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Alabama All-Star Game


      Halfback George (Butch) Wilson scored a touchdown and Tackle Ken Beard, a teammate from Hueytown, booted a field goal to give the underdog North squad a 10-7 victory in the twelfth annual North-South All-Star Game. Thus, the classic was again knotted, with each squad winning five and two games ending in ties.

      Beard's field goal, coming with little more than a minute left in the first period, let fly from the 24 yard line. Wilson scored from the two in the second quarter following an intercepted pass and a IS-yard penalty. The South's only score came in the third stanza when Bessemer Fullback Ken Moore climaxed a 70-yard drive with a dive from the two. Dothan's Gary Martin converted for the South, Beard for the North. Wilson was named most valuable back, while Eufaula Tackle David Watson, playing for the South, was selected as top lineman.

      Head-coaching the North was Harold (Red) Lutz of Fairfield, assisted by Elbert Couch, Sylvania; Glendon Gibbs, Brilliant; Homer Smiles, Leeds; and E. C. Wilson, Glencoe. South Boss Tom Jones of Robert E. Lee was aided by R. G. Cook, Union Springs; Charlie Douglas, Bessemer; W. C. Majors, Excel; and Fred Bowers, Pike County.

 North Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
 Ken Bailey  Gordo DB6-0 175Sr.  Alabama
 Jimmy Barnes  Fairfield T6-2 230Sr.  Alabama
  Bob Baty  Valley Head Sr.  
 Kenneth Beard  Hueytown T6-1 225Sr.  Alabama
 Thomas Bible  Piedmont LB6-1 185Sr.  Alabama
 Jimmy Box  Sheffield E6-1 180Sr.  Alabama
 Terry Clark  Carbon Hill HB6-1 180Sr.  Alabama
 Larry Daniels  Woodlawn HB6-1 196Sr.  Auburn
 Douglas Dyar  Hamilton 5-10 165Sr.  Alabama
  Dave Garland  Sylvania MG 185Sr.  
 Leland Jones  Lamar County C6-3 188Sr.  Florence State
 Bill Kallenbach  Childersburg DT6-1 245Sr.  Alabama
 Troy McClendon  Ensley E6-3 190Sr.  Auburn
 Bobby Miller  Decatur G5-11 190Sr.  
 John Moss  Gordo LB5-10 210Sr.  Alabama
 Benny Nelson  Huntsville DB5-11 170Sr.  Alabama
 Hugh Ogle  Decatur QB6-2 175Sr.  Alabama
 Carlton Rankin  Piedmont FB5-11 180Sr.  Alabama
  Billy Rhoades  Arab SE 160Sr.  
  Tommy Rumsey  Sylacauga E6-2 175Sr.  Georgia
 Billy Salter  Oak Grove FB6-1 185Sr.  Alabama
 Beuford Shirley  Holt DE5-11 180Sr.  Alabama
  Glendon Skelton  Pickens County Sr.  
 Bobby Joe Smith  Glencoe DT6-2 210Sr.  Mississippi State
 Ronald Walker  Leeds MG6-0 200Sr.  Mississippi State
 Terrell Wallen  Gadsden DE6-3 220Sr.  Alabama
 Jimmy Wilson  Haleyville G5-10 200Sr.  Alabama
 George Wilson.  Hueytown HB6-2 200Sr.  Alabama

 South Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
 Haywood Baker  Opp G5-11 200Sr.  
 Bill Battle  West End E6-0 185Sr.  Alabama
 Earl Brophy  Lee Montgomery G5-9 200Sr.  Alabama
 Theron Byrd  Geneva County HB6-0 170Sr.  Alabama
  Luther Cale  Ramsay Sr.  
 Tom Coon  Selma E6-1 190Sr.  Alabama
 Charles Floyd  Central Phenix City HB5-6 160Sr.  
 David Hill.  Lanett T6-5 220Sr.  Auburn
 Keith Hogancamp  Vigor FB6-1 200Sr.  Auburn
 Lee Roy Jordan  Excel E6-1 185Sr.  Alabama
 David Jordan.  Holtville G5-9 195Sr.  
 Bart Kennedy  Lee Montgomery QB5-8 160Sr.  Auburn
 Mailon Kent  Lanett HB6-1 175Sr.  Auburn
 Milton Marcum  Tuscaloosa E6-3 182Sr.  Mississippi State
 Gary Martin  Dothan HB5-10 170Sr.  Alabama
 Marlin Mooneyham  Sidney Lanier HB5-5 180Sr.  Alabama
 Kenneth Moore  Bessemer FB5-11 190Sr.  Auburn
 Harold Newburn  Citronelle C6-4 190Sr.  Ole Miss
  Billy Odom  Red Level C 215Sr.  
 Jim Payne  Clarke County QB6-1 170Sr.  Auburn
 Jerry Pharo  Ramsay T5-11 230Sr.  Memphis State
 Bill Pugh  Frisco City T6-2 215Sr.  Alabama
 Julius Sitterlee  Murphy C6-2 208Sr.  Auburn
 Marlon Thomas  Andalusia T5-11 205Sr.  Alabama
 David Watson  Eufaula G6-1 200Sr.  Georgia Tech
 Jimmy Williams  Charles Henderson QB6-0 170Sr.  Alabama
 Richard Williamson  Fort Deposit FB6-1 186Sr.  Alabama

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