It's Tennessee high schools vs. Kentucky high schools in an old fashion border clash. No, its not the same as before, but this version of the border war between Tennessee and Kentucky High schools promises to be as exciting.
Are there some new twists on an old idea? You bet'cha. This bowl format will showcase skills of East Tennessee and Eastern Kentucky high school all-star players and is fittingly tabbed the Border Bowl.
The game is scheduled for this Saturday the 12th, in Southern Kentucky at James H. Taylor II Stadium, University of the Cumberlands campus, Williamsburg, Ky. Game Time is 1:00 pm.
The original All-Star Classic had been played traditionally at Commonwealth Stadium and a rotating Tennessee location previously. That series ended last year on a Kentucky win and was replaced in Tennessee by the Toyota East West All Star Game, played for the first time this past December at Burke-Tarr Stadium on the campus of Carson Newman College.
Tennessee is sending 43 of its best and brightest from the Eastern half of the state. Amongst them will be (stats thru 9 or 10 games):
* Austin East RB Lincoln Anderson (570 yds, 4 TDs) * Austin East QB Mark Montgomery (91 completions, 1610 yds, 12 TDs) * Farragut DE Ty Canan (40+ tackles, 4 sacks) * Farragut LB Micah Devan (100 tackles, 64 solos, 3 sacks) * Fulton WR Ken Tyson (200 yds receiving, 3 TDs, 30 tackles, 20 solos) * Fulton RB Terrence Cobb (3A Blue Cross Bowl Off. MVP) * Hall's WR Daniel Dayton (500+ yds, 7 TDs) * Knox Central QB Clark McMillan (73 completions, 1000+ yds, 6 TDs) * Loudon RB Tyler Campbell (404 yds, 6 TDs thru 6 games) * Maryville WR Steven Shiver (57 catches, 800 yards, 10 TDs, 15 games) * Oak Ridge LB Kevin Summers (128 tackles, 60 solos, 24 tackles vs. Wm Blount) * Powell RB Jordan Allen (550 all purpose yds, 5 TDs) * Sweetwater RB Craig Latham (1210 yds rushing, 150 attempts, 10 TDs)
The Tennessee squad will be lead by former Farragut coach Dan Bland, now the head man at Humboldt High in West Tennessee. His staff will include head coaches such as Austin Easts HC Kwayu Graham, Gatlinburg Pittmans HC Benny Hammonds Sweetwaters HC David Staff and Campbell Countys HC Dewayne Wells.
A full list of TN players and coaches is below:
COACHES Dan Bland (HUMBOLDT) Dewayne Wells (CAMPBELL CO.,) Kwayu Graham (AUSTIN EAST) David Staff (SWEETWATER) Benny Hammonds (GATLINBURG-PITMAN) Grant Reynolds (BOYD-BUCANANON) Gary Terry (ANDERSON CO.)
ALLEN JORDAN (POWELL) ANDERSON,LINCOIN (AUSTIN-EAST) ARRINGTON TRAVIS (WALKER VALLEY) BILLINGS, RODNEY (AUSTIN-EAST) BOWEN McCORD (BOYD-BUCHANAN) BRIDGES ADAM (CENTRAL) BUCKNER DUSTIN (JELLICO) BURRIS CAMRON (CENTRAL) CAMPBELL, TYLER (LOUDON) CANAN TY (FARRAGUT) CHAMBERS JOSIE (SCOTT) CHESNEY LYNN (UNIO CO.) COBB TERRANCE (FULTON) COZART BARRY (SWEETWATER) DAYTON DANIEL (HALLS) DEVAN MICAH (FARRAGUT) DODIY MICHAEL (GATLINBURG-PITMAN) EVANS CHASE (CAMPBELL CO.) HARRILL JAMES (FARRAGUT) HENSLEY KEVIN (LENOIR CITY) HENSLEY KYLE (LENOIR CITY) HOFFEDITZ AUSTIN (CUMBERLAND GAP) HOLBROOKS RYAN (RUTLEDGE) HOWARD CARTER (CENTRAL) JAMESON JEFF (FARRAGUT) JOHNSON AJ (HARRIMAN) LATHAN CRAIG (SWEETWATER) MARSEE MICHAEL (CLAIBORNE) McMILLAN CLARK (CENTRAL) MONTGOMERY MARK (AUSTIN-EAST) ROGERS JACOB (GRACE ACADEMY) SETTERS JOSHUA (SCOTT) SHEEHAN SCOTT (ANDERSON CO) SHIVER STEPHEN (MARYVILLE) STOKES RICHARD (FULTON) SUMMERS KEVIN (OAK RIDGE) TAYLOR COLT (MARION CO.) TRENT AARON (SCIENCE HILL) TYSON KENNETH (FULTON) WHALEY ALLEN (KNOXVILLE WEST) YEARLY JONATHAN (JEFFERSON CO.) YOUNG CHASE (GATLINBURG-PITTMAN) YOUNG DYLAN (FARRAGUT)
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