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2020 North-South All-Star Football Classic kicks off Friday at USA

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Posted 12/15/20

MOBILE - North and South All-Star football squads begin preparations for the 62nd annual North-South All-Star Football Classic this week. The game will be played for the first time at the University …

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2020 North-South All-Star Football Classic kicks off Friday at USA

Players from Fairhope, Foley and Spanish Fort on South team

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MOBILE - North and South All-Star football squads begin preparations for the 62nd annual North-South All-Star Football Classic this week. The game will be played for the first time at the University of South Alabama’s new Hancock Whitney Stadium tonight, December 18, with kickoff set for 7 p.m. No paper tickets will be sold on site. Visit AHSAA,com for online viewing instructions – see related GOFAN link below.

Also, see the link to both Alabama and Mississippi rosters below.

     “We are very excited to be playing this game in December and to be playing at USA’s beautiful Hancock Whitney Stadium,” said Jamie Lee,  Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) which hosts the annual game.

      “We are also thankful for the City of Mobile, the Mobile Sports Authority and the University of South Alabama for their interest and support of one of our premiere events,” said Lee. “We look forward to partnering with them the next three years.”

       The contract is a three-year agreement including 2020, 2021 and 2022. Mobile was home to the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic from 1988 to 2010. 

       The AHSADCA, which operates under the auspices of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) manages the AHSAA’s oldest all-star game.  The North-South Classic got its start in Tuscaloosa in 1948. It was played yearly through 1984. It was discontinued from 1985-1996 and brought back in 1997 as part of the AHSAA Summer Conference and AHSADCA All-Star Sports Week. It was played at Cramton Bowl from 1997-2004, then moved to December and played at Troy University’s Veterans Stadium for two years in 2004 and 2005; moved to Alabama A&M University (2007-2010) when the AHSAA Summer Conference relocated to Huntsville due to renovations in Montgomery and was played in July. The North-South game returned to Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl when the Summer Conference returned to the Capital City in 2011 and has been played there every year since as part of All-Star Sports Week.

     The 61st game was cancelled due to COVID 19 concerns this past summer. The 62nd game was scheduled to be moved to December beginning this year.

     Some of the state’s top high school, college and professional football standouts have played in the North-South Game – including Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan (1968), Auburn All-America receiver Terry Beasley (1968), Green Bay Packers great Bart Starr (1952), and Alabama All-America linebacker and NFL All-Pro Cornelius Bennett grabbed MVP honors in the 1983 game. Decatur High School teammates Joe Brewer and Bobby Golden earned CO-MVP honors in the first game played in 1948.

     The teams are scheduled to check in Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. North head coach Jeff Smith of Walter Wellborn High School and South head coach Earnest Hill of McGill-Toolen Catholic will conduct one practice today at 7 p.m. The North will be at the USA Jaguar Training Center and the South will be at Hancock Whitney Stadium.”

     The North will be at Hancock Whitney Stadium on Wednesday for a 9 a.m. practice, and the South will be at the Jaguar Training Center. The teams will swap locations Wednesday afternoon for the scheduled 2 p.m. practice sessions. The teams will have two more practices Thursday. The game will kick off at 7 p.m., on Friday and will be  televised live by WTOM TV over the AHSAA TV Network and will be live-streamed over the NFHS Network. The AHSAA Radio Network is also broadcasting the game live over its  statewide radio network.

     All tickets must be purchased though GOFAN at https://gofan.co/app/school/AHSAA

     Compete rosters for this week’s games can be found online at the following link:    https://www.ahsaa.com/Sports/Football/2020-North-South-Football-Game-information

   

  The complete year-by-year history of the North-South Game is listed below.

NORTH-SOUTH FOOTBALL ALL-STAR

CLASSIC YEAR-BY-YEAR (1948-2019)

(Overall Series: South leads 31-27-2)

At Hancock Whitney Stadium, U. of South Alabama, Mobile

2021—North-South Game, Dec. 18 (AHSAA TV Network)

At Cramton Bowl, Montgomery

2020—Summer game canceled due to COVID 19

2019—South 22, North 19

2018—North 27, South 14

2017—North 14, South 13

2016—North 14, South 0 (shortened by weather)

2015—North 14, South 13

2014—South 20, North 12

2013—South 22, North 21

2012—North 34, South 12

2010—North 14, South 7

2011—South 37, North 33

Alabama A&M, Huntsville

2010—North 14, South 7

2009—North 14, South 7

2008—South 12, North 0

2007—South 10, North 0

At Troy University

2005—(December) – South 16, North 7

2004— (December) – North 7, South 3

At All-Star Sports Week

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery

2004—North 17, South 7

2003—South 17, North 10

2002—South 34, North 0

2001—North 6, South 3

2000—North 17, South 0

1999—South 10, North 7

1998—South 21, North 0

1997—South 14, North 0

At Auburn

Jordan-Hare Stadium

1984—North 21, South 20 (1A-2A)

At Tuscaloosa

Bryant-Denny Stadium

1984—South 7, North 6 (3A-4A)

1983—South 34, North 7

1982—North 3, South 0

1981—North 14, South 6

1980—South 20, North 7

1979—South 3, North 0

1978—South 21, North 14

1977—South 17, North 7

1976—South 14, North 6

1975—North 7, South 6

1973—North 22, South 15

1972—South 14, North 13

1971—North 9, South 7

1970—South 13, North 9

1969—South 16, North 0

1968—South 27, North 7

1967—South 14, North 10

1966—North 13, South 7

1965—North 13, South 6

1964—South 34, North 7

1963—North 20, South 6

1962—South 20, North 14

1961—South 13, North 0

1960—North 7, South 0

1959—North 10, South 7

1958—South 20, North 6

1957—North 12, South 7

1956—South 0, North 0 (tie)

1955—North 26, South 7

1954—North 7, South 6

1953—South 26, North 0

1952—North 7, South 7 (tie)

1951—South 31, North 0

1950—South 12, North 7

1949—North 7, South 6

1948—North 33, South 0