After a scoreless first half, the North logged a touchdown and a two-point conversion early in the second half and made that stand up in an 8-6 victory over the South in the annual North-South All-Star Football Classic Saturday at South Charleston High School.

The game was sponsored by the West Virginia Schools Athletic Coaches Association and WCHS-TV/FOX-11.

"I'm extremely proud of them," South head coach David Moneypenny told media members when discussing his team after the game. "We played hard on defense; we were on defense a lot, we better play hard on defense."

"We had some local talent from my neck of the woods," he added, "and they came out ... and proved they can play (against players from bigger classifications).

"A lot of heart, a lot of heart right there (motioning to his team's huddle). Ain't no question about that."

Following is a list of awards announced during the day:

Cheer queens

North — Mei Mei Rexroad, Notre Dame

South — Krystina Gore, Summers County

West Virginia Schools Athletic Coaches Association Scholarships

Cheer

North — Ashton Allen, Liberty-Harrison

South — Madison Carey, Tug Valley

Athletic

• Haven Skeens — Sissonville

• Chris Begley — Liberty-Raleigh

Game

North — Ryan Creech, Parkersburg

North — Jevon Lang, Jefferson

North — Reggie Redman, Keyser

South — Jaylon Battaile, Greenbrier East

South — Cordell Lesher, Midland Trail

South — Caleb Wynn, Clay County

Lineman

North — Jaden Rollyson, Liberty-Harrison

South — Kalai Clark, Capital

Game ball

North — Jevon Lang, Jefferson

South — Caleb Wynn, Clay County

Most Valuable Player

North (Kenny Wright Award) — Rhett Heston, Fairmont Senior

South (Rat Thom Award) — Jacob Hensley, Sherman

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