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Justiss (far left) and Cochran-Gill (far right) with fellow captains Kalvin Levett and Andy Baker last season

Tiger duo to play in gridiron showcase

Staff Report

Two Tallassee Tiger graduates have been selected to play in the North/South All-Star Football Game at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery this week.

Jake Justiss and Trent Cochran-Gill will take the field for the 60th edition of the game to be played at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 18.

The South holds a 30-27-2 edge in the North-South football series first played in 1948. The North won 27-14 last July for its fourth straight victory in the series. The North won the first game of the series played 71 years ago in Tuscaloosa 33-0.

Winfield coach David McKinney will lead the North squad. Dadeville's Richard White is heading up the South team that Justiss and Cochran-Gill are joining.

"(I'm) very excited for both of them to get one more game in there career and it's a fun week," said THS head coach Mike Battles. "The AHSAA does a great job with the game and its great for our school and team when we have kids that get to participate in those events."

The two 37-member football teams comprised of 2019 graduating seniors reported to Auburn-Montgomery University on Sunday. The 2019 AHSAA All-Star Sports Week and Summer Conference includes competitions all week in the Capital City.

Series Records (Through 2018)
Football – South leads 30-27-2
Boys Basketball – North leads 48-28
Girls Basketball – North leads 19-3
Baseball – North leads 23-12-1
Softball – North leads 25-21-3
Boys Soccer – North leads 11-4-1
Girls Soccer – North leads 15-2-1
Volleyball – North leads 14-7
Boys Cross Country – North and South tied at 1-1
Girls Cross Country – North and South are tied at 1-1