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: The St. Vincent de Paul food pantry will receive all food collected during the food drive, the school lottery (U.P. high school football programs will be randomly drawn to receive donations from the game (Ontonagon, Sault & St. Ignace), practice jerseys given to two U.P. football teams (Engadine & Stephenson), new footballs split between the two head coaches, Lake Linden-Hubbell and St. Ignace (12 footballs each). Donation History

Game Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021

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

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

Tickets: Cost: $7

Lodging: Country Inn & Suites (Official Hotel Provider)
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Television Broadcast Partner:

Radio Broadcast (live):
Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and 99.9
Streamed LIVE at www.foxsportsmarquette.com

Participants: U.P. Senior Football Players - 2021 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
**(2021: Black Team vs Red Team, Fantasy draft of the players in March)**

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: White and Black, Pants: Black (plain, no stripes), Socks: White, 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, July 26, 2021
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, July 27, 2021
Media Day:
Team and individual pictures, interviews with media personnel (newspapers, television and radio).
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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, July 29, 2021
Youth Football Camp:
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Superior Dome-Marquette, MI

Friday, July 30, 2021
All-Star Banquet:
Recognition of players and coaches, hors d' oeuvres reception
Guest Speaker: Andy Crouch
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)

Saturday, July 31, 2021
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: $7

Post-Game Awards:
Most Valuable Player (offense and defense) & Jack Audette 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

BSN Sports (Dan Bushmaker)

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

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

Chain Gang
Carter Crouch, Kellen Klein, Austin Ridl, Justin Jurmu (Lake Linden-Hubbell)

Hotel Provider
Country Inn & Suites (Official Hotel Provider)       906-225-1300
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Marketing Partner
Bottom Line Marketing
4410 County Rd CN, Champion, MI 49814

National Anthem
Doug LaVigne (Lake Linden-Hubbell

DJ Paquette-Munising, Eric Danielson-St. Ignace, Blaine Barabas-Marquette, Charlie Morrison-Marquette, Elmer Albright-Engadine, Jack Miles-Drummond Island, 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

Public Address Announcer
Mike Lyons-Negaunee

Radio Broadcast (live):
Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and 99.9
Streamed LIVE at www.foxsportsmarquette.com

Television Broadcast Partner:

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