Hubbert, Mims named to Southern squad in AHSAA – The Brewton Standard game
The TR Miller Tigers may not be the name of the team in a battle of the North and South, but there are two Tigers who will help the South recover later this month.
The 63e The Alabama High School Athletic Association’s annual North-South All-Start football game is scheduled for Dec. 17 and kicks off inside Hanock Whitney Stadium in Mobile at 7 p.m. ET.
TR Miller head coach Brent Hubbard and Tiger Gage Mims will represent their school and community at the annual Statewide Graduation Game.
The two 37-member teams of 2021-2022 graduating seniors were announced by Brandon Dean, principal of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA), on Wednesday, October 20. It will be broadcast live on the AHSAA television network and broadcast live on the NFHS network. WOTM TV’s Vince Earley is the executive producer.
“We are grateful to the City (and County) of Mobile, the Mobile Sports Authority and the University of Southern Alabama for their continued interest and support for this flagship event,” Dean said. “Moving the game to December has re-energized this all-star classic and we look forward to another great week in Mobile with some of this state’s top student-athletes. We also thank our member schools for their unwavering support for this game. ”
The 2020 AHSAA North-South All-Star Game, won by the Souths 28-20 last December, was the first to be played at Mobile’s new Hancock Whitney Stadium at the University of South Alabama. From 2010 to 2019, the game was played at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl as part of AHSAA and AHSADCA All-Star Sports Week. The game was canceled due to the COVID pandemic in 2020 with the 2020-21 school year moved from summer to December of last year and took advantage of its first trip to Mobile.
The North-South Classic, AHSAA’s longest-running all-star event, was first played in 1948 at Tuscaloosa on the University of Alabama campus and remained at Bryant-Denny Stadium during the was until 1984. A small school All-Star game was also held in Auburn in 1984. The game was discontinued from 1985 to 1996 but was reinstated in 1997 when the AHSAA instituted Women’s Sports Week. stars with the Summer Conference. It was played at the Cramton Bowl from 1997 to 2004, then transferred to Troy University for two years and to A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama from 2007 to 2010. He returned to Montgomery in 2011.
After last year’s victory, the South holds a 32-27-2 lead in the series.
The AHSADCA, which operates under the auspices of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) still plays its other All-Star Games in men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, boys and cross-country. women, tennis and golf during the week of the stars which takes place every July.
The head coach of the North All-Stars is Richie Busby of Helena High School. His undefeated Huskies (9-0) clinched the Class 6A, Region 3 title last week. He is currently in his fourth season at Helena. He is 29-13 overall with the Huskies and 40-17 in five seasons from 2013-2017 at Fultondale for a career combined record of 69-30.
The head coach of the south is Jim Bob Striplin of the Geneva County High School. His Bulldogs are 4-4 this season and 32-30 overall during his tenure. He has been the head coach of Hartford School since 2016 and spent six seasons as the head coach of New Brockton from 2008 to 2013. His overall coaching record is 63-63.
North’s coaching staff also include: Phil Phillips, Oneonta; Kelvis White, Bob Jones; Wade Waldrop, James Clemens; John Ritter, Russellville; Ryan Lock, Etowah; Bruce Breland, Victory Christian; and administrative coaches Ben Johnson, Scottsboro and Randy White, Athens (retired).
The Southern coaching team includes: Jason Massey, Leroy; Brent Hubbert, TR Miller; Marcus Gardner, Carver-Montgomery; Brad Abbott, Maplesville; Jason Franklin, Holtville; Juan Williams, La Fayette; and administrative coaches Mark Heaton, Baldwin County and Lev Holly, Mobile County Schools.
The quarterbacks selected for the North are Tanner Bailey of Gordo and Zach Pyron of Pinson Valley. The two led their teams to state championship games last season. Gordo lost to Handley in the 4A State Final 35-20 while Pinson Valley defeated Spanish Fort 23-13 in the 6A Final. Pyron also has quarterback Fyffe in the State 2A title in 2019.
The selected southern quarters are Walter Taylor of Jackson (7-2) and Iverson Hooks of Pike Road (8-0). Both have banner seasons for the Aggies and Patriots, respectively.
The coaches of the Southern team are: Jim Bob Striplin – Geneva County (HEAD COACH); Jason Massey – Leroy; Brent Hubbert – TR Miller; Marcus Gardner – Carver-Montgomery; Brad Abbott – Maplesville; Jason Franklin – Holtville; Juan Williams – Lafayette; Mark Heaton p Baldwin County – Director; and Lev Holly – Director.
Members of the South team include:
Tiaquelin Mims – County of Baldwin; Jaylen Novles – Slocom; Landry Huddleston – Alma Bryant; Nasir Pogue – Auburn; Laquan Robinson – Greenville; Jaden Lawson – Mobile Christian; Willie Butler Jr. – Saraland; Chrystyile Caldwell – Elba Island; Jacobn Foster – Greenville; Mikey Forney – Holtville; Vinay Singh – Lafayette; Javen Augustus – Catholic from Montgomery; Gage Mims, TR Miller; Michael Courtney – UMS-Wright; James Quinnelly – Daphne; Ronnie Mageo – Fairhope; To’Mari Vinson – Prattville; Javon Harris – Prattville; Keaton Law – Saraland; Joseph Frazier Jr. – Auburn; Bo Burks – Bibb County; Derrick Ingram – Center-Hayneville; Taylor Hicks – Daphne; Curtis Peagler – Demopolis; Logan Lanicek – Fairhope; Ryan Gorum – Strong Spanish; Luke Freer – Fairhope; Waltor Taylor – Jackson; Iverson Hooks – Pike Road; BJ Baker – Lafayette; Dquez Madden – Lanett High School; Quinshon Judkins – Pike Road; Jaylyn Daniels – Tallassee; Camden Etheredge – Auburn; Cam’ron Wright – Demopolis; Nikki Taylor – Luverne; and Shawn Jones – Opelika.