December 12th, 2010

McMurry Performs Well During All-Star Game

Chris Jung

Senior Writer

McMurry Performs Well During All-Star Game
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St. X senior represents Louisville team in losing effort

St. Xavier High School's La'mont McMurry was the leading rusher for the Louisville/Jefferson County team during Sunday's Best of the Bluegrass All-Star game, but the Kentucky team got the 28-12 win in a matchup of the state's best high school football players.

Christian County's Marcoreyon Tandy threw for one touchdown and ran for another in leading the Kentucky team to victory. Seneca quarterback and University of Louisville signee hooked up with PRP's Dion Cummings on one of the first plays of the game for a 68-yard touchdown play. Cummings and Smith hooked up again for a 16-yard touchdown halfway through the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough for the Louisville team.

The aforementioned McMurry carried the ball eight times for 35 net yards, but didn't find the endzone. McMurry also had two receptions for 14 yards and two kickoff returns for 30 yards in the game. His teammate, fellow Tigers senior Daylen Hall, recorded three tackles in the game and forced a fumble that was turned into a turnover via recovery and touchback in the endzone.

Other Louisville area participants that represented Catholic schools were St. X's Devontae Beach (saw action, but recorded no statistics), as well as St. X's Cornelius Jackson, DeSales' Garrit Leicht and Demetrius Davis. None of those three participated in the actual game despite being on the roster.

The players for both sides were nominated by the state's coaches and then chosen by the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association's Best of the Bluegrass selection committee. The Louisville team was coached by Central High School's Ty Scroggins. The game was played at St. Xavier's Thomas More Stadium.


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