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Ala-Miss. All-Stars: Alabama wins
MVP T.J. Yeldon
Posted Dec 10, 2011
The Alabama All-Stars dominated on defense and got help from the offense with big scores to close out the fourth straight victory, 31-12. The game was played in Montgomery, Ala. at the Cramton Bowl on a beautiful Saturday afternoon after a week of bitter cold and rain.
, four-star running back from Daphne, Ala., was a huge difference maker in the 25th annual event. The
commitment touched the ball 16 times for 116 yards with three touchdowns. He added three receptions for 37 yards.
took to the locker room a 24-3 halftime lead and had controlled the ball for 40 plays compared to Mississippi's 15. The players from the Magnolia State had managed only 14 yards of offense compared to Alabama's 237.
Mississippi came back in the third quarter with a little more firepower when
returned a punt 52 yards for a touchdown to bring the score to 24-12.
Midway through the fourth quarter North Pikes'
is credited with the tackle in the end zone for a safety when the Alabama All-Stars were backed up against their own goal line.
The Alabama defense was relentless throughout the day lead by
) with five tackles each. Winston,
(Alabama), Anderson and Terrin Lewis all registered sacks.
) had a key interception to stop Mississippi on a key drive in the third quarter.
The MVP awards went to Alabama's Yeldon and Sims for Mississippi. Sims had a kick return for 33 yards and two tackles. Yeldon had two scores in the first half and a 37-yard touchdown run on fourth down late in the game.
had a big block on
to spring Yeldon for the last score.
Both teams had kickers to put points on the board. Austin's
kicked from 28 yards out for Alabama, and
added a 20 yarder for Mississippi.
The stat chart could not hide how Alabama controlled both sides of the ball. First downs 21-3, 69 plays on offense for 334 yards to Mississippi's 36 plays for 60 total yards.
had 50 yards rushing on nine touches and looked to really spark the offense when the defense started keying in on Yeldon. He did not play the second half due to an ankle injury.
Hueytown's Jameis Winston (
) was 17-of-24 for 121 yards with two interceptions. He rushed four times for 36 yards. Hueytown teammate
caught a game record nine passes for 63 total yards. Yeldon’s three touchdowns and 18 points scored tied game records. Clay-Chalkville's
(who was impressive all week) had three receptions for 37 yards.
Team Mississippi had two rushing yards and 58 yards passing. Quarterback
was five-of-15 for 58 yards. Noxubee County's Terrance Barron had two receptions for 32 yards.
Mississippi's defense was definitely noticed including the five-star Channing Ward. Long Beach's
led with 12 tackles. Forrest County's Addarrous Perkins (
) and Port Gibson's
(Mississippi State) had interceptions.
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