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Alabama All-Star Game




         
1979

      In a game loosely played, the South stars emerged with a 3-0 victory for their fourth straight triumph in the 32-year-old series. A 25-yard field goal by Slocomb's Fletcher Green midway of the third quarter provided the only points of the game.

      The South, which has won five of the last six All-Star Classics, had two touchdowns nullified by clipping and motion penalties, lost three of its seven fumbles and had a pass intercepted by the North's Donnie Cook of Bradshaw.

      The North, which generated only 50 yards of offense and never moved the ball past the South 32, lost the ball twice on fumbles and another time on a pass interception by Milton Hudgens of Slocomb. Michael Landrum directed the South offense which gained 152 yards rushing, 53 by game leader Earl Collins of Davidson.

      Joe Rowe of R.E. Lee in Montgomery was voted the game's most valuable lineman after getting one sack, three other tackles and a fumble recovery. Bruce Thompson of Lee in Huntsville was most valuable back after recovering a fumble, making three solo tackles, and leading the North defense which permitted only one pass completion.

      Rowe and Thompson staged a punting duel. Rowe averaged 44.2 yards on five kicks (58 the longest) while Thompson averaged 45.2 on eight kicks (54 the longest).



 1979 
 North Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
 Gary Brown  Hazlewood LB5-10 200Sr.  
 Randy Campbell  Hartselle QB6-0 170Sr.  Auburn
 Thomas Coffey  Colbert County RB6-2 180Sr.  Auburn
 Donnie Cook  Bradshaw S6-0 185Sr.  Tennessee State
 James Crowder  West Jefferson TE6-1 190Sr.  
 Ronnie Drummond  Tuscaloosa County LB6-2 205Sr.  Alabama
 Gino English  Walter Wellborn SE6-0 158Sr.  Ole Miss
 Willie Gardner  Pickens County SE5-11 150Sr.  Alabama
 Donnie Humphrey  J.O. Johnson DT6-3 260Sr.  Auburn
 Marshan Jolly  Stevenson S5-8 160Sr.  
 Steve Lambert  Oneonta G6-2 235Sr.  Liberty Baptist
 Chris Martin  J.O. Johnson NG6-2 230Sr.  Auburn
 Wilfred McRoy  West Jefferson DT6-2 220Sr.  Itawaumba Jr. College
 Rodney Morris  Anniston FB5-10 195Sr.  Notre Dame
 David Muncher  Dora SE6-3 190Sr.  UAB
 Rocky ODell  Hazlewood HB5-10 150Sr.  
 Bubba Parsons  Gadsden T6-0 220Sr.  Jacksonville State
 Lee Ricks  Colbert County DT6-2 215Sr.  
 Merv Romine  Phil Campbell CB6-1 185Sr.  Alabama
 Dexter Rutherford  Hatton T6-5 240Sr.  North Alabama
 Don Smith  Lee Huntsville C6-3 233Sr.  North Alabama
 Kevin Stanfield  Coffee TE6-0 190Sr.  North Alabama
 Greg Thomas  West Morgan PK6-2 190Sr.  
 Bruce Thompson  Lee Huntsville CB5-10 165Sr.  North Alabama
 Buck Vines  Hueytown T6-5 250Sr.  Tennessee
 Nakita Williams  St. Clair County DE6-0 205Sr.  Ole Miss
 Jerry Young  Russellville DE6-7 215Sr.  Memphis State
 Joe Young  Oxford G6-1 225Sr.  Jacksonville State


 1979 
 South Roster 
 Player   Team   Position   Ht.   Wt.   Class   College 
 Roderick Anderson  Davidson T6-1 250Sr.  Troy State
 Dowe Aughtman  T.R. Miller DT6-2 225Sr.  Auburn
 Jim Brown  Vestavia Hills TE6-3 200Sr.  Southern Miss
 Jeremiah Castille  Central Phenix City CB5-10 170Sr.  Alabama
 James Chappell  Opelika DL6-4 242Sr.  Troy State
 Doug Collins  Andalusia DT6-4 245Sr.  Alabama
 Earl Collins  Davidson HB6-2 185Sr.  Alabama
 Farris Curry  Jeff Davis RB6-0 198Sr.  Princeton
 Morgan Davis  Stanhope Elmore NG6-1 240Sr.  Troy State
 Tony Dykes  Eufaula LB5-11 198Sr.  Livingston
 Alvin Freeman  Elmore County CB5-10 175Sr.  Livingston
 Steve Goodloe  Eufaula DE5-10 170Sr.  Clemson
 Fletcher Green  Slocomb G5-11 185Sr.  Troy State
 Mike Hearon  Banks SE6-0 168Sr.  North Alabama
 Milton Hudgens  Slocomb LB5-11 175Sr.  Marion Military
 Mike Landrum  Sweet Water QB6-1 222Sr.  Alabama
 Larry Mason  McAdory CB6-0 188Sr.  Southern Miss
 Derrick McCall  Blount QB6-1 187Sr.  Jackson State
 Gib McEachran  Vestavia Hills SE5-10 175Sr.  Furman
 Mike McQueen  Enterprise G6-5 225Sr.  Alabama
 Jerry Oliver  Baldwin County FB6-2 222Sr.  Alabama
 Joe Rowe  Lee Montgomery NG6-7 245Sr.  Auburn
 Robert Russell  Demopolis LB6-2 215Sr.  Alabama
 Kenny Simon  Lee Montgomery RB6-1 187Sr.  Alabama
 Earl Smith  Sidney Lanier S5-9 190Sr.  
 Quinton Stevenson  Central Phenix City S6-2 180Sr.  Jacksonville State
 Ken Wilson  Berry T6-2 230Sr.  Southern Miss
 Russ Wood  Elba TE6-3 205Sr.  Alabama
 Owen Yarbrough  Enterprise C6-3 222Sr.  Jacksonville State




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