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Examiner
  • Blue Springs lands all-star games

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  • By Bill Althaus
    bill.althaus@examiner.net
    The Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association’s annual Kansas vs. Missouri All-Star Football Game will be played at Blue Springs and Blue Springs South High Schools on an alternating basis.
    The rotation begins this year, with the June 19 event being hosted at Blue Springs High School’s Peve Stadium. The 2015 game will be at Blue Springs South's Larry Stewart Memorial Stadium.
    “Blue Springs is a fantastic community to host this prestigious event,” said Tony Wrisinger, the GKCFCA co-executive director. “The city’s passion for high school football is second to none, and we look forward to a great four years of Blue Springs and Blue Springs South hosting this game.
    “There will be numerous players from the area high schools competing for the Missouri squad, and we thank the Blue Springs School District and the City of Blue Springs for their support of this event.”
    Blue Springs and Blue Springs South high schools will not charge the GKCFCA for hosting the event, but will receive the revenue from concessions.
    “It’s just the perfect situation for the coaches association and the two high schools in Blue Springs,” Wrisinger added. “We know that Blue Springs High School will knock it out of the park this year. Having the game at Blue Springs and Blue Springs South high schools changes it from a game to an event.”
    Blue Springs has won back-to-back Class 6 state championships and South won the state championship game three years ago.
    The schools will have the opportunity to sell tickets to the game for $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. All children age 7 and younger can attend free.
    “They will get $2 off each ticket they sell,” Wrisinger said, “so it’s going to be a great money-making project for the schools.”

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