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Three Brookhaven athletes named to All-Star roster

Three Brookhaven Panthers made the roster for the 2017 Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game.

Defensive back Jemaurian Jones, defensive lineman Jeffery Johnson and offensive lineman Trace Clopton were announced as members of the team at a press conference Wednesday.

Brookhaven coach Tommy Clopton was named as the scout coach for the team.

Trace Clopton has racked up 16 pancake blocks, one sack and two tackles through six games this season. Jones has 19 tackles, two interceptions, four deflected passes and one blocked field goal so far this season. Johnson has 38 tackles, one sack and two quarterback hurries.

The All-Star game will be played Dec. 16 at M.M. Roberts Stadium at USM. Forty players were chosen to represent Mississippi. Athletes were chosen by a committee of all-star coaches and sports writers.

The rosters for the Bernard Blackwell All-Star Classic were also named.

Dahauntre Hill, a defensive lineman from BHS, Dedric Smith, an offensive lineman from BHS, and Dell Thigpen from Wesson were named to the South team. Lawrence County coach Jaymie Palmer was named an assistant coach on the team.

The Bernard Blackwell All-Star Classic will be played Dec. 9 in Gulfport. Forty players were chosen for the North and South rosters.