Chattanooga area football players are excited about playing Saturday, Dec. 21 in the Georgia Dome as part of the all-day DL Scott Coalition Bowl Youth Championships and High School Junior and Senior All Star Games.
Many of the Class of 2014 high school seniors from the area have been selected to play for the North team coached by North Murray's David "Goo" Gann.
The North Georgia and Central Georgia stars play at 1:30, with East Metro Atlanta graduating seniors and West Metro Atlanta playing at 7:45 PM.
Coach Jamey Jones' Scenic City Stars 10-under team from East Ridge, is scheduled to play an East Metro Titans squad coached by event originator/sponsor, Dr. David L. Scott at noon.
The senior stars from Central Georgia, led by University of Georgia safety Trey Matthews, defeated the North stars 10-0 in the 2012 game.
In the 12-year-old game last December, the Calhoun Yellow Jackets defeated the East Ridge, Tenn. Mustangs 21-14 in a thriller.
The All-star game Saturday will again have a North squad made up of players from Catoosa, Walker, Dade, Whitfield, Gordon, Chattooga, Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Cherokee, Bartow, Floyd and Dawson counties against a Central squad that includes players from Carroll, Douglas, Coweta and Troup counties.
North Georgia defensive coordinator Cortnee Braswell said Sunday after watching practice in Chatsworth that he was impressed with the athleticism of the team.
"In the past few years I have coached in a lot of all-star games and this is by far the best looking group of athletes I've seen," Braswell said.
Ringgold stars who helped carry the Tigers to the first semifinals appearance in school history headline the North stars.
Quarterback Slade Dale, DB Christian Plott, OLB Dakota Baer, OL Ryan Emmer and TE Dallas McGhee are representing Ringgold.
Dale, who is North Georgia's answer to "Johnny Football," has signed to play baseball at Georgia. Dale rushed for 1,186 yards and 19 touchdowns and passed for 1,665 yards and 17 TDs.
Ridgeland has three players, who helped lead the Panthers to the Class AAAA state title game, selected to play in the Dome. DL Jermaine Conyers, who has committed to Indiana, is joined by DB Dillon Peterman and RB Noah Cooper.
Other Chattanooga area players in the game are: LB Lyle Durham (Dalton), DB Mikey Williams (Dade County), DE Triston Evans (LFO), DB Jacob Gilbert (LFO), DL Isaiah Mack (Northwest Whitfield), CB Tevin McDanial (Northwest Whitfield), WR Andy Whisenant (Northwest Whitfield), OLB John Chastain (North Murray), OL Jordan Ray (North Murray), DE Jacob Mitchell (Gordon Central), OL Bret Peterson (Trion), WR Nich Bartley (Christian Heritage) and RB Tydus Curtis (Calhoun).
Dr. Scott said that the Coalition Bowl Senior All-Star Game, "Is to reward participants for their outstanding effort, commitment, and dedication to Georgia high school football."
The veteran youth coach has had his former players participate in his All-star games and go on to play in college. He provides this event to give the student athletes in Georgia a showcase for their talents in an effort to increase scholarship opportunities.
In addition to its High School All-star games, the David L Scott Coalition Bowl is host to one of the country’s premier post season Youth Football Tournaments. The top youth football teams in Georgia (ages 6u, 8u, 10u, 12u) kick off at 8:00 AM with championship games in the Dome.
Coalition Bowl Youth Bowl & Georgia Junior and Senior All-Star Games
Where: Georgia Dome
When: Dec. 21
Admission: $22.50 (for all day)
Fact: Only Georgia All-star Game played in the Dome
Practice Schedule: 6 PM Mon-Thurs North Murray
For more info: Stump Martin email@example.com or 423-421-2595
Schedule: 8:00 am - (6U) Atlanta Vikings vs Eastway Cherokees;
9:00 am - (12U) North Henry Tigers vs Athens Rams;
10:00 am - (8U) Sandtown Vikings vs Decatur Army;
11:00 am - (10U) Central DeKalb Jaguars vs Edgewood Red Devils;
12:00 pm - (10U) East Metro Titans vs the Scenic City Stars;
1:30 pm - North All Stars vs. Central All Stars
4:00 Atlanta Junior All Stars vs the Augusta All Stars
6:30 pm - (12U) Welcome All Panthers vs Jonesboro Ducks
7:45 pm - East All Stars vs. West All Stars
2013 North All-Star Roster
DL Scott High School Senior All Star Game
Georgia Dome 1:30 Saturday Dec. 21
North Georgia vs Central Georgia
Adairsville Lavette, Sheldon
2. Adairsville Pitt, Demetrices
3. Calhoun Curtis, Tydus
4. Cartersville Barden, Brooks
5. Cartersville Barnes, Alex
6. Cartersville Ford, TL
7. Cartersville Gray, Gordon
8. Cartersville Henderson, Devin
9. Cartersville House, Jesse
10. Cartersville Quattlebuam, Mark
11. Chattooga Byars, Devan
12. Christian Heritage Bartley, Nich
13. Dade Co. Williams, Mikey
14. Dalton Durham, Lyle
15. Darlington Hayworth, Travis
16. Darlington Peters, Sloan
17. Dawson County Putnam, Jackson
18. East Paulding Christian, Connor
19. Gordon Central Mitchell, Jacob
20. LFO Evans, Tristan
21. LFO Gilbert, Jacob
22. Model Brown, James
23. North Murray Chastain, John
24. North Murray Ray, Jordan
25. Northwest Mack, Isaiah
26. Northwest McDaniel, Tevin
27. Northwest Whisenant, Andy
28. Pepperell Owen, Hayden
29. Pickens Co. Brumby, Tanner
30. Pickens Co. Howard,Thomas
31. Ridgeland Conyers, Jermaine
32. Ridgeland Cooper, Noah
33. Ridgeland Peterman, Dillion
34. Ringgold Baer, Dakota
35. Ringgold Dale, Slade
36. Ringgold Emmer, Ryan
37. Ringgold McGhee, Dallas
38. Ringgold Plott, Chris
39. River Ridge Egan, James
40. Rome Griffin, Frank
41. Rome Kirksey, Aaron
42. Sequoyah Brown, Austin
43. Sequoyah Collins, Curtis
44. Sequoyah McKune, Daniel
45. Sonoraville Slaton, Andrew
46. Trion Peterson, Bret
47. Woodland Stocks, Qua
48. Adairsville Austin Harris
49. James Brown Model