Boys Varsity Football
Columbus North senior Coleman Tennyson has been named to the South team for the 2017 Indiana North South All-Star Football Classic.
The game will be played at 7 p.m. Friday, July 14 at North Central High School in Indianapolis.
The event -- staged by the Indiana Football Coaches Association -- features top graduating senior football players from across Indiana, 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.
This is the 51st season for the event, which began in 1967.
Tennyson, a 6-2, 290-pound defensive tackle, produced 75 tackles as a senior in helping the Bull Dogs to a 9-2 season and runner-up finish in Conference Indiana. Tennyson’s tackle total included 15 tackles for loss and two sacks. He also recorded six QB hurries, two forced fumbles and one blocked kick. For his career, he had 24 TFLs, second on the Bull Dogs’ all-time list.
After the season, Tennyson was chosen first-team Class 6A all-state by the Indiana Football Coaches Association, Class 6A honorable mention all-state by The Associated Press and first-team all-Conference Indiana. More recently, Tennyson was selected all-Region 10 by the IFCA. He has signed to play football at Tiffin University, an NCAA Division II program in Ohio.
Tennyson becomes the 27th Columbus North player selected for the North-South All-Star game. His selection marks the sixth year in a row for a Bull Dogs' player to be picked. Quarterback Kyle Kamman played in the 2012 All-Star game, linebacker Shaquille Ash played in the 2013 game, lineman Tyson Clark was chosen for the 2014 game but was unable to play, lineman Ezra Followell played in the 2015 All-Star game and defensive back Mitchell Kelley was picked for the 2016 game.
The South leads the series 27-23.
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
2013: Tyson Clark (selected but unable to play)
2014: Ezra Followell
2015: Mitchell Kelley
2016: Coleman Tennyson
2017 INDIANA NORTH-SOUTH ALL-STAR CLASSIC ROSTER
QB – Trey Bilinski, NorthWood; Peter Morrison, Concordia
C – Conner Glon, Mishawaka Marian; Shiloh Mast, Mississinewa
OL – Steven Norlock, Hanover Central; Dustin Brown, Monroe Central; Grant Purlee, Homestead; Caleb Newcomer, NorthWood; Keegan Hurst, Penn; Spencer Massey, Hobart; Julius Gibbs, Lafayette Jeff; Joe Rios, Valparaiso
RB – Aryuan Cain-Veasey, Michigan City; J’Lyn Charlton, Fort Wayne Luers; Money Woods, Fort Wayne Snider
WR – Jesse Brown, Hamilton Heights; Jameson Bisacky, Valparaiso; Rummel Johnson, Goshen; Dylan Hunley, East Noble; Matt Marley, West Lafayette
K – Sam Milazzo, Lafayette Central Catholic
TE – Scott Cooper, LaPorte; Jakob Young, Culver Academy
DB – Stuart Glascow, Whiting; Nahshon Prater, Muncie Central; Keenan Orr, Clinton Central; Ivan Upshaw, New Haven; Peterson Kerlegrand, Concordia; Kenny Kerrn, Jimtown
OLB/SS – Brian Campbell, Mishawaka; Caleb Hankenson, Belmont; Nash Wood, Churubusco; Keith Nies, Pioneer
ILB – Garrett Sutton, Garrett; Don Schuch, Crown Point; Jonathan Thornburg, Winchester; Nick Ray, Hobart
DL – John Ragan, Eastbrook; Brandon Schoenemar, Adams Central; Frank Yanko, Bishop Dwenger; Owen Perkins, Oak Hill
DE - Cade Bishop, Lafayette Harrison; Nate Boone, Penn; Trent Dardeen, McCutcheon; Josh Wilson, Washington
P – Alec Seberger, Griffith
QB – Trey Powell, Sullivan; Chase Andries, Beech Grove
RB – Al McKeller, Lawrence North; Austin Bowling, Lawrenceburg
FB – Avery Hall, Cardinal Ritter
WR – Blake Evans, Southport; Daveon Bell, Lawrence Central; Noah McLean, Castle; Seth Hobson, Salem; Gavin Bane, Brownstown Central
TE – Lee Dullaghan, Greenfield-Central; Max Haste, North Putnam
OL – Charlie Bernhardt, Fishers; David Judy, New Palestine; Clay Hadley, Center Grove; Jared Clark, Columbus East; Marc Roland, Roncalli; Josh Pasch, Lutheran; Drew Hartmann, Noblesville; Trashawn Britt, Brownsburg; Jarred Kinnaman, Evansville Mater Dei; Gaven Johnson, Cathedral
DL – Coleman Tennyson, Columbus North; Ryder Emberton, Whiteland; Jack Michel, Southridge; Dan Root, Center Grove
DE – Mason Moon, Northview; Alec Patch, Perry Meridian; Tommy Richardson, Bloomington South; Logan Holland, Hamilton Southeastern
ILB – Damon Wesley, Warren Central; Cam Maier, Mt. Vernon (Posey); Avery Gentry, Linton-Stockton; Jackson Garrett, Westfield
OLB/SS – Ben Goins, Ben Davis; Sam Rowan, South Spencer; Landon McPheeters, West Washington; Aaron Cravens, Monrovia
FS – Tyler Meurer, Linton-Stockton; Justin Frey, Westfield
CB - Camdon Cartwright, Boonville; Trey Poore, Hamilton Southeastern; Andre Jackson, Lawrence Central; Dylan Rosado, Greenwood
P – Jonah Sanders, South Putnam
K – Isaac Sheehan, Rushville