The Wabash Valley Football Coaches Association All-Star game will take place this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at ISU's Memorial Stadium and will features a bevy of Putnam County talent. The Awards Banquet will be held at Hulman Center on Friday at 6 p.m. with new ISU Head Football Coach Trent Miles as the keynote speaker, with two new members of the WVFCA Hall of Fame being honored.
Long-time South Putnam assistant coach Bob Wasson will be inducted into the WVFCA Hall of Fame during Friday's ceremony. Wasson spent 24 years at South Putnam (1982-2005) and was part of the 1986 state championship team. During his 24 years with the program the Eagles won a state title, two semi-state championships, six regional and eight sectional titles. He also served as the defensive coordinator from 1985-2005.
An integral part of the All-Star Game program is the awarding of scholarships for the participants. The WVFCA will have awarded over $25,000 in scholarships to participants after this year. There is the WVFCA/Pete Varda Hall of Fame Scholarship that the players vote on and the Brett Eitel Memorial Scholarship based on academics and new this year will be a Coaches Pick scholarship awarded to a player on each team sponsored by Sir Thomas Automotive.
North Putnam assistant coach Dan Fouts will be an assistant with the North All-Star team.
North Putnam players named to the North All-Star squad were Travis Franklin, Aaron Vondersaar, Tyler Watson, Jordan Murphy, Travis Kratt and Caleb Vondersaar.
For the South All-Stars, Cloverdale will be represented by Josh Burdette and Matt Hall, while Greencastle's Jesse Vermillion was named to the team.
South Putnam will be represented by Tyler Williams, Dean Varvel, Adam Zigler, Grant Zimmerman, Brayden Freeman and Jake Gould.