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      When the South's offense failed to move in its first two series Charlie Trotman, the All-American quarterback from Jeff Davis in Montgomery, came off the bench and engineered two touchdown drives to lead the South to a hard fought 14-6 victory. When two running plays netted just 4 yards, Trotman uncorked a pass to Rusty Byrd which went for 51 yards to the North's 11 yard line. Joe Lockhart, of Leeds, drove to the 5.

      Trotman lost 2 and then hit Rusty Byrd for the first touchdown of the game. Rhett Barnes, of Excel, kicked the PAT. The South defense shut off the North vaunted offense by allowing only 72 yards and the half ended with the South holding a 7-0 lead. In the second half with 5:07 left in the 3rd period, Mike Crayton, from South Macon, took Trotman's hand-off on a trap play up the middle and ran 80 yards for the score. Rhett Barnes kicked his 2nd PAT to give the South a 14-0 lead at the start of the 4th period.

      It looked like the South defense, led by Cottonwood's Curtis McGriff, and the Jeff Davis duo of Richard Harris and Stan Talley would score a shut-out but on the last play of the game North defensive back Joe Cribbs, of Sulligent, recovered a South fumble and raced 28 yards into the end zone for the North's only score. Rusty Byrd, of Baldwin County, and Curtis McGriff, of Cottonwood, were selected for the most outstanding back and lineman awards respectively.

 North Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
 Kenny Allums  Corner RB5-11 180Sr.  
 Terry Anderson  Coffee LB6-1 210Sr.  Tennessee
 Nick Bolton  Minor T6-3 255Sr.  Alabama State
 David Brady  Fairfield G6-1 220Sr.  Tennessee State
 Mike Brunson  Jacksonville DT6-4 225Sr.  Georgia
 Foster Christy  Grissom QB6-2 197Sr.  Auburn
 Joe Cribbs  Sulligent DB6-0 185Sr.  Auburn
 Steve Eaves  Falkville SE6-2 170Sr.  
 Jerry Echols  Fultondale DL6-2 190Sr.  
 Mike English  Oxford MG6-0 200Sr.  Alabama
 Jeff Graham  Hokes Bluff E6-3 215Sr.  
 Bruce Green  Ranburne DB6-0 190Sr.  
 Barry Hamilton  Coffee QB6-3 184Sr.  Troy State
 Stanley Howell  Guntersville DB6-1 185Sr.  Mississippi State
 Joe Jenkins  Walker DE6-1 208Sr.  
 John Knox  Hueytown LB6-0 200Sr.  Alabama
 Gary Madden  Hazlewood RB5-9 185Sr.  Howard
 John Marshall  Athens DT6-4 255Sr.  Auburn
 Wayne McCoy  Pell City RB5-11 190Sr.  Tennessee
 Dennis Nance  Ohatchee G6-0 215Sr.  Jacksonville State
 Freddie Smith  Athens RB6-1 195Sr.  Auburn
 S.L. Smith  Bridgeport DT6-2 225Sr.  
 George Stevenson  Hartselle OL6-5 230Sr.  Auburn
 Paul Teague  Albertville C6-2 220Sr.  Livingston
 Tim Travis  Hueytown TE6-3 220Sr.  Alabama
  Stan Walker  Hueytown DB Sr.  
 Gil Wesley  Woodlawn T6-0 222Sr.  Florida State
 Ricky Wilkerson  Brilliant DE6-2 235Sr.  Auburn
 Charles Woods  Cleburne County RB6-2 185Sr.  Auburn
 Wardell Wright  Fayette County RB5-11 200Sr.  Florida State

 South Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
 Rhett Barnes  Excel PK5-10 175Sr.  Patrick Henry Jr. College
 Blane Burnett  Shaw G6-3 230Sr.  Southern Miss
 Rusty Byrd  Baldwin County RB5-10 170Sr.  Auburn
 Scot Cardwell  Mountain Brook DB6-0 170Sr.  Alabama
 Buster Carmichael  Enterprise DT6-4 247Sr.  Troy State
 Mark Clement  Central Phenix City C6-1 225Sr.  Auburn
 Curtis Coleman  Escambia County G6-0 197Sr.  
 Randy Cook  Berry QB6-1 192Sr.  Georgia
 Marc Cooley  Tuskegee Institute MG6-2 265Sr.  Grambling
 Bryant Cottingham  Montevallo SE6-3 170Sr.  Knoxville College
 Mike Crayton  Tuskegee FB5-11 187Sr.  Tuskegee Institute
 Greg Hall  Dothan DE6-1 205Sr.  Auburn
 Richard Harris  Jeff Davis LB6-0 190Sr.  Jackson State
 Jerry Kelley  Abbeville DE6-3 200Sr.  
 Tyrone Kelley  South Macon TE6-0 206Sr.  Tuskegee Institute
 Eddie Lewis  Demopolis DB6-0 188Sr.  Livingston
 Joe Lockhart  Leeds RB5-11 165Sr.  Jackson State
 Ronnie McCall  Jess Lanier T6-2 180Sr.  
 Curtis McGriff  Cottonwood DT6-6 260Sr.  Alabama
 Farrar Montgomery  Escambia County G6-10 310Sr.  Alabama
 Chuck Patterson  Opp TE6-2 230Sr.  North Alabama
 Joey Robbins  Opp DT6-3 250Sr.  Alabama
 Bobby Smith  Fairhope DB6-0 170Sr.  Alabama
 Wayne Sullivan  Escambia County T6-7 250Sr.  Auburn
 Stan Talley  Jeff Davis DB5-11 175Sr.  Livingston
 Jarrad Thomley  Wicksburg MG5-11 180Sr.  Hinds Jr. College
 Charlie Trotman  Jeff Davis QB5-11 175Sr.  Auburn
 Mike Wald  Homewood LB6-0 195Sr.  Auburn
 Howard Wise  Shades Valley RB6-1 190Sr.  Georgia

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Homewood defeated Benjamin Russell in five overtimes during the Class 5A Super Six state championship game in 2000.