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High scoring affair expected in Sertoma all-star game

Jack Rush waits for a snap on June 13, 2018 during a Sertoma practice (KHGI)

Spectators attending eight-man football games are usually treated to a lot more scoring and a higher number of possessions.

It’s an experience the players of this years Sertoma All–Star game are all too familiar with and expect to provide their fans as schools from the east and the west battle it out to prove who has the better collection of eight-man players.

On the West side we can expect to see quarterback Jack Rush doing what he does best both in the air and on the ground.

"I'd definitely like a high scoring game since I'm on the offensive side, but definitely like to come out with the 'W'," said Holden Eckhout of Amherst.

While the defense keeps a firm grip on the East offense with big guys like Lane Diesley and Daniel Duffy at the linebacker position. In all, creating one dominant group of players who expect nothing less than what they achieved last fall.

"I'm sure it will be high scoring and hopefully we can have a high competitive game in there with some good defense, too," said Kenesaw's Daniel Duffy, a West linebacker.

Behind the players for the west team will be Burwell’s head coach Luke Gideon, who's led the Longhorns to the post–season every year since he took over the program, including a state title in 2016.

"For me, we always want to establish a good running game, and we've always been a balanced offense where I come from," said Burwell head coach Luke Gideon, who heads up the West. "We can throw the ball too, so we got some guys who can catch, we got a very talented quarterback so if we can get those guys to make some plays and then establish our running game."

Kick–off for Sertoma is set for Saturday, 6:00 p.m. at Lloyd Wilson Field.

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