NW Whitfield’s Mack stars in North-South All-Star game in Columbus

Northwest Whitfield senior defensive lineman/linebacker Isaiah Mack had two sacks and five tackles for 23 yards in losses in leading the North team to a 27-7 victory over the South in the GACA Senior All-Star Game in Columbus on Monday.

The game, the oldest high school all-star game in the country, was dominated by the defenses. Mack, the defensive player of the year in Region 7-AAAA, has committed to Chattanooga.

The North got touchdown passes from Brooks Barden of Cartersville, Tanner Brumby of Pickens and Michael Gallup of Monroe Area.

Gallup, a receiver, threw a 56-yard TD pass to Arabia Mountain’s Greg Phillips for the game’s first score.

The North’s Thomas O’Leary of St. Pius kicked two field goals.

The South’s touchdown came in the second quarter on a 10-yard run by Esaias Chapman of Harris County.

Neither team had much success moving the ball. The game’s leading rusher was Jordan Ellis of Peachtree Ridge. The Virginia-committed running back ran for 42 yards on 16 carries. Barden was 5-of-7 passing for 66 yards. No other quarter completed more than half his passes.

The South’s leading tackler was linebacker Colton Clemons of Whitewater with eight, two for losses.

Score by Quarters     1  2  3  4   Score
-----------------    -- -- -- --   -----
North...............  7  7 10  3  - 27
South...............  0  7  0  0  -  7       

Scoring Summary:
1st 10:25 N - Greg Phillips 56 yd pass from Michael Gallup (Thomas O'Leary kick)
2nd 06:49 S - Esaias Chapman 10 yd run (Matt Monday kick)
    04:27 N - Greg Phillips 13 yd pass from Tanner Brumby (Thomas O'Leary kick)
3rd 08:33 N - T.L. Ford 19 yd pass from Brooks Barden (Thomas O'Leary kick)
    01:02 N - Thomas O'Leary 32 yd field goal,
4th 02:58 N - Thomas O'Leary 24 yd field goal,

                                  NORTH    SOUTH
FIRST DOWNS...................       14       10
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............   35-130    29-79
PASSING YDS (NET).............      142       70
Passes Att-Comp-Int...........   21-9-1   24-7-2
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.....   56-272   53-149
Fumble Returns-Yards..........      0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards............     2-19     2-13
Kickoff Returns-Yards.........     2-54    6-184
Interception Returns-Yards....     2-32     1-13
Punts (Number-Avg)............   5-35.8   6-30.0
Fumbles-Lost..................      0-0      0-0
Penalties-Yards...............     5-50     7-55
Possession Time...............    25:24    22:36
Third-Down Conversions........  3 of 14  2 of 13
Fourth-Down Conversions.......   1 of 1   1 of 2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.......      4-4      1-2
Sacks By: Number-Yards........     2-16     1-10

RUSHING: North-Jordon Ellis 16-42; Michael Gallup 1-36; D. Sanders 7-26;
Tanner Brumby 4-20; Brooks Barden 6-7; TEAM 1-minus 1. South-Nelson Herring
3-28; Mario Cherry 6-26; Esaias Chapman 6-23; Ty Clemons 7-2; Josh Burden 1-1;
Chuck Stafford 3-1; Tyler Gibson 2-0; Deric Herring 1-minus 2.

PASSING: North-Tanner Brumby 3-13-1-20; Brooks Barden 5-7-0-66; Michael
Gallup 1-1-0-56. South-Chuck Stafford 5-16-2-49; Ty Clemons 2-8-0-21.

RECEIVING: North-Greg Phillips 2-69; T.L. Ford 2-57; Michael Gallup 2-7;
D. Sanders 2-minus 1; Myron Burton 1-10. South-Sennua Lawson 3-28; Glenn Smith
2-33; Nelson Herring 1-14; Mario Cherry 1-minus 5.

INTERCEPTIONS: North-D. Sanders 1-25; Ridwan Issahaku 1-7. South-L.
Hammond 1-13.

3 comments Add your comment


December 30th, 2013
11:33 pm

This game needs more promotion. I had a brother play in this game many years ago when it was held at Tech. It would be great to see this become a major showcase for the state.


December 31st, 2013
9:20 am

you are right, they use to have one for basketball & baseball, don’t know if they still do or not.

The Truth

December 31st, 2013
10:06 pm

I agree. It needs to come back to Atlanta with a lot more publicity. It seems to get lost during the holidays. They use to play the game in the summer, before the senior season of the players. It would be nice to have it at Tech, maybe in conjuction with the Chic-Fil-A Bowl. They still have one for basketball, but it is held in Savannah. The elite football players in the state play in either the Under Armour or Army All-American Bowl. GHSA can’t compete with that. The Rising Junior game is getting much more exposure than the North South game because most of these players are uncommitted, so the recruiting services promote the heck out of it. Maybe some large corporation in the ATL will come in and take the event over before GHSA continues to let it fade away.