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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.





Walter Wellborn All Star Players and Awards


Walter Wellborn Panthers
Walter H. Wellborn High School

135 Pinson Rd. Anniston, AL 36201
Stadium: The Hill
Colors: Black & White
Coach: Jeff Smith
Region: 3A-R5
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 Honored Players 
 Player   Year   Pos.   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   College   Source 
 
 Alabama vs. Mississippi All Star Game 
 Mike Battles1989 P Sr.5-11190 Samford 
 William McCain1990 LB Sr.6-4240  
 
 All American 
 Gino English1978 E Sr.5-10175  Coach & Athlete
 
 AHSAA-University of Alabama All-Star Game 
 Julian Holmes1957 FB Sr.6-2195 Auburn 
 Johnny Ingram1963 G Sr.6-0195 Georgia 
 Hershel Poore1964 DT Sr.6-2230 Auburn 
 Jerry Weems1967 DB Sr.5-11190 Jacksonville State 
 Gary Beasley1970 SE Sr.6-0185 Jacksonville State 
 Tim Thomas1976 G/LB Sr.6-0200 Jacksonville State 
 Jeff Cunningham1977 FB Sr.6-3198 Auburn 
 Barry Miller1977 CB Sr.6-0195  
 Gino English1978 SE Sr.6-0158 Ole Miss 
 Jaleel Burton2013 DL Sr.5-11275  
 Chantz Goodman2013 RB Sr.5-7165  
 Landon Machristie2014 LB Sr.6-1215  
 
 5A Player of the Year 
 Mike Battles1989 P/K Sr.5-11190 Samford ASWA
 
 Super 12 
 Mike Battles1989 LB Sr.5-11190 Samford ASWA
 
 Super All-State 
 Wayne Carden1968 E Sr.160  Bham News
 Jeff Cunningham1977 B Sr.6-3200 Auburn Bham News
 William McCain1990 LB Sr.6-4240  Bham News




 All State Players 
 Player   Pos.   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   College   Source 
 
 2019   3A 
 Dalton GilbertOL Sr. 6-2270 1st   ASWA
 Dylan GilbertOL Sr. 6-2255 1st   ASWA
 Jett SmithATH Jr. 5-11170 1st   ASWA
 
 2018   3A 
 Jett SmithLB So. 5-11170 1st   ASWA
 
 2015   3A 
 Jordan MontgomeryATH Jr.6-2175 1st   ASWA
 
 2014   3A 
 Corri TignorDL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Landon MachristieLB Sr. 6-1210 2nd   ASWA
 
 2013   2A 
 Devron TaylorDB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Jaleel BurtonOL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Landon MachristieLB Sr. HM   ASWA
 
 2012   2A 
 Chantz GoodmanRB Jr. HM   ASWA
 Jaleel BurtonOL Jr. HM   ASWA
 Landon MachristieATH So. HM   ASWA
 
 2011   3A 
 Dalton ScrewsDB Sr. HM   ASWA
 
 2010   3A 
 Delrickus RhodenRB Sr. HM   ASWA
 
 2009   3A 
 Delrickus RhodenRB Jr. HM   ASWA
 
 2005   4A 
 Brandt ThomasDL Sr.6-2225 1st   BN
 Brandt ThomasDL Sr.6-2225 HM   ASWA
 Devon GrayLB Jr. HM   ASWA
 
 2004   4A 
 Brandt ThomasATH Jr. HM   BN
 Brandt ThomasDL Jr. HM   ASWA
 
 2000   4A 
 Dominique CosperATH HM   ASWA
 
 1996   5A 
 Corey PetersDL Sr.6-3270 HM   ASWA
 Corey PetersDL Sr.6-3270 HM   BN
 
 1995   5A 
 Lamont BagleyLB Sr. HM   ASWA
 Mark EppsDL Sr. HM   BN
 Marreo ThomasRB Sr. HM   BN
 Mike EppsDL Sr.6-0265 1st   ASWA
 Spence BeasleyLB Sr.6-1220 1st   ASWA
 Spence BeasleyLB Sr.6-1220 1st   BN
 
 1994   5A 
 Mark EppsDL Jr. HM   BN
 Spence BeasleyOL Jr. HM   ASWA
 Wes BrooksPK Sr. HM   BN
 
 1991   5A 
 Chet HafleyOL Sr. HM   ASWA
 Shannon KingRB Sr. HM   BN
 
 1990   5A 
 Robert McQueenDL Sr.5-11215 HM   ASWA
 Shannon KingRB Jr.5-9160 HM   BN
 Shannon KingQB Jr.5-9160 HM   ASWA
 William McCainLB Sr.6-4240 1st   BN
 William McCainTE Sr.6-2225 HM   ASWA
 William McCainLB Sr.6-4240 1st   ASWA
 
