Football: South beats North 36-28 in Pinellas All-Star Game

Thanks to big plays on offense, defense and special teams, the South team beat the North 36-28 in the 28th Pinellas County Senior All-Star Game. 

Plenty of players received awards for their performance – and others were honored for their courage or given teary tributes. Here is the list. 

Overall MVP

Joe Key, Northside Christian

The electrifying receiver, who helped the Mustangs reach the playoffs this year, returned a kickoff for a touchdown and had several big catches for the South. 

Offensive MVP

Luke Yoder, East Lake

The hard-nosed runner, who played a pivotal role in getting the Eagles to the region finals this year, had 111 yards of offense (80 rushing, 31 receiving) and two touchdowns for the North. 

Defensive MVP

Kamrin Canterbury, Pinellas Park

Hours after picking up his first offer from Long Island University, Canterbury continued to raise his recruiting profile by picking off two passes in the all-star Game, returning one for a touchdown and helping seal a victory for the South with the other. 

Offensive line MVP

Tyrek Tripp, Clearwater

The 6-foot-2, 385 pound lineman helped pave the way for Yoder to score twice on the ground. 

Defensive line MVP

Marcus Calvin, Gibbs

The Kansas commit wreaked havoc in the backfield to lead the South up front. 

Mike June Courage Award

Isaiah Johnson, Lakewood

The Spartan standout overcame the loss of his father in the middle of last season to excel on the field and in the classroom. He currently has an unweighted 3.4 grade point average. 

In Loving Memory

Logan Jay McNeil

The all-star game organizers paid tribute to the 2013 Lakewood graduate, who died in November of last year. He played in the 2012 all-star game and went to become a defensive lineman for the West Coast Soldiers semi-pro team that won the 2019 national title.