Spain Park’s Henze headed to Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game

Published 10:16 am Tuesday, December 6, 2016

From Staff Reports

MONTGOMERY – Alabama and Mississippi All-Star teams reported Monday afternoon for Saturday’s 30th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl. Alabama’s squad added two players Monday afternoon as replacements.

One of those replacements was 6-foot-2, 275-pound Douglas Henze, a defensive end from Spain Park who replaced LaBryan Ray of James Clemens. Henze accumulated 36 tackelse in his senior season for the Jags, including six tackles for loss and one sack. It’s a great honor for the three-year starter, who reported Monday for practice.

Mississippi snapped a seven-game Alabama winning streak in the series last year with a 28-21 win at Hattiesburg (MS). Alabama holds a 21-8 edged in the series, however, dating back to 1988. The game was played in Mobile from 1988-2011 before moving to Cramton Bowl from 2011-15. The game was played at Southern Miss last year – the first time the game has been hosted in that state. Honorary captains include Kenny King for Alabama and Marcus DuPree for Mississippi.

The teams will conduct two practices Tuesday with the morning practice from 9 to 11 a.m., and the afternoon practice from 2 to 4 p.m.

Kickoff is set for noon Saturday with Raycom Media televising the game live over its Raycom affiliate stations in both states as well as in Memphis, Tennessee and Columbus, Georgia. The AHSAA Radio Network will also broadcast the game live over its radio network Saturday.