U.P. Football All-Star Game


Mission: The U.P. Football All-Star Game will showcase U.P. high school football and give the fans an opportunity to enjoy a competitive game between the U.P.'s best graduating seniors. The U.P. Football All-Star Game will provide a positive environment for all who participate and allow the players and coaches to experience the excitement and comradarie involved with an All-Star event.

Charity: All-Star Game proceeds will be donated to the following U.P. charitable organizations: The Beacon House & The U.P. Sports Hall of Fame. Donation History

Game Date: Saturday, June 28, 2008

Game Time: 3 PM

Location: Northern Michigan University - Superior Dome (Marquette, MI)

Tickets: Game: $5

TV Broadcast (live): WLUC-TV 6

Radio Broadcast (live):
The Bear (Northern Star Broadcasting)
        WIMK-93.1 (Iron Mountain/Escanaba)
        WUPK-94.1 (Marquette)
        WIHC-97.9 (Newberry/Sault Ste. Marie)
SNRN Broadcasting
        WUPY-101.1 (Ontonagon)

Internet Message Board: www.up-football.com
Take part in the latest talk regarding U.P. football and the game.

Participants: U.P. Senior Football Players - 2008 Graduates (Invite only)

Number of Players: Approximately 40-45 players per team

Player Selection Process: Players selected with input from all U.P. high school coaches and U.P. sportswriters (All-Conference Teams and All-U.P. Teams considered).  There is no limit to the number of players from any particular school.  Once the teams are selected, players will receive an invitation to participate in the game.  If the player accepts the invitation, he will be sent an informational packet detailing the specifics of the game, the week's itinerary and the expectations of each player.  If he declines the invitation, the next player at that position will be invited.

Number of Coaches: 6-8 coaches per team

Coach Selection Process: Coaches will be selected at the completion of the playoffs.  It is the hope of the U.P. Football All-Star Game that all U.P. coaches will take turns coaching the game, so everyone gets a chance to be involved and all schools and conferences are represented.

Team Names: East vs. West

East Schools: Bark River-Harris, Brimley, Cedarville, Engadine, Escanaba, Gladstone, Gwinn, Ishpeming, Manistique, Marquette, Mid Peninsula, Munising, Negaunee, Newberry, North Central, North Dickinson, Pickford, Rapid River, Rudyard, Sault Area, St. Ignace, Westwood

West Schools: Baraga, Bessemer, Calumet, Ewen-Trout Creek, Forest Park, Hancock, Houghton, Iron Mountain, Ironwood, Kingsford, Lake Linden-Hubbell, L'Anse, Menominee, Norway, Ontonagon, Stephenson, Wakefield-Marenisco, West Iron County

Team Colors: East (Black-based) West (Red-based)
East Uniforms Jerseys: Black with red numbers (white outlines on numbers), red trim on neck and sleeves, white name on back of jersey, Pants: Black (plain, no stripes), Socks: Black (solid, no stripes), Shoes: Black
West Uniforms Jerseys: White with red numbers (black outlines on numbers), red trim on neck and sleeves, black name on back of jersey, Pants: Black (plain, no stripes), Socks: White (with one pro-style red band and one black band), Shoes: Black

Official Team Rosters & Profiles

History, Pictures, Awards, Videos & News

U.P. Football All-Star Game Trophy    Ring

Itinerary for All-Star Week:

Monday, June 23, 2008
Athlete and Coach Check-In:
Location: Northern Michigan University, Meyland Hall
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Food Donation Drop-Off:
Community members are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items at the time of athlete and coach check-in.
All donations to benefit The Beacon House food pantry.
Location: Northern Michigan University, Meyland Hall
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Media Day:
Team and individual pictures, interviews with media personnel (newspapers, television and radio).
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Skills Challenge: Players
Players compete in a variety of skills (Fastest Man, Strongest Man, Receiver Challenge, Quarterback Challenge, Punting, Kicking. Open to the public.
Location: Superior Dome
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Golf Challenge: Coaches
Coaches will play a round of golf at the Marquette Heritage Course. Coaches will be split into two East teams and two West teams.
Location: Heritage Golf Course, Marquette
Time: 1:30 PM - ?

Thursday, June 26, 2008
All-Star Banquet:        Sponsored by: Dickinson County Healthcare System
Recognition of players and coaches, hors deuvres reception
Guest Speaker: Steve Mariucci
Location: Bottum University Center - Northern Michigan University
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (social), 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (program)
Tickets available to the public: $20/person (limited number available)

Friday, June 27, 2008
Youth Football Camp:
Who: Youth football players (Grades 1-6)
What: Youth players are invited to participate in a football camp hosted by the U.P. All-Star Football players. All-Star players will instruct the youth players in a variety of fundamental football skills. Parents are encouraged to attend and take pictures of your youth player with his/her favorite All-Star players.
Location: Superior Dome
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: $10 donation per player
No pre-registration is necessary. Participants get free admission to the U.P. Football All-Star Game.

