Taylor selected as All-Star coach

Published 12:01 am Friday, May 9, 2014

Straughn coach Trent Taylor will serve as the head coach for the South football squad in the North-South All-Star Football game in July during All-Star Sports Week in Montgomery.

Taylor will lead a South squad that leads the North 29-23-2 in the series, which began in 1948.

Other coaches on Taylor’s staff include Adam Winegarden of Fairhope, Phil Lazenby of Bayside Academy, Tom Causey of Demopolis, Randy Ragsdale of Trinity Presbyterian, Mike Battles, Jr., of Tallassee, Norman Dean of Elmore County and Michael Summers of Alabama Christian, who will serve as administrative coach.

The North squad coach is Keith Etheredge of Leeds. LHS defeated SHS in the state semifinals last fall.

Andalusia’s Montel Lee and Michael McCalman were selected as players on the South squad, along with Straughn’s Conner Livings.

This year’s game will be held on July 24 at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl.