SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Franklin Perez will represent Sylacauga High School in the 25th annual Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) North-South All-Star Soccer game on Wednesday.
The two All-Star teams are comprised of a limited roster of current high school juniors from all classifications (1A-7A) throughout the state. Perez is the seventh SHS player to ever make the elite North-South All-Star team.
In 2020, Perez scored 18 goals and eight assists, and was awarded the 2020 Talladega County Player of the Year during his sophomore season. He was named to both the 2020 All-State 4A/5A 1st Team and 1A-7A 2nd Team. Perez’ talents stood out even more impressively in the 2021 season with 38 goals and 20 assists. He was named to both the 2021 All-Talladega County Team and the 2021 Golden Goal Tournament Team.
“Franklin is a great player to coach,” Faircloth remarked. “He has amazing instincts and field presence, and I know he will be a great contributor in the North-South game. I am thrilled for Franklin and ecstatic that he is receiving this recognition. We are all so proud of him for being selected for this incredible honor!”
The North-South All-Star game will be Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at the YMCA Soccer Complex in Montgomery. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased on GoFan.