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Former Bulldog football players playing in Lions All-Star Game

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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In this file photo, Sikeston running back Darryl Howard avoids a tackle from an Obion County Central defender during Sikeston's first regular season game on August 27, 2010. Along with Howard, Ray Clark and Treston Pulley have been selected to take part in the Missouri Lions All-Star Game in Warrensburg on the campus of the University of Central Missouri. David Jenkins, Staff
WARRENSBURG -- Three former Sikeston Bulldog football players will participating in the 35th Annual Missouri Lions All-Star Football Game on which will be played in Warrensburg on Saturday.

The game features outstanding 2011 graduated high school football players from the entire state and Sikeston's Ray Clark, Darryl Howard and Treston Pulley will be taking part.

All three Bulldogs were instrumental in leading Sikeston to a second-straight semifinals matchup and back to back 13-1 seasons while setting numerous school records in the process.

Pre-game festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with kick-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Walton Stadium/Vernon Kennedy Field on the University of Central Missouri Campus.

The annual affair was created in order to benefit the Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation and has raised nearly $200,000 for this statewide Lions project. The game pits some of the top football talent from around the state to play one last game with and against their peers before entering the world of college or other careers.

The game is divided into Blue and Gold Teams. Heading this year's Blue squad will be Coach Rob Bowers of Richmond High School and the Gold team will be piloted by Coach Curtis Jasper of Westran High School.

The players and coaches arrived at UCM on Sunday, July 10th. The week will be spent getting acquainted, learning plays and two-a-day practice sessions, culminating with the banquet Friday evening with University of Central Missouri Head Football Coach Jim Svoboda as the keynote speaker.

Tickets for the game will be available at the gate on game day at only $7.00 for adults.

This year's game will be broadcast live on KKWK (100.1 FM) Radio in Cameron, MO, and at www.getinthegamestl.com.

The Lions of Missouri invite you to come enjoy one of the best High School football games you will ever see.

For a full roster of each team, go to page 4B and check out the scoreboard.