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Alabama All-Star Game


      Richard Grammar of Hartselle blocked two punts which, led to a pair of touchdowns as the North upset the South 13-7 for a 9-8 lead in the series.

      Bubba Locg of Oneonta, named the game's Most Valuable Player, rushed for 72 yards in 12 carries and Raymond Weaver of Guntersville threw a touchdown pass to Jimmy Underwood of Deshler.

      The North defense held down the South's vaunted passing attack led by quarterback Scott Hunter of Vigor.

 North Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
 Ronald Atchley  Scottsboro E6-2 200Sr.  Alabama
 Garry Bernaver  Coffee T6-0 210Sr.  Auburn
 Larry Buchanan  Albertville T6-0 215Sr.  Auburn
 Jimmy Corder  Athens C5-9 165Sr.  Alabama
 Gary Counts  Deshler C6-2 195Sr.  Florence State
 Tommy Defreez  Huntsville G5-10 190Sr.  Samford
 Joe Downing  Haleyville E6-3 195Sr.  
 Danny Ford  Gadsden E6-3 195Sr.  Alabama
 Danny Gambrell  Walker QB6-1 170Sr.  
 Richard Grammer  Hartselle T6-1 205Sr.  Alabama
 Larry Helms  Woodlawn HB6-1 185Sr.  Alabama
 Mike Holtzclaw  Fort Payne FB5-11 185Sr.  Auburn
 John Karrah  Carbon Hill C6-1 200Sr.  Samford
 Tommy Lewey  Deshler QB5-11 160Sr.  Florence State
 Roger Long  Oneonta HB6-0 195Sr.  Alabama
 Roger Mathis  Decatur E6-2 195Sr.  Florence State
 Revis McDaniel  Sulligent HB5-9 170Sr.  
 Wayne McNutt  Haleyville HB5-11 195Sr.  Alabama
 Jerry Myers  Sulligent T6-4 240Sr.  
 Danny Payne  Altoona FB6-3 195Sr.  Alabama
 Phil Ray  Piedmont T6-3 210Sr.  Jacksonville State
 Alvin Samples  Tarrant G6-2 220Sr.  Alabama
 Harry Slyhoff  Sylacauga E6-3 175Sr.  Chattanooga
 Jim Underwood  Deshler E5-11 175Sr.  Florence State
 Frank Watts  Walker HB 195Sr.  Troy State
 Raymond Weaver  Guntersville QB6-2 185Sr.  Auburn
 Bob White  Huntsville G6-0 206Sr.  Alabama
 Glenn Williams  Scottsboro G5-11 195Sr.  Alabama
 Tony Young  Piedmont HB6-0 185Sr.  

 South Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
 Rex Barnes  Dadeville T6-3 250Sr.  Southern Miss
 Buddy Beshears  Lee Montgomery C6-1 195Sr.  Auburn
 Paul Boschung  Tuscaloosa T6-1 210Sr.  Alabama
 Jim Breazeale  Sumter County HB5-11 170Sr.  
 Sam Chambliss  Banks HB6-0 165Sr.  
 Tommy Davis  Mary Montgomery QB5-11 170Sr.  Southern Miss
 Reid Drinkard  Linden G5-10 195Sr.  Alabama
 Terry Dubose  Andalusia E6-2 205Sr.  Alabama
 Connie Frederick  Lee Montgomery E6-1 185Sr.  Auburn
 Maurice Gartman  Mary Montgomery G5-11 175Sr.  Tulane
 Alan Girardeau  Banks G5-11 190Sr.  Auburn
 James Griffin  Opelika E6-1 180Sr.  Auburn
 Chris Hume  UMS E6-2 195Sr.  Duke
 Scott Hunter  Vigor QB6-2 195Sr.  Alabama
 Joe Jennings  Sidney Lanier FB6-1 195Sr.  Mississippi State
 Guy Langham  W.S. Neal C6-3 195Sr.  
 Kenny Middlebrooks  Vigor HB5-9 165Sr.  Alabama
 Larry Moulton  Andalusia HB5-11 172Sr.  Auburn
 Jimmy Newell  Murphy G5-9 200Sr.  Alabama
 Mickey Redd  Enterprise QB5-10 145Sr.  Troy State
 Jimmy Richards  Central Phenix City G5-11 200Sr.  
 Doug Richerson  Vigor T6-3 233Sr.  Livingston
 Tommy Shell  Dothan FB5-10 190Sr.  Troy State
 Edmond Sprayberry  Goodwater C6-3 205Sr.  Auburn
 Jack Thomas  Linden T6-2 225Sr.  Mississippi State
 Wayne Vardaman  Selma E6-0 200Sr.  Alabama
 Tommy Wade  Dothan HB6-2 185Sr.  Alabama
 Kenneth Wilder  Shelby County T6-0 220Sr.  Alabama
 Perry Willis  Dadeville HB5-11 180Sr.  Alabama

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

The first night game played between high school teams in the state occurred on September 23, 1927 when Pike Road and Cloverdale met in the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery.