New Castle News

June 11, 2013

High School Football: Stars ready to shine in North-South game

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — High school football players are ready to shine once more before heading to college.

Local athletes will join forces to compete in the second annual North-South Senior All-Star Game. The game is presented by the Western Pennsylvania Football Coaches Association and the Northwestern Pennsylvania Football Coaches Association.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at Oil City High School and admission is $5. All proceeds will benefit the mission of the Coaches’ Associations — promoting the game of football for the benefit of student-athletes.  

Six Wilmington standouts and one from Laurel will compete on the South team. Slavi Pontius, Tyler Donati, Jeremy Miller, Jon Yohman, Keith Fulkman and Donnie Watson will represent the Greyhounds and Cody Clem will represent the Spartans.

The South Team will be made up of schools from the WPFCA, which is in its 23rd year of sponsoring an all-star game. But, this will be the second year that they will be playing the northern region of District 10 and the new NWPFCA.

Both rosters consist of graduating seniors from District 10 schools, along with a handful of District 9 schools, and players have been selected from schools as far south as Karns City and Wilmington to as far north as Erie and North East, featuring many players who were all-state selections and most of the players will be playing at the collegiate level.

Hickory’s Bill Brest and Slippery Rock High’s Brendan Hathaway will coach the South team. Former Titusville coach Scott Salvo will guide the North squad.