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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

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2300 Veterans Memorial Pkwy. Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Stadium: Freedom Field
Colors: Red, Royal Blue & White
Coach: Chris Smelley
Region: 4A-R3
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 Honored Players 
 Player   Year   Pos.   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   College   Source 
 Alabama vs. Mississippi All Star Game 
 Chris Smelley2005 QB Sr.6-3213 South Carolina 
 All American 
 Chris Smelley2005 QB Sr.6-3213 South Carolina PrepNation
 All Southern 
 Chris Smelley2005 QB Sr.6-3213 South Carolina Orlando Sentinel
 AHSAA-University of Alabama All-Star Game 
 Garrett Keith1998 OL Sr.  
 David Cavan1999 WR Sr.6-7241  
 Preston Lagrone2011 OL Sr.5-10255  
 1A Back of the Year 
 Chris Smelley2005 QB Sr.6-3213 South Carolina ASWA
 1A Player of the Year 
 Chris Smelley2005 QB Sr.6-3213 South Carolina Gatorade
 Super 12 
 Chris Smelley2005 QB Sr.6-3213 South Carolina ASWA
 Austin Grammer2011 QB Sr.6-2210  ASWA
 Super All-State 
 Chris Smelley2005 QB Sr.6-3213 South Carolina Bham News

 All State Players 
 Player   Pos.   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   College   Source 
 2019   4A 
 Gabe HensonK So. 5-10154 HM   ASWA
 Hunter SuteATH Jr. 5-11185 HM   ASWA
 Kamari LassiterATH Jr. 6-0167 HM   ASWA
 Lawson PrattQB Sr. 6-0186 2nd   ASWA
 2018   4A 
 Brooks CormierPK Sr. 6-5198 1st   ASWA
 Dan ParkerATH Jr. 6-0163 2nd   ASWA
 Jackson TubbsLB Jr. 5-11181 1st   ASWA
 James WallerOL Jr. 6-1313 1st   ASWA
 2017   3A 
 Dalton BeckDL Sr. 6-2230 1st   ASWA
 Dan ParkerWR So. 6-0168 2nd   ASWA
 Mason GreeneOL Sr. 6-3260 2nd   ASWA
 Parker DavisATH Sr. HM   ASWA
 2016   3A 
 Austin CummingsOL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Britt SparksP Sr. 6-5205 1st   ASWA
 2015   3A 
 Austin WalkerOL Jr.6-1221 2nd   ASWA
 Caleb SquiresRB Sr.6-1207 2nd   ASWA
 Dalton BeckDL So.6-1280 2nd   ASWA
 Deacon MeddersWR Sr.6-4183 1st   ASWA
 Grant AtkinsDB Sr.5-11178 2nd   ASWA
 Kade YoungATH Sr.6-3186 1st   ASWA
 Parker DavisLB So. HM   ASWA
 2014   3A 
 Carter McGillREC Jr. 6-0183 2nd   ASWA
 Grant AtkinsDB Jr. 6-0178 2nd   ASWA
 P.J. SledgeDL So. 5-11297 2nd   ASWA
 2013   3A 
 Conner ThigpenPK Sr. HM   ASWA
 2011   2A 
 Austin GrammerQB Sr.6-2210 1st   ASWA
 John Major DavisRB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Kyle SappingtonDL Sr.6-4210 1st   ASWA
 Parker BarrineauWR Sr. HM   ASWA
 2010   2A 
 Austin GrammerQB Jr.6-2195 1st   ASWA
 Hudson CainATH Jr. HM   ASWA
 Nathan KarrOL Jr. HM   ASWA
 Parker BarrineauWR Jr.6-1176 1st   ASWA
 2009   2A 
 Derrick MilesDL Sr. 1st   ASWA
 2008   2A 
 James SandlinDL Sr.6-2292 1st   ASWA
 Matt SandlinQB Jr.6-4207 HM   ASWA
 Matthew LindseyOL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Steadman Shealy Jr.WR Sr.6-0167 1st   ASWA
