Exclusive Video: NORTH-SOUTH All-Star Game

Sam Palmer and T.J. Greenstone

It was a great day for football in the Peach State as 80 of the state's top prospects competed in the GACA NORTH-SOUTH All-Star Game. Look inside for all the video highlights, roster, stats and information on the North's 17-7 win over the South in this presentation by GAVSV.com.

Turnovers proved to be costly for the South team as the North wins the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) North-South All-Star game 17-7 at Memorial Stadium in Columbus. 

The day started out great for the North, when linebacker Chris Nesbitt penetrated into the South's backfield to hand Emmanuel Taylor a five-yard loss.  The South was forced to punt after quarterback Bryan Ellis had lead them to the North's 45-yard line with two clutch third down completions.

The North opened the scoring with an eight-yard touchdown pass from Lyle Allen to Nicolai Schwarzkopf on their first possession of the game to complete a 13-play, 71-yard drive. The key play: On third-and-20 from the North's 41, Allen hit Dacula's Cameron Kenney down the sidelines for a 37-yard gain, keeping the drive alive.

The South drove to the North's 6-yard line on their second possession, but a Charlie Edwards' 25-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Hart County's Shane McCord.

The game remained 7-0 until Chas Henry kicked a 41-yard field goal with 5 seconds remaining in the second quarter to give the North a 10-0 halftime lead.

After the North was forced to punt on their opening possession, the South took over at their own 6-yard line.  Ellis drove the South 83 yards to the North's 11-yard line where on third-and-10 he hit Jacobi Rodriquez over the middle for a 11-yard touchdown. The key play: A 26-yard pass play from Ellis to Rodriquez.  The South was down by only three (10-7).

Ellis was named the South's MVP after connecting on 12 of 21 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown.

"It was a honor," said Ellis. "I never thought I would do it, but it's a honor to win it.  It was nice to be able to come out here and play with these gifted athletes, so it was a lot of fun.  I enjoyed getting to know these guys and I'm looking forward to watching them play in the future."

On the very next possession South linebacker Thomas Barnes intercepted a Lyle Allen pass, returning it  24 yards to the North 26-yard line and it appeared the South had gained the momentum.

However, the South could not take advantage of the turnover and had to punt after a quick 3-and-out. 

Once again, the South defense held and forced a punt, but that's when the turnovers started.  Bobby Griffin muffed a fair catch attempt and Trey Hunsucker recovered the ball for the North at the 10 yard line.  Two plays later, Allen scored on a 10-yard run to make it 17-7.

Cartersville's Lyle Allen also had a "MVP" like performance going 9-of-18 for 132 yards with a touchdown pass and a 10-yard touchdown run.

"We worked hard during practice going twice a day," said Allen. "We only had three days of practice, but everybody's pretty smart.  I mean they know the game. We just had to put it together and we came out on top."

The South did manage to drive down to the North's 4 yard line late in the game, only to have Jerrard Tarrant pick off an errant pass from Emmanuel Taylor in the endzone.

The South went on to turn the ball over once more in the 4th quarter and the North held on for a 17-7 win in front of a mixed crowd.

Chamblee running back Roddy Jones earned MVP for the North. The Georgia Tech commit finished with 88 yards on 14 carries.

"It was a great honor, but it definitely wasn't possible without everybody else." said Jones. "The lineman did a great job.  I mean they got a push all day and that made it real easy to run."

Here is GAVSV.com's exclusive video highlights of Friday's GACA NORTH-SOUTH All-Star Game.

1st Quarter:
2nd Quarter:
3rd Quarter:
4th Quarter:

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Bryan Ellis was the MVP for the South.

South Stats:

Rushing; Fernando Pitts rushed for 22 yards on 5 carries, Bobby Rainey 3-15, Eric O'Neal 4-13, Emmanuel Taylor 6-5, Zeke Rozier 2-6, Rosco Wall 1-0, Passing; Bryan Ellis completed 12 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown, Emmanuel Taylor 3-4-21, Receiving; Jacobi Rodriguez had 6 catches for 84 yards and a touchdown, Quamorris Nixon 2-45, Fernando Pitts 1-16,
Israel Troupe 1-13, Bobby Rainey 1-(-)5.

