CARLETON — Jack Andrews and Noah Bauman will represent Whiteford in the Monroe County All-Star football game Friday (June 17) at Airport High School.
Kickoff is at 6 p.m.
The seniors were part of the Bobcat team that won 11 games and made it to the Division 8 semifinals last season. Bauman was a four-year starter for Whiteford while Andrews played three varsity seasons.
The All-Star game dates back to 1999. Some of the greatest athletes in Region history have played in the game over the years and several Whiteford athletes had major success – including picking up MVP awards. The last time the all-star game was played was 2019. Hunter Lake, from Whiteford, was the MVP of his team.
Here’s a look back at the all-star game history:
Future NFL player Carl Ford hauled in five passes for 82 yards, including two TD catches while his Monroe teammate Brad Ruman completed 10 of 17 passes for 138 yards as the East shut down the West 26-6 in the first Monroe County Senior All-Star Game at Bedford.
A trio of Monroe High School graduates led the East to a 14-6 win. Tim Hasley recovered a fumble that set up a touchdown and intercepted a pass with 1:28 remaining to preserve the East advantage. Kent Brinson rushed for a game-high 62 yards and a touchdown while Jhered Cusumano returned an interception 21 yards for a score.
Airport quarterback Mike Baas completed nine passes for 236 years and three touchdowns to least the East to the win. Milan QB Jesse Hoskins matched Baas with 241 yards passing in a game that featured 777 yards of total offense.
New Boston Huron’s Bryce Polce was the MVP of the North as it shutout the South, 14-0. Polce caught a 63-yard touchdown pass, punted well and recovered an onside kick. Dundee’s Ted Rath intercepted three passes.
Whiteford’s Matt Ringle kicked field goals of 35, 26 and 22 yards – the game winner – as the South edged the North in the fifth annual game. Ringle had punts of 39, 37, 35 and 35 yards and put three kickoffs into the end zone. One of them, however, was returned for a 100-yard touchdown by Casey Steffen of Flat Rock.
Dan Gendron of Jefferson rushed for 136 yards and a touchdown to lead the North past the South 13-6.
Gibraltar Carlson’s Jeremiah Crane kicked a 26-yard field goal, added three conversions and put three kickoffs into the end zone to help the North beat the South 23-0.
A last second field goal was ruled no good and the game ended in a 12-12 tie. Milan’s Evan Betts had kicked field goals of 41 and 50 yards for the North before the 37-yard miss on the game’s final play.
Monroe’s Audie Cole ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more to lead the South to a 34-13 win. Cole carried the ball 5 times for 87 yards, including a 65-yard TD run, and completed 6 of 9 passes for 147 yards. Whiteford’s George Flanner ran for 123 yards rushing.
David Gust of Whiteford passed for 171 yards on 12 of 20 passes and galloped 8 yards for the North’s only TD in a game that ended in a 7-7 tie. Airport graduate Anthony Marshall caught 7 passes for 151 yards for the North.
Dylan Jablonski of Erie Mason caught an 80-yard touchdown pass from Nate Davis of Bedford on the first play from scrimmage for the South and it was all the scoring the team needed in a 33-0 win. Jablonski also caught a 28-yard scoring pass from Davis and a 24-yard strike from Willie Johnson of Monroe. Jablonski had four grabs for 143 yards in all.
Whiteford’s Jake DuPree returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown, had 4 receptions for 66 yards and caught a 33-yard pass from high school teammate Travis Pant that set up a TD. He also gained 20 yards on an end-around during his only rushing attempt. Pant led the South in passing yards and rushing and scored the winning touchdown. The game was halted by a tornado watch with 3:58 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Sal Medina of Gibraltar Carlson, caught two TD passes and intercepted two passes as the North came from behind to beat the South, 21-14.
Carlson’s Kyle Ready had a sack and three tackles for loss to lead a stingy North defense in a 10-0 shutout win over the South.
Jake Nadeau of Monroe caught a 31-yard pass from Whiteford’s Gabe LaRoy early in the fourth quarter, lifting the South to a lead it would never relinquish in a 28-16 win by the South.
Elijah Sandore of Jefferson ran for 74 yards and 3 touchdowns as the North won a 27-8 battle.
Zach Phillip of Summerfield threw two touchdown passes, including a 79-yarder to Monroe’s Dathan Dickerson as the South won 18-6. Dickerson scored twice and had 143 yards of total offense.
For the North, Huron’s Devin Collins accounted for 169 yards of offense, including three catches for 112 yards and a touchdown, completed a pass for 49 yards and ran twice for eight yards.
The South set an all-star game record with 40 points and had 345 yards rushing in the victory.
Anthony Higginbotham rushed for a touchdown, ran in a 2-point conversion, caught two passes for 50 yards and intercepted a pass for the North, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the South, which got a touchdown catch from Whiteford’s Kyle Thieken and a game-winning 49-yard field goal from South MVP Wes Doxsie.
Jefferson’s Thomas Eads had three sacks and St. Mary Catholic Central’s Michael Strzelweicz came up with a crucial second half interception as the North rolled to a 12-0 win over the South. SMCC’s Collin Woolford rushed for a TD and Flat Rock’s Jacob Dotson connected with New Boston Huron’s Brett McKay on the other North score.
A large crowd at Dundee High School got to enjoy a defensive battle Friday in the 21st annual Monroe County All-Star Football game.
The biggest plays of the game came in the final seconds. The East squad won on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Maelik Linton to Brooks Hayes. Hayes ended up wide open on a play called by East head coach Nick Notario, who coached both Linton and Hayes at Monroe.
The MVP of the West was Whiteford defensive back Hunter Lake, who was in on several tackles and had a highlight reel interception.