DCHS Football Coach Steve Trapp will be among the coaches in the 6th Annual Toyota East/West High School Football All-Star Game on December 8 at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville.
Coach Trapp said he will be coaching wide receivers for the East. Meanwhile Will Molander, outstanding wide receiver on the DCHS football team is on the roster to play in the game. Coach Trapp said its an honor for the DCHS football program to be represented in this annual All-Star Classic. "TACA, the Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association, organizes the All-Star Game and I had sent in an e-mail inquiring about how I could potentially help in the All-Star Event. They called me back the next day and said they had already discussed potentially asking me to be on the staff this year so it worked out pretty well. I'm really excited. It's an opportunity for me to go and represent DeKalb County and what we do as a program to expose myself to other coaches. I'm willing to learn and see some other ways to do it and maybe pick up some things but also to network and to get to know some more people. I'm also excited to be able to coach Will Molander as well. He will be in the event with me. I'll be coaching wide receivers. So I'm just really proud to go represent DeKalb County," said Coach Trapp.
Three other DeKalb County players are named as alternates for the All-Star Classic. "Lucas Phillips is an alternate at quarterback. Cody Puckett is a defensive end alternate and Sonni Fullilove is also a wide receiver alternate. If there are some people who cannot play in those positions, there's a small chance that we might have those DeKalb County football players represent us," said Coach Trapp.
Caine Ballard with Greeneville will be the East head coach and Kevin Creasy with Trousdale Co will be the West head coach.
This year's event will take place on the campus of Tennessee Tech in Cookeville. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, at Tucker Stadium. "We are extremely excited about both rosters," commented Bill Marbet, Executive Director of the Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association, the game's organizing body.
"These players have had exceptional high school careers and many will continue their play at the college level, many in very high profile programs in some of the major conferences across the country. We think it's a great group of young men who will represent their respective high schools very well," he added.
Players are nominated by high school coaches from all across the state, then selected by the coaching staffs for the game. They represent large and small high schools, both public and private.
The 88 players and 16 coaches involved in the game will arrive in Cookeville on Tuesday evening, December 4. Two-a-day practice sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday prior to Saturday's game.