Four to represent Plumas at annual Lions All-Star Games

Awards for Lions All-Star football players and coaches have been announced for the annual North/South matches this summer. Four athletes from Plumas County were chosen. Elijah Allred (5’11”) of Quincy High School has been selected to play on the 11-man Southern squad along with Jackson Powell (6’2″) of Portola. Quincy’s David Leonhardt (6’2″) has been selected to play on the 8-man Southern squad along with Chester High School Greenville alum Wade Neer (5’9″).

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The big games will take place on Saturday, June 18 at Shasta College, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

Lions All Star games bring together All Star players from 56 different schools in Lions District 4C-1. Players are nominated by their high school coaches and selected by All Star Coaches who this year are: Dustin Fortenberry of University Prep High School (Large School North), Rick Prinz of Paradise High School (Large School South), Gerald Piper of Redding Christian High (small school north) and Jedediah Tate of Burney High School (small school south).

Mark your calendars; it’s always an incredible display of talent and a much-loved sporting event when football fans are really hungry for a great outdoor game. In the Sierra, our soccer events come with hot chocolate, hot nachos, hot dogs, and as many layers of clothing as we can handle. Our breathing turns to freezing fog, and while the games are exhilarating, it’s still nice to come home. The All Star game is completely different. it’s hot. Frozen drinks are king. The stands are filled with a thousand to a hundred, and the excitement can be cut with a knife. Players can join forces with top talent in coaching and athletics for one last high school football hurray before they leave it all behind. With finals and big decisions to be made, the Summer All Star Game is an experience not to be missed if the opportunity arises. Looking forward to seeing you all on June 18 in Redding!

Charles P. Patton