The duo, which was selected to the Class AAA North team, while continue their careers this fall at major colleges.
Drew Robinson will suit up for Georgia Southern, while twin brother Matt will play for Wake Forest.
Rome News-Tribune Defensive Player of the Year John Perkins of Rome High, who has signed with West Georgia made the “Coaches Choice” team as well.
Perkins, along with Rome junior defensive back Quentin Griffin, were named to the Class AAAA North team.
Four Greater Rome players were tapped for the Class AA North team, including Calhoun kicker Chris Hicks (Samford) and defensive lineman Nick Clark (Carson-Newman).
Those two players played a major role in helping lead the Yellow Jackets to the second round of the Class AA playoffs.
Also making the AA team were linebacker Danny Ware from Rockmart (Georgia) and Chattooga defensive back Jarod Parrish (Tennessee).
A pair of Trion Bulldogs was also named to the Class A North team, as running back Daniel Blevins and defensive lineman Tony Lively were honored.
See for most years, the top high school senior football players in Georgia have gotten a chance to take on the best seniors from Florida.
In the past, the Georgia-Florida All-Star Game has featured scores of future college players and been played in the Georgia Dome and at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Georgia Tech.
But this year’s group of seniors won’t have that opportunity, as the Georgia-Florida game has been dropped.
“We lost our sponsorship for the Georgia-Florida game,” said Georgia Athletic Coaches Association executive director Ray Broadaway. “We didn’t fool around and just not do it, we just lost the sponsorship through no fault of ours and we decided not to do it.”
The GACA also will not play a North-South All-Star game, leaving this year’s seniors out of luck.
Instead, the GACA has decided to honor this year’s top players by selecting a “Coaches Choice” team, which was honored at the GACA’s awards luncheon and Hall of Fame induction Saturday at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center in Dalton.
Being inducted into the Hall of Fame were six coaches, including two football and two basketball coaches, one baseball coach and one who excelled in track and wrestling. The inductees included Roy “Shorty” Doyal and Charlie Grisham in football, Glenn Cassell and Alfred Carson for basketball and track, Terry Holder in baseball and Jack Keen, who won state titles in track and wrestling.
The “Coaches Choice” team was selected by a panel of coaches and is balanced out between northern and southern schools and by classes.
Only one group of seniors will miss out on the chance to play in an all-star game, as the GACA will play a North-South game on Dec. 30 for the senior class of 2004.
“(The GACA) decided that we wanted to go back to the old North-South game and be done with it,” Broadaway said.
The site of this year’s North-South game hasn’t been decided, but it will be held in conjunction with the Peach Bowl and Broadaway said most of the sites being considered are in the southern part of the state.
“We’re hoping for better weather if we have it in the south,”Broadaway said.
Humphreys agrees with the North-South format and when the game is scheduled.
“I was as upset at (the GACA) over how things have gone the last couple of years with the Georgia-Florida game,” he said.
“The Peach Bowl came in and wants to partner up, and I think it will be a good match.
“December is a good time to have (the all-star game).”
Broadaway also said the GACA would continue to have North-South all-star games in basketball, fast-pitch softball and baseball (in conjunction with the Georgia Dugout Club) as well as football.