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Alabama All-Star Game


      Steve Wade from Dothan High School led a potent South ground game to a 16-0 victory over the North All-Stars. The South racked up 231 yards rushing while a strong defense limited the North to 38 yards on the ground.

      Wade scored on a 14 yard run and rushed 99 yards in 15 tries in winning the most outstanding player award. Wade's touchdown was set up by a 34 yard pass from Lanier's Jeff Blitz to Melvin Jones, a speedster from St. Jude. The other touchdown came on an 82 yard runback of a pass interception by Smith Station's Sidney Cooper. The scoring was completed when Miles Jones of Fairhope booted a 26 yard field goal in the fourth quarter.

 North Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
 Dave Beck  Lee Huntsville B5-10 170Sr.  
 Steve Brown  Austin E6-0 185Sr.  Tennessee Martin
 Dennis Campbell  Dora C6-0 195Sr.  Auburn
 Charles Carden  Valley Head B6-5 200Sr.  Tennessee
 Benny Coley  Gadsden C6-1 175Sr.  Jacksonville State
 Andy Cross  Ensley B5-10 193Sr.  Alabama
 Wayne Hall  Huntsville B6-2 218Sr.  Alabama
 John Hannah  Albertville T6-2 250Sr.  Alabama
 Gene Hartman  Huntsville B6-2 215Sr.  Auburn
 Terry Henley  Oxford B6-1 180Sr.  Auburn
 Gary Hutto  Courtland E Sr.  Florence State
 Mike Hutto  Phillips Birmingham T6-1 225Sr.  Auburn
 Steve Isbell  Colbert Heights E6-2 185Sr.  
 Larry Kelly  Brighton G6-3 195Sr.  Miles College
 Jerry Kennemur  Hackleburg B6-1 180Sr.  Auburn
 B.T. Law  Cherokee County E6-5 210Sr.  Auburn
 Jimmy McArthur  West End B5-11 205Sr.  Georgia
 Ronald Morris  East Highland G6-1 210Sr.  Tuskegee
 Bill Morton  Deshler G5-11 210Sr.  Florence State
 James Owens  Fairfield B6-2 205Sr.  Auburn
 Phillip Pisani  Decatur HB6-0 190Sr.  Tennessee Martin
 Charlie Sellers  Holt T6-0 195Sr.  
 Don Shepherd  Gordo T6-2 185Sr.  Livingston
 Johnny Simmons  Childersburg B5-11 170Sr.  Auburn
 Danny Stallings  Addison B6-1 180Sr.  Ole Miss
 Ricky Strawbridge  Lamar County B6-2 175Sr.  Memphis State
 Waylan Trammell  Cherokee County B6-0 175Sr.  Samford
 Joey Watson  Russellville E6-2 185Sr.  
 Junior Whisenhunt  Curry T6-2 210Sr.  Jacksonville State

 South Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
 Marvin Barron  Charles Henderson G6-1 198Sr.  Alabama
 Ronald Barton  T.R. Miller B6-0 180Sr.  Jeff Davis
 Neville Bearden  Vincent B5-9 153Sr.  Jacksonville State
 Ellis Beck  Carroll Ozark B5-11 190Sr.  Alabama
 Harold Bissell  Shades Valley B6-0 185Sr.  Georgia
 Jeff Blitz  Sidney Lanier B5-11 182Sr.  Alabama
 Fred Brackett  Mary Montgomery E6-3 185Sr.  Georgia Tech
 Sidney Cooper  Smiths Station B6-0 191Sr.  Auburn
 Wilton Cox  UMS E6-2 192Sr.  Alabama
 Mike Dulaney  Banks G5-11 205Sr.  Continental College
 Doug Faust  Fairhope T6-3 230Sr.  Alabama
 Oliver Holmes  Bullock County G6-0 198Sr.  Texas El Paso
 Jerome Jackson  Benjamin Russell B6-1 178Sr.  
 Melvin Jones  St. Jude B6-0 170Sr.  Tuskegee
 Miles Jones  Fairhope B6-0 203Sr.  Auburn
 Willie Kirkland  Dothan E6-2 185Sr.  Livingston
 David Knapp  Ramsay B6-1 190Sr.  Alabama
 Ernest Lee  Lowndes County T6-2 215Sr.  Auburn
 Steve Lukey  Banks E6-0 185Sr.  Auburn
 Dave Lyon  Lowndes Academy B5-11 170Sr.  Auburn
 Herbert Malone  Citronelle T6-3 201Sr.  Southern Miss
 Willie Martin  Laurel G6-5 253Sr.  Alcorn State
 Bill McDonald  Benjamin Russell C6-2 185Sr.  
 Joe Moon  Jones Valley C6-9 195Sr.  Auburn
 Ronnie Parker  Dale County E5-11 175Sr.  Wallace Junior College
 Pat Raines  Sidney Lanier C6-2 200Sr.  Alabama
 Johnny Sharpless  Elba B6-0 160Sr.  Alabama
 Jimmy Sykes  Lanett B5-11 185Sr.  Auburn
 Steve Wade.  Dothan B6-3 180Sr.  Alabama

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Clay County shutout an amazing eleven opponents in 1996. The Panthers outscored their opponents 613-42 finishing the season 15-0.