BOONEVILLE --- Pearl River Community College lineman Carl Green of McComb High School was named the South Division’s Most Valuable Defensive Player in the 40th-annual MACJC All-Star Football Classic played here Thursday at Northeast Mississippi CC.
Green, a sophomore to prepped at McComb High School, was instrumental in the South Division defeating the North 6-3 in the annual contest. He was joined on the South squad by sophomore teammates Shauntez Ball, a defensive back out of Madison Central High, Wesley Haas, an offensive lineman out of St. Stanislaus College in Bay St. Louis, Shaun Jones, a wide receiver out of North Forrest High, Carson Miller, an offensive lineman out of West Point High, Ty Northern, a defensive back out of Rosa Fort High, Emmanuel Ray, a linebacker out of Lumberton High, and Martez Simpson, a linebacker out of Madison Central High.
Pearl River’s first-year head coach William Jones and his staff coached the South team, while Mississippi Delta head coach Jeff Tatum and his staff coach the North.
East Central placekicker Austin Franklin booted two first-half field goals to ice the victory for the South Division, while his two boots sandwiched a 30-yard effort by Holmes’ Matt Spencer for the North’s only points.
Franklin’s two kicks were for 20 and 16 yards, respectively.
Jones County wide receiver Taylor Higgason out of Petal High was the South’s Most Valuable Offensive player.
North Division honorees included Northeast Mississippi’s Ra-zean Prather grabbing the defensive award, while Mississippi Delta’s Edward McCadney took offensive honors.
Holmes’ Jammie Johnson won the overall Most Valuable Player honor.
Northeast has served as the host of the annual meeting of the MACJC's best athletes for 27 consecutive years dating back to the mid-1980s.
Sophomores from all 14 institutions of the MACJC are eligible to participate in this yearly tradition. Thirty-three players comprise both the North and South rosters with each college contributing three athletes.
The MACJC All-Star Football Classic has been a springboard to the next level since its inception. Numerous athletes from past matchups have gone on to sign scholarships at four-year universities in NCAA Divisions I, II and NAIA.