Tentative rosters for North-South All-Star Game announced

The Georgia Athletic Coaches Association released tentative rosters for the Georgia North-South High School All-Star game, which will be played Dec. 30 in Columbus.

The North team will be led by 2,000-yard rushers Miles Jones of Allatoona and Kevin Ellison of Habersham Central. Ellison played quarterback for Habersham but is listed as a running back for the all-star game.

Some of the bigger names on the South roster are running back Kenyan Drake of Hillgrove and linebacker Josh Harvey-Clemons of Lowndes. Both were Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11 picks in preseason.

Neither roster is set. The South may add as many as six players.

The head coaches are Steve Sewell of Pickens for the North and Maurice Freeman of Brooks County for the South.

The North-South All-Star game, one of the oldest in the country, was started in 1938.



QB – Kanler Coker, Flowery Branch

QB – Holland Frost, Pope

RB – Kevin Ellison, Habersham Central

RB – Miles Jones, Allatoona

RB – Nick Tompkins, Brookwood

WR – Charlie Hegedus, Lassiter

WR – Malachi Jones, Central Gwinnett

WR – Casey Osborne, Flowery Branch

WR – Keithon Redding, Columbia

WR – Andrej Suttles, East Paulding

T – Kelly Payne, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe

T – Alex Jauregui, Peachtree Ridge

T – Robert Hill, Buford

G – Jacob Southerland, Whitefield Academy

G – Garrett Gorringe, Grayson

C – Tyler King, Calhoun

C – Fred Zerblis, Grayson

OL – Noah Henson, Sonoraville

DE – Patrick Gamble, Central Carroll

DE – Jordan Washington, North Gwinnett

DE – Sebastian Rice, Grayson

DE – Justin Adekoya, Heritage, Catoosa

DT – Zach Coker, Adairsville

DT – Tyler Claytor, Shiloh

DT – Gabriel Echols, SW DeKalb

DL – Damarcus Hamilton, South Paulding

LB – Ricky Parks, Callaway

LB – Nathan Staub, Buford

LB – Jacob Sealand, Tucker

LB – Toran Davis, SW DeKalb

LB – Darien Foreman, Dunwoody

LB – Alex Kirby, Calhoun

DB – Dion Bonner, Carver-Columbus

DB – Alex Gray, Peachtree Ridge

DB – Jordan Landry, Tucker

DB – Dextin Love, Columbia

DB – Niles Clark, Lassiter

DB – Zach Jackson, Brookwood

DB – Anfornee Stewart, Duluth

PK – Collin Barber, Cartersville


QB – Greyson Lambert, Wayne County

QB – Chris Moody, Henry County

RB – Chris Brown, Seminole County

RB – Kenyan Drake, Hillgrove

RB – Tolerance Shepherd, Fitzgerald

RB – Michael Summers, Statesboro

RB – Marteze Waller, Putnam County

FB – Quayvon Hicks, Pierce County

WR – Amba Etta-Tawo, McEachern

WR – Travin Henry, Cook

WR – Jaquay Williams, Sandy Creek

TE – Ty Smith, Colquitt County

OL – Jonathan Hester, Valdosta

T – Will Adams, Sandy Creek

T – Kofi Amichia, McEachern

G – Chester Brown, Bradwell Institute

G – Jordan Watson, Whitewater

C – Bryce Giddens, Colquitt County

C – Colton Scurry, Whitewater

DE – Michael Wakefield, Valdosta

DL – Johnathon Atkins, Thomson

DL – Darius English, McEachern

DL – Jonathan Taylor, Jenkins County

DL – Frederick Walker, Lamar County

LB – Josh Harvey-Clemons, Lowndes

LB – T.T. Barber, Miller County

LB – James Dean, Glynn Academy

DB – Shaquan Brock, Camden County

DB – Josh Holsey, Creekside

DB – Davion Tookes, Creekside

DB – Demetrius Frazier, Brunswick

DB – Wayne Johnson, Marion County

DB – Chris Jones, Brooks County

PK – Jake Walker, Pierce County

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42 comments Add your comment


December 7th, 2011
6:16 am

wait, so walton made it to the finals of AAAAA, but has zero players in the all star game? wow…. there’s something amuck with that!


