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Alabama All-Star Game


      The less-heralded South stars captured a 20-7 victory behind the offensive punch of Sam DeJarnette of Selma and Walter Lewis of T.R. Miller along with the defensive leadership of Linzal Chapman of Enterprise. Dejarnette carried 24 times for 86 yards and a touchdown pacing the South's fifth consecutive triumph in the 33 year-old series. Lewis scored two touchdowns and tacked on 35 yards rushing while fullback Lamar Windham of Vigor added 34 yards on seven carries.

      Dejarnette was named the game's most valuable back and Chapman, who recovered a pair of fumbles at defensive end, was the most valuable lineman.

      The favored North, boasting halfbacks Linnie Patrick of Walker and Reginald Goodloe of Colbert County, managed just 26 yards rushing and 32 passing. Patrick, playing with a torn ligament in his left thumb, gained only 20 yards on seven carries. Randy Harris of Walker caught a deflected pass and ran 59 yards for the lone North touchdown.

 North Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
 Mike Adcock  J.O. Johnson T6-2 243Sr.  Alabama
 David Baumhower  Northside G6-3 212Sr.  
 Jeff Bohannon  Litchfield DL6-6 265Sr.  Alabama
 Steve Booker  Butler LB6-1 205Sr.  Alabama
 Mike Crockett  Lee Huntsville S6-0 170Sr.  Tennessee Chattanooga
 Paul Fields  Gardendale RB6-0 187Sr.  Alabama
 Reginald Goodloe  Colbert County RB5-8 160Sr.  Jacksonville State
 Jay Grogan  Pell City DB6-2 170Sr.  Alabama
 Chris Hand  Gardendale S5-10 160Sr.  
 Randy Harris  Walker DE6-2 230Sr.  Livingston
  Tim Huggins  J.O. Johnson QB6-0 180Sr.  
 Jim Ivy  Huffman T6-3 260Sr.  Alabama
 Robbie Johnson  Stevenson PK6-1 170Sr.  
 Karl Jordan  J.O. Johnson NG6-1 235Sr.  Vanderbilt
 Gary Lambert  Weaver CB6-0 170Sr.  Mississippi State
 John Margadonna  Emma Sansom G6-2 230Sr.  Auburn
 Andy Martin  Muscle Shoals RB6-3 205Sr.  Alabama
 Tom McCrary  Scottsboro DT6-5 250Sr.  Alabama
 Scott McRae  Huntsville RB6-3 205Sr.  Alabama
 Linnie Patrick  Walker RB5-10 175Sr.  Alabama
 Mike Pope  Glencoe DE6-1 220Sr.  Auburn
 Vince Roberson  Woodlawn SE5-9 170Sr.  Alabama A&M
 Adam Schreiber  Butler C6-4 250Sr.  Texas
 Alan Underwood  Deshler DT6-4 245Sr.  Alabama
 Ed West  Colbert County TE6-2 220Sr.  Auburn
 Clay Williams  Hazlewood CB6-0 195Sr.  Ole Miss
 Cedric Wright  Fayette County TE6-4 215Sr.  Memphis State

 South Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
 Buddy Austin  Northview DB6-0 178Sr.  Troy State
 Steve Bearden  Banks DT6-5 220Sr.  Vanderbilt
 Forrest Benson  Scottsboro LB6-1 195Sr.  Auburn
 Junior Berklin  Central Phenix City HB5-9 198Sr.  Jacksonville State
 Greg Carr  Woodlawn LB6-2 210Sr.  Auburn
 Linzal Chapman  Enterprise DE6-3 180Sr.  Troy State
 David Cofer  Thompson DE6-1 220Sr.  Memphis State
 Jyon Corbett  Baldwin County C6-4 240Sr.  Southern Miss
 Sam DeJarnette  Selma HB6-1 183Sr.  Auburn
 Charlie Glass  Sweet Water TE6-2 190Sr.  North Alabama
 Marcus Hill  Dothan LB6-2 215Sr.  Alabama
 Gene Houston  Northview CB5-10 170Sr.  
 Andy Johns  Northview NG6-2 210Sr.  East Central MS
 David Jones  Stanhope Elmore LB6-2 210Sr.  Auburn
 Joey Jones  Murphy SE5-10 160Sr.  Alabama
 David Jordan  Vestavia Hills TE6-5 235Sr.  Auburn
 David Lawson  Bridgeport RB5-10 175Sr.  Vanderbilt
 Carl Lewis  Stanhope Elmore DE6-2 201Sr.  Ole Miss
 Walter Lewis  T.R. Miller QB6-0 185Sr.  Alabama
 Pete Neal  Geneva County S5-9 168Sr.  Troy State
 Kelly Powell  Baldwin County QB6-2 190Sr.  Ole Miss
 Carver Reeves  Auburn TE6-2 200Sr.  Auburn
 Freddy Richards  Jess Lanier DT6-3 235Sr.  Southern Miss
 Greg Sanders  Murphy CB5-11 182Sr.  Memphis State
 Ronnie Scruggs  Southern Choctaw T6-2 250Sr.  Alcorn State
 Steve Stearns  Jeff Davis G6-2 215Sr.  Princeton
 Doug Vickers  Enterprise T6-3 245Sr.  Alabama
 Ray Vollenwelder  Catholic Montgomery S6-0 175Sr.  Alabama
 Dennis Walker  West End DL6-1 215Sr.  Livingston
 Wendell Washington  Chilton County OL6-2 280Sr.  Davidson
 Ryan Whitley  Berry G6-3 230Sr.  Auburn
 Lamar Windham  Vigor FB5-11 210Sr.  Mississippi State

Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Morris Higginbotham coached three different teams to divisional state championships in the 1950s. He won titles at Walnut Grove in 1952, West Blocton in 1955 and Enterprise in 1960.