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Alabama All-Star Game


      Kenny Stabler, a Foley youngster with an arm that's had baseball and football scouts on his trail for three years, employed it to hurl the underdog South All-Stars to a historic 34-7 victory over the North All-Stars in the 17th Alabama High School All-Star Football Classic in Denny Stadium.

      Time and time again, Stabler sprang favorite receivers Charley Harris of Murphy and David Chatwood of Fairhope into the clear for his left-handed passes, and when he did, the Foley south-paw was a deadly marksman, hitting six of eight for 94 yards. His shortest completion of the game, a three-yarder to Harris, went for the only touchdown through the air.

      On two drives, Stabler's passes were big pointmaking and at games' end the South had scored more than any other team in this series launched in 1948.

      With the North's scoring on a 24 yard run by halfback Benny Miller of Hokes Bluff, and a point after kick by Allen Taylor of Sylacauga, the game set a record for points -- seven more than those scored in a 20-14 victory for the South in 1962. Kenny Stabler and Charles Harris were named "Most Valuable Players of the Game".

      The winning coaching staff was made up of Hamp Cook, Head Football Coach from Opp; Paul Taylor, Macon County; Douglas Barfield, U. M. S.; Johnny Johnston, Bessemer; and Mac Champion, Hayneville.

 North Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
 Tony Bobo  Collinsville HB5-9 160Sr.  
 Lee Burkhart  Hanceville DE6-4 205Sr.  Alabama
 Hugh Carter  Hamilton G6-0 195Sr.  
 Larry Chandler  Talladega QB6-0 175Sr.  Memphis State
 Jackie Clayton  Emma Sansom DB6-0 180Sr.  Wyoming
 Spud Davis  Talladega T6-4 235Sr.  Alabama
 Ray Elrod  Boaz G5-8 170Sr.  
 Mike Gooch  Coffee E6-4 210Sr.  Tennessee
 James Hall  Haleyville C6-1 188Sr.  Ole Miss
  Bob Haller  Gadsden HB Sr.  
 Rick Hughes  Woodlawn T6-2 240Sr.  
 Johnny Ingram  Walter Wellborn G6-0 195Sr.  Georgia
 Bruce McAfee  Altoona DE6-3 195Sr.  Auburn
 Don McCay  Minor FB6-1 205Sr.  Auburn
 Neal McGuire  Lexington RB5-11 190Sr.  
 Benny Miller  Hokes Bluff DB5-9 165Sr.  Chattanooga College
 Richard Mooney  Walker E 198Sr.  
 Stan Moss  Ensley HB6-2 200Sr.  Alabama
 Pat Patterson  Cullman RB6-1 185Sr.  
 Bobby Payne  Etowah HB6-2 190Sr.  Auburn
 Bruce Peck  Albertville QB5-10 160Sr.  Jacksonville State
 Donnie Ray  Hueytown LB5-11 175Sr.  Alabama
 Doug Suell  Ensley T6-2 220Sr.  Auburn
 Allen Taylor  B.B. Comer G6-2 190Sr.  Alabama
 William Turner  Lamar County QB5-11 170Sr.  
 Bobby Vaughn  Russellville HB5-8 170Sr.  
 Joe Venable  Fort Payne MG6-2 225Sr.  Auburn

 South Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
 Rusty Anderson  UMS LB6-2 210Sr.  
 Perry Ballard  Opp DT6-0 215Sr.  Southern Miss
 Donny Beaird  Lee Montgomery LB5-10 207Sr.  Chattanooga
  Norton Bond  Opelika E Sr.  Alabama
 David Chatwood  Fairhope HB5-10 175Sr.  Alabama
 Fran Collins  Geneva T6-4 190Sr.  Alabama
 Gary Cooper  Lanett RB5-11 179Sr.  
 Sam Cooper  Hayneville QB5-8 145Sr.  
 Albert Daniel  Opp QB5-9 163Sr.  Livingston State
 Billy Davis  Vigor MG6-0 309Sr.  
 Hiram Dodd  Banks G5-10 190Sr.  
 George Gantt  Andalusia G5-11 200Sr.  Livingston State
 Paul Glover  Lanett C5-10 190Sr.  Carson-Newman
 Ed Goolsby  Ramsay HB5-7 155Sr.  Howard College
  Hinton Hall  Opp MG Sr.  
 Charles Harris  Murphy E6-3 190Sr.  Alabama
 Jerry Hollingshead  Hayneville HB5-11 160Sr.  Troy State
 Joe Kelly  Frisco City DB6-1 190Sr.  Ole Miss
 Ed Krichbaum  Mary Montgomery T6-3 225Sr.  
 Boyd Martin  Bessemer S5-9 155Sr.  Auburn
 Paul McClelland  Valley HB6-0 175Sr.  Gordon Military
 Ken McLaughlin  UMS DE6-3 212Sr.  Southern Miss
 Eddie Bo Rogers  Bessemer E6-0 188Sr.  Alabama
 John Sides  Macon County T6-2 230Sr.  Alabama
 Kenny Stabler  Foley QB6-2 175Sr.  Alabama
 Bobby Tindell  Geneva County DE6-2 180Sr.  
 Marvin Tucker  Linden FB5-9 195Sr.  Auburn
 Danny Watson  Enterprise LB5-10 170Sr.  Auburn
 Gary Woolard  Sidney Lanier G6-0 246Sr.  Auburn

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