Saturday, June 28, 2008
Recruiting Camp/Combine:
Who: Players in Grades 9-12.
What: Physical testing of athletes, results sent to colleges across the country
       Participants receive a free ticket to the U.P. Football All-Star Game.
Location: Superior Dome
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Registration: Register Online or Download Registration Form

Dance Clinic:
Who: Girls (Grades 2-8)
What: Marquette High School Dance Team will give instruction on dance techniques and routines. A fun time will be had by all. Bring your dance shoes and a positive attitude!
Location: Superior Dome
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cost: $10 donation per dancer
No pre-registration is necessary

Pre-Game Tailgate:
Fans can mingle and enjoy a pre-game cookout.
Sponsor: Vango's
Location: The Beacon House parking lot (across the street from the Dome)
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

U.P. Football All-Star Game:
Location: Superior Dome (doors open at 2:00 PM)
Player and Coach Introductions: 3:00 PM
Kickoff: Immediately following player and coach introductions
Cost: $5 at the door

Post-Game Awards:
Most Valuable Player (offense and defense) & Character Award from each team will be selected by each team's coaches and receive a plaque.  Championship traveling trophy will be presented to the winning coach.  The winning team (East or West) may pass the trophy to other schools from the winning team throughout the following year. Championship Traveling Trophy

Practice Schedule: Practices will be held at Northern Michigan University (indoors and outdoors).  Practice will be held two times per day and the team coaches will determine the exact schedule and meeting times.

Official Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors
Northern Michigan Bank
1502 W Washington Street, Marquette, MI  49855                  906-228-7300

177 US 41 East, Negaunee, MI  49866                                     906-475-4161

All-Star Banquet Sponsor
Dickinson County Healthcare System
1721 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain, MI  49801               906-774-1313

Gold Sponsor
U.S. Army
Sergeant Moulton (for more information)                                  906-228-6803

Halftime Sponsor
National Collegiate Scouting Association
1415 N Dayton St, Chicago, IL  60622                                       888-333-6846

Tailgate Sponsor
Vango's Pizza & Cocktail Lounge
927 North Third Street, Marquette, MI  49855                           906-228-7707

Silver Sponsors
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
415 S McClellan Ave, Marquette, MI  49855                              800-562-7884

Hantz Group
Ryan Meyskens, Ryan.Meyskens@Hantzgroup.com
Ashley Pease, Ashley.Pease@Hantzgroup.com
Nick Sundstrom, Nicholas.Sundstrom@Hantzgroup.com
717 West Washington Street, Marquette, MI  49855              906-226-7730

Tri Star Celebrations
2322 US 41 W, Marquette, MI  49855                                        866-906-1794

Official Providers

PO Box 987, Marquette, MI  49855                                             906-226-4565

MB2 Sports                                                                                     913-231-2139

Athletic Trainers
Jon Jungwirth, MS, ATC, LAT, NASM-PES                                (c)906-396-2143
Sports Medicine Program Coordinator
Dickinson County Healthcare System Sports Medicine         DCH: My Space
1721 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain, MI  49801              906-776-5522

Matthew Jaksetic, ATC                                                                 (c)906-282-4876
Dickinson County Healthcare System Sports Medicine         DCH: My Space
1721 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain, MI  49801              906-776-5522

Athletic Training Supplies
Mueller Sports Medicine                   www.muellersportsmed.com
Prairie du sac, WI                                                                          800-356-9522

Awards Provider
BK Enterprises                   www.bkengravesit.com
410 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain, MI  49801                 906-774-0097

Ball Boys
Lake-Linden Hubbell:
        Logan Chadde, Ryan Gerbig, David Koskela, Brandon Sundblad

Beverages (Powerade)
Bink's Coca-Cola                   www.binksbeverages.com

Chain Gang
Lake-Linden Hubbell: Rick Gilles, Mark Normand, Dean Seppala

Cheerleaders (U.P. All-Star Squad)
Cheer Director: Erin O'Brion - Iron Mountain

Color Guard
U.S. Army         www.goarmy.com     Sergeant Moulton          906-228-6803

Dancers (Marquette Senior High School Dance Team)
Dance Coach: Lori Frak
The MSHS Dance Team is helping with player check-in to gather the food from the food drive, as well as assemble and place the player/coach welcome bags in each room. The MSHS Dance Team also will be helping with the 50/50 raffle, as well as performing a Dance Clinic Saturday morning before the game.

Holiday Inn of Marquette          www.holidaymarquette.com
1951 US 41 West, Marquette, MI  49855                                   906-225-1351
Ramada Marquette                   www.ramada.com
412 W. Washington St., Marquette, MI  49855                          906-228-6000

Internet Message Board

National Anthem
Elizabeth Grugin

Referee-Ed Angeli
Umpire-Larry Benton
Line Judge-Mike Angeli
Back Judge-Rick Wales
Linesman-Jeff Marshall

Stickel Photography         www.stickelphotography.com
W 8885 Peterson Dr., Iron Mountain, MI  49801                      906-774-0048

Dr. John L. Lehtinen, MD
Board Certified: Sports Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Family Medicine
1414 W Fair Ave, Marquette, MI  49855                                     906-225-4555

CJ Graphics         www.cjgraphics.net
121 S Carpenter Ave, Kingsford, MI  49802                              906-774-8636

Public Address Announcer
Casey Ford
Sports Director, ESPN 970 WZAM
News Director, Q-107 WMQT Marquette

The Bear (Northern Star Broadcasting)
WIHC-97.9 (Newberry/Sault Ste. Marie)
WUPK-94.1 (Marquette)
WIMK-93.1 (Iron Mountain/Escanaba)
401 E. Fair Ave., Marquette, MI  49855                                      906-632-1400

Tailgate Host
1420 Pine Street, Marquette, MI  49866                                     906-475-4161

177 US 41 East, Negaunee, MI  49866                                     906-475-4161

Apple Cab Co.
PO Box 987, Marquette, MI  49855                                             906-226-9999

U.P. Football All-Star Game

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U.P. Football All-Star Game Trophy
U.P. Football All-Star Game Ring