BUFFALO, NY- Wednesday night in Depew the 42nd annual Kensington Lions All Star game is scheduled to kickoff at 7-pm.
The North has won the last 3 games against the South but the South still leads the all time series 22-19.
Its a game that features the just graduated seniors. Many will play college football, some will not but no matter what their future is this will be one last chance to put the pads on for a high school football game.
It will also be the last appearance for legendary Sweet Home coach John Faller who has stepped down from his positions coaching football and lacrosse at the Amherst school.
North head coach Don Bass had high praise for Faller. "John has been there since the first day I got the job. He would meet with me Sunday's at Sweet Home to go over plays, anything I needed he's always been there. A tremendous help to me."
Bass, who is the head coach of the Niagara Falls Wolverines said "If at the end of the game they have anything left, they've cheated themselves, the team and the fans."
Glen Graham who is the head coach at Cleveland Hill is the South coach this year. Graham said "most of these guys are what we call one rep guys, you know it only takes a little bit of instruction and they get it right. That's one of the reasons why they've played the way they've played throughout their career and they're part of this game right here so we can throw a lot at them in a short period of time and that's fun, but it is different than when you're coaching your own home program."
Proceeds from the game go to local charities including Kids Escaping Drugs.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7-o'clock at Depew High School.