After it trailed all game, Team Alabama put together a scoring drive that ended with a 16-yard pass from Christopher Vizzina to Davion Dozier with only 2:35 left in regulation to take a 14-10 lead …
After it trailed all game, Team Alabama put together a scoring drive that ended with a 16-yard pass from Christopher Vizzina to Davion Dozier with only 2:35 left in regulation to take a 14-10 lead over Team Mississippi in the 36th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic at Hancock Whitney Stadium Saturday.
Foley senior receiver Harrison Knight, Baldwin County’s lone representative, finished with 1 first-half catch from Briarwood Christian’s Vizzina on the third drive of the first quarter. The uncommitted 6’ 2”, 185-pound prospect was the Lions’ 22nd overall selection to the border war all-star game.
Alabama’s win marked a third straight for the squad – having outscored Team Mississippi 53-17 – as well as improved its overall lead in the series to 25-11.
More Foley Lions set to report to USA
Mobile’s Hancock Whitney Stadium will be in action again next week when the Alabama High School Athletic Association hosts the North-South All-Star game where Baldwin County will be represented by seven players and three coaches, including Knight's teammates Cameron Schultz and AJ Prim as well as head coach Deric Scott.
Athletes will report Tuesday for practices during the week leading up to Friday night’s kickoff.
Alabama All-Stars score 14 unanswered fourth-quarter points
In a first half dominated by the defensive units from both all-star teams, the first touchdown wasn’t scored until the third quarter when South Panola’s D’Mariun Perteet broke off a 52-yard rushing score for Team Mississippi.
The Alabama quarterbacks took over in the final frame of regulation where Hueytown’s Earl Woods ran for a 4-yard touchdown before Vizzina’s game-winning touchdown pass to Moody’s Dozier. On the latter scoring drive that went 79 yards in 8 plays, Woods hauled in the first two receptions from Vizinna for 19 and 6 yards.
However, Alabama’s win was not a foregone conclusion as Team Mississippi had a field-goal attempt miss with just under four minutes left to play in between Alabama’s touchdown drives.
Woods, Perkins named team’s MVP
Thompson’s Peter Woods, a Clemson commit, was the Team Alabama MVP with 8 total tackles between 6 solos and 2 sacks with 7 tackles for a loss and a forced fumble. Woods also lined up in the offensive backfield and took two direct snaps near the goal line but fumbled his second rushing attempt at the 1-yard line.
Raleigh’s Suntarine Perkins, the top linebacker prospect in Mississippi and an Ole Miss commit, was the Team Mississippi MVP with 10 total tackles, including 3 tackles for a loss, as well as a pass breakup.