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February 21, 2014

FCA Heart of Champion Bowl: 6 area athletes to play for Taber's Blue unit

TYLER —

Rosters were announced this week for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes' Chick-fil-a Heart of a Champion Bowl, scheduled for the evening of June 14 at Trinity Mother Francis Rose Stadium in Tyler.



Six area gridiron standouts were picked to play on the Blue team.



Jacksonville High School head football coach Chris Taber is one of the assistant coaches for the Blue squad - Mount Vernon's Mike Alexander will serve as head coach of the team.



Troup and Alto each supplied two young men to the team.



Representing the Tigers will be lineman Tristan Walsworth, a Ouachita Baptist University (NCAA, Division II) signee, and the speedy Hitachi Lydia.



All-state placekicker Nicholas Leon and quarterback Zach Sturns are the Yellowjacket picks.



Aaron Johnson, a Bullard lineman and Vijay Stingley, a receiver out of Rusk, are the other area talents on the Blue team.



Alto running back Jacolby Whitaker will be playing for the Red squad, who is scheduled to be coached by Gerry Sanford of White Oak.

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