Seth Harvey wasn’t quite sure how to act after his White all-star team took a 34-6 thumping from the Blue team Saturday in the GISA all-star football game.
After all ,the Piedmont Academy lineman/punter hasn’t lost a game in more than two years.
But even though he wasn’t real happy about the outcome, Harvey looked at the game as a great way to end his high school career.
“I enjoyed it a lot,” said Harvey, who boomed a few punts that traveled more than 45 yards. “I really don’t know if this is the end of the road for me as a player or not, but if it is, I really couldn’t ask much more from my high school career. To win state championships two straight years and not lose a game during that time was a great feat for the entire town, not just Piedmont.
“Heck this all-star game was just a fun way to end it all. The score really didn’t matter.”
For Myles Swain, it was a chance to play one more game on his home field after missing almost five full games with a high ankle sprain. Swain wrapped up his high school career at the same Cavalier Fields stadium that Mount de Sales calls home.
“I had a very frustrating season,” said Swain, who suffered a high ankle sprain in the seventh game of the season. “It helped me realize that if you play football long enough, you have a good chance of getting injured. It was difficult watching games because I wanted to be out their helping my team achieve our goals for the season, but it just didn’t work out.”
Swain is being recruited by Vanderbilt and the Naval Academy.
“This was a great chance to play football again, and I was lucky enough to score one more touchdown on my home field,” he said. “Now it’s time to get to work and get ready to play in college.”
Another player who hopes this wasn’t his final game is R.C. Brown from Stratford.
“I am working hard to get a chance to play college football,” said Brown, who had a game-high nine tackles from his linebacker position. “That’s been my goal all along, and if someone gives me the chance, I know I can make them happy. It was a great honor to make this all-star team, and I wanted to give everything I had to it. The only thing that could have made it better is for our offense to have not been so good so the defense could be on the field more.”