GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - There was more rain pouring than scoring in the 70th annual Bernard Blackwell All-Star Classic as the North & South settle for a 0-0 tie. The last time this game was left scoreless was back in 1963 - before any of the players that participated were born, let alone thought of.
Local products put the pads on one more time before hanging up their high school careers. Of the players, Gulfport senior quarterback and Southern Miss commit TQ Newsome said he’s glad he got to end his high school career on his home turf and is grateful for the bonds he made leading up to Saturday’s game.
“It’s bittersweet,” Newsome said. I’m going to miss playing high school ball. I made a lot of friends from my regular high school team to this all-star team so it’s just been a fun journey, a long journey but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I love everyone I was around, all the coaches and it’s just been a fun experience overall. Love you bro. It’s crazy, I’m just glad we didn’t lose. We knew the field was going to be sloppy, we knew it would be a defensive battle. We just tried to come out and do the best that we could to put points on the board."