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Trio picked for youth football league’s ‘pro bowl’

Trio picked for youth football league’s ‘pro bowl’

Three Baker County youths were selected to play in this Sunday’s Florida Spring Youth Football League pro bowl game in Tarpon Springs.

Michael Johnson, 13, Ross Crummey, 11, of south Macclenny and Dyler Davis, 13, played in the eight-one-eight league in the 11-13 age division for the North Florida Spartans, which won its district title before falling in the second round of the state playoffs.

“Eight-on-eight football is really getting a lot of attention for those kids who want football year round,” said David Crummey, who was named a coach for the pro bowl game as well. He’s the youngest player’s father.

“It is fast paced, and hard hitting and is played on a field that is 40 yards wide and 80 yards long,” he said by e-mail. “It was our first year in the league and the kids played hard and really bought in. We ended up winning the district championship and were one game away from the state championship.

“It is a big honor for the players that were selected and they will represent Baker County to the fullest.”

The players will be at Winn-Dixie Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. raising money for the trip to Tarpon Springs.

Joel Addington

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