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34th All-Star High School Football Game set for Friday

SALINAS — Toro Bulls Youth Football and Cheer announced the date and head coaches of the 34th Annual Central Coast 2018 All-Star High School Football Game.

Local high schools from Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito and South Santa Clara County high schools had their respected head coaches nominate their players.

“The premier post high school football event on the Central Coast brings together some of the most outstanding high school athletes from across the area,” says Committee Chair Mali Cuda. “We love football and know local community wants to see this game continue.”

The 2018 Central Coast All-Star High School Football Game will bring together the premier high school football players from around Monterey, Santa Cruz, Santa Benito and South Santa Clara Counties to one field.

South County players include: Gilbert Flores, Gonzales; Raul Morales, Gonzales; Dominic Emery, Gonzales; Nael Vasquez, Gonzales; Miguel Arreola, Gonzales; Andres Espinoza, Greenfield; Isaias Gonzales, King City; Luis Briseno, King City; Alex Villasenor, King City; Gabriel Ortiz, King City; Angel Olivas, Soledad; and Victor Ocampo, Soledad.

This year’s game will be held at Rabobank Stadium in Salinas at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11.

The 34th annual game is sure to bring excitement, competitiveness and an all-around good time. For many of the players that attend, it is time to meet the peers they have competed against throughout their high school career.

Not only has this year’s game been blessed with talented players, but the teams have been honored with amazing coaches from all over the central coast. The teams will be led by retiring Head Coach Louie Walters of Scotts Valley High School and Coach Art Berlanga of Gonzalez High School. Together they have compiled coaches to staff their teams from other high schools throughout the four-county area.

Coaches Walters and Berlanga have each chosen a local charity for their team to represent; Monterey County Special Olympics (MCSO) and Valley Churches United (VCU). Donation bins will be setup around the stadium in support for these causes. The money raised will be donated to each charity after the game and the winning team will be awarded a bonus donation for their cause.

Tickets are $11 general admission, $6 students w/school ID, $6 age 65 and over, $6 12 and under and $6 military. All youth players and cheerleaders wearing their youth football team jersey or cheer jacket will receive free admission to the game. Parking is $5.

This is Toro Bulls Youth Football and Cheer’s seventh year organizing the event. Toro Bulls is dedicated to assisting youth in developing the characteristics of citizenship, discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship and physical and mental wellbeing through the spirit of youth sports.

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