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Photo courtesy of Barry Stephenson.
Hoover’s Jeremiah Moon (50) is a Florida commitment.
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Photo courtesy of John Perry.
Defensive back P.J. Hall (13) returns an interception against Hewitt-Trussville.
Hoover High’s Jeremiah Moon and P.J. Hall have been selected to the Alabama team for the 29th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game on Dec. 12 at the University of Southern Mississippi’s M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg.
Sixteen players already committed to Division I-A schools have been selected to the 40-player Alabama All-Star Team that will face Mississippi.
The roster is comprised of current high school seniors. The annual contest, an event of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association and the Alabama High School Athletic Association, will be played in Mississippi for the first time.
The head coach for Alabama is Thompson High School’s Mark Freeman. Mountain Brook’s Chris Yeager is an assistant.
The annual all-star event has been played in Alabama since its inception in 1988. Alabama, 21-7 in the series, has won the last seven games with the last four being played at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl. The game was played at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium from 1988-2010 with the exception of 2007, when two games were played in the series. The first, in June, was played at Mobile, and the second game was played at Troy University in December. The game has since been played in December.
Moon is among the many players already committed to colleges. The outside linebacker/defensive end is a University of Florida commitment. Hall, a cornerback, is not committed. He has offers from Louisville, Minnesota, Mississippi State and Georgia Tech.
Alabama’s all-stars won last year’s game 36-30 with the game-winning touchdown coming on the final play of the game.
Alabama game MVP in 2014 was Kerryon Johnson of Madison Academy, now a freshman at Auburn. Among the recent MVPs have been two Alabama standouts, current Crimson Tide linebacker Rashaan Evans (2013) and current Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon (2011).