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Alabama All-Star Game




         
1975

      The South and North All-Stars battled almost 3 quarters without mounting a successful scoring drive. The kicking game was supposed to be the South's strong suit, but late in the third period Harris Rabren, of Andalusia, the South's punter, muffed the snap and Kenny Cook, from Cleburne County, picked the ball up on the South's 3 yard line and raced into the end zone for a touchdown as time ran out for the third period. Ray Dyer, of Hanceville, kicked the extra point to put the North in the lead 7-0.

      However, on the ensuing kickoff the South marched 72 yards with the aid of a 15 yard penalty for a touchdown. Again the South's vaunted kicking game misfired as Rabren's kick was wide to the left. With 5:40 left in the game the South's Joe Latham, from Escambia County, recovered a fumbled handoff at the North's 27.

      The South moved the ball to the North 11 yard line and with 2:47 left on the clock the stage was set for the kicking game to put the South in the lead, but it was not to be as Rabren's kick was wide to the left and the North had no trouble running out the clock for a 7-6 victory. The North's Tennessee bound Kelsey Finch, from Sheffield, was selected the game's outstanding back and Alabama bound Vince Booth, from Fairhope, was named the outstanding lineman.



 1975 
 North Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
 Brent Akin  Bradshaw T6-2 235Sr.  Tennessee
 Steve Barber  Erwin RB5-11 180Sr.  Troy State
 Phillip Callahan  Hanceville QB6-1 180Sr.  
 Mark Cooley  Talladega DE6-3 215Sr.  Jacksonville State
 Ray Dyer  Hanceville C6-0 210Sr.  
 Kelsey Finch  Sheffield RB6-2 199Sr.  Tennessee
 Marty Hansen  Addison DB6-0 185Sr.  North Alabama
 Billy Hudson  Muscle Shoals T6-2 215Sr.  North Alabama
 Anthony Jones  Phillips Birmingham NG6-3 260Sr.  Auburn
 Keith Kennedy  Red Bay RB5-10 180Sr.  West Virginia
 Billy Knapp  Saks LB5-10 175Sr.  Jacksonville State
 Greely Kyle  Buckhorn DT6-3 230Sr.  Tennessee
 Jeff Lamon  Minor G6-3 215Sr.  Alabama
 Steve Lovelady  Hatton DB6-1 170Sr.  Alabama
 Keith Luker  Talladega QB6-1 193Sr.  Navy
 Robert Malone.  J.O. Johnson FL5-9 162Sr.  Tennessee
 Rocha McKinstry  Woodlawn LB6-1 220Sr.  Auburn
 Thomas Newsome  Colbert County SE6-2 180Sr.  
 Calvin Parker  Munford TE6-4 220Sr.  Alabama
 Mike Riggins  B.B. Comer T6-0 250Sr.  Southern Miss
 Steve Rogers  Huffman G6-6 245Sr.  Auburn
 Randy Sittison  Hartselle LB6-1 210Sr.  Vanderbilt
 Hal Smith  Glencoe SE6-0 175Sr.  Auburn
 Albert Walker  Decatur DT6-2 215Sr.  Alabama
 Vernon Warren  Fairfield RB6-0 195Sr.  Alabama A&M
 Rolo Weaver  Butler DB5-10 175Sr.  Jacksonville State
 Marty White  Anniston QB6-0 180Sr.  Alabama
 Steve Whitman  Huffman DE6-3 185Sr.  Alabama


 1975 
 South Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
 John Adams  Opp T6-3 245Sr.  Troy State
 Mark Anders  Jeff Davis WB6-0 190Sr.  
 Buddy Aydelette  Murphy T6-4 207Sr.  Alabama
 Rodney Bellamy  Central Phenix City MG6-5 260Sr.  Auburn
 Vince Boothe  Fairhope DT6-2 215Sr.  Alabama
 Mike Burrow  Ramsay DE6-5 235Sr.  Auburn
 Kelvin Croom  Tuscaloosa HB6-2 185Sr.  Alabama
 Ricky Gilliland  Berry G6-1 220Sr.  Alabama
 Bobby Green  Dothan CB 175Sr.  
 Phil Hassel  Ashford T6-1 215Sr.  
 Chris Hill  Carver Montgomery CB6-0 180Sr.  Kentucky
 Lou Ikner  Escambia County RB5-11 175Sr.  Alabama
 Craig Jones.  Sidney Lanier QB6-1 200Sr.  Tennessee Chattanooga
 Fred Knighton  Banks DT6-1 215Sr.  Alabama
 Joe Latham  Escambia County S6-3 198Sr.  Alabama
 Murray Legg  Homewood QB6-1 178Sr.  Alabama
 Rex Marler  Zion Chapel C6-2 190Sr.  
 Kenny Marshall  Wetumpka SE6-2 160Sr.  Livingston
  Jerry McDonald  Banks WR5-10 180Sr.  
 Dwight Morgan  Opelika DE5-10 175Sr.  Auburn
 Dale Palmer  Calera TE6-1 217Sr.  Alabama
 Nathan Poole  Benjamin Russell RB5-10 190Sr.  Jacksonville State
 Rick Powers  Homewood LB6-2 190Sr.  Tennessee
 Wayne Presley  Baldwin County LB6-2 220Sr.  Auburn
 Harris Rabren  Andalusia TE6-3 222Sr.  Auburn
 Greg Ramsey  Dothan RB5-10 175Sr.  Florida State
 Roger Roberts  Enterprise T6-5 250Sr.  Alabama
 John Sistrunk  Cottonwood FB6-0 210Sr.  Auburn
 Eddie Smith  Shades Valley T6-2 225Sr.  Livingston
 Richard Stabler  Houston Academy G6-0 190Sr.  
 Buddy Vann  Lee Montgomery C6-0 197Sr.  Alabama




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.