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CN's Ash chosen to Indiana North-South All-Star Football Classic
March 6, 2013Columbus North High School
Columbus North senior Shaquille Ash has been selected for the 2013 Grange Insurance Indiana North-South All-Star Football Classic, game organizers have announced.
The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, July 19 at North Central High School in Indianapolis, and Ash will be a linebacker for the South team.
The event -- staged by the Indiana Football Coaches Association -- features Indiana's best graduating senior football players, a meet and greet with Indianapolis Colts players and cheerleaders, games for children, prizes and halftime festivities. Proceeds from the game benefit Camp Riley and the Indiana Football Hall of Fame.
The 5-10, 200-pound Ash was selected for the game after setting Columbus North school records of 112 solo tackles and 170 defensive points. The solo tackles number eclipsed the previous mark of 105 solos by Jared Brock in 1989, while the defensive points edged the earlier standard of 169 set by Stephen Whited in 2005.
Included in Ash's defensive totals were seven tackles for loss and two sacks. He also contributed two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), two forced fumbles, six passes broken up and one quarterback pressure.
Earlier, Ash was named Columbus North team MVP, first-team all-Conference Indiana, IFCA all-Region 10 and IFCA Class 5A All-State.
Ash becomes the 23rd Columbus North player selected for the North-South All-Star game. His selection is the second year in a row for a Bull Dogs players to be picked. Quarterback Kyle Kamman played in the 2012 All-Star game, completing 6-of-11 passes for 64 yards to help the South to a 16-7 victory.
The South leads the series 25-21.
More information about the game can be found at the IFCA website: www.ifca.net.
A complete list of Columbus North players selected to the All-Star game is below.
NORTH-SOUTH ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
Players and Coaches from Columbus North
1972: George Dinn
1973: Mike Andress
1974: Rick Grimes
1977: Bruce Humes
1979: Randy Grider
1981: Phil Tremain
1983: Eric Roberts
1989: Cameron Alsup
1990: Adam Greenlee
1994: Nathan Stoner
1996: Jeremy Londeree
2002: Jason Addis
2003: Matt Maze, Matt Moses, Tim Bless (coach)
2004: Kyle Nehring, David Hult
2005: Stephen Whited
2006: Matt Behling
2007: C.J. Cook, Casey Paswater, Tim Bless (coach), Michael McBride (coach)
2008: Jowan Gill
2011: Kyle Kamman
2012: Shaquille Ash