AISA All-Stars to Selma

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 2, 2004

The AISA will hold its 35th annual All-Star Football Classic tonight at 7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.

The game will feature 72 all-star players and cheerleaders throughout the state, including several locally who will be rewarded for helping their teams through successful seasons.

The Meadowview Christian Trojans won their first game in three years during the 2004 campaign. They finished the regular season with a 5-5 mark and earned their first playoff berth in eight years. Their season ended in a first-round playoff loss to Clarke Prep.

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Senior offensive lineman Ryan King will represent the Trojans on the East All-Star Team at tonight’s game. The 5-foot, 10-inch, 240-pound King was a mainstay on the Trojans’ offensive front this year that protected quarterback Chris Sewell, running back Dustin Lee and the rest of the Meadowview Christian backfield.

The Trojans also will send senior cheerleader Maegan Stephens to the game.

The West All-Stars will feature several other local players.

Despite finishing the regular season with just three victories, Wilcox Academy will send three players to tonight’s game.

Running back/defensive end/linebacker Jim Kilpatrick, quarterback/running back/defensive back Phillip Merryman and running back/linebacker Sam Mosley will be on the field to represent the Wildcats, while Wilcox Academy cheerleader Victoria Collins has been selected as one of the West All-Star cheerleaders.

The Morgan Academy Senators rolled through another strong regular season that included an 8-game winning streak en route to an 8-2 record. The Senators also advanced to the second round of the AISA Class 3A playoffs before falling to Bessemer Academy.

Despite their success, the Senators will have just one player in tonight’s All-Star Game, tight end/linebacker Eric Pilcher.

The Morgan Academy cheerleaders will be on the sidelines. They are Rachel Austin, Grace Harris and Katie Taylor.

The Central Christian Academy Warriors, under new head coach Dayton Dawkins, rolled to an 8-2 regular season mark.

With talented quarterback Tee Woods leading the way, the Warriors rolled through opposing defenses. For his solid work this season, Woods will be the CCA representative in tonight’s contest.