By Mike Leamnson Monday, June 18 2012 00:00
The executive coaches board of the Southwest/Central Virginia All-Star Classic have released the roster of players and coaches selected to participate in the 2012 All-Star Classic football game. The game will be held in Roanoke at William Fleming High School on June 22, with kickoff at 7 p.m.
The football classic will showcase outstanding senior players from the 2010 high school football season. During this week almost 80 of the top high school seniors from the New River Valley, Roanoke, Lynchburg, Harrisonburg, Martinsville, Danville, South Boston and all points between, will meet in Roanoke to prepare to showcase their talents one last time in their high school careers. Participants include many players who received district, regional, state and even national honors. Most of these players will be attending and playing football at colleges across Virginia and the country during this coming year.
Seventy-five players from 39 high schools across the area will be represented at the game. They were nominated by their own head coach at their school and/or by coaches in their own districts and regions and selected by the Executive Coaches Committee of the All Star Classic. All of these players were recognized by multiple conferences and organizations as the top players in their areas and in the state.
The Southwest squad will be made up of high school players from Christiansburg, Radford, Floyd County, Giles, Rockbridge, Martinsville, George Wythe, Salem, Pulaski County, George Washington, Franklin County, Northside, Alleghany, Patrick Henry, Cave Spring, William Byrd, Staunton River, Magna Vista and Bath County.
The head coaches for the 2012 All-Star Classic are Brad Bradley, head coach at Heritage High School in Lynchburg, and Tim Fulton, head coach at Cave Spring High School in Roanoke.
Assisting coach Bradley with the Central All-Stars are David Tibbs (R.E. Lee High), Eric Sherry (Charlottesville High), Greg Mullins (William Campbell High), Dave Close (Altavista High) and Andy Cox (Altavista High). Assisting coach Jones with the Southwest All-Stars are Will Fields (Bath Co.), Jason White (Rockbridge Co.), Chris Jones (Franklin Co. High), Joe Favero (Magna Vista High) and Jamie Harless (Lord Botetourt High).
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