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All-Star Game Announces Schedule, Teams

Posted on June 17, 2016 in U.P. Sports News.

MARQUETTE, MI – The U.P. Football All-Star Game has finalized the schedule and teams for this year’s event. One big change for this year’s game is that kickoff will be at 1PM (Eastern), instead of 3PM. Doors to the Dome open at Noon.

The game will be played in Marquette at the Superior Dome, on Saturday, June 25, 2016. Game time is set for 1 PM, with the doors opening at noon. Many activities are planned throughout the week for the players and coaches.

Monday, June 20, the players and coaches check in at Meyland Hall on NMU campus, and there will be a food drive for the Beacon House food pantry at the check-in location.

Tuesday evening, June 21, will be the team and individual pictures, as well as media day. Players and coaches will be available for interviews from any media that are present.

Wednesday afternoon, June 22, will be the Players Skills Challenge. The players will compete for the titles of Fastest Man, Strongest Man, Receiver, Quarterback Challenge, Kicking and Punting Challenges.

Also on Wednesday, from 7-10 PM, the Coaches Reception will take place at Buffalo Wild Wings in Marquette. It is open to the public and is a chance for anyone to come down and spend some time with the All-Star Coaches. Other U.P. high school coaches will be in attendance as well, so it is sure to be a great opportunity for socializing and talking about all things U.P. Football. This event is new this year, and is being sponsored by U.P. Rehab Services. A portion of the proceeds of all food sales from 5PM-9PM will also be donated by Buffalo Wild Wings to the All-Star Game, to help further the charitable donations that are made. Patrons must present a coupon in order for the all-star game to receive the donations, and are available on the All-Star Game Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UPAllStarFootball).

Thursday, June 23, the players and coaches will be visiting Bay Cliff Health Camp. Bay Cliff is a summer camp for children with physical disabilities and the all-star players will spend time with the campers, showing them football drills, and finishing the day by having dinner with the Bay Cliff campers and staff. After dinner, the players join the campers in their traditional flag lowering ceremony, which ends each day at Bay Cliff and is quite the spectacle.

Friday, June 24, is the All-Star Banquet, with the guest speaker Bob Landsee, former NFL player and Iron Mountain native. Landsee played for the Philadelphia Eagles and has coached for numerous organizations since. He is currently the President of the Madison, WI chapter of the National Football League (NFL) Alumni, and will have a great message for everyone in attendance.

The U.P. Football All-Star Game will also be donating proceeds to the following U.P. charities: Beacon House, The U.P. Sports Hall of Fame, as well as Lake Linden-Hubbell and Manistique High Schools. A lottery drawing was performed to select the two schools, and donations will be made directly to the football program of those schools chosen. Each year, new schools will be chosen until all U.P. schools have received benefits from the game. Several other schools will also receive donations in the form of All-Star Game equipment, including the practice jerseys and footballs.

NORTH ALL-STAR PLAYERS
First Last School
Jonah Goodreau Baraga
Brendan Varline Baraga
Jake Anderson Calumet
Robert Erkkila Calumet
Sam Kariniemi Calumet
Tyler Rautio Calumet
Landon Maki Ewen-Trout Creek
Caleb Greenough Gogebic
Isaiah Bekkala Hancock
Tanner Holombo Houghton
Halen Carello Ishpeming
Nick Comment Ishpeming
Ozzy Corp Ishpeming
Thomas Finegan Ishpeming
Luke Kuliu Ishpeming
Matt Malone Ishpeming
Blake Dupuis Lake Linden-Hubbell
Arthur Lyons Lake Linden-Hubbell
Austin Serotzke Lake Linden-Hubbell
Mike Anderson L’Anse
Ryan Beauprey L’Anse
Davan Ravindran L’Anse
Patrick Burmeister Marquette
Jack Kochevar Marquette
Alex Parrella Marquette
Scott Tripp Marquette
Brent Brock Munising
Mike Graves Munising
Brett Johnson Munising
Ian McInnis Munising
Matt Jandron Negaunee
George Johnson Negaunee
Owen LaJoie Negaunee
Jeffrey Mathews Negaunee
Dylan Tasson Negaunee
Josh Hood Newberry
Austin Niemi Newberry
Matt Strauch Ontonagon
Chase Bouschor Sault Ste Marie
Derek Crane Sault Ste Marie
Justin Fountain Sault Ste Marie
Nick LaCross Sault Ste Marie
Brandon Benda Westwood
Trent Deans Westwood
Luke Gray Westwood
Seth Tackman Westwood

NORTH ALL-STAR COACHES
Fred Bryant Newberry
Jeff Puckett Newberry
Scott Erickson Hurley
Andy Crouch Lake Linden-Hubbell
Doug Hodges Lake Linden-Hubbell
Mark Leaf L’Anse

SOUTH ALL-STAR PLAYERS
First Last School
Dylan Draze Bark River-Harris
Nick Dwyer Bark River-Harris
Jacob Greenfield Bark River-Harris
Alex Mathias Bark River-Harris
Bryce Sundquist Bark River-Harris
Zach Cameron Engadine
Bryant Beem Escanaba
Logan Lamb Escanaba
Danny VanEffen Escanaba
Hunter Viau Escanaba
Jacob DeNell Forest Park
Adam Hilberg Forest Park
Connor Kezerle Forest Park
Kyle Soderberg Forest Park
Ryan Michaud Iron Mountain
Justin Rock Iron Mountain
Luke Truscott Iron Mountain
Wyatt Caylor Kingsford
Ben Moreau Kingsford
Zack Povolo Kingsford
Sam Santi Kingsford
Will Pomeroy Manistique
Drew Baxter Menominee
Adam Beyersdorf Menominee
Sam Hartwig Menominee
Andrew Leinonen Menominee
Nathan Nowack Menominee
Logan Uecke Menominee
Brett Baird North Central
Brenden Gatien North Central
Noah Berg North Dickinson
Lucas Jauquet North Dickinson
Brody Priestap North Dickinson
George Kanyuh Rapid River
Mike Larsen Rapid River
James Rosebrock Rudyard
Brendan Steikar Rudyard
Cole Garen St. Ignace
Andrew Goldthorpe St. Ignace
Jacob Spaude Stephenson
Elijah Pasanen Superior Central
Phil King West Iron County
Jake Polich West Iron County
Alec Schmelebeck West Iron County

SOUTH ALL-STAR COACHES
Matt Johnson Rudyard
Garde Kangas Rudyard
Cody Kangas Forest Area
Todd Kangas Manistique
Brad Grayvold Norway
Sam Eggleston Superior Central