By Jimmy Durkin
Monday, September 20th, 2010 at 1:03 pm in Uncategorized.
I just spoke to Matt Williams, the organizer for the Holiday Classic All-Star Football game that will pit the stars of the East Bay against the Sacramento area stars. You may remember last year’s game ended in a 13-13 tie after two overtimes and included a 57-yard field goal by Foothill’s James Langford. Well, the game is back on for this year and scheduled for the same date of December 26, which falls on a Sunday this year.
It again will be played at Grant High in Sacramento. The game received a good response last year and there were considerations of moving it to the East Bay, but the organizers want to establish it a little more before they begin rotating the location. It’s been at Grant for four years now (the first three years it was the Sacramento area vs. Stockton-Modesto-Merced area) and so they’ll give it at least one more year to become more well known and then hope to bring it to the East Bay on an alternating basis.
Williams is dedicated to making sure they get all the best and deserving players on the East Bay squad and so he’s asked me to open up the discusion to the Prep Corner readers on who should make the team. Ultimately, the opinions and nominations of coaches will play a significant role, but Williams wants to make sure every deserving player is consider so please feel free to comment on this thread with your suggestions. He’ll be sure to keep an eye on any name you give him and he’ll also answer any questions you may have about the game.
Here is a by position breakdown of how many players they need on the team:
QB — 2
RB/FB – 3
WR – 5
Center – 2
G/T – 8
DE — 4
DL — 6
LB — 8
DB — 6