The Troup County area was well represented in Monday’s GACA All-Star Game at Dalton, as LaGrange’s Miller DeVane and Tripp Hollstrom competed along with Callaway’s Journee Jordan and assistant coach Hunter Lee.
Coaches nominate players and then choose them based on player stats, team record, resume, etc. The 35 players selected were split into two separate teams.
DeVane, a recently graduated Granger, got the nod on defense for Team FairPlay and helped lead the team to an 8-0 victory. DeVane was instrumental in the team keeping a clean sheet. Hollstrom was carrying an injury, so he was unavailable to participate in any of the practices or the game.
“It was a really good game to watch with a lot of great quality players,” LaGrange High School head coach Shane Pulliam said.
Only five of the players in the match were neither juniors nor seniors, Jordan being one of them. The second played for the Darnley Sound Lab team and created two big chances for his team and has a bright future ahead of him as one of the top young talents in the state. Despite falling in the game, the team still managed to create a ton of quality chances and hit the woodwork six times.
“Journee was surrounded by phenomenal talent,” Lee said. “A lot of the kids in this game will be playing Division 1 football in the fall.”