Sr.  Auburn
 Jimmy Kent Israel  Haleyville QB6-0 200Sr.  Alabama
 Larry Jeffers  Coffee G5-11 210Sr.  Auburn
 Leslie Kelley  Cullman FB6-3 205Sr.  Alabama
 Homer Lockhart  Oakman T6-2 185Sr.  
 Dale McWilliams  Cherokee C6-2 170Sr.  Florence State
  Jerrel Moon  Butler DB 185Sr.  Alabama
 Michael Palmer  Colbert County HB5-10 158Sr.  
 Gene Rayburn  Walker HB6-0 180Sr.  Alabama
 John Robinson  Deshler T5-9 205Sr.  Auburn
 Robert Rumsey  Sylacauga HB 195Sr.  Alabama
 Gerald Short  Lineville S6-1 165Sr.  Gordon Military Academy
 Stan Thornton  Haleyville DE6-2 165Sr.  Alabama
 Franklin Whaley  Lineville E6-3 200Sr.  Alabama
 Jimmy Wheeler  Hewitt-Trussville DE6-1 190Sr.  Alabama
  John Williams  Decatur LB 200Sr.  Alabama
 Gary Wright  Cleburne County HB6-1 170Sr.  Marion Military Institute


 1963 
 South Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
 John Beasley  Lee Montgomery DB5-10 175Sr.  Mississippi State
 Mack Bell  Tallassee HB6-1 175Sr.  Auburn
  Tom Blount  Leroy MG 185Sr.  
 Eddie Brand  Enterprise T6-3 225Sr.  Alabama
 Tom Bryan.  Geneva County QB6-0 183Sr.  Auburn
 John Ed Caldwell  Dadeville QB6-0 185Sr.  Alabama
  Frank Canterbury  Ramsay HB 185Sr.  Alabama
 Wayne Cook  Sidney Lanier E6-1 185Sr.  Alabama
 Barry Cotney  Dothan FB5-11 196Sr.  Mississippi State
 Mike Davis  Davidson HB5-11 185Sr.  Auburn
 Ralph Edwards  Valley DT6-4 210Sr.  Auburn
 Tom Epps  Banks DE6-1 205Sr.  Mississippi State
 Roger Etheridge  Linden QB5-11 170Sr.  Arkansas
 Don Foster  Foley HB5-10 188Sr.  Georgia Tech
 Ronnie Helton  Foley E6-3 180Sr.  Tulane
 Billy Johnson  Selma T6-0 185Sr.  Alabama
 Bob Kerr  Shades Valley DB6-0 183Sr.  Vanderbilt
 Mike Lawrence  Frisco City LB6-0 185Sr.  Southern Miss
 Connie Littlepage  Choctaw County T6-0 220Sr.  Auburn
 Ben McDavid  Sidney Lanier G5-11 200Sr.  Auburn
 Bill Meadows  Shades Valley MG6-0 195Sr.  Florida State
 Ronnie Milligan  Lee Montgomery LB5-11 190Sr.  Alabama
 Flynn Morris  Geneva G6-2 200Sr.  Auburn
 John Mosley  Marengo County HB5-10 188Sr.  Alabama
 Les Rue  Andalusia HB5-8 158Sr.  
 Jerry Smitherman  Montevallo T 215Sr.  Alabama
 Rick Somerall  Francis Marion DT6-5 220Sr.  
 Wayne Trimble  Cullman QB Sr.  Alabama
 Tony Ware  Reeltown DE6-1 175Sr.  
 Randy Weaver  UMS C6-1 205Sr.  Georgia Tech
 Dwain Winstead  Tuscaloosa S5-11 158Sr.  Alabama




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