INDIANAPOLIS — In the end, the score didn’t matter much. A group of local players enjoyed an important week.
"You made lasting memories, you made a lot of new friends. The score wasn’t what we wanted,” Concord High School football coach Tim Dawson told his Indiana North squad after a disappointing 30-2 loss to the South at the Grange Insurance All-Star Game on Friday, July 18, at North Central High School.
The North labored on offense, managing only 87 yards to the South’s 387.
"They probably had the better team overall with skill,” Dawson said.
Four Elkhart area players competed for the North — Concord wideout Adam Glanders didn’t catch any passes in an offense that was just 6-of-20 in the air, including two interceptions.
Cody Spurgeon from Jimtown was the North’s starting center,
"It’s something at Jimtown you hear about all for four years, all the greats of Jimtown going and playing in this game,” Spurgeon said. “Just to come down here and play with kids I’ve been rivals with, that they’re great people, to get to know people I’ve never known before ... it’s a great experience.”
Penn linebacker Aaron Hancock logged a solo tackle and six assists, and Concord defensive tackle Mike McQueen had two assists. Sam Vaughan, a Minutemen assistant, was on the North staff.