BILOXI -- Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College wide receiver Javon Floyd learned early Saturday morning that his uncle Reggie James had died.
Floyd honored his uncle at the MACJC All-Star game, earning South MVP honors as the South won 21-10 at Biloxi Stadium.
Floyd, who won the Keith Daniels Offensive MVP award for the South, caught a seven yard touchdown pass from Jones County Junior College quarterback Kelvin Bourrage in the first quarter.
Immediately after Floyd scored, he pointed to the skies.
"I did it for my uncle," he said. "I wanted to put everything in this game for him."
The South continued their comeback on the first play of the second half as Bourrage hit former Ocean Springs receiver Ishmel Morrow on a 70-yard touchdown pass to give the South their first lead of the day, 14-10.
"Those two plays changed momentum," said Mississippi Gulf Coast coach Chad Huff, who coached the South team. "After scoring late in the first half, we had two quick touchdowns."
Added Bourrage: "(The North) was very fast on defense. The coaches talked to us and helped us focus on what we needed to do."
Huff said the coaches didn't tell their team much.
"We challenged them to come out and compete and finish the second half," he said. "We wanted them to give themselves a chance to win it at the end." We had to get the feel of the game. Once we settled down, we started playing and executing and didn't think about what we had to do."
The North had the momentum for most of the first half, leading 10-0.
Northeast Mississippi's Jacob Meeks connected on a 26-yard field goal. Northeast Mississippi's Tiberias Lampkin scored on a 42 yard TD run. Lampkin finished with 89 yards on 14 carries, earning the Hubert Tucker Offensive MVP award for the North.
The South responded with 14 points at the end of the second quarter and start of the third quarter, leading 14-10. Pearl River's Matt Williams found Co-Lin's Matias Robinson on a 14-yard TD play.
James H. "Wooky" Gray game MVP winner Hinds defensive back Decory Magee had two interceptions to put the game away for the South in the second half.
"I was really pleased with the way the guys played," said Huff."They were able to showcase their talents tonight."
Co-Lin's Scooter Jones won the defensive MVP for the South. Itawamba's Terrance Jones was named the North's defensive MVP.