RIVERDALE - Mason Wood can’t think of a better way to end his high school career than with his longtime teammate Michiah Randolph in an all-star game.
The two former Alexander standouts, along with offensive lineman Chris Hand, will play in Saturday’s sixth annual Florida vs. Georgia High School All-Star Game.
It pits some of the top players in Florida against Team Georiga, which is compiled of several top players throughout the state.
Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Southern Crescent Stadium in Riverdale.
“This is something that I’m definitely looking forward to,” Randolph said before Thursday’s practice. “It will be my time to shine. Mason and I have been playing together for a while. It will be great ending it with him.”
“We have played together like the last 10 years,” Wood said. “I can’t think of a better way to go out in my last high school game. It will be a lot of fun.”
The last two season’s at Alexander, the duo has helped lead the Cougars to a 16-7 record and two the playoffs in each of the seasons.
It gives them a chance to get some film against some quality players as they continue to attach interest from colleges. Wood, the Douglas County Sentinel Offensive Player of the Year, passed for 2,283 yards and 20 touchdowns this past season. He also rushed for 315 yards and eight scores.
As a two-year starter, Wood passed for 4,644 yards and 46 touchdowns with only 13 interceptions for his career.
Randolph was Wood’s main weapon this season as the 6-foot-3 all-region receiver had 55 receptions for 937 yards and eight touchdowns.
“I thought it went well but I wanted that 1,000-yard season,” Randolph said. “I get one last time to shine.”
Hand was an all-region selection and he graded out at 84 percent on the season with 12 pancake blocks and allowed only one sack.
“Florida has some top players playing so it is a good opportunity,” Randolph said. “The Georgia team hasn’t won in a couple years so we are hoping to break that streak.”