Davidson, Gross get North-South game spots
Published 1:53 pm Monday, April 26, 2004
W.S. Neal's Alphonso Gross and T.R. Miller's Trent Davidson have been selected to play in the North and South All-Star Game in Montgomery on July 16.
The football contest is part of an all-star week, which also includes games for baseball, softball, basketball and soccer.
"It's a big honor to get to play in this game. Those players who are not selected for the Alabama state team are then put into a pool of players for spots in this game," W.S. Neal coach Shane Smothers said.
Gross (a 5-9, 180 lb. sr. running back) rushed for 2,407 yards and scored 36 touchdowns last season. He has signed to play at West Virginia.
Davidson (a 6-5, 250 lb. sr. tight end) haueld in 13 passes for 277 yards and scored two touchdowns last season. He has signed to play at Alabama.
While Gross is expected to play in the game, T.R. Miller coach Jamie Riggs indicated Davidson will be unable to perform.
"Trent is taking summer classes at Alabama this summer and his classes will conflict with the game date. Regardless, it's a good honor for him to get chosen to play," Riggs said.
Gross may not be the only Blue Eagle to suit up for the game. Chris Johnson (a 6-2, 280 lb. sr. defensive lineman) is a first alternate. Johnson has signed to play at Itawamba Junior College.
"If any players at his position can't play, Chris will get the first opportunity to play in the game," Smothers.
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University of Alabama assistant football coach Bob Connelly will be the guest speaker at Thursday's Escambia County Alabama Alumni and Friends Chapter Spring Meeting and Membership Drive.
The event will be held at the Country Club of Brewton. Social time is at 6 p.m. with a dinners et for 6:30 p.m.Cost to attend is $15 per person.
For more information, contact Jerry Johnson (809-2333), Keith Miller (867-5625) or Earl Cooper (867-5413).
The T.R. Miller Tigers and W.S. Neal golf teams have scheduled a meet against each other for Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the Country Club of Brewton.
It will be the final tuneup for both teams before Thursday's Class 3A Section 1 Meet, which will be held at Lagoon Park in Montgomery.
The W.S. Neal Lady Blue Eagles softball team has rescheduled its home date against Clarke County for Monday.
The date has been turned into a doubleheader. The first game is slated for 3 p.m.