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South holds huge size advantage over North

By By Jeff Byrd/The Meridian Star
Dec. 7, 2001
CLINTON Judging by the looks of the teams, and comments from coaches and players, the North All-Stars may be at a decided disadvantage for tonight's Mississippi Private School Association All-Star game.
Kick-off for the North-South contest is set for 6 p.m. at Robinson-Hale Stadium here at Mississippi College.
Wayne Academy head coach Tom Boszor is serving as the offensive co-ordinator for the North All-Stars. Bayou Academy's Mike McClendon is the head coach for the North.
Boszor, though, was quick to point out a problem with the roster.
Winston Academy coach Steve Kelly is handling the offensive and defensive line and says the North could be hurt by its lack of size.
One of those who will be counted on to stop the South will be Heidelberg Academy's Joe Connor. He is one of the biggest players in the game at 6-foot-3 and 315 pounds.
Moore will play for the South All-Stars. He will line up at split end. He says he likes his team's chances.
Two of the players who Moore said have drawn the most attention for the South are linemen Adam Scott Wilson of Oak Forest and Charles Kitchen of Tensas Academy. Wilson is 6-2, 250 while Kitchen is 6-4, 298. Both are considered NCAA Division I prospects.
One of the quarterbacks for the North is Magnolia Heights' Lee Powell who tossed five touchdown passes in the Chiefs' 38-6 romp past Oak Forest for the AA title.
Powell, however, may have to get a number for his turn as a North quarterback.
The North will probably open with an option-based offense led by North Delta School quarterback Chad McMahan. Bayou's Blake Whatley, who played for McClendon, will get some time. Powell may be the fourth quarterback in the rotation.
Also playing in the game from The Meridian Star coverage area will be Sylva-Bay's Buddy Welborn, Leake Academy's Luke Culpepper, Heidelberg's Heath Ainsworth and Winston's Jason Fulcher and Scott Peterson.
Welborn is slated to play defensive end for the North while Ainsworth will be a running back. Fulcher will start at middle linebacker while Peterson will be be at either fullback or tight end.
Culpepper will play strong safety for the South.
All-Star Scores
Year Winner Loser
1972 North 17 South 15
1973 South 34 North 21
1974 North 27 South 6
1975 South 18 North 14
1976 South 21 North 19
1977 North 10 South 6
1978 North 12 South 7
1979 South 47 North 7
1980 South 16 North 6
1981 South 21 North 14
1982 South 22 North 6
1983 South 20 North 19
1984 South 30 North 27
1985 North 53 South 7
1986 South 56 North 16
1987 North 27 South 20
1988 South 35 North 15
1989 South 28 North 14
1990 South 40 North 13
1991 South 22 North 20
1992 South 18 North 0
1993 South 28 North 25
1994 North 27 South 11
1995 North 26 South 23
1996 North 13 South 10
1997 North 28 South 21
1998 North 32 South 14
1999 South 34 North 21
2000 North 23 South 12
South Leads All-Time Series 17-12

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