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

Alabama High School Football Players

 Johnny Musso
 All-State Team
 Year   Class   Position   Team   Source 
1966 4A B HM  BN
1966 4A B HM  BPH
1967 4A B 1st  BPH
1967 4A B 1st  AP
1967 4A B 1st  BN

 Year   Award   Position   Class  Source 
 1967  All Southern B Sr.  Orlando Sentinel
 1967  Super All-State B Sr.  Bham News
 1967  All-Star Game HB Sr.  
  High School: Banks
  Position: Halfback
  Height/Weight: 5'11" / 188
  Senior Season: 1967
  College: Alabama
   Hall of Fame: ASHOF 

 High School Bio:

            Musso rushed for over 1,000 yards as a senior at Banks. He was injured much of his junior season but came back strong as a senior by gaining 1,017 yards. He played full time at running back in only three games while filling in at quarterback for the Jets. He would pass for 573 yards and five touchdowns. His finest game came in the Dental Clinic game against Ensley when he led the Jets to a 28-7 win by running for 194 yards and three scores on 28 carries. He also caught a 48 yards pass to set up the other Banks score. Mussos total offense for the year was 1,665 yards with a total of 15 touchdowns. He was All-City; All-County, All-State, All-Southern, Most Valuable Player; Most outstanding Back of the week and of the Clinic Game. He was All-City and All- Metro in basketball. Most Valuable Player in Region Tournament; 11 letters in three years.

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Luverne 'Toad' Wise was the first female football player in Alabama and may have been the first in the country. She was a kicker for the Escambia County Blue Devils in 1939-40.