INDIANAPOLIS – For the players involved in the North-South All-Star football game, it is more than just the final score.
And that’s a good thing for the North team, which lost 30-2. It was the fourth straight win for the South.
Thankfully it also involved team bonding with a week of practices, a trip to Camp Riley and to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
Ten players represented northeast Indiana on the North team.
“Only 280 people were chosen as region all-stars, and they cut that down in half and half again,” Leo’s Logan Glaze said. “Only 92 kids around the state made this out of thousands of seniors in Indiana, so it is pretty special.”
New Haven’s Brandon Stone particularly enjoyed the trip to visit the children at Camp Riley.
“That really opened my eyes. I really enjoyed it,” Stone said.
Also on the North team from the area were East Noble’s Connor Holcomb, Bishop Dwenger’s Nathan Niese, North Side’s Nick Cook, Churubusco’s Teegan Brumbaugh. Snider’s Donavin O’Day, Concordia’s Tony Perugini, Warsaw’s Gabe Furnivall and Carroll’s Tyler Hands.
On the North coaching staff from northeast Indiana were New Haven’s Jim Rowland and Bishop Dwenger’s Cory Kitchen.