Grange North - South Football Rosters Released

The annual North-South football All-Star game rosters have been released. The Grange Insurance All-Star game is thought to be the oldest all-star game nationally. It's our last chance to see some of these kids play. Read on to see the history of the game and the rosters by position.

I know what a lot of you are going through right now.....High School football withdrawel.  We all hate this offseason that just seems to take forever, but then we remember the All-Star games we get to witness each summer.  One last chance to see some of last year's graduating class play the greatest game on earth.

The rosters for the North team and the South team for the Grange Insurance North/South All-Star Classic were recently released.  We'll take a look at who's playing in it and where some of the players will be attending school next fall.

Before we get into the rosters, let's take a look at the history of the game itself (info courtesy www.ohsfca.org):

"The first Ohio All-Star game was played on August 17, 1946, at Toledo Waite High School stadium in Toledo, Ohio, with the South winning 26-21.

The clash has previously been played in Massillon 17 times, Canton 26 times, Akron twice, Columbus twice, Toledo twice and once each in Middletown, Springfield and Mansfield.

In the 54 years of competition the North holds the edge in victories 30-21. Three times the game ended in a tie (1947, 1956, 1968).

The All-Star Classic has featured 4 Heisman Trophy winners; Desmond Howard, Archie Griffin, Roger Staubach and the late Vic Janowicz, & 7 Mr. Ohio Football Award winners."


North:

QB's:

  • Brian Hoyer, 6'4 195 pounds, out of St Ignatius High School (Michigan State)
  • Clint Cochran, 6'4 200 pounds, out of Wadsworth High School (Toledo)
  • Thom Abbot, 6'1 180 pounds, out of Mentor High School

RB's:

  • Edwin Hood, 5'11 185 pounds, out of Whitmer High School (Bowling Green)
  • Kevin McCann, 6'1 185 pounds, out of Tinora High School
  • Brad Bury, 6'1 245 pounds, out of Marion Harding High School (Miami OH)
  • Tony Howard, 6'0 190 pounds, out of Garfield (Michigan State)
  • Shawn Lane, 5'11 170 pounds, out of Hubbard High School (Ohio State)

WR's:

  • Asante White, 5'11 170 pounds, out of Start High School
  • Miles Williams, 6'3 195 pounds, out of Austintown Fitch High School (???)

TE's:

  • Mike Massey, 6'5 225 pounds, out of St Ignatius High School (Michigan)
  • David DiFranco, 6'5 255 pounds, out of Midview High School (Miami OH)

OL:

  • Andrew Decker, 6'3 275 pounds, out of Tol. St Johns High School (Toledo)
  • Edwin Hunt, 6'5 285 pounds, out of Marion Pleasant High School
  • Craig Truax, 6'5 255 pounds, out of Findlay High School
  • Will Harner, 6'3 265 pounds, out of Southeast High School
  • Brandon Braxton, 6'6 300 pounds, out of Ursuline High School
  • Juan Vega, 6'3 270 pounds, out of Ursuline High School

DB's:

  • Tony Davis, 6'0 180 pounds, out of Howland High School (Penn State)
  • Bradley Fletcher, 6'2 190 pounds, out of Ytown Liberty High School (Iowa)
  • Lamonte Neims, 6'3 200 pounds, out of Ravenna High School
  • KL Smith, 6'0 180 pounds, out of Copley High School (Ohio U)
  • Billy Relford, 5'9 170 pounds, out of Massillon Washington High School (West Virginia)
  • Ron Stoops, 6'3 190 pounds, out of Cardinal Mooney High School (Michigan State)

LB's:

  • Ryan Marando, 6'3 235 pounds, out of St Edward High School (Indiana)
  • Brandon Smith, 6'3 230 pounds, out of Euclid High School (Ohio State)
  • Paul Burger, 6'0 225 pounds, out of Mentor High School

DL:

  • Joe Morton, 5'11 240 pounds, out of Fostoria High School
  • Joel Belding, 6'5 285 pounds, out of Cloverleaf High School (Northwestern)
  • Joe Ardman, 6'2 290 pounds, out of Fulton Northwest High School
  • Nick Smith, 6'6 260 pounds, out of GlenOak High School (Michigan State)

K/P:

  • Mike Krispinski, 5'9 175 pounds, out of Ashland High School


South:

QB's:

RB's:

  • Erik Haw, 6'1 210 pounds, Independence High School (Ohio State)
  • Gary Russell, 6'0 205 pounds, Walnut Ridge High School (Minnesota)

WR's:

  • Brad Goldsberry, 6'3 185 pounds, out of Shawnee High School
  • Nick Moore, 6'4 185 pounds, out of Westerville South High School
  • Trevor Bruney, 5'11 185 pounds, out of Martins Ferry High School
  • Eddie Hamilton, 6'0 185 pounds, out of Cambridge High School
  • Romunn Grigsby, 6'4 185 pounds, out of Northmont High School (Kansas State)
  • Adam Blevins, 6'1 180 pounds, out of Reading High School

OL:

  • Shawn Donaldson, 6'5 270 pounds, out of Dover High School (Kent State)
  • Nate Hollins, 6'3 310 pounds, out of John Glenn High School
  • Chauncey Incarnato, 6'6 280 pounds, out of Dover High School (Notre Dame)
  • Gerald Cadogen, 6'6 310 pounds, out of Portsmouth High School (Penn State)
  • Brandon Curtis, 6'3 290 pounds, out of Springfield South High School (Bowling Green)
  • Ben Person, 6'4 310 pounds, out of Xenia High School (Ohio State)
  • Matt McKeown, 6'4 250 pounds, out of Sycamore High School (Miami OH)

DB's:

  • Bryant Haines, 6'5 205 pounds, out of Piqua High School
  • Sirjo Welch, 6'0 180 pounds, out of Beechcroft High School (Ohio State)
  • Donnie Johnson, 6'1 185 pounds, out of Gallia Academy
  • Pernell Williams, 6'0 200 pounds, out of Jefferson High School (West Virginia)
  • Jarell Williams, 6'0 180 pounds, out of Princeton High School (Kentucky)
  • Dustin Woods, 5'11 180 pounds, out of Purcell High School

LB's:

  • Doori Song, 6'0 230 pounds, out of Coshocton High School (Princeton)
  • Chad Hoobler, 6'5 230 pounds, out of Carrolton High School (Ohio State)
  • Brad Sheidt, 5'11 215 pounds, out of St Xavier High School

DL:

  • Nick Parr, 6'2 240 pounds, out of Kenton High School
  • Alex Barrow, 6'4 245 pounds, out of Dublin Coffman High School (Ohio State)
  • Tony Johnson, 6'1 255 pounds, out of Lakota East High School (Iowa State)
  • Nii Adjei Oninku, 6'3 245 pounds, out of Northmont High School (Kentucky)

K/P:

  • Jonathon Skeete, 5'10 170 pounds out of Gahanna High School

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