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

Alabama High School Football Players

 Erskine Mercer
 Year   Award   Position   Class  Source 
 1956  All American HB  WW
 1956  All-Star Game HB Sr.  
  High School: Demopolis
  Position: Halfback
  Height/Weight: 5'10" / 155
  Senior Season: 1956
  College: Tennessee Chattanooga

 High School Bio:

            Mercer played varsity football two years, captained the squad, was named Outstanding Senior Athlete and Best Athlete of the Year at Demopolis High, and rated All-America squad. Standout on pass receiving, quick openers, and open field running. Grid statistics: 18 touchdowns, six-yard per carry average, completed one of two passes for 22 yards. Rated All-Conference baseball team.

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

In 1925 Langdale tied a record by defeating Milltown 125-0. Hamilton had set the record by thrashing Fayette 125-0 in 1915.