Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Classic returning to Mobile

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Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. (Mobile Sports Authority)

After a 12-year absence, the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Classic is returning to its birthplace—Mobile, Alabama.

Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Executive Director Alvin Briggs announced the All-Star Classic will be moving to Mobile and the University of South Alabama’s Hancock Whitney Stadium beginning next December during the 36th game of the series.

Three Game Commitment

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Sweetwater High School (purple) vs. Wadley High School (white) at the Super 7 Football Championships in Protective Stadium on December 2, 2021. (Jacob Blankenship/Bham Now)

Between 1988-2010, The Classic was played at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The new agreement will send the Alabama-Mississippi Classic to Hancock Whitney Stadium in 2022, 2024 and 2026. 

Here are the dates:

  • December 10, 2022 
  • December 14, 2024
  • December 12, 2026

“We think taking the Alabama-Mississippi Classic All-Star Game back to Mobile is a huge opportunity,” Briggs said. “The Alabama-Mississippi Classic got its start at Mobile in 1988. Mobile’s civic leaders and high school coaching community have been instrumental to the success of this great game from that beginning and helped make it what we think is the finest high school all-star football game in the nation. We are extremely grateful to the University of South Alabama, the Mobile Sports Authority, and Mobile’s city and county leaders for providing the AHSAA the opportunity to return to the place where the Alabama-Mississippi Classic got its start four decades ago.”

The Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic, which moved to Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl in 2011, is an event hosted annually by the AHSAA and Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) in conjunction with the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC). The game began a rotation in 2015 between states with the game being hosted every other year at Hattiesburg ever since. That rotation will continue.

Alabama won last December’s game played at the University of Southern Mississippi’s M.M. Roberts Stadium 20-0 and now holds a 24-11 edge in the Classic which features 40 of the best senior players in Alabama and Mississippi.

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