Seniors participate in football all-star game
By AARON HATTER
Boyle County High School
Saturday, Jan. 19, three Boyle County football seniors took part in this year’s annual Food City All-Star Border Bowl in Sevierville, Tennessee.
Ned Stephens, Nathan Snyder and Aaron Hatter were contacted by Kentucky All-Star Head Coach Mark Peach, who extended the invitation to play alongside 53 other players from across the state.
After arriving in Gatlinburg Wednesday afternoon for check-in, practices filled the remainder of the weekdays. Little time was given for outside activities, but the six practices were fun while getting to know one another and developing friendships.
Saturday finally led to two games with Kentucky and North Carolina suiting up first; and Tennessee and Georgia following afterward. Team Kentucky dominated from the beginning kickoff and swept North Carolina 50-0 with a great performance from each BCHS senior.
Stephens’ experience exceeded his expectations. “The overall time I spent there was a blast, from the practices to bonding with everyone was really something special to be a part of. I am very thankful to have been selected to be part of that team.”
Aaron Hatter is a journalism student at Boyle County High School.