63rd AutoZone Liberty Bowl

December 28, 2021 - 5:45 CST

 

 
19th Annual
AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game
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Quintin Jones and Brian Stewart, two of the top coaches in the Memphis area, will lead the teams in the 19th annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Football Game presented by ARS/Rescue Rooter and Conway Services and the Tennessee Highway Safety Office. Jones, the head coach at Kingsbury High School, will coach the Red Team. Stewart, the head coach at Briarcrest Christian School, will coach the Blue Team. The All-Star Game will feature the top senior players from Shelby County Schools, municipal schools and private schools in the Memphis area.

The game will be played Saturday, December 11 at Memphis University School. Kickoff is at 2:30 pm. Tickets cost $10, for kids 6 and under the cost is $5. The All-Star Game will be broadcast on radio by Sports 56 WHBQ / 98.5 FM.

“The AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game is well established and entrenched as one of the marquee events on the local high school scene,” said AutoZone Liberty Bowl associate executive director Harold Graeter. “With two outstanding coaches from Memphis leading the teams, we will continue the tradition of excellence the All-Star Game has created over the past eighteen years.”

Quintin Jones is in his fourth season as the head coach at Kingsbury. He was named the Falcons new head coach in 2018 and charged with rebuilding the Kingsbury program. In his first year, Kingsbury broke an 18-game losing streak and won the first 5-A region game in school history.  So far this season, Kingsbury is 2-5-1, winning back-to-back games for the first time since 2012. Prior to taking over as head coach at Kingsbury, Jones was an assistant coach at Westwood High School and Cordova High School. He served as an assistant coach in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game in 2018 and 2019. His brother, Anthony, was an All-Star Game head coach in 2016.               

“The AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game gives Memphis a chance to showcase the abundance of talent in the Memphis area,” said Jones. “It gives many seniors one last opportunity to go out as a winner in their final high school game if they didn’t win the state championship. It’s a great way to kick off the activities for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.” 

Brian Stewart is in his eighth season as the head coach at Briarcrest. He was named head coach of the Saints in 2014. During his tenure at Briarcrest, Stewart has a record of 60-26, including a perfect 8-0 record this year. The Saints have reached the playoffs each season under Stewart. In addition to Briarcrest, Stewart has been a head coach at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro and at Jackson (TN) Christian School. He is a four-time assistant coach in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game.

“The AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game gives the fans an opportunity to see local talent that, in many cases, they have only heard or read about,” said Stewart. “Because of the exposure the game has created over the past years, there has been an increase in appreciation for the overall talent that Memphis and Shelby County have at all levels.”

The All-Star teams will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of area head coaches and other football analysts. Each player must have the recommendation of his head coach and will be selected on the basis of his character, on-field achievement and classroom performance.

Player nominations must be submitted to the AutoZone Liberty Bowl by Friday, November 5.         

Red Team Coaches:                               Blue Team Coaches:

(HC) Quintin Jones – Kingsbury H.S.      (HC) Brian Stewart – Briarcrest Christian

Frederick Copeland – Fairley H.S.          Chris Jordan – Lausanne Collegiate School

Julius Jackson, Jr. – MASE                     J.R. Kirby – Covington H.S.

Joey Magnifico – St. Benedict                 CJ Marshall – Bolton H.S.

Mitch McDaniel - FACS                           Joe Rocconi – Collierville H.S.

James Thomas – Houston H.S.              Rodney Saulsberry – Whitehaven H.S.

  
 

The 19th Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game will be played Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 2:30 PM at Memphis University School. The game will be broadcast on radio by Sports 56/87.7 FM. 

Each year, several all-star game participants sign a national letter of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level. Here's how many all-star game alumni have signed a national letter of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level:

Class of 2021 (2020 HS Football Showcase) - 44

Class of 2020 (2019 All-Star Game) - 44 

Class of 2019 (2018 All-Star Game) - 53 (record)

Class of 2018 (2017 All-Star Game) - 50 

Class of 2017 (2016 All-Star Game) - 20

Class of 2016 (2015 All-Star Game) - 20

Class of 2015 (2014 All-Star Game) - 38

Class of 2014 (2013 All-Star Game) - 33

Class of 2013 (2012 All-Star Game) - 46 

Class of 2012 (2011 All-Star Game) - 34

Class of 2011 (2010 All-Star Game) - 12

Class of 2010 (2009 All-Star Game) - 30

University of Memphis standout defensive lineman Dontari Poe, whose outstanding performance at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine led him to be drafted in the 1st round by the Kansas City Chiefs, played in the 2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game. At the NFL combine, Poe (a product of Wooddale High School) had the highest number of bench press reps of any player (44). He also ran a 4.98 in the 40-yard dash which is quite impressive for a 6’4”, 346 lbs defensive lineman. Poe is one of the top defensive tackles in the NFL and was selected to play in the 2013 & 2014 Pro Bowl games.

