Five Coast players selected from MS/AL All-Star Game
Of the 40 players selected for this year’s Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic, five of them hail from right here on the Gulf Coast.
That includes two from Biloxi High School starting with Ole Miss commit Elijah Sabbatini, a three star safety for the Indians who leads the team with two fumble recoveries and is third on the team with 24 solo tackles despite missing last week’s game due to injury.
His running mate, defensive lineman Devon Smith, has Division I offers from Kansas, South Alabama, and Troy, and makes the roster despite being sidelined with a significant leg injury of his own.
Moving on to D’Iberville where Minnesota commit Justin Walley has been absolutely dominating on both sides of the ball. The three-star cornerback not only leads the Warriors with 29 total tackles, he’s also the team’s leading rusher with more than 13 yards per carry, adding up to 548 yards and nine touchdowns. He even leads the team with 15 receptions and another 215 yards receiving.
At Harrison Central, it is Mississippi State commit Jacobi Moore, who’s currently recovering from a torn meniscus. However, the three-star wideout still leads the team with 250 receiving yards to go along with three touchdowns on 10 catches.
Last, but not least is George County’s M.J. Daniels, who does just about everything for the Rebels. The Mississippi State commit is a four star cornerback and quarterback and the team’s second leading rusher, combining for six touchdowns on offense to go along with a defensive touchdown and even a punt return for touchdown.
George County Team Manager Logan Martin also made the cut.
This year’s game will be played on December 12th in Montgomery.
Moving onto the Bernard Blackwell All-Star Classic, normally played at Gulfport Milner’s Stadium, but this year time and location yet to be determined.
Once again, Biloxi with the most representation on the south team in the form of defensive lineman Marcus Dickey, running back K.K. Kendrick, and offensive lineman Weston Kropp.
Other players making the cut are East Central defensive lineman Raidon Williams, George County offensive lineman Derek Howell, Gulfport specialist Tres Ladner as well as Admirals defensive back Jacob Stevenson, Harrison Central linebacker Ricky Willis, Moss Point quarterback Deuce Lee II, Picayune linebacker Austin Samples, and Poplarville defensive back Torry Polk.
Gulfport Head Coach John Archie and Poplarville Head Coach Jay Beech are two of the assistant coaches.