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NW Ohio All-Star Football Game Set for Friday, June 21

The Perrysburg Athletic Boosters will once again host the annual Northwest Ohio Regional All-Star Football Game at Perrysburg’s Widdel Field at Steinecker Stadium on Friday, June 21 with a kickoff time of 7:00 p.m. This is the 29th year for event that features over 100 players from over 40 different area school districts from across northwest Ohio. Tom Ferguson returns as the head coach of the Black Team. Coach Ferguson, a retired coach and educator with over 35 years of coaching experience, most notably at Rossford, will lead a coaching staff of local area coaches. The Gold Team will be led by Ken James and his staff from the Northwood Rangers. Tickets for the game will be $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens with the gates opening at 5:30 p.m. More information can be found at http://nwo-allstarfootball.com.

The Perrysburg Athletic Boosters are proud to welcome Nick Holley as this year’s guest speaker for the All-Star Game. Holley, a 2013 Whitmer graduate, recently completed his collegiate football career at Kent State University. During his tenure with the Golden Flashes, Holley was a focal point of the Kent State offense. Holley’s versatility proved to be his greatest strength, seeing action as a receiver, running back and quarterback en route to accumulating over 2,000 total yards from scrimmage and 19 touchdowns during his collegiate career. Prior to suffering a knee injury his senior year, Holley was named the Lt. Jack Rittichier Award winner for the team MVP during his junior year and was named to the Academic All-MAC Team while earning MAC Distinguished Scholar Athlete honors. At Whitmer, Holley was the 2012 Toledo Blade Player of the Year and helped the Panthers reach the 2012 Division 1 state title game. In 2018, after the completion of his collegiate career, Holley signed an un-drafted free agent contract with the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams where he spent training camp. Holley will address the All-Stars on Thursday, June 20 on how football has taught him to persevere through challenges that he has encountered through his life.

Posted Thursday, June 6, 2019
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