On Saturday at the 32nd High School All-Star East-West game was played at Bahlke Field on the campus of Alma College. Seven players from our area made the West roster and they all came in and had pretty good days, but the MVP was there too. Lansing Catholic's Cooper Rush and he had a record setting day.
"Cooper Rush had an amazing day, especially with that 95-yard pass that broke the record, it was amazing. We all did well and we all played to our max," former Owosso tackle Matt Thornton said.
Rush went 10-12 for a record breaking 241 passing yards and four touchdowns. Doing this in any game is impressive, but against a defense made up of the best players from Metro Detroit? Still hard to comprehend. As mentioned the 95-yard toss in the second quarter was another record to go down, but Rush felt this team was ready to make these types of plays all week.
"We gelled really fast, I think more than most teams could in a week like this. We're a good group of guys that just want to work and get along and do whats best for the team and we saw the results today," Rush added. "It was a good week, great week with a bunch of great guys with a lot of good talent, it was a lot of fun and I'm happy for us."
So these high school athletes can finally turn the page on their high school football days. Some of them will go on to play in college at the next level, some of them this will be their last time on the turf, but definetly a memory maker for the West side as they smash the record for points scored in an All-Star game in the state of Michigan.