Running back Ameer Andullah
MOBILE – Running back Ameer Abdullah's took a direct snap and ran 10 yards for the winning touchdown as Alabama won 24-17 in double overtime in the Alabama-Mississippi Football Classic on Saturday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile.
Abdullah, from Homewood High School, scored on the first play of the second overtime. The Alabama defense stopped Mississippi on downs to finish it off. Abdullah is being recruited by Auburn but does not yet have an offer.
Each team kicked a field goal in the first overtime – a 36-yarder by Mississippi’s Jordan Parker of Corinth and a 21-yarder by Alabama’s Wilson Whorton of Briarwood Christian.
Kendrick Market and Nickolas Brassell, teammates at South Panola, scored Mississippi’s two touchdowns in regulation. Market returned a fumble 27 yards in the second quarter and Brassell caught a 63-yard pass from West Jones’ Ben Stevens in the third quarter.
After Mississippi took a 14-6 lead, Alabama tied the game with 1:11 left in the fourth quarter when Athens’ Stephen Rivers hit McKenzie’sEmmanuel Johnson with a 36-yard touchdown pass and hit LeFlore’s Danny Woodson Jr. for the two-point conversion.