July 19, 2012

Bondurant to Play for Gold Team at Lions All-Star Football Game

It might be a bit unusual to picture Brock Bondurant in any color but blue, but he is hoping fans get used to his new gold look. The Scotland County R-I standout will be part of the Gold team in the 36th Annual Missouri Lions All-Star Football Game this weekend. It will be his final high school all-star game before attempting to walk on the University of Missouri this fall, where he hopes to dawn the Back and Gold for his next Tigers team.

The Lions All-Star game will be played in Warrensburg on Saturday, July 21st. The game features outstanding 2012 graduated high school football players from the entire state. Pre-game festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with kick-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Walton Stadium/Vernon Kennedy Field on the UCM Campus.

The annual affair was created in order to benefit the Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation and has raised nearly $200,000 for this statewide Lions project. The game pits some of the top football talent from around the state to play one last game with and against their peers before entering the world of college or other careers.

The game is divided into Blue and Gold Teams. Heading this year's Blue squad will be Coach Nathan Morgan of Caruthersville High School, and the Gold team will be piloted by Coach Dustin Baldwin of Miller High School.

The players and coaches arrived at UCM on Sunday, July 15th. The week will be spent getting acquainted, learning plays and two-a-day practice sessions. It will culminate with the banquet Friday evening, July 20th with Westran High School Coach (and last year's All-Star Gold Team Coach) Curtis Jasper as the keynote speaker, and the game at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 21st. Tickets for the game will be available at the gate on game day at only $10 for adults and $5 for students.

The Missouri Lions are pleased to announce that this year's game will be broadcast live on KKWK (100.1 FM) Radio in Cameron, MO, and at www.northwestmoinfo.com.

The Lions of Missouri invite you to come enjoy one of the best High School football games you will ever see.

Joining Bondurant on the Gold team will be quarterback Scott Kroeger, of Clopton, who also suited up with Brock for the Missouri team in the recent Do-Or-Die all-star game in Quincy, IL. Another familiar face on the gold team will be Salisbury running back Jeremiah Jackson.

The Blue team will feature some familiar faces as well, including Putnam County quarterback Brett Thomas and Schuyler County running back Dakota Schmitter.

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