Michigan High School Football Coaches Association cancels Annual East vs. West All-Star Game because of coronavirus pandemic

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The Michigan High School Football Coaches Association announced Friday that it’s cancelling the 38th annual East vs. West All-Star Game scheduled to be played June 20 at Saginaw Valley State

“We feel at this time given the current state of the health in our state it is the right thing to do,” said Andrew Pratley, president of the MHSFCA in a press release. “We are aware that this is one more thing that will be taken away from graduating seniors and we feel terribly for those young people. We did look at moving the game to a later date and other possible solutions, but it just isn’t possible.”

The game pits some of Michigan’s top high school football graduating seniors against each other. Pratley said the coaches association will proceed with selecting members of the team and will announce via Twitter then seniors who would have represented the East and West squads.

“While we know this doesn’t replace the amazing experience these young people would have had, we feel it is important to give them something to be proud of for all of their hard work and accomplishments,” Pratley said.

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