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   The best of the best in Alabama High   
  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

Alabama High School Football Players

 Kenny Stabler
 All-State Team
 Year   Class   Position   Team   Source 
1963 4A B 1st  BPH
1963 3A B 1st  BN

 Year   Award   Position   Class  Source 
 1963  All Southern QB Sr.  Orlando Sentinel
 1963  All-Star Game QB Sr.  
  High School: Foley
  Position: Quarterback
  Height/Weight: 6'2" / 175
  Senior Season: 1963
  College: Alabama
   Hall of Fame: ASHOF 

 High School Bio:

            As a senior at Foley Kenny rushed for 847 yards and scored 15 touchdowns. He also completed 64 of 99 passes for another 865 yards and 6 touchdowns. He ran for 5 touchdowns and passes for 15 as a junior. His team only lost one game in his career at Foley to a powerful Vigor team and finished 29-1 over the course of his three year career. He lead the Lions to the Class 3A state championship his junior season. It was during his stand out years at Foley High School that he earned the infamous nickname Snake. The story goes that during a play he took the football and weaved downfield the entire length of the field, side to side, and an excited Coach Denzel Hollis proclaimed, that boy runs like a snake. Kenny played in the 1964 Alabama High School All-Star Game. He played 4 years of varsity football and also participated in baseball and basketball. Athletic honors include All-State, All-District, All-South, and Honorable mention All-American by Coach and Athlete magazine.

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

The first night game played between high school teams in the state occurred on September 23, 1927 when Pike Road and Cloverdale met in the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery.