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Jeffcoat heads area all-star delegation

Plano West defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat heads a list of area players selected for this summer’s Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star football game in San Antonio.

Jeffcoat is a University of Texas signee rated the No. 2 prospect nationally by ESPNU. He will play for the North All-Stars.

The North’s offense will feature Denton Ryan quarterback Scotty Young (Texas Tech) throwing to, among others, DeSoto’s Darius Terrell (Texas) and Cedar Hill’s John Coleman (Kilgore).

Selection process for the game is weighted so all state classifications are represented.

Other area players: Cameron Allerheiligen, QB, Keller; Blake Dunham, LB, Argyle; Randall Joyner, S, Carrollton Newman Smith; Cy Wilson, ILB, Aledo; Jarman Johnson, CB, Pilot Point; Michael Odiari, ILB, Hebron; Jackson Richards, DE, Southlake Carroll; O’Chea Thomas, C, Rowlett; Javius Townsend, OL, Dallas Madison; Isikeli Cocker, OL, Euless Trinity; Grant Pierce, K-P, Plano.

Coach of the North is Brownwood coach Bob Shipley, formerly coach at Coppell.

Tanner Milson of Cedar Hill will be joined by Brandon Jefferson of Lewisville and Travis Dykman of Crandall as area members of the North All-Star basketball team.

Coppell's Brad Chasteen will coach the North.

The all-star games are held in conjunction with the annual convention of the Texas High School Coaches Association.

The basketball game will be played on Monday, July 19 and the football game follows on the next evening at the Alamodome.