AHSAA North-South All-Star Football squads announced

Baldwin County running back James Stanley named to South roster, former Toros coach Earnest Hill to lead South squad


MONTGOMERY, Ala. – 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.

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2019 North-South All-Star results and all-time series records:


South 22, North 19 (South leads series 31-27-2)


Girls: North 58.5, South 55.5 (North leads series 1-0)

Boys: North 63.5, South 50.5 (North leads series 1-0)


Girls: North 8, South 1 (North leads series 1-0)

Boys: North 8, South 1 (North leads series 1-0)


South 3, North 0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-18) – (North leads series 14-8)


Game 1: South 5-6, North 4-2 (North leads series 25-22-3)


Girls: South 3, North 1 (North leads series 15-3-1)

Boys: North 3, South 0, (North leads series s 12-4-1)


Girls: North 65, South 56 (North leads series 20-3)

Boys: South 88, North 75 (North leads series 48-29)


South 16-18, North 7-16 (North leads series 23-14-1)

Cross Country

South Girls 19, North Girls 36 (South leads series 2-1)

North Boys 27, South Boys 28 (North leads series 2-1)