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 camaradarie involved with an All-Star event.

Charity: All-Star Game proceeds will be donated to the following U.P. organizations: St. Vincent de Paul will receive all food collected during the food drive, the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame scholarship program, school lottery (U.P. high school football programs will be randomly drawn to receive donations from the game (Menominee & Westwood), practice jerseys given to two U.P. football teams (Gogebic & Ontonagon), new footballs split between the two head coaches, Bark River-Harris & West Iron County (12 footballs each). Donation History

Game Date: Saturday, June 30, 2018

Game Time: 1 PM, Doors to the Dome open at Noon

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

Tickets: Game: $6 (advance), $7 (at door)

Lodging: Country Inn & Suites (Official Hotel Provider)
Mention the U.P. Football All-Star Game for a special rate!

Television Broadcast:
Airs on FOX UP on Sunday, July 1 from 4 PM-7 PM
Available on-demand at Upper Michigan's Source

Radio Broadcast (live):
Great Lakes Radio
(Marquette) 103.3 WFXD Country
(Escanaba) 92.7FM WRUP Real Classic Rock
Streamed LIVE at www.wfxd.com

Sovereign Communications
Rock 93.1 FM WIMK (Iron Mountain/Escanaba)
Big Country 92.3 FM WJPD (Marquette)
The Soo-Country 105.5 FM WMKD (Sault Ste Marie)
1450 AM WNBY (Newberry)
WIMK & WUPK www.uprockradio.com (Streamed Online)
WMKD www.country105fm.net (Streamed Online)
WIMK www.1450wnby.com (Streamed Online)

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 - 2018 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: 5-8 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: Team Black vs. Team Red
**(2018: Black Team vs Red Team, Fantasy draft of the players)**

North Schools: Baraga, Brimley, Calumet, Ewen-Trout Creek, Gogebic (Bessemer & Wakefield-Marenisco), Gwinn, Hancock, Houghton, Ironwood, Ishpeming, Lake Linden-Hubbell, L'Anse, Marquette, Munising, Negaunee, Newberry, Ontonagon, Sault Ste Marie, Superior Central, Westwood (20 programs)

South Schools: Bark River-Harris, Carney-Nadeau, Cedarville, Engadine, Escanaba, Forest Park, Gladstone, Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Manistique, Menominee, Mid Peninsula, North Central, North Dickinson, Norway, Pickford, Rapid River, Rudyard, St. Ignace, Stephenson, West Iron County (21 programs)

Team Colors:
Black Team Uniforms Jerseys: Black, Pants: Black (plain, no stripes), Socks: Black, Shoes: Black

Red Team Uniforms Jerseys: Red, Pants: Black (plain, no stripes), Socks: Red, 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 25, 2018
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 St. Vincent de Paul food pantry.
Location: Northern Michigan University, Meyland Hall
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Media Day:
Team and individual pictures, interviews with media personnel (newspapers, television and radio).
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
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

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Bay Cliff Health Camp Visit:
Time: leave dorms at 2:30PM
Arrive: Bay Cliff at 3:15PM
Football Camp for Bay Cliff Campers: 4PM
Dinner with Bay Cliff Campers: 5:30 PM
Flag Ceremony: following dinner
Return to campus: 7:30PM

Friday, June 29, 2018
All-Star Banquet:
Recognition of players and coaches, hors d' oeuvres reception
Guest Speaker: Jeff Olson-Ishpeming High School Head Coach
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)
Contact Xcel: (608-279-6960, todd@Xcel.net)

Saturday, June 30, 2018
U.P. Football All-Star Game:
Location: Superior Dome (doors open at 12:00 PM)
Player and Coach Introductions: 1:00 PM
Kickoff: Immediately following player and coach introductions
Cost: $6 (advance), $7 (at 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 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 Providers

Marquette General Hospital
580 W College Ave., Marquette, MI  49855       906-228-9440

Elite Wrestling-Sun Prairie, WI

Athletic Trainers
Active Physical Therapy, Marquette & Ishpeming       906-204-7400

U.P. Rehab Services       906-225-5044

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

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

Color Guard
U.S. Army       www.goarmy.com

Hotel Provider
Country Inn & Suites (Official Hotel Provider)

Internet Message Board

Marketing Partner
Bottom Line Marketing
4410 County Rd CN, Champion, MI 49814

National Anthem
Ashley Neuens, Bark River-Harris

DJ Paquette-Munising, Jeff Clark-Kincheloe, Don Loftholm-Norway, Blaine Barabas-Marquette, Charlie Morrison-Marquette, Elmer Albright-Engadine, Mark Giannunzio-Manistique

William Schumann Photography     www.wdsphoto.com       906-250-2484

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

Public Address Announcer
Nick Palmer, Marquette

Radio Broadcast (live):
Great Lakes Radio
(Marquette) 103.3 WFXD Country
(Escanaba) 92.7FM WRUP Real Classic Rock
Streamed LIVE at www.wfxd.com

Sovereign Communications
93.1 FM WIMK (Iron Mountain/Escanaba)
105.5 FM WMKD (Sault Ste Marie)
1450 AM WNBY (Newberry)
WIMK & WUPK www.uprockradio.com (Streamed Online)
WMKD www.country105fm.net (Streamed Online)
WIMK www.1450wnby.com (Streamed Online)

Television Broadcast:
Streamed LIVE at www.uppermichigansource.com
Replayed on TV 6/FOX UP on Sunday, June 26 at 11 AM

Checker Bus
Marquette, MI  49855       906-226-7772

Potential Sponsors: There are many different sponsorship opportunities available. Xcel is a non-profit organization, so all sponsorship donations to the game are tax-deductible. Contact Xcel for more information.

U.P. Football All-Star Game

Yooper Bowl

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