Alabama beats Mississippi 25-14 in All-Star Classic

December 12, 2016 in Sports

Mississippi All Star Tyrese Fryfogle of George County runs downfield as Alabama All Star Jordyn Peters of Muscle Shoals moves in to tackle him during the Alabama vs. Mississippi All-Star high school football game at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala., on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. The Montgomery Advertiser via AP Albert Cesare

Mississippi All Star Tyrese Fryfogle of George County runs downfield as Alabama All Star Jordyn Peters of Muscle Shoals moves in to tackle him during the Alabama vs. Mississippi All-Star high school football game at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala., on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. The Montgomery Advertiser via AP Albert Cesare

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Henry Ruggs returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown to lead Alabama over Mississippi for a 25-14 victory in the 30th Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic on Saturday.

Ruggs’ touchdown was the first of several special teams plays that helped Alabama to the victory.

Alabama’s Jake Lane kicked three field goals to tie an All-Star record. Alabama also scored on a safety after Mississippi botched a snap on a punting opportunity. Brian Robinson, who is verbally committed to play in college at Alabama, put the game out of reach with a 13-yard touchdown run.

Mississippi Most Valuable Player Kylin Hill led all rushers with 91 yards. Alabama MVP Thomas Johnston had a game-high 16 tackles.

Alabama’s win avenged Mississippi’s 28-21 victory in Hattiesburg last year, the first over Alabama since 2007. Alabama now leads the series 22-8.