Benefield named All-Star Coach

Benefield named All-Star Coach

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor •

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama All-Star football coaching staff for next December’s 34th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic football game has been completed, announced Jamie Lee, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association (AHSADCA). The game will be played at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Fyffe Head Coach Paul Benefield will coach the All-Star defensive line. Benefield has a 297-53 coaching record in 29 seasons.  Benefield has been at Fyffe for 25 seasons. During his time at Fyffe, he has led the Red Devils to four state titles,  including three Class 2A championships in the last three years. 

Alabama, which holds a 22-11 lead in the series, lost to Mississippi 17-16 in overtime last year at Hattiesburg (MS). Alabama also holds a 4-1 edge in overtime games and is 22-8 in games played in Alabama. The last Alabama victory came in 2016 at Cramton Bowl 25-14.

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