Friday, June 05, 2015

Someone New, Someone Old(er)

Ohio's Chronicle-Telegram preview of the Lorain County All-Star Football Classic being played tonight centers around a couple of players who will be facing off against each other as collegians.

Appearing in the all-star game are Dartmouth-bound linebacker Nathan Nunez and Yale-bound tight end Chris Maxwell.

From the story:
“We are having a little bit of an ego battle right now, making sure that neither one of us makes any mistakes during practice,” said Nunez, who credits his parents for providing the guidance to get into such a prestigious school. “I hope that in a couple years we’ll both be starting in college and we’ll be able to play against each other.
“Right now, though, it will be fun lining up on the field one last time in Ohio under the bright stadium lights. I just want to play as well as I can for myself and my team.”
The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Nunez posted 84 tackles last fall for Steele High School while making the all-county team.

Former Dartmouth linebacker/defensive end Matt Oh '11, who got a look from the Canadian Football League and has been playing in the premier Japanese professional league, will suit up again on this side of the Pacific when he plays for Team USA next month in the fifth International Federation of American Football World Championship.

The quadrennial tournament will be played in Canton, Ohio from July 9-18 and will include teams from Australia, Brazil, France, Japan, Mexico and South Korea.

Also on the 45-man U.S. roster is former Columbia linebacker Alex Gross.

Former Colorado and Boise State head coach Dan Hawkins will lead the American squad.

Find a brief story with the full roster HERE. Games will be streamed live on ESPN3.