The high school football Toyota East vs. West Tennessee All-Star Classic is reaching new heights this year.
It was announced during a press conference at Pilot, that with the help of Oak Ridge's M&M Productions USA, the game will be streamed live Dec. 9 on ESPN3.
This is the 10th year anniversary of the game that has seen players like Alcoa's Randall Cobb, Tennessee's Jauan Jennings and Trevor Daniel, New England Patriot Dont'a Hightower, and plenty more.
M&M's founder, Mike Brown, says that they plan to make the game day experience for the players and fans as entertaining as possible. Some announcements are expected in the coming weeks, but Brown
did announce that former Tennessee quarterback Sterling Henton will be deejaying at the game.
According to Bill Marbet, the executive director of the Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association, this offers players exposure to college coaches, and with the live streaming, they can now be seen all over the country.
"This is a culmination of their high school career that they've worked so hard to accomplish," said Marbet, "Other than the state championship, on an individual basis, the all star game
is the epitome of their career."
The West team will be coached by Major Wright of Raleigh Egypt High School in Memphis. The East will be coached by Oneida's Tony Lambert, and locals assisting Lambert are Clinton's Josh Kerr, Greenville's Caine Ballard, and Carter's Jeff McMillan.
The game will be played at Tennessee Tech's Tucker Stadium in Cookeville.