Area football coaches selected for all-star game
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 4:08 AM
Two area coaches from Chatfield and Lanesboro are among the 16 coaches who will participate in the 41st annual Minnesota Football Coaches Association (MFCA) Tackle Cancer All-Star Football Game on Saturday, June 28, at Husky Stadium on the campus of St. Cloud State University.
The kick-off for the all-star football game that will showcase outstanding senior players from the 2013 Minnesota high school football season is 1 p.m.
The 2014 all-star game will be the 41st in the current annual series and the 52nd overall. For the fourth consecutive year, the game will feature the North All-Stars versus the South All-Stars. In the 2013 game, the South All-Stars defeated the North All-Stars 24-14 at Husky Stadium.
The South All-Stars lead the current North-South series 2-1. The South also leads the overall North-South series 10-9-1 after 20 games.
The head coaches for the 2014 MFCA Tackle Cancer All-Star Football Game are Bill Weiss of Chisago Lakes Area (North) and Mike Grant of Eden Prairie (South). Together, they have a combined 58 years of head coaching experience and a combined career head coaching record of 381 wins and 141 losses.
Assisting Grant with the South All-Stars are Jeff Johnson, coach of the state champion Chatfield Gophers, and James Semmen of Lanesboro. Eden Prairie, which lost to Chatfield in the title game, will have two coaches in the all-star game.
Also, the 2014 Honorary Coach for the South is Dick Strand, of Southland, who was inducted into the MFCA Hall of Fame in 2003.