CLINTON, MS - This is a news release from MS AL All Star Football Classic.
The 29th Annual Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Football Classic will be played in the state of Mississippi for the first time in history on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at Carlisle Faulkner Field at M. M. Roberts Stadium on the campus of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. Kickoff is scheduled for 12 Noon and general admission tickets will be available for $10.00 per person with children under the age of 5 admitted free.
The game will be televised statewide through Raycom and will be carried by the following stations: WLOX Biloxi; WLBT Jackson; WDAM Hattiesburg; WTOK Meridian; WTVA Tupelo; WABG Greenville; WMC Memphis, TN; WBRC Birmingham, AL; WAFF Huntsville, AL; WSFA Montgomery, AL; WTVM Columbus/Opelika, AL; WDFX Dothan, AL; and UTV 44 (WJTC) Mobile, AL. Russ Robinson will provide the play-by-play with Jake Wimberly serving as color analyst.
From 1988 to 2010, the game was played primarily at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL, with the Alabama All-Stars holding a 17-6 margin over the Mississippi All Stars. The game was then moved to Montgomery, AL, to the Crampon Bowl where it was played from 2011 to 2014 with Alabama holding a 4-0 winning edge. The series shifted to the month of December in 2007 with Mississippi defeating Alabama at Veterans Memorial Stadium on the campus of Troy University. Overall, Alabama leads the 28-year old series over Mississippi 21-7.
The game is co-sponsored by the Mississippi High School Activities Association, the Mississippi Association of Coaches, and the Alabama High School Athletic Association. The game has produced numerous players who have gone on to play college and pro football. Notable players in this series include Chris Jones (MS, MS State); Steve McNair (MS, Alcorn); Rolando McClain (AL, Alabama); Deuce McAllister (MS, Ole Miss); Jason Campbell (AL, Auburn); Julio Jones (AL, Alabama); Nick Fairley (AL, Auburn); Jerrell Powe (MS, Ole Miss); Chad Bumphis (MS, MS State); A. J. McCarron (AL, Alabama); Carnell Williams (AL, Auburn); and Mike Espy (MS, Ole Miss). Currently, Alabama has a 7-game winning streak in the series dating back to 2007. The longest winning streak for the Mississippi squad is 4 games from 1992 to 1995.