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Roddy Jones wins MVP for the North.

North Stats:

Rushing; North running back Roddy Jones led all rushers with 88 yards on 14 carries, Hoppo Joseph 5-8, Cole Brodie 2-13, John Douglas 4-11, Brandon Nolley 5-5, Passing; Lyle Allen completed 9 of 18 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown and int. Receiving; Cameron Kenney had 3 receptions for 55 yards and Branden Shepperd had 2 for 53 yards, Nicolai Schwartzkopf had 1 catch for 9 yards and a touchdown, Jerrard Tarrant 1-9, Roddy Jones 1-4, Cole Brodie 1-2.

 

South Roster
# Player POS School
1 Daquan Bembry CB Hawkinsville
2 Robby Taylor LB Perry
3 Charlie Edwards K/P Tift County
4 Zeke Rozier RB Bleckley County
5 Bobby Rainey RB Griffin
6 Emmanuel Taylor QB Early County
7 Bryan Ellis QB Peach County
8 Jacobi Rodriquez WR Northside-WR
9 Allen Bailey DE McIntosh County
10 Brandon Collins WR/S Brantley County
11 Israel Troupe WR Tift County
12 John Keye WR Jackson
13 Dontavia Bogan FS Thomas Co. Central
21 Eric O'Neal RB Houston County
22 Roscoe Walls RB Washington County
23 John Knox DB Statesboro
24 Fernando Pitts RB Westside
32 Thomas Barnes LB Dublin
34 Patrick Grant LB Carver, Coulmbus
37 Vance Cuff CB Colquitt County
40 Quam Hancock DB Coffee
47 Adam House DE Camden County
48 Mike Adams LB Randolph Clay
35 Brian Buford LB Warner Robins
50 Robert Luciano OL Warner Robins
54 Cornelius Barham DE Liberty County
55 Justin Houston DE Statesboro
57 Tyler Josey DT Dublin
66 Travis Flemming OL Fitzgerald
67 Ryan Herrington OL Lee County
70 Tanner Strickland OT Berrien
71 Antwane Greenlee OL Hardaway
72 Shaquan Hicks OL Washington County
75 Lawrence McCoy OT Valdosta
77 Dion Armstrong DL Peach county
86 Ben Collins TE Houston County
87 Deonte Jordan LB Northside-WR
89 Bruce Figgens TE Shaw
90 Rennie Moore DT Camden County
96 Devaris Leonard DL Lowndes

North Roster
# Player School
1 Branden Sheppard DB Rockdale
2 Seth Satterfield DB North Hall
3 Jerrard Tarrant DB Carrollton
4 Dexter Barnett RB Grady
5 Hoppo Hoseph RB Campbell
6 Lyle Allen QB Cartersville
7 Cole Brodie RB Dacula
8 Cameron Kenney WR Dacula
10 Rennie Curran LB Brookwood
11 Brandon Nolley QB Hancock Central
13 Phillip Davis DB Peachtree Ridge
21 Darell Norman RB Lincoln County
22 Charles Henry K East Paulding
23 John Douglas RB Aquinas
24 Davis Blaylock WR Lassiter
32 Roddy Jones RB Chamblee
35 Sam Palmer DL Campbell
37 Lonnie Burton DB McEachern
40 Devin Reed DB Flowery Branch
47 Trey Hunsucker LB Buford
48 Jonathan Massaquoi LB Central Gwinnett
50 Adam Cordell C Hart County
54 Charles Bay DL Wheeler
55 Tymon Hudson DE Rome
57 Dorian Wood LB South Cobb
66 Chris Nesbitt LB Wheeler
67 Patrick Wilson OL St. Pius
70 Ryan Lee OL Carrollton
71 Joseph Gilbert OL Cartersville
72 C.J. Wood OL Gainesville
75 Nick Claytor OL Gainesville
77 T.J. Greenstone DL Collins Hill
78 T.J. Hurless OL Collins Hill
86 Nicolai Schwarzkopf TE Chamblee
87 Darius Nall DL Chapel Hill
89 Brandon Lampkin TE Tucker
90 Shane McCord DL Hart County
96 Desmond Steward LB Douglas County
98 Logan Walls DL Dawson County
99 Ted Laurent DL McEachern

 

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