North-South all-star squads for the 61st AHSAA North-South All-Star Football Game scheduled to be played Thursday, July 15 at Cramton Bowl, have been selected. The North All-Star team will be led by Wellborn head coach Jeff Smith. Smith led the Panthers to a 12-2 record and a berth in the Class 3A state semifinals. The all-star game features the two teams made up of the top 37 players in the 2020 graduating class. Smith will be joined by 10 players in the East Alabama Community:
Head Coach - Jeff Smith, Wellborn
OL - Dylan Gilbert, Wellborn
RB - Darrian Meads, Hokes Bluff
RB - J.B. Carlisle, Oxford
WR - Zay Britt, Oxford
WR - Silas Thompson, Piedmont
DB - Malik Satcher, Oxford
LB - Domonique Thomas, Ohatchee
LB - Quentin Knight, Central Clay Co.
DE - Davion Phillips, Central Clay Co.
K - Cole Porch, Sylacauga
Official release: Courtesy AHSAA
North-South all-star squads for the 61th AHSAA North-South All-Star Football Game scheduled to be played Thursday, July 15 at Cramton Bowl, have been selected. The two 37-member teams comprised of 2020 graduating seniors were announced by Jamie Lee Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) Thursday.
The AHSADCA, which operates under the auspices of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) also plans to host all-star games in baseball, softball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ basketball, volleyball, and boys’ and girls’ cross country during the All-Star Week. The AHSAA Summer Conference and All-Star Sports Week is currently scheduled for July 13-18.
Lee said school deadline for submitting North-South all-star nominations for the sports of baseball, softball, soccer, golf and tennis is April 17.
The South holds a 31-27-2 edge in the North-South series which began in 1948. The South won 22-19 last July to snap a four-game winning North win streak.
Head coach for the North for the upcoming North-South Classic is Walter Wellborn’s Jeff Smith. South head coach is Earnest Hill of McGill-Toolen High School.
The North coaching staff includes Don Dover, Fultondale; Chris Elmore, Fort Payne; Rod Isaac, Midfield; Heath Lauderdale, Susan Moore; Ryan Lolley, Gordo; Chis Musso, Haleyville; and Andy Lambert, Haleyville, the administrative coach.
The South coaching staff includes Matt Geohagan, Bibb County; Anthony Jones, Notasulga; Josh McClendon, Greenville; Brian Seymore, Demopolis; and Mark Heaton, Baldwin County, the administrative coach.