Local players tapped for all-star game

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, May 6, 2015

By Mike Hensley

Three local football players were selected to participate in the 56th annual North-South All-Star game, held in Montgomery.

Pike County’s Isaac Nickson and Charles Henderson’s Christian London and Austin Ingram will travel to the Compton Bowl on July 17 to play for the South squad.

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Alvin Briggs, the Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association (AHSADCA), announced both of the rosters. The All-Star game features rosters that are made up from seniors who played during the 2015 season.

All three players will be a part of the South’s roster, a team that includes four players who participated in state championship games a season ago.

Nickson was a member of the Bulldog defensive line. The Bulldogs finished last season with a winning record of 7-4. At Charles Henderson, offensive lineman Christian London and quarterback Austin Ingram helped lead the Trojans to a 9-5 record in 2014.

Carver-Montgomery’s head coach Billy Gresham will coach the South, while the North will be led by Lamar Harris from Hubbertville High School. The coaching staff consists of coaches from across the state.

The South holds an edge in the overall record between the two teams with a record of 30-23-2. The South won last year’s matchup 20-12.