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   The best of the best in Alabama High   
  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

Scholastic Magazine All-Americans

  In 1951 Scholastic Magazine published their first High School All-American Team. They selected a group of approximately 85 players per year concluding with the 1972 team.

 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Team   College 
 Bart Starr  Sidney Lanier QB6-0 177  Alabama
 Dan Coyle  Ramsay E6-0 190  Alabama
 Tommy Lorino  Bessemer HB5-10 165  Auburn
 Dave Sington  Shades Valley T6-3 236  Alabama
 Roy Swift  Fairfield HB5-10 180  
 Don Fuell  Guntersville QB6-1 205  Southern Miss
 Don Downs  Ensley E6-2 185  Auburn
 Bill Battle  West End E6-0 180  Alabama
 Shannon Egge  Shades Valley E 180  Alabama
 Larry Wall  Valley HB 180  Alabama
 Jimmy Sidle  Banks HB 170  Auburn
 Ernest Pilgreen  Lee Montgomery G6-0 195  Auburn
 Doster Griffith  Hokes Bluff HB5-11 178  Auburn
 Jim Ingle  Ensley E6-1 180  Auburn
 Wayne Trimble  Cullman QB6-0 185  Alabama
 Bill Braswell  Ensley T6-2 220  Auburn
 Stan Moss  Ensley B6-0 200  Alabama
 Spud Davis  Talladega T6-1 215  Alabama
 Vic Royal  Woodlawn C6-0 202  Alabama
 Mike Hall  Tarrant G5-11 205  Alabama
 David Beddingfield  Gadsden QB6-0 189  Alabama
 Scott Hunter  Vigor QB6-2 194  Alabama
 Danny Speigner  Sidney Lanier OL6-1 210  Auburn
 Alvin Bresler  Shades Valley E6-1 175  Auburn
 Pat Sullivan  John Carroll QB6-0 180  Auburn
 Jimmy Rosser  Jones Valley OL6-1 215  Alabama
 John Croyle  Gadsden E6-6 210  Alabama
 Jeff Blitz  Sidney Lanier QB5-11 180  Alabama
 Paul Spivey  Lee Montgomery RB5-11 175  Alabama
 Bucky Phillippi  T.R. Miller QB6-2 180  Auburn
 Bob Davis  Huntsville C6-1 195  Auburn
 Ralph Stokes  Lee Montgomery RB6-0 175  Alabama
 Mike Dubose  Opp DL6-0 210  Alabama
 Lee Gross  Lee Montgomery OL6-3 220  Auburn
 John ORear  Tarrant RB6-2 174  Alabama
 Greg Hubbell  Central QB5-11 175  
 Chris Vacarella  Ramsay QB6-3 190  Auburn
 Calvin Culliver  W.S. Neal RB6-4 202  Alabama
 Bill Evans  Jeff Davis OL6-5 230  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.