On July 1st at 7 p.m., 68 of Washington’s top graduating senior football players will gather at Roos Field on the campus of Eastern Washington University to compete in the 47th 3A/4A East West All-Star Football Game.
If history really does repeat itself, then this summer’s classic in Cheney (just West of Spokane) Washington should be another great day for the Greater St. Helens League.
In 2009 Evergreen DE Ashton Miller dominated on defense for the East as he racked up 9 tackles, 1.5 sacks and recovered a fumble. Heritage WR Ashton Clark had several catches including a huge 4th down grab to set up the game winning touchdown in the East’s 13-12 win. Read full story.
Last summer the all-star game was again dominated by GSHL players. Union WR Mitch Saylor was named the games MVP after his 7 catches for 118 yards and 2 touchdowns led the way for the East 28-9 victory. Skyview QB Austin Dodge started the game for the East and threw both TD passes to Saylor. Read full story.
This summer 7 GSHL football players will play for the East team as they look to knock off the West squad for a 4th consecutive summer. Along with the players, Camas head football coach Jon Eagle will be an assistant with the East squad.
The Union Titans will again have multiple players playing in the all-state game, making a total of 5 players who were members of the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Titans teams that went 31-6 and make 2 trips to the Tacoma Dome. TE/LB T.J. Boatright and RB/LB Zak Browning will follow last years Titan representatives Taylor Nelson, Mitch Saylor and Nathaniel Penaranda.
“I’m very excited to be selected to play in the state all star game,” said Boatright. “It is an honor to be recognized for all the hard work Zak and myself have put in over our careers.”
Browning was equally excited to play. “It’s a real honor to be selected to play in this year’s all-state football game,” said Browning. “I’ve missed football big time these last 6 months so it should be a lot of fun.”
Boatright and Browning have been playing football on the same team since the 5th grade.