Desoto County Sports

County players on all-star football rosters

This year’s Bernard Blackwell North-South All-Star Football Game roster for the North will have five players from DeSoto County schools. In addition, DeSoto Central head football coach Shelby Ford has been named an assistant coach for the annual contest, to be played in Gulfport on Dec. 18.

The group playing from DeSoto County will include Lake Cormorant’s Telvin Amos (athlete) and Jose Hernandez (offensive lineman); Dillon Williams (defensive back) and Aquarius Winston (defensive back) of Southaven; along with DeSoto Central’s Ryan Musselwhite (tight end).

DeSoto Central student manager Caleb Rogers will also be one of the managers for the North squad.

Louisville head coach Tyrone Shorter will be the head coach for the North squad. The Mississippi Association of Coaches puts on the all-star game each year at the conclusion of the high school football playoffs. The game is named for legendary Mississippi high school football coach Bernard “Blacky” Blackwell.

Bernard Blackwell North roster

DeSoto County also had representation on the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game roster that was announced on Wednesday.

The roster will include Hernando quarterback Zach Wilcke, Horn Lake wide receiver Jarnorris Hopson, and Southaven defensive lineman Aaron Bryant.

South Jones head coach Todd Breland is the head coach for the Mississippi squad, which will play their Alabama counterparts on Dec. 11 at Southern Miss.

Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob is also heard on 95.3 The Rebel twice a week with sports updates and high school football play-by-play broadcasts in the fall. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

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