Four local high school seniors will represent their hometown schools in June when the 41st annual Lions District 4-A1 All Star Football Classic comes to Tracy for the first time.
This year’s selections include three players from Tracy High, Chaz Briggs, Clayton Fegett and George Obinna, and one from Kimball High, Gaige Allen.
They are among 60 players, all seniors, who will be formally introduced at the All Star Banquet at 6 p.m. April 12 at the Stockton Italian Athletic Club. Local players are part of the North team, which includes valley and foothill schools between Stockton and Manteca and as far east as Calveras High in San Andreas. The South team includes schools from Modesto south to Merced.
All three of Tracy High’s players made the San Joaquin Athletic Association first team for 2013 and were part of a 10-2 Bulldog team that won the SJAA title.
Briggs, a running back and linebacker, contributed to the Bulldogs’ rushing attack and was the team’s leading tackler in his junior and senior years.
Fegett, the Bulldogs’ center, was the anchor of Tracy’s offensive line for three years as a varsity starter.
Obinna was part of a defensive line that made 52 sacks in 2013. He will play defensive end for the Sacramento State Hornets next year.
Allen was the Jaguars’ leading rusher with more than 125 yards per game and nearly 10 yards per carry in 2013 and was named to the all-Valley Oak League first team. Kimball went 5-5 and just missed playoffs.
Also part of the April 12 program is Matt Overton, Tracy High Class of 2003. Schneider said that Overton, the long snapper for the Indianapolis Colts, was chosen as the featured speaker because of his perseverance on his path to the NFL.
Overton, who played at Diablo Valley College and Western Washington University, also played for teams in the Cascade Football League, National Indoor Football League and United Football League and twice tried out with the Seattle Seahawks before he got his chance to play for the Colts.
“He has a great story,” Schneider said. “He should tell everyone his story of never giving up and all that he went through.”
Contact Bob Brownne at 830-4227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.