Rebels finish season strong at All-Star game

Published 10:00 pm Monday, December 11, 2023

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Six star athletes and one coach from Lowndes Academy were selected to participate in the Alabama Independent Schools Association (AISA) All-Star football game. The Rebels’ head coach and AISA East coach Shane Moye, escorted Cooper Dansby, Kasen Dismukes, Nick Dougan, Jase Howard, Clayton Hussey, and Scott Stinson to Cramton Bowl on Nov. 30 where the AISA East team secured a 48-28 win.

Moye said the student-athletes chosen to represent Lowndes Academy played exceptionally well and one even received a special accolade for his performance during the game.

“The boys did good and everybody played really well,” Moye beamed. “Cooper Dansby got named Most Outstanding Defensive back, Scott Stinson had three catches for about seventy five yards, and Clayton Hussey rushed for two touchdowns.”

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Moye acknowledged the unique experience his athletes had the opportunity to experience as a part of the All-Star team and said that the boys got to enjoy the sport they love in a different capacity than they are accustomed to.

“They [the players] thought it was a cool experience,” Moye said. “It’s pretty neat that they get to be around a bunch of other different kids. They only played one way as opposed to playing both offense and defense, so they got to take a lot of breaks. They said, ‘Coach this is the easiest football game we’ve played’ because they actually got to rest. They traded helmet stickers with the other kids and all that stuff, and they really enjoyed it.”

Members of the East and West teams were chosen only from AISA schools which, for many participating athletes, meant teaming up with players who have been on the other side of the line of scrimmage all season long.

The AISA East team consisted of players from Glenwood School, Lee Scott Academy, Chambers Academy, Edgewood Academy, Crenshaw Christian Academy, and Southern Academy which Moye said made the game a little more interesting.

“There were a bunch of people that we played against this year that we were playing on the same team as [during the All-Star game],” Moye said. “That was pretty neat. You get to see them in a different light when you’re on a team with them.”

The AISA All-Star game marked the official ending of the 2023 football season for the Rebels.