 1989   5A 
 Mike BattlesLB Sr.5-11190 1st   BN
 Mike BattlesPK Sr.5-11190 1st   ASWA
 
 1988   5A 
 Mike BattlesPK Jr. HM   BN
 Mike BattlesDL Jr. HM   ASWA
 
 1987   5A 
 Greg MondabaughDL 6-2240 1st   ASWA
 
 1986   5A 
 Jeff SmithLB Sr.6-0215 HM   ASWA
 Jeff SmithLB Sr.6-0215 1st   BN
 Victor HallDL Sr.6-4220 1st   BN
 Victor HallDL Sr.6-4220 1st   ASWA
 
 1985   5A 
 Alfred HallWR HM   BN
 Johnny HarrisRB 1st   ASWA
 Matt ThomasOL 1st   ASWA
 Matt ThorntonOL Sr.6-4260 1st   BN
 Victor HallDL Jr. 1st   ASWA
 
 1978   3A 
 Gino EnglishE Sr.5-11160 1st   BN
 Gino EnglishB Sr.5-11160 HM   BPH
 
 1977   3A 
 Barry Miller HM   MA
 Donnie BrooksL Sr.6-1190 2nd   BPH
 Donnie BrooksT Sr.6-1190 1st   BN
 Gino English HM   MA
 Harris Montgomery HM   MA
 Jeff CunninghamB Sr.6-3205 1st   BPH
 Jeff CunninghamRB Sr.6-3200 1st   MA
 Jeff CunninghamB Sr.6-3200 1st   BN
 Johnny IngramCoach 1st   BPH
 WillerQB HM   BN
 
 1976   3A 
 Franky ODellT Sr.6-4200 HM   BN
 Franky ODellLB Sr.6-4200 2nd   BPH
 Tim ThomasC Sr.6-0200 HM   BN
 Tim ThomasG Sr.6-0200 1st   BN
 
 1975   3A 
 Denis HamiltonLB HM   BPH
 
 1974   3A 
 Charles KirklandE HM   BPH
 
 1973   3A 
 HendersonG HM   BN
 
 1970   3A 
 Doug SearsB HM   BN
 Doug SearsB Sr.155 2nd   BPH
 Gary BeasleyE Sr.195 1st   BPH
 Gary BeasleyE Sr.6-0185 HM   BN
 
 1969   3A 
 Denny AndersonB HM   BN
 Denny AndersonB HM   BPH
 Gerald WrightB HM   BPH
 Gerald WrightB HM   BN
 Pat DanielsL HM   AP
 Steve AdamsG Sr.185 1st   AP
 Steve AdamsG Sr.185 2nd   BN
 Steve AdamsLB Sr.185 3rd   BPH
 
 1968   3A 
 Wayne CardenE Sr.160 1st   BPH
 Wayne CardenE Sr.160 1st   BN
 
 1967   3A 
 BishopC HM   BN
 Jerry GunnelsE Sr.210 1st   BN
 Jerry GunnelsE Sr.215 1st   AP
 Jerry GunnelsE Sr.200 1st   BPH
 Ricky WeemsB Sr.180 2nd   BN
 Ricky WeemsB Sr.180 2nd   AP
 
 1966   3A 
 Dennis DunnawayB Sr.165 2nd   BN
 Jerry GunnellsE Jr.215 1st   BN
 Jerry GunnellsE Jr.215 1st   AP
 Jerry GunnellsE Jr.195 1st   BPH
 Jerry GunnellsE Jr.215 1st   MA
 WrightT HM   BN
 
 1965   3A 
 Jerry GunnelsB So. HM   BN
 Johnny PraterE HM   BN
 Johnny PraterE HM   AP
 
 1964   3A 
 David HaynesB Sr.135 2nd   BN
 Hershel PooreT Sr.245 HM   BN
 Hershel PooreT Sr.245 2nd   BPH
 Hershel PooreT Sr.245 1st   AP
 Lester ChampionE HM   BPH
 
 1963   3A 
 Johnny IngramT Sr.6-3195 1st   BPH
 Lloyd HeronB HM   BPH
 Lloyd HeronB HM   BN
 WrightE HM   BN
 
 1962   3A 
 Buddy CutcliffeG HM   BN
 Buddy CutcliffeG 1st   ASWA
 Buddy CutcliffeE 2nd   BPH
 
 1961   3A 
 Donald HolmesE 2nd   BPH
 Donald HolmesE HM   BN
 Donald HolmesE 2nd   ASWA
 
 1958   2A 
 David BishopC 3rd   BPH
 
 1957   2A 
 Stanley BellE Sr.180 2nd   BPH



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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Hamilton shutout an amazing 14 consecutive opponents from 1928-1930. A atreak that will never be matched in modern football.