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Elite All-Stars

Five Escambia Academy football players were selected to play in the 2017 Alabama Independent School Association’s All-Star game this Fri., Dec. 1, in Montgomery.

Louie Turner, Fred Flavors, Jo Nance, JoJo Carpenter and Jamie Welker were selected to play on the West All-Star ateam during the game at the Cramton Bowl.

The Cougars wrapped up their 2017 campaign by defeating Autauga Academy 30-20 to win the AISA Class 2A state championship in Troy.

The following is each All-Star’s season stats:

• Turner — 999 rushing yards on 119 carries and 20 touchdowns with one fumble. On defense, he amassed the second-highest number of tackles at 63 (38 solo, 25 assists)

• Flavors — 514 receiving yards on 18 receptions and five touchdowns. As a rusher, Flavors rushed for 376 yards on 37 carries and scored six touchdowns. Defensively, Flavors had 48 tackles — 43 solo — and four interceptions. He has also gained 102 interception return yards.

• Nance — 44 tackles (31 solo, 13 assists) and nine tackles for a loss with three sacks.

• Carpenter — 50 tackles (40 solo, 10 assists) with four sacks and six tackles for a loss.

• Welker — Leads the team in tackles with 67 (50 solo, 17 assists), two sacks, six tackles for a loss and one interception.

Kick off on Friday is at 7 p.m.