Pigskin Classic set for Friday


Four local players in action

Rob Kiser/Call File Photo Piqua’s Alex Nees will be in action for the North team Friday in the Pigskin Classic at Centerville High School.


Anthony Weber/Civitas File Photo Covington’s Jared Williams will play for the North team in the Pigskin Classic Friday at Centerville High School.


By David Fong

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MIAMI COUNTY — The high school football season may have ended seven months ago, but many recent graduates will be strapping on their high school helmets at least one more time before moving on with their careers.

There will be four local players in the 33rd annual Miami Valley Football Coaches Association All-Star Game, which will take place 7 p..m. Friday at Centerville High School. Also, Piqua High School head coach Bill Nees will be an assistant coach in the game.

Those players include

Alex Nees (Piqua): Nees was a three-year letterwinner who played defensive back and was a long snapper for the Indians. Nees, who will be wearing No. 8 in the game, had 30 tackles and four interceptions for the Indians as a senior. He was named both All-GWOC and first-team All-GWOC North.

Braxton Donaldson (Miami East): The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Donaldson played quarterback, tight end and defensive end at Miami East for the past three years. He’ll line up at tight end and wear No. 86 for the all-star game. Donaldson was a first-team All-Cross County Conference selection as he helped lead the Vikings to a share of the CCC title as a senior.

Caden Hellyer (Miami East): Hellyer, who played both offensive line and linebacker for the Vikings, will suit up at linebacker for the all-star game. He’ll wear No. 52 in the game. Hellyer was a first-team All-Cross County Conference selection as he helped lead the Vikings to a share of the CCC title as a senior.

Jared Williams (Covington): Williams, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound running back, will wear No. 26 for the all-star game. Williams was a first-team All-Cross County Conference selection as he helped lead the Buccaneers to a share of the CCC title as a senior.

Contact David Fong at [email protected]; follow him on Twitter @thefong

Rob Kiser/Call File Photo Piqua’s Alex Nees will be in action for the North team Friday in the Pigskin Classic at Centerville High School.
http://dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_alex8.jpgRob Kiser/Call File Photo Piqua’s Alex Nees will be in action for the North team Friday in the Pigskin Classic at Centerville High School.

Anthony Weber/Civitas File Photo Covington’s Jared Williams will play for the North team in the Pigskin Classic Friday at Centerville High School.
http://dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_150918aw_Bethel_18_Cov_10-1.jpgAnthony Weber/Civitas File Photo Covington’s Jared Williams will play for the North team in the Pigskin Classic Friday at Centerville High School.
Four local players in action
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