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Wabash Valley All-Star football game on tap

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Times Sports Editor

The annual Wabash Valley Football Coaches Association All-Star Game is slated for Saturday evening at 7 p.m. and will be at Terre Haute South High School this year.

The game, which features some of the top talent in the area, has become a great way for athletes to play a final game in front of the home fans as well as a tune-up for a number of players to get ready for their collegiate careers.

This year, Northview will be represented by Corey Crowder, Tony Fabbri, Jordan Keller and Kyle McCoy. The Knights are on the North All-Star squad that will be led by head coach, Herb King of Rockville. His assistant coaches are: Billy Blundell of Terre Haute North, Greg Barrett of North Putnam, Jeff Cobb of West Vigo, Keith Sinclair of Casey, Ill., Mike Bouwer of Paris, Ill., Ron Whiteman of South Vermillion and Todd Butler of Cumberland, Ill.

The North team will be represented by players from teams that had some postseason success last fall with Linton reaching the semistate last year and Rockville reaching the regional before falling to the Miners.

The South All-Star squad is led by head coach Steve Weber of Linton with assistants Brian Crabtree of North Central, Mark Gennicks of Linton, Mark Raetz of Terre Haute South, Mike Meyer of Greencastle, Mike Hayden from Linton, Tim Herrin of Terre Haute South and Trent Olson of Sullivan.

Several Northview Knights have left their mark in the record books before heading on to collegiate careers.

Jamie Bays is at Marian College now, but back in 2006 he set several rushing records including 258 total yards, 20 rushing attempts and longest run from scrimmage at 71 yards. Louisville Cardinal recruit, Joe Evinger (2006), is tied with several players, including Jeremiah Allen (2005) with one sack in the game.

The South team won its first game last year, 32-27, after the North had won the previous three games. The North won 29-18 in 2007, 41-34 in 2006 and 28-7 in the series' first year.