Ponte Vedra Sharks tight end Nick Pirris (left) and Nease Panthers Nic Bunkosky safety/wide receiver were selected to represent the North in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) 64th North/South All-Star Classic on Dec. 15, at The Villages. The North All-Stars forced six turnovers in a 27-16 victory over the South to win the annual matchup for the first time since 2014. Also, Nease quarterback Preston Staples participated in the Northeast Florida Football Coaches Association (NFFCA) All-Star Game at Ridgeview High School on Dec. 16.
Area athletes will also represent Florida in the annual Florida/Georgia Border War on Jan. 11 in Valdosta, Georgia. Nease’s Staples, Bunkosky and middle linebacker Stephen Sarama will participate. Nease coach Tim Krause and defensive coordinator Zack McGee will be assistant coaches in the game.