December 7th, 2011
6:22 am

Does South Georgia start at the Airport? Clayton, Fayette, Henry and Coweta are south of the city but by no means are they South Georgia. You have a kid from McEachern on the South and a kid from Carver-Columbus on the North.No Dalvin Tomlinson from Henry County? Not a single player from Clayton. Whose game is this? I thought it was an All-Star game between NORTH and SOUTH GEORGIA ! Where is Jonquel Dawson of MLK? Mike Davis of Stephenson is surely an ALL-STAR. I would like to know who pick’s this list and what is their motivation. What is the criteria for being chosen? Please enlighten me as I need to know the answers to my many questions.

mr football

December 7th, 2011
7:28 am

they have a east vs west all star game also that will be played in the georgia dome on the 18th and thats where alot of guys will play that are not on this roster

Johnny Too Good

December 7th, 2011
7:33 am

This list is a tainted popularity contest


Johnny Too Good

December 7th, 2011
7:37 am

How do kids from Sandy Creek, Whitewater, Creekside, Lamar, Hillgrove, and Mceachern make the south list???

Hillgrove and Mceachern are north of atl……….
at what geographical point does south ga start?


Did I Say That?

December 7th, 2011
7:44 am

Some big name kids who did get pick to play opt out to play in this game. So this roster is made up of those players who are good players to play in this game big not the cream of the crop. As you still have the more recoginzable games. Under Armor, East-West, US Army, etc.


December 7th, 2011
8:14 am

I believe the rosters are split based on the regions. Players on teams in regions 1-4 are considered south and players on teams in regions 5-8 are considered north.


December 7th, 2011
9:11 am

what is up with this?no peach county players.add ryan bowman to this roster.he has won a state championship with peach in 09.

dekalb fan

December 7th, 2011
9:20 am

Stephenson has 14 D-1 players and NOT 1 makes this All-Star Game? How can the QB and/or WR from MLK NOT make the roster for this game?


December 7th, 2011
9:28 am

Someone dropped the ball, these rosters are terrible in both the way the state was divided and the omission of quite a few players.

Red and Black til Death


December 7th, 2011
10:13 am

Anyone on this blog could have done a better job. I realize they are picking seniors but are we so short of players that north and south players have to play on the other’s team..


December 7th, 2011
10:30 am

Since when is Cobb county considered South Georgia?


December 7th, 2011
12:30 pm

Well, Cobb County is kind of redneck, if you know what I mean?


December 7th, 2011
3:38 pm

Surely these rosters are a joke… really… when are the real ones coming out?

Just call it what it is and name it the “Metro Atlanta All Star game” and leave the rest of us to figure out our own way to reward all-stars.


December 7th, 2011
3:47 pm

What are the qualifications for making this team and who decides who should be on it?


December 7th, 2011
3:54 pm

Where are the players from Savannah Christian?


December 7th, 2011
4:39 pm

Different subject == Will someone please re-post the list with the strongest and weakest regions.


December 7th, 2011
6:53 pm

Who decides theses players? Trevus Edwards the best DB/ATH on the southside?????

Todd Holcomb

December 7th, 2011
9:40 pm

It’s based on regions. If you’re in regions 1-4, you play for the south. If you’re 5-8, you’re in the north.

re: Walton – Some of Walton’s best players are juniors. Only seniors are eligible. Also, some might be playing in other all-star games. This is probably the top game in Georgia, but there are some national ones. Also, there is a Cobb County all-star game. Some players might want to play in just one and stay closer to home.

Players are decided by the coaches, but they are getting nomations from around the state.

