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62nd Annual AHSAA North and South All Star Football, Dec. 18, 2020 at the University of South Alabama

AHSAA North South Football Game, Dec. 18, 2020 at the University of South Alabama. #EncoreSportsMedicine  - we'll see you at the games!

62nd North-South All-Star Football Game

     MONTGOMERY – The North and South All-Star football squads have reported to Mobile and begun preparations for the 62nd annual North-South All-Star Football Classic. The game will be played for the first time at the University of South Alabama’s new Hancock Whitney Stadium Friday, December 18, with kickoff set for 7 p.m.
     “We are very excited to be playing this game in December and to be playing at USA’s beautiful Hancock Whitney Stadium,” said Jamie Lee,  Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) which hosts the annual game. Lee added, “We are also thankful for the City of Mobile, the Mobile Sports Authority and the University of South Alabama for their interest and support of one of our premiere events. We look forward to partnering with them the next three years.”
       The contract is a three-year agreement including 2020, 2021 and 2022. Mobile was home to the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic from 1988 to 2010.  
       The AHSADCA, which operates under the auspices of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) manages the AHSAA’s oldest all-star game.  The North-South Classic got its start in Tuscaloosa in 1948. It was played yearly through 1984. It was discontinued from 1985-1996 and brought back in 1997 as part of the AHSAA Summer Conference and AHSADCA All-Star Sports Week. It was played at Cramton Bowl from 1997-2004, then moved to December and played at Troy University’s Veterans Stadium for two years in 2004 and 2005; moved to Alabama A&M University (2007-2010) when the AHSAA Summer Conference relocated to Huntsville due to renovations in Montgomery and was played in July. The North-South game returned to Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl when the Summer Conference returned to the Capital City in 2011 and has been played there every year since as part of All-Star Sports Week.
     The 61st game was cancelled due to COVID 19 concerns this past summer. The 62nd game was scheduled to be moved to December beginning this year.
     Some of the state’s top high school, college and professional football standouts have played in the North-South Game – including Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan (1968), Auburn All-America receiver Terry Beasley (1968), Green Bay Packers great Bart Starr (1952), and Alabama All-America linebacker and NFL All-Pro Cornelius Bennett grabbed MVP honors in the 1983 game. Decatur High School teammates Joe Brewer and Bobby Golden earned CO-MVP honors in the first game played in 1948.
     The teams are scheduled to check in Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. North head coach Jeff Smith of Walter Wellborn High School and South head coach Earnest Hill of McGill-Toolen Catholic will conduct one practice today at 7 p.m. The North will be at the USA Jaguar Training Center and the South will be at Hancock Whitney Stadium.”
     The North will be at Hancock Whitney Stadium on Wednesday for a 9 a.m. practice, and the South will be at the Jaguar Training Center. The teams will swap locations Wednesday afternoon for the scheduled 2 p.m. practice sessions. The teams will have two more practices Thursday. The game will kick off at 7 p.m., on Friday and will be  televised live by WTOM TV over the AHSAA TV Network and will be live-streamed over the NFHS Network. The AHSAA Radio Network is also broadcasting the game live over its  statewide radio network.
     All tickets must be purchased though GOFAN at

No paper tickets will be sold.
     Compete rosters for this week’s games can be found online at the following link:

South Team Roster

3DBLaquariousNelmsAuburnAdam Winegarden
4WRKenuwynDixonBrantleyRoland Jones
6RBJacquezTrammellValleyAdam Hunter
7DBWillSnyderGoshenBart Snyder
10DBKameronGraysMattie T. BlountLev Holly
11QBMelvinWilliamsMattie T. BlountLev Holly
12QBKarsonGreenSaralandJeff Kelly
14RBReginaldDavisLee – MontgomeryEric Hudson
15K/PForrestTaylorFoleyDeric Scott
16DBWalterTatumNotalsugaAnthony Jones
18ATHSpencerArceneauxMcGill-ToolenEarnest Hill
20RBEricWattsOpelikaErik Speakman
21DBJadenMosleyMcGill-ToolenEarnest Hill
30RBKelstonFikesLeroyJason Massey
33LBAnthonyColemanPrattvilleCaleb Ross
34DEChipMorganAndalusiaTrent Taylor
50OLJoshuaDunnamSaralandJeff Kelly
52LBWaltonCherryTrinity PresbyterianGranger Shook
53LBZhivagoMcNeil, Jr.Mobile ChristianRonnie Cottrell
54LBJoshuaYoungCarver – MontgomeryJames Thompson
55LBChristianBurkhalterSpanish FortBen Blackmon
56DLTre’VonMooreOpelikaErik Speakman
57OLWilsonHillReeltownMatt Johnson
58OLLandonKinardBibb CountyMatt Geohagan
59OLJackMyersSpanish FortBen Blackmon
63OLCortBradleyAuburnAdam Winegarden
64OLPeytonMaplesSt. Paul’s EpiscopalSteve Mask
65OLConnerHowardMattie T. BlountLev Holly
81TEByronMillsap, IIMcGill-ToolenEarnest Hill
82DEQuinderriousRushCentral – HaynevilleMichael Perry, Jr.
83WRMylesButlerMontgomery CatholicAubrey Blackwell
84WRJavonteGraves-BillipsSt. Paul’s EpiscopalSteve Mask
85WRHarrisonWallacePike RoadPatrick Browning
90DLJerryBetheaFairhopeTim Carter
91DLKejaunCasonAuburnAdam Winegarden
93DLLoganBrowningBibb CountyMatt Geohagan
94DLRenardWilliamsCarver – MontgomeryJames Thompson

