Indiana’s top high school football talent to compete in North-South All-Star Game
Some of Indiana’s top football talent will play a final high school game as part of the North/South All-Star Game. The recent high school graduates will team up alongside many athletes they played against during their prep careers, relishing the opportunity to play a final time under the Friday night lights.
“It is an experience that these young people will never forget that they played in this game, in the 50th anniversary game at North Central High School probably with the largest crowd they’ve had in an All-Star Game, perhaps in the history of the game,” All-Star coach Dick Dullaghan said. “There’s so many of the previous All-Stars coming back that are going to be introduced at the game.”
As many of the players will soon begin their college football careers, they’re embracing the opportunity to compete alongside their former rivals.
“It’s crazy elite out here. Best players in the state, so it’s been great to come out here and compete at a high level of competition every single day,” Bryan Beauchamp, outside linebacker who will play at North Central College in the fall, said.
“It’s an honor. Being able to have that one last high school game in the summer is awesome.”
“We’re not used to playing with such great players all the time so being able to play with all the players you were playing against and being a teammate is awesome,” offensive lineman John Richardson said. “It’s been a great opportunity.”
Dullaghan added, “In one week, they become a team. They make so many friends that many of them retain for a number of years.”
The 50th anniversary North-South All-Star Game will be played Friday, July 15th at North Central High School. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.