Practice begins for WVFCA All-Star Game


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Football flair is back in the air. The best seniors put on the pads and prepare for the Wabash Valley Football Coaches Association All-Star Game Saturday night.

Brian Crabtree says,”I will tell you it feels great to be back out here. For a lot of them they are done with high school football so they get the opportunity to play one more time. There’s been some adversity. I know Greg, Tom and the guys have worked really hard to get it put together this year because with everything going on it’s a little bit more difficult. They have done a great job with that and we are looking forward to it.”

That’s what this week is all about. Everyone coming together to honor these players with a safe and special game.

Brian Oliver says,”It’s great to be out on the field coaching some football. We haven’t been doing anything since March and the kids get one more opportunity to play the game one more time. Tom, Greg, and everyone did a good job of getting everything approved so we are going to come out here and follow the rules and do what we can to play the game that we all love.”

For the seniors who missed out on spring sports, they get one final chance to leave their mark and have some fun.

Austin Petrillo says,”Yeah, we are having fun, but we are taking this time to learn from other coaches, learn from other players, people are learning from us. It’s just a great experience for everybody.”

Ethan Burgess says,”Lot of the people you can’t see because everyone has to stay inside and being out with people that you’ve never met before, but played against is really fun too.”

Hopefully this game sets an example of what sports will look like as we work our way towards fall.

Burgess says,”It’s just really awesome because we didn’t think we were going to be able to do it and having this experience is something I’ve been looking foward to since freshman year.”

Petrillo says,”We are just thankful that we have our medical staff, our coaches out here organizing everything for us and I hope that all of the other states will be able to do this soon too.”

Kickoff is set for Saturday night at 7pm at the Boys and Girls Club Park in Terre Haute.

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