Coaching Staff:

EarnestHillMcGill-ToolenHead Coach
MattGeohagonBibb County 
RandyBryantZion Chapel 
MarkHeatonBaldwin CountyAdministrative
LevHollyMattie T. BlountAdministrative

North Team Roster

2DBHunterOglenGordoRyan Lolley
3WRKameronThomasRamsayRueben Nelson
4QBAverySeatonMadison AcademyBob Godsey
5RBCalvinSpinksWalter WellbornJeff Smith
6DBMartaviousDavisEtowahRyan Locke
8DBTravisPearsonFairfieldKeon Handley, Sr,.
9ATHJettSmithWalter WellbornJeff Smith
11RBTrentDavisEtowahRyan Locke
12QBZyquezPerrymanPleasant GroveDarrell LeBeaux
14RBDamienTaylorTuscaloosa CountyJay Todd
20RBJevonJacksonAustinJeremy Perkins
21DBWalkerLylesPelhamTom Causey
22K/PSalvadorLopezPelhamTom Causey
26DBNoahFullerOhatcheeScott Martin
27LBAidenSimpsonOhatcheeScott Martin
28LBLukeWelshSpring GardenJason Howard
30LBTyrellMayberryGordoRyan Lolley
33LBRushBoyettAthensCody Gross
34DEKristianGravitt-TuckerHaleyvilleChris Musso
44LBLandenBergusonHewitt-TrussvilleJosh Floyd
53OLGregoryKingOhatcheeScott Martin
54LBJerrellWilliamsonGuntersvilleLance Reese
55OLKadenGoodwinWalter WellbornJeff Smith
58DLBrianVaughnBob JonesKelvis White
59OLEliKirchharrMars Hill BibleDarrell Higgins
63OLCalebLylesFyffePaul Benefield
64OLJoeMaloneNorthsideChris Hilliker
65OLLeviCarrollFyffePaul Benefield
81WRJackHarrisGuntersvilleLance Reese
83WRJosephBuffettHooverJosh Niblett
84WRSawyerHeptinstallJB PenningtonTodd Cassidy
85PJakariFosterPiedmontSteve Smith
90OLDawsonRayVestavia HillsBuddy Anderson
91DLBennettDavisGordoRyan Lolley
92DLMichaelLawrenceVestavia HillsBuddy Anderson
93DLSeanSmithPiedmontSteve Smith
95DLCamdenTreeceScottsboroDon Jacobs

Coaching Staff:

JeffSmithWalter WellbornHead Coach
ChrisElmoreFt. Payne 
HeathLauderdaleSusan Moore 
RandyWhiteAthens – RetiredAdministrative

(Overall Series: South leads 31-27-2)

At Hancock Whitney Stadium, U. of South Alabama, Mobile
2021—North-South Game, Dec. 18 (AHSAA TV Network)
At Cramton Bowl, Montgomery
2020—Summer game canceled due to COVID 19
2019—South 22, North 19
2018—North 27, South 14
2017—North 14, South 13
2016—North 14, South 0 (shortened by weather)

