From Special Reports:
Seven players from Pine Belt area high schools have been selected to play for the Mississippi All-Star team in the annual Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Football Classic set for Dec. 16 in Hattiesburg.
Kickoff is set for noon at M.M. Roberts Stadium on the University of Southern Mississippi campus.
Jefferson Davis County coach Lance Mancuso was selected as head coach for the Mississippi team. His assistant coaches include Seminary High School coach Brian Rials (offensive line), Pearl River Central High School coach Larry Dolan (defensive line) and North Forrest High School coach Anthony Dillon (defensive backs).
Area players selected include Hattiesburg High School running back Fabian Franklin and linebacker William Robinson, Oak Grove High School defensive lineman Jaden Crumedy, Wayne County High School defensive lineman Quenten Bivens, Seminary defensive lineman Qvaius Currie and Jefferson Davis linebacker Darrell Sims and offensive lineman Justin Ducksworth.
Hattiesburg High manger Samuel Philips was selected as one of two managers for the Mississippi team.