- - - - it's back to the grind for the- 12 local high school football - players selected for the 70th - annual bernard blackwell all- - star game.- today was the second day of - practice ahead of saturday's- north-south classic... with the- south-siders holding up at- harrison central high school.
- for the sake of the team, these- gulf coast standouts are- putting past rivalries aside...- and couldn't be more humbled- about this week's experience as- one of the- chosen few.
- - "oh yeah, this is a weird jump cause once- i get into basketball mode- usually i don't get back playin- football until after track and- stuff like that.
So it's fun- being able to get back into it.- "as a kid growing up seeing all-stars i was - - - - like wow, that's a big deal.
An- now that i'm here i'm like yeah- this is pretty cool.
It's very- rewarding.
So many hours go int- our crafts.
Ours in the weight- room, on the field doing- this and that.
So to be - recognized for all of the hard- work we're putting in, it's ver- special and - it's very rewarding."
- - - saturday's all-star game kicks- off at 11-30 a-m from gulfport'- milner stadium.