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Local high school players suit up for state All-Star football game

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High school football in the Tennessee Valley will be well-represented in Friday's Toyota East vs. West Tennessee All-Star Classic.

The game will air live on WRCB 3.2 Antenna TV at 8:00 p.m. EST.

This is the 10th year anniversary of the game that has seen players like Tennessee's Jauan Jennings and Trevor Daniel, New England Patriot Dont'a Hightower, and others. 

According to Bill Marbet, the executive director of the Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association, this offers players exposure to college coaches, and with the live streaming, they can now be seen all over the country. ESPN3 will stream the game inside its WatchESPN app.

 "This is a culmination of their high school career that they've worked so hard to accomplish," said Marbet, "Other than the state championship, on an individual basis, the all star game is the epitome of their career."  

The West team will be coached by Major Wright of Raleigh Egypt High School in Memphis. The East will be coached by Oneida's Tony Lambert, and locals assisting Lambert are Boyd Buchanan's Carter Cardwell and Notre Dame's Charles Fant.

UTC commitment Colton Dowell, wide receiver from Wilson Central will also play in the game as well as Vols commit Nick White from Knox Grace.

Players representing the Channel 3 viewing area include:

  1. DaJon Baxter, DB, Central
  2. Skyler Davis, WR, Cleveland
  3. Jared Edwards, TE, Rhea County
  4. TaDarrell Hodge, DE, Signal Mountain
  5. Patrick Johnson, DE, Notre Dame
  6. Alex Kirkendoll, LB, Marion County
  7. Robert Riddle, QB, McCallie
  8. Calvin Sims, DB, Notre Dame
  9. Cason Still, DB, Bradley Central

The game will be played at Tennessee Tech's Tucker Stadium in Cookeville.

How to watch:

  • Over the Air: WRCB Channel 3.2
  • BLEDSOE TELEPHONE COOP CH. 55
  • CHARTER CH. 180 (181 IN MONTEAGLE, TN)
  • COMCAST CH. 216
  • DALTON UTILITIES CH. 52
  • EPB CH. 163
  • ETC CABLE CH. 190 IN ELLIJAY, GA
  • FTC CH. 4 IN RAINSVILLE, AL
  • FIDELITY CABLEVISION CH. 4 - IN YOUNG HARRIS, GA
  • SPRING CITY CABLE CH. 108 & 308
  • TRENTON TELEPHONE COMPANY CH. 6
  • TRINITY COMM. CH. 17 IN S. PITTSBURG, TN
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