Florida Seniors Look to Shine in All-Star Game

By: Sam Lane Email
By: Sam Lane Email

Tallahassee, FL -- For a group of 60 Florida senior's, their high school season lives on for one more game in the annual War of the Border All-Star game.

"We get another chance to play with each other because we don't know where we're going to be at within the next couple of months," says Dequon Simmons, a safety from Wakulla High School.

"Being out here with my teammates and the surrounding schools, we played them, it's just a lot of excitement, a lot of energy," adds Lenorris Footman, quarterback from Jefferson County.

The game serves as one last chance for players who have not committed to a college, to play in front of recruiters.

"Well, me personally, I'm going to play like they're not there," adds Trey Arnold, defensive back from Madison County. "Hopefully I'll give them what they want."

"It gives you an opportunity to come out here and put on a show, show what you can do against Florida and Georgia," Footman adds. "That's a big rivalry because we're right there."

A sense of pride is on the line as well.

"Georgia is not really down the road but I think that they have some really pretty good athletes over there," adds Simmons. "We have a lot of good athletes over here and it's just a really good challenge."

"A lot of pride because you know you want to get out here and just show other players that I'm that type of player that can make big plays."

The first of three games in this series is Saturday, January 12th, at Colquitt County's Mack Tharpe Stadium for a 2 o'clock kick off.


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