Todd Holcomb

December 7th, 2011
9:41 pm

”Does South Georgia start at the Airport?”

If you want to split the state population-wise, it probably would be right around there. :)


December 7th, 2011
11:01 pm

Todd, you’re close: the geographic center of population in GA — meaning there’s an equal no. of people E and W and of this point and N and S of this point — is Jackson, GA, in Butts Co., just SE of Atlanta. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butts_County,_Georgia). That’s for the 8.1M we had in the 2000 census; I expect it’s even further north and further west for the 9+M we had in the 2010 census.

State Champs

December 8th, 2011
8:18 am

How do you have Burke County and Peach County playing for a STATE CHAMPIONSHIP and they have no players on this list! I guess playing for a ring doesn’t matter in a allstar game! Great job of picking this list coaches that sit around the table and wish they where playing for a STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!

down south fan

December 8th, 2011
8:31 am

why why why !!!! why

St.Pius X Catholic High School

December 8th, 2011
9:20 am

What happen to Geno Smith?


December 8th, 2011
12:31 pm

Good picks for the north and south all stars team. But should have chosen that kid from Schley County (Lotravious Minter) over 2000 yards of total rushing with 24 touchdowns.


December 8th, 2011
2:09 pm

What happen jonathan jones of carrollton he was a super 11?


December 8th, 2011
8:47 pm

who… pick the south with out. the south kid…..SCHLEY COUNTY(Tra Minter)…?

Football Fan

December 9th, 2011
8:16 am

I don’t see any players from Henry or Clayton. Aren’t they considered to be from GA?

Home Team

December 9th, 2011
1:13 pm

This is hype !!!! The way they need to do it is pull 3 kids from every high school via that high school coach request and make your rooster up from that… I’m in agreement where are the kids from Clayton and Henry Co. from the southside of town I only see kids from Creekside where’s Westlake, Langston Hughes, Tri Cites, and Banneker… I see a whole lotta schools are missing not to mention their Talent…. It’s all HYPE and BULL …. !!!!!

georgia boy

December 9th, 2011
4:32 pm

where are that bad WR Tavious Bryant from MARION CO…. THEY won Region Champion back to back because of him… he should have been the number 1 pick.


December 9th, 2011
10:30 pm

stop saying henry county has no one on this list chris moody is from henry county high


December 10th, 2011
8:32 pm



December 11th, 2011
6:29 pm

Josh Dawson from Tucker!!!


December 13th, 2011
5:56 pm



December 15th, 2011
12:11 pm


GEorgia Peach

December 22nd, 2011
1:10 am

GREat come bAck on the updated Roster!!!! Tavarois Bryant from Marion Co High School in Buena Vista was added to the list…. That was a Smart Move for the South….. Tavarois is one of the best Wide REceiver in the nation… He deserves to play on the Alll Star team for the South….. REcruiters keep both of your eyes on #5 Tavarois Bryant for Marion Co…..


December 23rd, 2011
9:31 am

The south has the best running back in the state!! Marteze Waller, he has been georgia’s leading rusher 2 years in a row. Setting the school record his junior year with 2155 and breaking it this year with 2300 yards and has been took out of 4 games at halftime. Also is 1 of only 14 in Georgia history 2 finish their high school career with over 6000 yards rushing, and need I mention he beat Hershel Walker’s record by 200 yards.

peppermint patty

December 27th, 2011
9:49 pm

@bcs2010…josh dawson is playing in the offense vs defense game in Dallas, TX

peppermint patty

December 27th, 2011
9:51 pm

@Lakicha…thanks for the congrats and shouted out one of the tucker tiger players…smiles


December 29th, 2011
9:51 pm

Where in Columbus is this game?


December 30th, 2011
7:17 pm

garrett gorrengs is a beast,,,played left teckle at grayson but is a better guard,,,,hell of a player,,cant believe he does not have more offers,,


January 31st, 2012
1:30 pm

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