With the state championships in the books for the season, it's now time to check out the many all-star games that will take place, locally and nationally, and the Maroone High School Gridiron Report will be on top of it this Tuesday night.
From 9-10 p.m. on WQAM (560 AM), Larry Blustein and Mike Levine will host Columbus receiver Tacoi Sumler, Dillard safety Wayne Lyons and the Public vs. Private All-Star Game founder Mario Smith.
SUMLER'S BUSY JANUARY
With his college decision already set, as he will head to the University of Oregon, Sumler will now enjoy the fruits of a tremendous career as he will take part in two post season national games.
The first will the Under Armour game that will take place on Jan. 5 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, where he will have the chance to compete against some of the best in the nation.
Sumler will also take part in the Feb. 2 Team USA vs. The World game in Austin, Texas.
LYONS GOING TO TEXAS
The two post season games that Lyons will take part in will both be in Texas. In addition to joining Sumler and Columbus head coach Chris Merritt in Austin, he will also head to San Antonio for the prestigious Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 8.
Lyons remains one of the high profile players who has not made a college decision as of yet.
SECOND YEAR WILL BE GREAT
For Smith, a Monsignor Pace graduate and coach, the idea of getting the best Public vs. Private schools together for a game came about last year, and provided many athletes that additional forum top attract college scholarships.
This year, the game will be played at McArthur High Stadium in Hollywood at 7 p.m. on Jan. 7, and will not only feature athletes from Miami-Dade and Broward, but players from Georgia and Connecticut have been added to the rosters as well.
Miramar's Damon Cogdell will coach the Public squad, and Sacred Heart, Ct. coach Chris Ortiz will head up the Private squad.
You can also check out the show live as well as archived online at www.wqam.com.