Hutson Mason and Connor Shaw, the highly-touted quarterbacks for the North team, combined for a pair of touchdown passes in the fourth quarter of the 27-20 loss to the South in Tuesday’s GACA All-Star high school football game.
The South, led by Northeast Macon’s Michael Palmer, built a 24-0 advantage before allowing any points. Palmer threw a 55-yard touchdown pass, and also had a 70-yard scoring reception.
With 27 seconds remaining in the third, the North finally got on the scoreboard after a 52-yard fumble return by Sandy Creek’s Isaiah Johnson.
In the final minutes, Mason connected with Alpharetta’s Michael Bennett on a 28-yard touchdown pass. They have both pledged to sign with UGA.
Shaw, who has committed to South Carolina, threw a 15-yard scoring strike to Blessed Trinity’s Jake Skole.
Johnson, who recently led Sandy Creek to its first-ever state championship, was the North MVP. The hard-hitting safety has committed to Georgia Tech.
Palmer was the South MVP, while LaGrange’s Joe Mansour booted field goals of 46 and 27 yards for the South.