 2007   2A 
 Blake BrentonPK Sr. HM   ASWA
 Brad SmelleyATH Sr.6-3220 1st   ASWA
 Johnny ShuttlesworthLB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Scott DavisDL Sr. HM   ASWA
 2006   2A 
 Ben FordDB Sr.6-0165 HM   ASWA
 Brad SmelleyQB Jr.6-3213 1st   ASWA
 Brad SmelleyQB Jr.6-3213 1st   BN
 Caleb HooksOL Sr.6-0215 1st   BN
 Don ZetlerOL Sr.6-2180 HM   ASWA
 Luke SheehanPK Sr.5-8150 1st   ASWA
 Luke SheehanPK Sr.5-8150 HM   BN
 2005   1A 
 Chris SmelleyQB Sr.6-3213 1st   ASWA
 Chris SmelleyQB Sr.6-3213 1st   BN
 Del HowellTE Sr.6-3185 1st   BN
 Del HowellWR Sr.6-3185 HM   ASWA
 Jeff OgrenWR Sr.6-3185 1st   ASWA
 Jeff OgrenWR Sr.6-3185 1st   BN
 Jordan HastingsLB Sr. HM   BN
 Jordan HastingsLB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Judson MillerDL Sr. HM   BN
 Judson MillerDL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Judson MillerLB Sr. HM   BN
 Luke SheehanPK Jr.5-9150 1st   BN
 Luke SheehanPK Jr.5-9150 1st   ASWA
 2004   1A 
 Chris SmelleyQB Jr.6-3203 1st   BN
 Chris SmelleyQB Jr.6-3203 1st   ASWA
 Jeff DunklingOL Sr. HM   BN
 Jeff DunklingOL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Jeff OgrenWR Jr.6-2185 1st   BN
 Jeff OgrenWR Jr.6-2185 1st   ASWA
 Walter KearnsDL Sr. HM   BN
 Walter KearnsDL Sr. HM   ASWA
 2003   1A 
 Jason WattsRB Sr. HM   BN
 Jeff DunklingOL Jr. HM   BN
 Jeff DunklingOL Jr. 1st   ASWA
 Jeff OgrenDB So. HM   ASWA
 Jesse OchockiRB Sr.6-0196 1st   ASWA
 Jesse OchockiRB Sr.6-0196 1st   BN
 Stuart HartleyPK Sr.6-1187 1st   BN
 Stuart HartleyPK Sr.6-1187 1st   ASWA
 Walter KearnsDL Jr. HM   BN
 Will MillerDL Sr. HM   BN
 Will MillerDL Sr. 1st   ASWA
 2002   1A 
 Jesse OchockiLB Jr. HM   BN
 Jordan SpencerOL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Jordan SpencerOL Sr. HM   BN
 2001   1A 
 Nate CardenLB Sr.6-2220 1st   ASWA
 Nate CardenLB Sr.6-2220 1st   BN
 Stuart CavanDL Sr.6-2224 1st   ASWA
 Stuart CavanTE Sr.6-2224 1st   BN
 Will YatesOL Sr. HM   BN
 2000   1A 
 Nate CardenLB Jr.6-2220 1st   BN
 1999   1A 
 David CavanDL Sr.6-7230 1st   BN
 David CavanTE Sr.6-7230 1st   ASWA
 Joel HastingsRB Sr.5-11175 1st   BN
 Joel HastingsRB Sr.5-11175 1st   ASWA
 Lee SmithOL Sr. HM   BN
 Lee SmithOL Sr. HM   ASWA
 1998   1A 
 Garrett KeithOL Sr.6-4282 1st   ASWA
 Garrett KeithOL Sr.6-4282 1st   BN
 Jerrod HastingsDB So. HM   BN
 Joel HastingsRB Jr. HM   BN
 Josh HastingsDB Sr. HM   BN
 Josh HastingsDB Sr. HM   ASWA
 1997   1A 
 Garrett KeithOL Jr. HM   BN
 Joel HastingsRB So.6-0165 HM   ASWA
 Joel HastingsRB So.6-0165 1st   BN
 Josh HastingsRB Jr. HM   BN
 Josh HastingsDB Jr. HM   ASWA
 Luke McGlothinOL Sr.6-4313 1st   ASWA
 Luke McGlothlinOL Sr.6-5313 1st   BN
 Scott RennDL Sr. HM   ASWA
 1996   1A 
 Garrett KeithOL So. HM   BN
 Joel HastingsRB Fr. HM   BN
 1994   2A 
 Jeremy SmithLB Sr.6-1215 1st   BN
 1993   1A 
 Cody AdamsLB Sr. HM   BN

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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.