Alabama All-Stars Dominate Mississippi
Charles McClain
Charles McClain
ScoutSouth.com
Posted Jun 3, 2007


Alabama dominated the Mississippi All-Stars 51-14 in front of an estimated 10,000 fans at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile Saturday night. Alabama broke several records in the 37-point victory including margin of victory, most points scored (51) and most total yardage (486).

Alabama quarterback and Vanderbilt signee Larry Smith (Prattville) was dominant completing 12-of-26 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns while earning Offensive MVP. Alabama's Mr. Football is 40-2 as a starter at the high school level.

Another standout in the game was Charles McClain (Oxford) who was added to the roster replacing Alabama signee Marquis Maze. He did not disappoint demonstrating blazing speed, great hands, and toughness while hauling in a game-high 73 yards on four receptions and a touchdown. He also recorded four punt returns for 46 yards. McClain is a signee for the University of North Alabama.

Alabama signee Rolando McClain (Decatur) was the most physically impressive player on the field. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound linebacker recorded one solo tackle, three assists and blocked a punt earning Defensive MVP and captain for the Alabama team.

Eltoro Freeman (Benjamin Russell) was the most athletic linebacker on the field. Freeman, an Auburn signee, is as quick as a cat and was a headhunter for the Alabama defense. He finished the game with one solo tackle and four assists.

Kicker Graham Sutter (St. James) was another pleasant surprise and will walk on at Auburn. He punted three times for an average of 42.0 yards and made field goals of 42 and 40 yards. He was also five-for-five on extra points and never missed during pre-game warm-ups.

Alabama signee Patrick Crump (Hoover) dominated the Mississippi defensive line the entire game. His blocking helped give Larry Smith plenty of time to throw and allowed the Alabama team to rush for 255 yards.

Justin Diliberto (Spain Park) has signed a baseball scholarship with Shelton State, but the 5-foot-8, 150-pound receiver showed great hands and good speed hauling in four receptions for 50 yards. He was Larry Smith's go-to receiver.

Alabama signee Brandon Gibson (UMS-Wright) didn't have his best night with several dropped passes, but he did have a 37-yard kick-off return and bring in one reception for 29 yards.

Mississippi State signee Zack Smith (Susan Moore) was very impressive leading the Alabama defense with six tackles, two for a loss and a forced fumble.

Jerrell Jernigan (Eufaula) appeared late in the game, but showed signs of brilliance during his time on the field. The elusive receiver had one reception for 16 yards, one rush for 45 yards and a touchdown, plus a 60-yard punt return called back for a roughing the kicker penalty. All of those stats were in the fourth quarter for the Troy University signee.

Quarterback Jamie Hampton (Cedar Bluff) showed good wheels rushing for 50 yards on six carries while completing four-of-six passes for 38 yards with a touchdown and a interception. Hampton is also a Troy signee.

Marshall signee running back Terrell Edwards (UMS-Wright) rushed for 46 yards on eight carries with a touchdown.

Other stats of note:
Alfred McCullough (Athens) one sack.
William Albert (Prattville) four tackles.
Demario Ambrose (Davidson) one sack.
Chavis Williams (Dora) two tackles, three assists and a pass break-up.

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