High School Sports

Two Coast football standouts land invitations to Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Game

Avery White of East Central, left and Bryce Ramsey of Harrison Central.
Avery White of East Central, left and Bryce Ramsey of Harrison Central. Sun Herald photos

A pair of Coast products were named Wednesday as participants in this year’s Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Football Game.

East Central senior linebacker Avery White and Harrison Central offensive lineman Bryce Ramsey are the lone representatives from the state’s southernmost six counties on the Mississippi team.

White is part of an East Central defense that has set the tone early for the Hornets during a 5-0 start to the season. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound senior has 62 tackles, including 14 for negative yardage, this season after leading the Coast with 202 tackles as a junior.

White holds scholarship offers from Southern Miss and South Alabama.

East Central is the Sun Herald No. 1 and is ranked No. 9 overall and No. 1 in all of Class 4A in the Associated Press poll.

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Ramsey is a 6-foot-3, 315-pound senior who verbally committed to Ole Miss in March. He has played a large role in Harrison Central’s resurgence on offense this season, helping lead the Red Rebels to a 5-1 start.

Pascagoula football coach Lewis Sims will also be on the coaching staff for the Mississippi team, serving as defensive coordinator.

The Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Football Game will be played at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 in Montgomery, Alabama.

The Mississippi Association of Coaches also announced the rosters for the 2018 Bernard Blackwell Classic All-Star Football Game.

South Mississippi players who made the South squad are Biloxi defensive back Jordan Montgomery, Gulfport linebacker Derick Hall, Pascagoula defensive lineman Jarid Johnson, Ocean Springs defensive lineman Evan Hill, Hancock linebacker Trenton Ladner, D’Iberville offensive lineman Louis Paul Smith, Harrison Central offensive lineman Wes Carter, St. Martin offensive lineman Brandon Cunningham, Poplarville linebacker Ross Barnett, Gulfport quarterback T.Q. Newsome, Ocean Springs running back Micah Kelly, St. Martin running back Ham McGee and Hancock receiver Brooks Rayburn.

Patrick Magee: 228-896-2333, @CoastCoverage