Washington's best football players are gathering in Spokane and Cheney this week for Friday's East-West All-Star game (Photo: SWX)
Some of the state's brightest football stars are coming to Cheney this Friday for the 47th annual East-West All-Star Game at Roos Field. And Ferris coach Jim Sharkey will take the lead for the East Team.
Sharkey's team is highlighted this year by seven Spokane-area players, including Saxon receiver Jordan Tonani, who intends to play defensive back for Eastern Washington next season.
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East-West All-Star Game
Fri., July 1 at 7 p.m.
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Both the East and West teams practiced Tuesday at Central Valley High School in Spokane Valley.
"My brother is a good football player and didn't get a chance to play in it, so I feel really honored to have a chance to play in this game," said Tonani. "There are a lot of good football players, everyone is good here."
"To be considered one of the best football players in the state is really a great achievement of mine," said former University High standout Joe Dahl.
"They're all good football players, and it's a lot of fun for us," added coach Sharkey. "We'll try to get them to run around a little bit, get them in the right spots for Friday night and have some fun."
Friday's game on the red turf will be televised live on SWX-TV beginning at 7 p.m. Later, SWX will debut its first nightly sports program, SWX Tonight at 10:30.