Recent graduates from School of the Osage and Eldon who suited up for the Indians and Mustangs last fall will reunite on the football field once more.
The 41st Annual Missouri Lions All-Star Game will take place on Saturday, July 22 in Warrensburg, Mo., and features outstanding 2017 graduates from the entire state. Pre-game festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m., with kick-off scheduled for 7 p.m., at the Warrensburg Tigers’ High School football field.
The game will feature a matchup between the “Blue” team and “Gold” team. Among those players representing the Blue roster are Osage tight end C.J. Myers (Missouri Valley), Osage wide receiver Jason Edwards (University of Missouri), Osage offensive tackle Ian Schaumburg (Missouri Valley) and Eldon fullback Trenton Kidwell (William Penn University). The blue squad will also be coached by School of the Osage’s Devin Johnson.
The annual affair was created in order to benefit Saving Sight, formerly the Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation, and has raised over $200,000 for this statewide Lions project. The game pits some of the top football talent from around the state to play one last game with and against their peers before entering the world of college or other careers.
The players and coaches will arrive at UCM on Tuesday, July 18. The week will be spent getting acquainted, learning plays and two-a-day practice sessions. A banquet to honor the players will be held Friday evening, July 21, with Corby Jones, former Mizzou quarterback, as the keynote speaker. Tickets for the game will be available at the gate on game day at only $10 for adults and $5 for students.
The Lions of Missouri invite you to come enjoy one of the best high school football games you will ever see.