High School Sports

Two Middle Georgia school districts are working together to put on a senior all-star bowl game

The high school football regular season is wrapping up and the playoffs are set to begin next week but two school systems are partnering to bring extra football to Middle Georgia at the conclusion of the season.

The Bibb County School District is partnering with the Houston County School District to have a Senior All-Star Bowl game on Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. at the Ed Defore Sports Complex in Macon. The game will be the start of a new tradition with next year’s game already set to take place in Houston County.

Tickets for the game will be available at the gate on game day for $10. The proceeds from this year’s game will go towards scholarships for athletics and fine arts for Bibb County students. This includes ticket sales and community partnerships.

“By featuring both Bibb and Houston Counties in this unique way, we are excited to garner community pride and spirit as we reward our students for their dedication,” Bibb County Athletic Director Barney Hester said. “We are excited to present scholarships through this game and look forward to cheering on our students.”

The rosters for the game will be released in upcoming weeks. As of now, players have not been chosen as the districts works to iron out that process, Bibb County Communications Specialist Hannah Jett Theus said. Future playoff games and schedules will be taken into account.

Justin Baxley is the fan life reporter at The Telegraph and writes stories centered around entertainment, food and sports in the Macon community. Justin joined the Telegraph staff after graduating from Mercer University in May 2017 with a degree in criminal justice and journalism. During his time at Mercer he served as the sports editor for The Cluster.