High school all star game coming to Tyler

By Ryan Peterson - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) -  The best high school football seniors in East Texas will get one more chance to strap on the helmet before college.  The Northeast Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes is putting on a high school all-star game on June 11th at Rose Stadium in Tyler.

"Just a few kids, maybe 4 or 5 out of all of East Texas get to go to a high school all star game," said Lindale head football coach Mike Meador.   "But this gives a lot of great athletes the opportunity to play."

Meador is one of 12 East Texas coaches that will be taking part in the game.  Grace's Mike Maddox will be the head coach of one team, while Henderson's Dickey Meeks leads the other.

Over 100 players and cheerleaders from 30 high schools will participate in the bowl. The rosters are expected to be selected in the next week.

"It's a new all star game that kids get a chance to participate that might have been overlooked for some others," said Brownsboro athletic director John Settle.  "What a great opportunity to impact kids. That's what we're all about."

Former Texas A&M coach Jackie Sherrill and former Texas Tech coach Spike Dikes will be honorary coaches.

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