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

Excel All Star Players and Awards

Excel Panthers
Excel High School

P.O. Box 429 Excel, AL 36439
Stadium: Panther Stadium
Colors: Black & Old Gold
Coach: Jason Phillips
Region: 3A-R1
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 Honored Players 
 Player   Year   Pos.   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   College   Source 
 Alabama vs. Mississippi All Star Game 
 Brady Johnson1989 DL Sr.6-3250  
 AHSAA-University of Alabama All-Star Game 
 Lee Roy Jordan1958 E Sr.6-1185 Alabama 
 Jimmy Dawson1969 QB Sr.6-3175 Alabama 
 Larry Hixon1973 DB Sr.6-2180 Livingston State 
 Rhett Barnes1975 PK Sr.5-10175 Patrick Henry Jr. College 
 Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 
 Lee Roy Jordan1958 E Sr.185 Alabama 
 Lineman of Year 
 Tony Narramore1969 LB Sr.6-1195  Bham Post-Herald

 All State Players 
 Player   Pos.   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   College   Source 
 2019   3A 
 Jacob ManuelDL So. 6-1225 HM   ASWA
 2018   3A 
 Alan BrownOL Jr. 6-3285 2nd   ASWA
 2009   2A 
 David EllisOL So. HM   ASWA
 2008   2A 
 Morgan MurphyLB Sr. HM   ASWA
 2007   2A 
 Johnn FloresLB Sr. HM   ASWA
 2005   2A 
 Brandon SmithOL Sr. HM   BN
 Brandon SmithOL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Mark McCantsOL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Mark McCantsOL Sr. HM   BN
 2003   2A 
 Kyle HolderLB Sr. 1st   ASWA
 Kyle HolderLB Sr. HM   BN
 1999   3A 
 Al BlackLB Sr. HM   BN
 1997   2A 
 Brandon Smith.OL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Trevor LedkinsLB Sr.5-10195 1st   ASWA
 Trevor LedkinsLB Sr.5-10195 1st   BN
 1996   2A 
 Nick BeasleyOL Sr.5-11200 1st   ASWA
 Nick BeasleyOL Sr.5-11200 1st   BN
 Trevor LedkinsATH Jr.5-1175 HM   ASWA
 1995   2A 
 Maurice McMillanWR Sr. HM   BN
 1994   2A 
 David LoweryOL Sr. HM   BN
 1993   2A 
 Duran WatsonRB Sr. HM   BN
 1992   2A 
 Ray PharrOL Sr.6-2270 1st   ASWA
 Ray PharrOL Sr.6-2270 1st   BN
 1991   2A 
 Chris CaseyWR Sr.6-3180 1st   BN
 Ray ThornOL Jr.6-1260 1st   BN
 Steve GoodmanRB Sr.5-9160 1st   BN
 1990   2A 
 Mack RoseLB Sr.5-10165 1st   BN
 Mack RossLB Sr.5-10165 1st   ASWA
 Ray PharrOL Sr.6-2245 1st   BN
 Ray PharrOL Sr.6-2245 1st   ASWA
 1989   1A 
 Brady JohnsonDL Sr.6-3250 1st   BN
 Brady JohnsonDL Sr.6-3250 1st   ASWA
 1988   1A 
 Gerald MillanderRB So. HM   BN
 Jimmy AndersonLB Sr.5-10170 1st   ASWA
 Jimmy AndersonLB Sr.5-10170 HM   BN
 1987   1A 
 Randy BrownRB Sr.5-9180 HM   ASWA
 Randy BrownRB Sr.5-9180 1st   BN
 1979   1A 
 Jimmy BonnerB HM   BPH
 1978   1A 
 Mark LedkinsDB 1st   MA
 1977   1A 
 Danny BrooksL Sr.6-3210 1st   BPH
 Keith BenderLB Sr.5-11186 2nd   BPH
 Keith BenderE Sr.5-11186 2nd   BN
 Keith BenderLB Sr.5-11186 1st   MA
 1976   1A 
 GrossG HM   BN
 WatsonT HM   BN
 1975   1A 
 Dan BootheLB Sr.5-10190 2nd   BPH
 Jeffrey FlowersT Sr.6-1240 1st   MA
 Keith BenderLB So.5-10165 1st   MA
 Rhett BarnesDB Sr.5-10175 1st   MA
 Rhett BarnesRB Sr.5-11175 1st   BPH
 Rhett BarnesB Sr.5-10175 HM   BN
 1974   1A 
 Jeff FlowersT Jr.6-2240 1st   MA
 Rex McCantsLB Sr.5-10210 1st   MA
 Rhett BarnesDB Jr.5-10165 1st   MA
 1973   1A 
 DawsonB HM   BN
 Larry HixonE HM   BN
 McCantsB HM   BN
 McCantsB HM   BPH
 1972   1A 
 Elliott FailesIL 1st   BPH
 Larry HixonE 2nd   BPH
 McCantsT HM   BN
 Roger GeorgeB HM   BN
 Roger GeorgeB 3rd   BPH
 1971   1A/2A 
 Donnie WhiteT HM   BN
 Refus McCantsB 2nd   BPH
 1970   1A 
 Donnie White HM   BPH
 Donnie WhiteE HM   BN
 Eddie WigginsB HM   BN
 Eddie Wiggins HM   BPH
 1969   1A/2A 
 FlowersT HM   BN
 Jimmy DawsonB Sr.6-3175 1st   AP
 Jimmy DawsonB Sr.6-3175 1st   BN
 Jimmy DawsonQB Sr.6-3175 1st   BPH
 Mike LedkinsB Sr.185 2nd   BPH
 Mike LedkinsB Sr.185 HM   AP
 Tony NarramoreB Sr.195 HM   BN
 Tony NarramoreG Sr.195 1st   AP
 Tony NarramoreLB Sr.195 1st   BPH
 1968   1A/2A 
 Tommy JordanB Sr.180 HM   BN
 Tommy JordanHB Sr.180 1st   BPH
 1963   1A/2A 
 WhiteC HM   BN
 1958   1A 
 JordanB HM   MA
 Lee Roy JordanB Sr.195 2nd   BN
 Lee Roy JordanB Sr.195 2nd   BPH
 1957   A 
 JordanE HM   MA
 1956   A 
 ScruggsHB HM   MA
 1955   1A 
 Jack MatchettB 1st   BPH
 Jack MatchettB HM   MA
 1954   1A 
 Alan BassB Sr.163 1st   BPH
 Alan BassB HM   MA
 1952   A 
 Ray ScruggsE HM   MA
 Ray ScruggsC HM   MA
 1951   A 
 OwensT HM   MA
 StaceyG HM   MA
 1932   A 
 ManningG HM   BAH

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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

The Tuscaloosa Black Bears were considered one of the best programs in the nation from 1925-1931. Their record over that span was an amazing 61-0-3.