Jeff Smith, 10 Players Named North All-Stars
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.