Man’s Keffer, McCoy to play in North-South


By Paul Adkins - [email protected]



John Thomas Keffer runs with the ball in last year’s loss to Pocahontas County.


Christian McCoy


This year’s North-South All-Star Football Classic will have a Man High School flavor.

The head coach of the South All-Stars is Man’s Harvey Arms.

Coach Arms is also bringing two of his players — quarterback John Thomas Keffer and lineman Christian McCoy — to play for the South.

Both Keffer and McCoy were named Class A All-State Second Team last year for the 8-3 Hillbillies.

Keffer completed 113-of-191 passes for 1,730 yards with 27 touchdowns and six interceptions on the season last fall. He also ran for 223 yards and scored nine TDs.

McCoy was Man’s leading tackler with 72 stops and also four QB sacks.

Also on the South roster are: Mingo Central lineman Cole Ellis; Tug Valley running back/defensive lineman and second-team all-stater Phillip Lucas; Scott tight end/defensive lineman Codie Loftus; Tolsia running back/defensive back Luke Presley; Wayne running back/defensive back Cody Stiltner; and Wayne running back/defensive lineman Logan Queen.

Presley, a Class AA all-state first-team pick, was the driving force behind the Rebels making it to the Super Six for the first time since 2006 as he had 2,144 rushing yards and 34 total touchdowns.

The quarterback is Capital High School’s Tyrhee Pratt, the Kennedy Award winner.

This year’s North-South game is set for Saturday, June 18 at University of Charleston Stadium/Laidley Field in Charleston. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

The game director is Bob Mullett. The sponsors are the West Virginia Athletic Coaches Association and WCHS-TV/FOX-11.

Ryan Wilson of Clay-Battelle High School is the head coach of the North Bears.

The South All-Stars won last year’s game 7-0.

No players from Chapmanville Regional or Logan were picked to play in this year’s game.

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South Cardinals

2016 All-Star Football Roster

Player Position Hgt Wgt School

Kyle Ayers OL/DL 5-10 270 Woodrow Wilson

Collin Beckner OL/DL 6-0 280 Nitro Marquis Bonds WR/DB 6-3 210 Mount View

Druw Bowen WR/DB 6-3 210 George Washington

Savion Brown OL/DL 6-2 320 Capital

Alex Bruce RB/LB 6-1 225 Sissonville

Chris Camp RB/LB 5-10 215 Cabell Midland

Chris Delaney OL/DL 6-4 285 Greenbrier East

Caleb Doak OL/DL 6-2 285 Hurricane

Cole Ellis OL/DL 6-0 270 Mingo Central

Bryce Goldsmith TE/DL 6-5 230 Capital

Shane Harless RB/LB 5-10 195 Meadow Bridge

J.D.Hensler WR/DB 6-2 185 Pocahontas

Caperton Humphrey RB/LB 6-2 215 Cabell Midland

Dionne Jackson WR/DB 5-11 170 Huntington

Trenton Jordan OL/LB 5-10 220 Herbert Hoover

John Thomas Keffer QB/DB 6-0 210 Man

Zayvion Lawson RB/DB 5-8 180 Greenbrier East

Codie Loftus TE/DL 6-1 220 Scott

Phillip Lucas RB/DL 6-3 235 Tug Valley

Christian McCoy OL/DL 6-1 260 Man

Codie Newhouse TE/DL 6-4 215 James Monroe

C.J. Perkins RB/DB 6-0 205 South Charleston

Tyrhee Pratt QB/DB 6-2 210 Capital

Luke Presley RB/DB 5-10 170 Tolsia

Logan Queen RB/DL 6-1 215 Wayne

Clayton Rickman OL/DL 5-9 270 Princeton

Matt Ryan WR/DB 6-0 185 Summers

Terry Solt OL/DL 6-3 225 St. Albans

Alec Stanley OL/DL 6-1 265 Point Pleasant

Cody Stiltner WR/DB 5-11 185 Wayne

Devin Stapleton RB/DB 5-10 175 Cabell Midland

Terrance Tate WR/DB 5-8 160 Huntington

Nathan Tony TE/DL 6-4 330 George Washington

Justin Ward OL/DL 6-4 260 Woodrow Wilson

Jacob Whittington K/P 5-10 160 Princeton

Logan Wilcox WR/DB 6-0 180 Spring Valley

Coach: Harvey Arms (Man)

John Thomas Keffer runs with the ball in last year’s loss to Pocahontas County.
http://loganbanner.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_ManPC-John-Thomas-Keffer-runs-CMYK.jpgJohn Thomas Keffer runs with the ball in last year’s loss to Pocahontas County.

Christian McCoy
http://loganbanner.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Man-Christian-McCoy-CMYK.jpgChristian McCoy

By Paul Adkins

[email protected]

(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).

(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).

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