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

Alabama High School Football Players

 Jim Pettus
 Year   Award   Position   Class  Source 
 1956  All American DB Sr.  WW
 1956  All-Star Game DB Sr.  
  High School: Oxford
  Position: Defensive Back
  Height/Weight: 5'9" / 175
  Senior Season: 1956
  College: Auburn

 High School Bio:

            Pettus honors include All-County three years, All-State, honorable mention All-America. He has played varsity football four years, captained the squad two seasons; and was highly regarded for his running, passing, pass receiving, and pass defending. Also played basketball, baseball and track.

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.