OVAC All-Star Football Game Is Ready for Sunday Kickoff
Wheeling Island Stadium will be the place to be this Saturday, July 27, as the 74th Annual OVAC Rudy Mumly All-Star Football Game will kickoff at 7:15 P.M. Thirty-nine of the fifty-one schools in the OVAC are represented by participants in activiites related to this year’s game including 124 OVAC McDonald’s All-Star Band members from 16 schools. Among those selected to participate are Paden City’s Matthew Rexroad and Hundred’s Rachel Snedden.
Paden City is also represented on the football team by Ryan Cross a 5’8” 218 pound defensive end. Magnolia is represented on the team by three former players Patrick Mirandy, 6’1 170 QB/DB; Sebastian Stickler, 5’9″ 175 pound WR/ILB, and Gage Adams 5’6″ 145 pound RB/OLB. George Brown from Valley high school is the only other area player on the West Virginia Squad. Brown is a 6’1″ 270 pound offensive and defensive lineman.
River High School is represented on the Ohio team by Hunter Dennis a 5’9″ 185 pound LB/RB. River high school is also represented by Haler Schultheis in the Queen of Queens competition. Ohio is coached by Andrew Conner of Indian Creek high school and West Virginia is coached by Mike Eddy of Parkersburg South high school.
Ohio leads the all-time series with 43 wins to WV with 29 and there has been one tie. Paden City will be represented on the 50 year reuion team by Jeff Koerber and Bob Knezovich. WV won the 1969 game 12-0. Emily Talbott of River was a member of the 1969 Queen of Queens.
In 49 years, the OVAC Rudy Mumly All-Star Football Game has donated over $954,400 to charity organizations and scholarships throughout the Ohio Valley. Tickets for the event can be purchased online for $7 or at the gate on game night with the admission price of $10. To purchase tickets online go to GoFan.com or OVAC.org