O.C. Brown, the focal point of the 2012 Academy Award-winning documentary "Undefeated," participated in the 2009 AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game following a successful prep career at Manassas High School. Brown, who originally signed with Southern Miss, transferred to Austin Peay State University in the spring of 2012.

H.R. Greer, a standout fullback from SBEC, received very little attention from college recruiters before participating in the 2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game. However, his performance in front of college coaches during the all-star game enabled him to earn a full scholarship to play at Ole Miss. Greer capped off his career with by being part of the senior class that helped the Rebels get back to the postseason.

During the 2010 NFL Draft, University of Tennessee standout defensive tackle Dan Williams was selected in the first round by the Arizona Cardinals (26th overall pick). Williams participated in the 2004 AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game after a successful prep career at East High School.

In 2009, University of Kentucky standout defensive lineman Jeremy Jarmon was selected in the third round of the NFL Supplemental Draft by the Washington Redskins. Jarmon, a standout at Houston High School, participated in the 2004 AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game. Jarmon also participated in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl as a key member of a Kentucky team that defeated ECU in the 50th Anniversary game. 

 
Inaugural All-Star Game
Final Score: Blue 14, Red 9
December 14, 2002
Head Coaches:
Ken Netherland - Germantown HS (Red)
Al Cate - Central HS (Blue)

 

2nd Annual All-Star Game
Final Score: Blue 7, Red 6
December 13, 2003
Head Coaches:
Maurice Harris - Whitehaven HS (Red)
Wayne Randall - East HS (Blue) 

 

3rd Annual All-Star Game
 Final Score: Red 17, Blue 10
December 11, 2004
Head Coaches:
Terry Ryan - Frayser HS (Red)
Kevin Locastro - CBHS (Blue)

 

4th Annual All-Star Game
 Final Score: Red 14, Blue 7
December 10, 2005
Head Coaches:
Major Wright - White Station HS (Red)
Duron Sutton - Kingsbury HS (Blue) 

 

5th Annual All-Star Game
 Final Score: Red 14, Blue 13
December 9, 2006
Head Coaches:
Tim Haney - Houston HS (Red)
John Cooley - Ridgeway HS (Blue)

 

6th Annual All-Star Game
 Final Score: Blue 24, Red 13
December 15, 2007
Head Coaches:
Rodney Saulsberry - Whitehaven HS (Red)
Jim Heinz - ECS (Blue)

 

7th Annual All-Star Game
 Final Score: Red 14, Blue 0
December 13, 2008
Head Coaches:
Stan Collins - Whitehaven HS (Red)
Tommy Harrison - Millington HS (Blue)

 

8th Annual All-Star Game
 Final Score: Blue 18, Red 14
December 12, 2009
Head Coaches:
Nathan Cole - Mitchell HS (Red)
Charlie White - Germantown HS (Blue)

 

9th Annual All-Star Game
 Final Score: Red 17, Blue 14
December 11, 2010
Head Coaches:
Rahnmann Slocum - Fairley HS (Red)
Robert Armbruster - Bartlett HS (Blue) 

 

10th Annual All-Star Game
 Final Score: Red 14, Blue 7
December 10, 2011
Head Coaches:
Devin Rutherford - White Station HS (Red)
Earl Lester - Kingsbury HS (Blue)

 

11th Annual All-Star Game
 Final Score: Blue 58, Red 49
December 8, 2012
Head Coaches:
Marcus Wimberly - East HS (Red)
Chris Wiley - Arlington HS (Blue) 

 

 
12th Annual All-Star Game
 Final Score: Blue 43, Red 38
December 14, 2013
Head Coaches:
Lynord Crutchfield - Central HS (Red)
Chris Michael - Millington HS (Blue)

 

13th Annual All-Star Game
 Final Score: Blue 45, Red 39
December 13, 2014
Head Coaches:
Robby Donaldson - FACS (Red)
Cecil VanHooks - Craigmont HS (Blue)

 

 
14th Annual All-Star Game
 Final Score: Red 18, Blue 14
 December 12, 2015
 Head Coaches:
 Glenn Rogers, Sr. - South Side (Red)
 Tom Nix - CBHS (Blue)

 

15th Annual All-Star Game
Final Score: Blue 10, Red 3
December 10, 2016
Head Coaches:
Joe Rocconi - White Station (Red)
Anthony Jones - Cordova (Blue)

 

16th Annual All-Star Game
Final Score: Red 31, Blue 28
December 9, 2017
Head Coaches:
Jerome Griffin - Wooddale (Red)
David Carter - St. George's  (Blue)

 

17th Annual All-Star Game
Final Score: Red 13, Blue 2
December 8, 2018
Head Coaches:
Johnny Allen - Harding Academy (Red)
Carl Coleman - Manassas  (Blue)

 

18th Annual All-Star Game
Final Score: Red 14, Blue 10
December 14, 2019
Head Coaches:
Gene Robinson - Fairley (Red)
Preston Harris - Douglass (Blue)

 
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