The Ohio North South All-Star Classic is the nation’s longest running high school football all star game. This year’s event will include a 5K, Maurice Clarett & 2 games – Small School (Divisions 4-7) & Big School (Divisions 1-3)
Maurice Clarett Speech @ UD Arena
Maurice Clarett will speak at UD Arena at 12 noon on Saturday April 25th. Doors will open at 11am.
Maurice Clarett first became known for his football accolades early on in his life. In high school he was a name known throughout the nation winning USA Today’s national player of the year and a Parade All-American. His success continued on at Ohio State University. Maurice became the first and only true freshman to start at running back & set the freshman single season rushing & touchdown record (1,237 yds & 18 TD’s) which was previously set by 2-time Heisman Trophy Winner Archie Griffin. The peak of this successful season came when Maurice scored the winning touchdown in a double overtime win over the Miami Hurricanes, making the Ohio State Buckeyes National Champions in 2002. Maurice has often been referred to as one of the greatest impact freshman collegiate football players to ever play the game by many sports enthusiasts. After that season Maurice fell into a spiral of poor decisions that cost him continuing success in football. Those decisions ultimately landed him to spend 3 1/2 years in prison. That time in prison only determined Maurice to have more success than he did before, not in football, but in life. Since Maurice’s release in 2010, he has been committed to restoring his life and reputation as a man who lives and acts with integrity, and is guided by the morals and values as dictated by his strong Christian faith. Most recently Maurice completed a documentary film, entitled: Youngstown Boys, about his life with ESPN in their award winning film series 30 for 30. Maurice recently published and made available for sale, his journal that chronicles his struggles while away from his family. It takes an up close and personal seat to his life lessons learned while imprisoned. Maurice now travels speaking to schools, universities, churches, & business organizations sharing his story. Letting the people he speaks in front of know that it is never too late to change the direction of their life. His genuine delivery and authentic heart with every speech always leaves people inspired.
Ohio North South Classic 5K
This event has been cancelled.
Small School Game
The North South All Star Classic Small School Game kicks off at 2pm, Saturday April 25 at Welcome Stadium. The Small School game is a showcase for high school seniors from Divisions 4-7 throughout Ohio. Players are nominated for the game by coaches from their region, and the OHSFCA members along with the Small School Game coaches, select the final team members. There are 36 players on each side. Rosters will be released on February 5th at the OHSFCA Clinic in Columbus.
The Small School Game coaches are:
HC Tony Lee – Triway
Pat Pierson – Girard
Justin Todd – Loudonville
Gabe Helbert – Wynford
Travis Cooper – Wauseon
HC Dan McSurley – Clinton-Massie
Erik Meek – Toronto
Trevor White – Beechcroft
Garron Stokes – Minster
Craig Clarke – Maysville (Zanesville)
Big School Game
The North South All Star Classic Big School Game kicks off at 6pm, Saturday April 25 at Welcome Stadium. The Small School game is a showcase for high school seniors from Divisions 1-3 throughout Ohio. Players are nominated for the game by coaches from their region, and the OHSFCA members along with the Big School Game coaches, select the final team members. There are 36 players on each side. Rosters will be released on February 5th at the OHSFCA Clinic in Columbus.
The Big School Game coaches are:
HC Doug Haas – Wooster
Jeff Grubich – Kenston
DJ Shaw – Midview
Sean Williams – Bedford
Ryan Carter – Clyde
HC Rodney Roberts – Centerville
Justin Buttermore – Tri-Valley
Travis Moyer – Wapakoneta
Chris Harr – Central Crossing
Evan Dreyer – Western Brown
Over the past 4 years, Fanz Sports Marketing has gone from a small, 3 person office to a growing company with 10 full time employees including 4 sales people, on staff graphic designer, full time web developer, 2 customer support coordinators and a storefront boasting nearly 1000 feet of retail space. We service businesses and schools with custom apparel, signage, promotional items, graphic design and e-commerce solutions. In addition, we service the Bellbrook community for all of its spiritwear and custom sports apparel including uniforms and sideline gear.
We have also assisted a number of schools, teams and associations generate funds with apparel programs, webstores, sponsorships and events. Recently we partnered with the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association to generate sponsorships for, and to promote and manage their high school football all-star games, The North South All Star Classic & the recently created Border Classic pitting Ohio High School All Stars against Michigan High School All Stars.
The Ohio High School Football Coaches Association brings you the North South All Star Classic each year and has for 70 years. This dedicated group of professionals promotes the game of high school football as well as promoting safety and integrity of the game.
Their mission statement:
We provide a positive student centered environment in which student athletes will participate in organized team sports which emphasize a commitment to excellence in the classroom as well as the athletes’ particular sport. We provide student athletes with life-long lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, ethical behavior, perseverance, commitment, loyalty, self-discipline, accomplishment, cooperation, healthy living, responsibility, and leadership skills.
In addition to the North South All Star Classic, The OHSFCA sponsors the Ohio Michigan Border Classic, a game pitting the very best players from Ohio vs the very best players from Michigan.
This year’s Border Classic will be played June 13th, 2015 at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
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