Faulk, Kelley named All-Stars

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 3, 2004

Bubba Faulk and Wallace Kelley's exceptional football seasons didn't go unnoticed.

The Crenshaw Christian Academy seniors were recently named to the Alabama Independent School Association's (AISA) east football squad, which will play in the East/West All-Star game at 7 p.m. on Friday night in Selma.

Faulk, who finished the season with 1,692 yards rushing and 20 touchdowns, will be unable to play after suffering a broken arm in the first round of the AISA playoffs at Shelby. He was a unanimous pick by coaches after his remarkable year.

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"He's going to go and he'll be honored, but he's not going to be able to play," CCA second-year Head Coach Roland Jones said. "When I went to the meeting, he was the leading vote getter. He played hard for us all year and did a lot of good things. I think the honor is well deserved."

Jones said he is disappointed that the 6-foot, 170-pound running back will be sidelined for the all-star game because he was curious to how he would compete against to top players in the organization.

"I'd like to see him against other people, but that's just one of those freak things that happen," he said.

Faulk's success was made possible in part by the exceptional play of the Cougars' offensive line, led by senior lineman Wallace Kelley, who stands 6-foot-5, 315 pounds. Jones said Kelley's work ethic in addition to his size has helped him succeed throughout his playing career.

"He's big," Jones said. "I believe the colleges that are looking at him had a little influence on getting him in to see him play in person. He's worked hard over the years to get were he's at. I think he's well deserving and he should put on a pretty good show. He's going to be one of the biggest players there."

The University of Alabama, Southern Miss and UAB are heavily recruiting Kelley.

The all-star duo left for Selma Wednesday to begin practicing for the game.