Just Two More Days Until the U.P. Football All-Star Game!

U.P. Football All-Star Football 2013

MARQUETTE, MI – June 26th, 2014 –With the week flying by for these guys, the U.P. High School Football All-Star Game is only two days away!  With kids arriving on Monday, practicing on Tuesday, doing their skills challenge on Wednesday, and are now running a football camp out at Bay Cliff, you can say that the guys have been working pretty hard all week long.  With players coming from West Iron County to Sault Ste. Marie & St. Ignace, this week is a great week for the seniors who have worked so hard to play one last game in high school.

The rest of the week will be as follows:


  • The All-Star Banquet, with the guest speaker Bill Santilli, Forest Park Head Coach.  Coach Santilli is a member of the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame and has won State Championships with Forest Park, as both a player and coach.  His Forest Park teams have been some of the best in the state on a yearly basis.  He will have a great message for everyone in attendance.  The banquet will begin at 6pm and is for players & event staff only


  • There will be two youth football games prior to the All-Star Game.  The games will take place at 10:15 AM and Noon.  Admission is free to all who want to attend, and the youth players will get in free to the All-Star Game if they wear their jersey.  It is a great opportunity for the kids to play in the Dome, and for the fans to see some future All-Star prospects.


Whether it was the Bench Press, the 40-yard dash, or the receiver challenge... there was an audience.

While some of these players will go on to play some college ball, the majority of them are playing their last game with the pads on.  The coaches have preparing their players all week long.  Teaching the kids different playbooks than most have used in their careers, and getting former opponents to play with one another, as opposed to against.

Yesterday was the Skills Challenge of the camp and the results (per U.P. Football All-Star Game‘s Facebook) are as follows

  • Fastest Man (Non-Lineman)

Devon Harris, Menominee   40-yard dash = 4.649 seconds

  • Fastest Man (Lineman)

Jordan Neumann, Norway   40-yard dash = 4.745

  •  Strongest Man (Non-Lineman)

Alex Briones, Ishpeming  Bench Press (225lbs.) = 11 repetitions

  • Strongest Man (Lineman)

Tyler Thomas, Negaunee   Bench Press (225lbs.) = 15 repetitions

  •  Quarterback Challenge

Alex Briones, Ishpeming   Distance Thrown = 59 yards

  • Receiver Challenge (Non-Lineman)

  Cole Potvin, Manistique

  • Receiver Challenge (Lineman) 

Bailey Lamb, Escanaba

  • Punting

Cam Beversluis, Escanaba  61 yards

  • Field Goal Kicking

Ryan LaBerge, L’Anse   50 yards



There’s still time to get your tickets early at Xcel Sport’s Training’s Website!  They’ll be $5 in advance and $6 at the door.  Be sure to get down to the Superior Dome this Saturday at 3pm to support these athletes as they play their last high school game of their careers!

If you are unable to make it, be sure to tune into 103-FXD and listen as Mike Plourde, Bob Nadeau, and Carl Leander Johnson bring you the call from the Superior Dome!

If you’d like to see more pictures from Wednesday’s action at the Superior Dome, click HERE!