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Lee to play in gridiron All-Star game

By Staff | Jun 8, 2009

Blue Earth Area senior Jake Lee will be among 86 players participating in the 36th Annual Minnesota High School All-Star Football Game held June 27 at Husky Stadium on the campus of St. Cloud State University.

The kick-off will be at 7 p.m. and will be the fifth year that St. Cloud State has hosted the All-Star game.

The game showcases outstanding senior players from the 2008 high school football season.

Lee, an offensive lineman for the Bucs, will play football next year at Augustana College in Sioux Falls.

Players and coaches representing 76 schools and 31 conferences will participate in this year’s game. They were selected by members of the Minnesota Football Coaches Association.

The 2009 All-Star Game will be the 36th in the current annual series and the 47th overall.

For the 30th year, the game will feature the Metro All-Stars versus the Outstate All-Stars. Through 29 games, the Outstate All-Stars lead the series 15-14.

In the 2008 game, quarterback Greg Morse of St. Paul Como Park threw for 200 yards and connected on two touchdown passes, rallying the Metro All-Stars to a 22-17 victory over the Outstate All-Stars.

The 2009 All-Star Game will include 14 players from the 2008 Associated Press All-State First Team, including James Peterson of Blaine, the Associated Press Player of the Year. Seven players from the All-State Second Team will also participate in this year’s game.

The Head Coaches for the 2009 All-Star Football Game are John DenHartog of Hopkins (Metro) and Mark Esch of Mankato West (Outstate). Together, they have a combined career head coaching record of 101 wins and 66 losses.

For the 11th year, Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter) will host the All-Star Football training camp.

The players and coaches will report to Gustavus on Sunday, June 21 to begin the seven-day camp.

The teams will travel from St. Peter to St. Cloud on Saturday, June 27 to play the All-Star Game at St. Cloud State University.

Tickets can be purchased from the high school coach in your community and will also be available at Husky Stadium on game day.