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      Quarterback Bobby Hunt of Lanett led the South to a 20-6 triumph over the North to hand the Rebels a 5-4 lead (with two ties) in the series. A crowd of 12,564 saw Hunt score on runs of 63 and 14 yards and direct a 69 yard, 11 play drive for the other touchdown. His 63-yarder was the clincher, set up by his own interception of a Yank pass which thwarted a serious drive. The North tied it, 6-6, in the third period when Ronnie Davis of Gordo punched across from the 10 following a blocked punt.

      Hunt, top ground-gainer with 94 yards in seven tries, was a near-unanimous selection as most valuable back. Bessemer Guard Joe Baughan of the South was named most valuable lineman.

      The South coaching staff was headed by Ralph Hutchinson, Choctaw County. His aids were E. L. (Sonny) Queen, Troy; Jack Ray, Wetumpka; Morris T. Ward, Marengo County; and Don Bulger, Shelby County. Gadsden High's Jerry Watford guided the North. His assistants were Jack Caldwell, Walker County; Tom Calvin, Sylacauga; J. P. Cain, Morgan County; and J. T. Elmore, Pickens County.

 North Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
 Billy Don Aldridge  Hartselle C6-0 185Sr.  
 Steve Allen.  Athens G5-11 193Sr.  Alabama
 Ronnie Davis  Gordo HB6-0 175Sr.  Alabama
 Travis Fleming  Ohatchee T6-2 215Sr.  Jacksonville State
 Rhea Greenwell  Decatur E6-1 175Sr.  Alabama
  Jerry Harwick  Pell City DT 205Sr.  
 Myron Hawkins  Gadsden C5-11 175Sr.  Alabama
 Julian Holmes  Walter Wellborn FB6-2 195Sr.  Auburn
 Tommy Kelley  Phillips Birmingham E6-0 180Sr.  Florida
 Clifton LaBoone  Berry Fayette FB5-10 185Sr.  Alabama
 Doug Lewis  Sylacauga G5-10 205Sr.  Auburn
 David Luttrell  Jacksonville FB5-9 190Sr.  Auburn
 Don Machen  Sylacauga HB5-10 160Sr.  Auburn
 Ray McCrary  Pickens County HB6-0 155Sr.  
 Gerald Mock  Talladega MG6-3 195Sr.  Alabama
 Fred Moore  Central Florence T6-3 218Sr.  Ole Miss
 Eddie Murray  Anniston QB5-10 160Sr.  Alabama
 Billy Neighbors  Tuscaloosa County MG5-11 230Sr.  Alabama
 Richard ODell  Lincoln E6-2 200Sr.  Alabama
 Johnny OLinger  Scottsboro T6-0 190Sr.  Alabama
 Kenneth Poston  Colbert County C6-0 210Sr.  Alabama
 Shelton Prince  Russellville QB6-1 160Sr.  Itawamba Jr. College
 Bill Richardson  Walker HB5-10 165Sr.  Alabama
 R.C. Sanderson  Hamilton T5-10 205Sr.  Memphis State
 Charles Sparks  Walker DE6-0 180Sr.  East Miss. Jr. College
  Jimmy Teat  Brookwood FB 195Sr.  
 Pat Trammell  Scottsboro QB6-1 190Sr.  Alabama

 South Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
 Van Allen  Tuscaloosa HB5-6 145Sr.  Alabama
 James Barbaree  Bullock County E6-2 194Sr.  Southern Miss
 Wendell Barnes  Escambia County G6-1 220Sr.  Alabama
 Joe Baughan  Bessemer MG6-2 218Sr.  Georgia Tech
 Tommy Brooker  Demopolis E6-2 207Sr.  Alabama
  Ingram Caldwell  Tuscaloosa Sr.  Alabama
 Travis Casey  Dothan T6-4 240Sr.  Alabama
 Billy Coleman  Vigor QB5-10 178Sr.  Alabama
 Gerald Conner  Wetumpka G6-2 200Sr.  
 Ingram Culwell  Tuscaloosa QB6-1 185Sr.  Alabama
 Cary Dozier  Charles Henderson HB5-8 170Sr.  Howard College
 Kenny Griffin  Opp E6-0 200Sr.  Auburn
 Leslie Hammond  Robertsdale FB5-11 190Sr.  Auburn
 Carl Hopson  Lee Montgomery FB5-10 180Sr.  Alabama
 Bobby Hunt  Lanett QB6-1 175Sr.  Auburn
 Morris Meador  Choctaw County QB6-0 180Sr.  Southern Miss
 Billy Nance  Tuscaloosa T6-4 218Sr.  Mississippi State
 Bill Rice  Troy E6-5 210Sr.  Alabama
 Cliff Russell  Sidney Lanier T6-3 225Sr.  Alabama
 Jimmy Sharpe  Escambia County G5-11 190Sr.  Alabama
 Bob Sheridan  Bessemer HB5-9 180Sr.  Georgia Tech
 Roy Shoemaker  UMS HB5-11 165Sr.  Alabama
 Charlie Smith  UMS MG6-2 210Sr.  Auburn
 Jeff Tidmore  Central Phenix City C6-2 210Sr.  Alabama
 Billy Ware  Selma C5-11 195Sr.  
 Billy Weeks  Dothan FB6-1 180Sr.  Auburn

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

In 1969 the two point conversion was adopted for play following a touchdown. Until that time all conversions were worth one point.