228 Sports: Rosters set for pair of prep all-star football games

September 9, 2022: Ocean Springs Bray Hubbard (5) scrambles and breaks free for a touchdown during the George County versus Ocean Springs game at Hugh Pepper Field in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Photo: Bobby McDuffie/228 Sports

The rosters for both the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Football Classic as well as the Bernard Blackwell North/South All-Star Game were announced Wednesday morning by the Mississippi Association of Coaches.

And the “Southern Six” was widely and well represented among the selections.

A total of 23 prep football standouts from our coverage area were honored by having their names called at the press conference. Eight of those players will play in the Alabama/Mississippi Classic while 15 were picked to represent the South team in the Bernard Blackwell game.

The Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Classic will take place on Saturday, Dec. 10th, at Hancock Whitney Stadium at Noon in Mobile on the campus of the University of South Alabama.

The following players from the “Southern Six” counties in South Mississippi were picked for that prestigious contest:


Bray Hubbard, Ocean Springs

Running Back

Dante Dowdell, Picayune

Offensive Line

Ladarius Jordan, Gulfport

Jeremy Flora, Pascagoula

Defensive Line

Amarion Ware, Harrison Central

Jamarious Brown, Moss Point

Zavion Coleman, Picayune

Special Teams

Bart Edmiston, K/P, Ocean Springs


The Bernard Blackwell North/South All-Star Game will take place on Saturday, Dec. 17th at 11:30 a.m., at historic Milner Stadium in Gulfport. The following players from the “Southern Six” counties in South Mississippi were picked for that prestigious contest:


Kaden Irving, Gautier

Offensive Line

Kane Edwards, Poplarville

Casey Tynes, George County

Wide Receivers

Chasden Collins, Stone

A.J. Phillips, Gautier

Duran Parrish, Biloxi

J.P. Coulter, Ocean Springs

Keilon Parnell, Pascagoula

Defensive Line

Tucker Smith, Poplarville


Nakiel Trotter, Poplarville

David Lewis, Gulfport

Keshawn Thomas, Ocean Springs

Defensive Backs

Tyran Warren, Picayune

Damaryion Fillmore, Biloxi

D.K. Jenkins, St. Martin


A quartet of head coaches in our area will pull a little double duty at the end of the upcoming season, as they all have been selected to the staff of annual all-star games. Moss Point’s Harmon and Katlan French of Biloxi will be assistants for the home state team in the 2022 Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Classic at The University of South Alabama’s Hancock Whitney Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 10th at Noon. Also, Poplarville’s Beech and Blake Pennock of Ocean Springs will be assistants on the South Team for the 2022 Bernard Blackwell North/South All-Star Game on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 11:30 a.m. at Gulfport’s Milner Stadium.


Written by Curtis Rockwell

Curtis has almost three decades of experience at four different daily newspapers across South Mississippi, specializing in Sports and live Music.


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