ANOTHER CHANCE TO PLAY: Black, Prevett named to South All-Stars

Published 12:05 am Friday, June 15, 2018

Andalusia High School graduates Will Black and Lane Prevett have the chance to strap on the pads as they were selected to play in Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches North/South All-Star game this summer in Montgomery.

The former Bulldog offensive lineman will represent Andalusia on the South All-Star team.

Black and Prevett were big parts on the Andalusia offensive line that helped lead the Bulldogs to back-to-back semifinal appearances.

“It’s very exciting and I’m glad I get to play one more game,” Prevett said of being selected for the South All-Stars. “I was really shocked when I found out. I thought I had played my last football game, but I get one more chance to suit up.”

The All-Star teams are selected by coaches and athletic directors across the state.

“It’s an honor to be selected by the coaches around the state,” Prevett said. “It shows that my hard work and effort really shows when I play.”

For Black, he is also excited about the opportunity to play one more time.

“I can’t describe the feeling about getting to play one more time,” Black said. “When coach called me, he said he knew I had hung my helmet up and lost a lot of weight, but this is an amazing opportunity.”

After being away from football and weight training, Black said he is going to have to work to get ready for the game.

“Lane (Prevett) and I talked and we both agreed that we aren’t close to football shape,” Black said. “We decided we are going to work together to get back into shape. In December, we hung up our helmets with a bitter taste in our mouth. It’s sweet because we are going back to where we started. As juniors, our first game was played in Cramton Bowl. This is just an amazing opportunity regardless of the outcome.”

Black said many people have helped him get to this point.

“First I want to thank God because he has line everything up for me,” Black said. “I want to thank Coach (Trent) Taylor, Coach (Garrett) and Coach (Ray) Wilson. All three of them worked with me to make me who I am. They have all been very influential to me. I also want to thank Lane Prevett, Brennan Strong, Andrew Holmes and Jean Jones. The four of them became like family during the season. I wouldn’t have this opportunity if it wasn’t for them. This is an amazing opportunity, but I wouldn’t have it if it wasn’t for them.”

This is the second-straight year that at least one Andalusia offensive lineman has been selected to play in the All-Star event.

Tommy Kanaley Jr., was selected to last summer’s All-Star team.

This year’s All-Star game will be played on July 19 at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

The game will be live streamed by the NFHS Network and broadcast by the AHSAA Radio Network.

The South holds a 30-26-2 lead over the North in the series, but the North has won the past three games.

Head coach for the South All-Stars will be Montgomery Catholic’s Aubrey Blackwell.

The North head coach is Chris Musso from Locust Fork.

Musso’s staff will include former Andalusia head coach Tom Causey who is currently the head coach at Pelham.

The South coaching staff will include Kinston’s Jon Cooper, Josh McClendon from Greenville, Kenny King from Daphne, Erik Speakman from Opelika, Kevin Smith from Benjamin Russell and Andro Williams from W.S. Neal.

Lane Prevett

Will Black