2015—North 14, South 13 
2014—South 20, North 12

2013—South 22, North 21

2012—North 34, South 12
2010—North 14, South 7

2011—South 37, North 33

Alabama A&M, Huntsville

2010—North 14, South 7

2009—North 14, South 7

2008—South 12, North 0

2007—South 10, North 0

At Troy University

2005—(December) – South 16, North 7

2004— (December) – North 7, South 3

At All-Star Sports Week

Cramton Bowl, Montgomery

2004—North 17, South 7

2003—South 17, North 10

2002—South 34, North 0

2001—North 6, South 3

2000—North 17, South 0

1999—South 10, North 7

1998—South 21, North 0

1997—South 14, North 0

At Auburn

Jordan-Hare Stadium

1984—North 21, South 20 (1A-2A)

At Tuscaloosa

Bryant-Denny Stadium

1984—South 7, North 6 (3A-4A)

1983—South 34, North 7

1982—North 3, South 0

1981—North 14, South 6

1980—South 20, North 7

1979—South 3, North 0

1978—South 21, North 14

1977—South 17, North 7

1976—South 14, North 6

1975—North 7, South 6

1973—North 22, South 15

1972—South 14, North 13

1971—North 9, South 7

1970—South 13, North 9

1969—South 16, North 0

1968—South 27, North 7

1967—South 14, North 10

1966—North 13, South 7

1965—North 13, South 6

1964—South 34, North 7

1963—North 20, South 6

1962—South 20, North 14

1961—South 13, North 0

1960—North 7, South 0

1959—North 10, South 7

1958—South 20, North 6

1957—North 12, South 7

1956—South 0, North 0 (tie)

1955—North 26, South 7

1954—North 7, South 6

1953—South 26, North 0

1952—North 7, South 7 (tie)

1951—South 31, North 0

1950—South 12, North 7

1949—North 7, South 6

1948—North 33, South 0

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2018 AHSAA North-South Softball All-Star Teams Announced

Bright yellow softball with billowy smoke following read All Star North South Softball Teams Announced followed by

All-Star squads for the 2018 All-Star Sports Week’s North-South girls’ fast-pitch softball games have been selected.


A total of 36 outstanding juniors–18 on each team–were chosen from nominations submitted by high school coaches from across the state to participate at the 22th annual AHSAA Summer Conference and AHSADCA All-Star Games competition in Montgomery July 17 — 19,2018.
The North-South softball doubleheader will be at Lagoon Park Tuesday, July 17, with the first game set for 6 p.m. The second game will following 30 minutes after its conclusion at approximately 8 p.m.
Coaching the South team is Mark Eubanks of Jeff Davis and Todd Clements of Eufaula. Susan Barnes of Elba is the administrative coach.


North coaches are Ann Welsh of Spring Garden and Al Rauls of Buckhorn. Kent Chambers of Bob Jones is the administrative coach.  Rauls, who led the Lady Bucks to the Class 7A state crown last season, was inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame last March in the Class of 2018.
In last year’s all-star competition, the North won game one 12-6 and the South won the nightcap 11-1. The North holds a 25-10-3 edge in the series that was first played in 1997.

2018 North-South Softball Teams
Player School Pos. Ht.
Olivia Baker G. W. Long P/1B 5’9
BreAnna Barlow Excel P/SS 5’7
Caroline Brandt Auburn P/1B 5’11
Kahalley Brooks Baldwin County P/C 5’7
Tatiyanna Brown Jeff Davis OF 5’4
Olivia Coaker Gulf Shores IF/P 5’7
Tia Coleman Theodore C/1B 6’0
Kaylyn Dismukes Holtville P/1B 5’10
Anslee Finch Geneva OF 5’11
Jamaica Flowers Jeff Davis U 5’5
Blake Gibson Rehobeth SS 5’10
Katie Head Saraland OF 5’3
Tempest Hebert Faith Academy IF 5’4
Caitlin McRee Baker P/2B 5’10
Madilyn Robertson Satsuma C/OF 5’7
Kassidy Wilcox Brantley C 5’6
Ty’Nitra Wilson Prattville OF 5’5
Ava Worthy Baldwin County OF 5’4
Mark Eubanks Jeff Davis
Todd Clements Eufaula
Susan Barnes Elba – Admin.


Player School Pos. Ht.
Hannah Borden Hewitt-Trussville C/3B 5’10
Taylor Brown Wilson 3B/P 5’4
Jaida Choice Hillcrest – Tusc OF/1B 6’0
Kaitlyn Clark Gardendale P 5’3
Kaylyn Dunn Guntersville CF/3B/P 5’9
Lauren Haskins Thompson SS/3B 5’5
Karla Hice Ardmore C 5’4
Mary James Vestavia Hills OF 5’5
Emma Latham Hatton SS/IF 5’7
Madison Majors Spain Park CF/1B 5’10
Payton McGinnis Spring Garden SS 5’4
Maggie Phillips Alexandria P/1B 5’10
Heather Phillips Bob Jones SS/OF 5’4
Madison Sanders Moody P/OF 5’4
Brylie St. Clair Sand Rock OF 5’6
Abby Swaney Springville P 5’4
Kaylee Vaught Pisgah OF 5’9
Lila Young James Clemens SS/C/OF 5’7
Ann Welsh Spring Garden
Al Rauls Buckhorn
Kent Chambers Bob Jones – Admin.

The AHSADCA All-Star Games also include in-state games in baseball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ basketball, volleyball, boys’ and girls’ cross country and football. The 59th North-South All-Star football game will close out the all-star competition Thursday night, July 19, at Cramton Bowl.
The AHSAA Summer Conference is a week-long event that includes sports-specific clinics and special sessions for coaches, principals, athletic directors, cheerleading coaches and officials. Also, an All-Sports Equipment Expo and other related activities are scheduled throughout the week.


Among the week’s highlights will be the Sportsmanship Luncheon honoring all schools that have not had an ejection or fine during the 2017-18 school year and the Championship Coaches Awards Banquet that includes the naming of the 2018 Making A Difference Award recipients, 2017-18 Coaches of the Year and the AHSADCA Athletic Director of the Year. Both banquets will be Friday, July 20. Concluding the week will be the annual Officials Awards luncheon set for Saturday, July 21.


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AHSAA North-South All-Star Football Squads Announced

Coach Aubrey Blackwell Montgomery Catholic     Chris Musso good[8]

Left – Head Coach for the South is Montgomery Catholic High School Coach Aubrey Blackwell. Right -The North Head Coach is Locust Fork’s Chris Musso.

North-South All-Star squads for the upcoming 59th AHSAA North-South All-Star Football Game have been selected. The two teams, composed of 2018 graduating seniors, were announced by Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) Tuesday.
The North-South Game will be played Thursday, July 19 at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. The annual game will be live-streamed by the NFHS Network and broadcast by the AHSAA Radio Network.

The South holds a 30-26-2 edge in the North-South. The North won 14-13 last July, its third straight victory in the series which was first played in 1948. The North won that first game played in Tuscaloosa 33-0.



Coach Chris Musso, beginning his sixth season as head coach at Locust Fork, has compiled a 53-52 career record in 10 seasons – the first five at John Carroll (23-29) and the last five at Locust Fork (30-23). The Hornets have made the state playoffs three of the last four years.

The North Coaching Staff includes Tom Causey, Pelham; Drew Gilmer, Clay-Chalkville; Ryan Lolley, Gordo; Mark Sanderson, Donoho; Matt Griffith, Sylacauga; and James Thompson, Pickens County.

Headlining the North squad is defensive lineman Khamari Brown of Class 7A state champion Hoover, defensive lineman Desmond Scott and wide receiver Liallen Dailey of Class 6A state champion Pinson Valley. Leeds and Thompson have three players each selected. Green Wave seniors include kicker Greg Dawkins; offensive lineman Gage Towery; and defensive back Jaylen Washington. Chosen from the Class 7A Warriors (12-1) are defensive back Myles Brown, wide receiver Tim Harris-Edwards; and defensive lineman Mackie McNeal.


Coach Aubrey Blackwell of Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School has led the Knights to a 22-11 record over his three seasons as head coach. Last year’s team finished 10-2, won the school’s first region title and first playoff game since 1989.
The South Coaching Staff consists of Jon Cooper, Kinston; Josh McClendon, Greenville; Kenny King, Daphne; Erik Speakman, Opelika; Kevin Smith, Benjamin Russell; and Andro Williams, W.S. Neal.

South Squad: Eight players who helped their teams play in state championship games last December have been selected to play in the 2018 game. Named to the South squad are quarterback Swift Lyle of Class 5A state champion St. Paul’s Episcopal and linebacker Shamar Lewis of Class 1A state champion Sweet Water. Defensive back Eric Cameron-Garror and running back Bryan Hill of Class 7A runner-up McGill-Toolen Catholic and offensive lineman Tavien White of Class 6A runner-up Wetumpka are also on the South squad. Goshen, which reached the Class 2A semifinals and finished with 12 wins for the first time in school history, is the only team to place three seniors on the South squad. Selected are quarterback Brock Snyder; wide receiver Zack Alford; and defensive lineman Devin Bell.

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