Scout Trout is honored to introduce the historical venue hosting our bowl weekend and its historical significance as the “City of Champions”! Scout Trout was able to see first hand how talented the athletes are in this prestigious football town that features Vigor High School and Blount High School, who have both produced some of the greatest athletes in the beloved sport of football. Vigor’s first undefeated season came in 1960, and their first playoff win was claimed in 1978 with a region championship. In 1989, The Vigor High School Wolves boasted 27 consecutive straight victories and once again was able to run the table in 2002 going undefeated. Vigor was able to achieve another immaculate season in 2008 –going 15-0 en-route to yet another State title in the talent rich state of Alabama. All in all, Vigor has claimed 4 state titles (1960,1987,1988, 2008) and boasted a winning percentage of 64% since its inception (473-261-12). Vigor has produced 18 NFL players and 112 All-State players in the history of their historic program.
The impressive football program at Blount High School has been named State Champions of the State of Alabama 5 times and has produced 12 regional titles in total. Since its first regional championship in 1986, Blount has been able to produce 10 NFL players and 63 All-State players, while boasting a 56% winning percentage throughout its entire existence. The Vigor Wolves vs The Blount Leopards has been a long outstanding rivalry wherein Vigor currently controls at 33 wins to 11 losses. This is a huge deal for Scout Trout and his family of elite student athletes to host our first ever All-American bowl at such a historic venue as Prichard Stadium. Thus, we have a stellar group of prospects from the amazingly gifted football state of Alabama. I will be going over logistics with the city this week in Prichard and have finalized the uniforms for the first ever Scout Trout All-American Bowl. Team North will be wearing Royal Blue jerseys with Black Pants paired with Royal blue game socks. Team South will be wearing Miami Orange, with white game pants, paired with Miami Orange game socks.
According to the Alabama High School Football Historical Society, the Blount High School Leopards and the Vigor High School Wolves have played every year since 1971.
The high school rivalry games played here are “dogfight games--hard hitting, physical in your face intensity that is unmatched except in a college or NFL rivalry game.” Prichard’s long-standing tradition of blue chip top-notch athleticism routinely attracts nearly 20,000 spectators to its 10,000-seat stadium. In such a way, Prichard stadium is more than a venue for competitive football games, but a stomping ground for “week-long alumni festivities and hype, where Friday night lights become everything, and the only thing that matters at the time for this special city, and it is one that is special to the teams, the fans, and the cheerleaders.”
In this long history of rivalry and exceptional football, the city of Prichard and its stadium have always been in the center of it. Many prominent SEC and NFL players and coaches number among Prichard’s decorated alumni such as Alabama All-SEC runningback Sherman Williams of the 1996 Super Bowl-winning Dallas Cowboys, former Auburn quarterback and current SEC wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig, and the Seattle Seahawks’ Sen’Derrick Marks. Much like these accomplished athletes, this year’s Scout Trout All-Americans are looking to make their mark in the world of college football and beyond within the fences of Prichard stadium.
The history of Prichard and its beautiful stadium embody the state of Alabama’s dedication and deep cultural connection to the sport of American Football. The up-and-coming stars, as young as 13 years old (Kevin Hollis, Kel Smith) that coach Ford and I have identified, will be showcasing their talents at halftime of the Scout Trout All-American Bowl. We look forward to helping the fine young men of these areas develop into outstanding college football players. I firmly believe these two schools are doing a fine job at producing exceptional athletes! We want to thank the City of Prichard, Mrs. Grenetta Ward (Director of Parks and Recreation) and Coach Jeff Ford for working so quickly to help us reserve this historic venue for the first of many Scout Trout All-American Bowls!
(Pants a lot shinier then pictured)
Uniforms will be issued Friday, due to the late rush of sign-ups. PLayers only need to bring Helmet/Shoulder pads, Girdle/Leg padding.
Defensive Coordinator Coach/ Village Christian Academy
Linebacker/Defensive Back Coach/Player 2 Pros,LLC
Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/ 11-13 yr old Wolpack Junior League Football Team
August 2016- November 2016
Assistant Coach/Defensive Coordinator/10-11 yr old Wolfpack Little League Football Team
August 2012-November 2014
Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/7-9 yr old Optimist Wolfpack Mighty Mite Football Team
August 2011-November 2011
Assistant Coach/Defensive Coordinator/7-9 yr old Optimist Wolfpack Mighty Mite Football Team
August 2009-November 2010
Volunteered Coach 2009-2016
Norview High School Football Team 1986-1989
Played and started at Outside Linebacker all three years
Norfolk State University Football Team 1992-1994
When it comes to first class individuals, Mr. Henderson represents the philosophy of the Scout Trout model: our athletes always come first! In speaking with Mr.Henderson for hours in person and on the phone, while being able to work with the outstanding athletes from Village Christian, I knew this was the right fit, as we look to expand further into the Carolina's and reach the young men in those regions. I have so many great things to say about our experience in North Carolina, but we will have much more to talk about in the near future, as we evolve at a much higher rate than the competition. Building a house starts with a solid foundation (done), and then you throw up the framework (done), then you put the roof on for shelter (complete), after that all that's needed is electricity (the spark), and the rest falls into place to build a house that will withstand even the strongest storms. I believe Mr. Henderson, Coach Toran and Coach Stanley are going to be the spark that is needed to not only better Team North as a unit, but also bring a shining light to the NC/SC regions and the rest of the world. I want to thank Mr.Henderson and all who I got to meet at our workout at Methodist, along with Coach Toran and Coach Stanley. This region is going to have some big time prospects the next few years, as you will begin to see here in the near future! Check out Mr. Henderson's impressive bio below!