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Alabama All-Star Game


      The inaugural game, on August 27, 1948, was won by the North All-Stars, 33-0. They got off to a fast start and never stopped. Joe Brewer and Bobby Golden, both of Decatur, were outstanding in the winner's backfield, and Al Wilhite, a tackle from Tuscumbia, sparked the forewall. Brewer was a very effective and "T" quarterback.

      The North All-Stars were coached by H. L. Ogle, Decatur, assisted by Ed Eubank, Ramsay; Walton Wright, Sheffield; and Travis Black, Sylacauga. The South All-Stars were coached by J. E. O'Brien, Tallassee, assisted by Russell Taylor, Enterprise; Comer Sims, Selma; and Wendell Hart, Evergreen.

      Shorty Ogle used the "T" offense and it was very effective with wide plays and passes. Hot O'Brien employed the single wing balanced line with the shift. These men, their staffs, and the All-Star Football Committee did a fine in augural game job and worked out some of the kinks for future years.

 North Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
  Garland Acker  Aliceville FB 160Sr.  
  Joe Brewer  Decatur QB 178Sr.  
  Billy Coe  Ramsay LT 193Sr.  
  Joe Compton  Sylacauga RHB5-11 170Sr.  Alabama
  L.B. Couch  Emma Sansom C 185Sr.  
  Doc Deakins  Holt Sr.  
  Tommy Edwards  Woodlawn RE 180Sr.  
  G.B. Faust  Oneonta FB Sr.  
  Pat Ferlise  Phillips Birmingham RT 190Sr.  
  James Geise  Deshler B Sr.  
 Bobby Golden  Decatur HB Sr.  Auburn
  Sandy Helms  Tuscaloosa RG 178Sr.  
  Bob Henderson  Anniston B Sr.  
  Excell Hester  Etowah LHB 179Sr.  
  Palmer Horne  Anniston Sr.  
  James Ivey  Ensley LG 185Sr.  
  Billy Jolly  Gadsden Sr.  
  Charles Justo  Woodlawn LE 180Sr.  
  Marvin Kabase  Ramsay G Sr.  
  Cliff King  Arab HB Sr.  
  Malcolm McCracken  Tuscaloosa County E Sr.  
 Billy Noland  Aliceville B Sr.  
  Jack Peake  Huntsville T Sr.  
  Martis Rice  Tuscaloosa County Sr.  
  Jackie Rogers  Sheffield G Sr.  
  Clarence Lee Smith  Fayette County E Sr.  
  Alfred Wilhite  Deshler T Sr.  

 South Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
  Ed Bauer  Sidney Lanier RG 195Sr.  
  Harvey Devery  McGill RT 190Sr.  
  John Dudley  Central Phenix City Sr.  
  Charles Everette  Escambia County Sr.  
  Emory Folmar  Sidney Lanier LG 190Sr.  
  Joe Hilson  Andalusia QB 195Sr.  
  John Van Hook  Murphy Sr.  
  Frank Ikerman  Selma Sr.  
  Henry Knighten  Sidney Lanier LE 165Sr.  
  Ned Madison  Tuscaloosa RE 175Sr.  
  George McCain  Chilton County Sr.  
  Billy McGowan  Dothan Sr.  
  Jimmy Melton  Wetumpka Sr.  
  Billy Mitchem  Alexander City Sr.  
  Henry Moore  Andalusia Sr.  
  Terry Roney  Dothan FB 170Sr.  
  Billy Shipp  Murphy LT 250Sr.  
  Billy Stokes  Tallassee Sr.  
  Charles Stough  Tallassee RHB 167Sr.  
  Mickey Washburn  Dadeville LHB 160Sr.  
  Jack West  West Blocton Sr.  
  Bobby Wilson  Baldwin County Sr.  
  Bill Yarbrough  Sidney Lanier C 214Sr.  

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