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1996 GACA North/South
     

Date: July 19, 1996
Site: Martin Stadium (Valdosta)
Score: North 27, South 26
Coaches:
North: William Lester (Crim)
South: C.B. Cornett (Macon County)

Key Players:
North: Ray Tims (Crim, center), Brad Ware (McEachern, CB), Brian Scales (Marietta, CB), Anthony Overstreet (Douglass, DE), Cortney Roebuck (Hart County, DE), Jarvis Slaton (Tucker, DE), Daniel Hamby (Calhoun, DT), Von Eric Mayweather (Winder-Barrow, DT), Brett Looper (Marietta, DL), Jamie Fair (Cedar Shoals, LB), J. Hudson (Villa Rica, LB), Orantes Grant (Dunwoody, LB), Shae Hayes (Carrollton, NG), Jonas Jennings (Tri-Cities, OG), Mike Thrower (Carrollton, OG), Anthony Scott (Cedar Shoals, OT), Brett O’Buck (Pope, OT), Barry Hall (Gordon Central, OT), Corey Kinnebrew (Rome, OT), Lee Jolley (Cedartown, QB), Mareno Philyaw (North Clayton, QB), Jeff Hunnicutt (Pepperell, QB/DB), Arvin Richard (SW DeKalb, RB), Shaun Sullivan (Duluth, RB), Marvel White (Manchester, RB), Steven David (Commerce, RB), Ainsley Battles (Parkview, DB), Jason Waldon (McEachern, DB), Marcus Wright (Douglass, DB), Reshae Head (SW DeKalb, TE), Jimmy Pope (Gordon Central, WR), Monte Stokes (Crim, WR), Titus Johnson (Hart County, WR), Eric Hall (Lithonia, WR), Chris Chambers (Central Gwinnett, P/K)

South: Tony Butler (Riverdale, center), Antwoine Nolan (East Coweta, CB), Coronta Cody (Early County, CB), B. Mack (Josey, DE), Shay Walden (Cairo, SE), Silas Ford (Crisp County, DT), Terry Bryant (Johnson-Savannah, DT), Dewayne Lewis (Early County, DT), Tony Robinson (Treutlen, DT), C. Freeman (Lincoln County, LB), Oyemon Grace (Warner Robins, LB), Ted Greene (Macon County, LB), Shannon Wadley (Swainsboro, LB), Ron Slocumb (Warner Robins, NG), Blake C. (Colquitt County, OG), Dietrich Everett (Peach County, OG), Sam McCord (Turner County, OG), Kenric Lott (Pierce County, OT), Lydell Baker (Kendrick, OT), Phillip Duplantis (Valdosta, OT), Ryan Sulkowski (Tift County, OT), Brandon Walker (Forest Park, RB), Edward Mack (Lowndes, RB), Kelverrick Green (Cairo, RB), Robert Carr (Dodge County, RB), Robert Cooper (Bainbridge, RB), Courtney Williams (Macon County, FB/K), Kendrail Bell (Laney, FB), Paul Guyton (Thomas County Central, QB), Jacques Rumph (Peach County, QB), Travares Tillman (Toombs County, S), Laquinta Embry (Kendrick, TE), Al Lucas (NE Macon, OL), Bernard Welborn (Washington-Wilkes, TE/P), Cullen Crane (Forest Park, WR), Maurine Lively (Pierce County, WR)

Game Summary: The North came up with a big stop late in the fourth to win 27-26. Jason Weldon of McEachern stopped South quarterback Jacques Rumph on fourth down at the 9-yard line with 2:09 left to preserve the narrow margin of victory. The South had 200 yards rushing in the game to only 98 for the North. The Yanks had more success through the air with Mareno Philyaw and Lee Jolley combining for 9/18 for 116 yards. The lead changed hands throughout the game. The South opened the scoring on a 24-yard run by Macon County’s Courtney Williams. Philyaw (the North MVP) answered with a 3-yard run. The South got a touchdown from Edward Mack and Courtney Willliams (the South MVP) added his second touchdown of the half as the South went to the dressing room with a 26-14 lead. The North scored in the third on another short Philyaw run to make it 26-20. Arvin Richard got his second score of the night in the fourth and Chris Chambers’ extra point was the game-winner.

 

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