HIGHWOOD — The Red Team defeated the Blue Team 51-20 at the 25th 6-Man All-Star Game in Highwood on Friday night.
The game marked the return of the annual 6-Man showcase after it was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers honored players selected for the 2020 game by allowing Highwood alum Liam Laws and Bryce Birgenheier to conduct the pre-game coin toss in the jerseys they would have worn in the game last year.
Nicholas Widhalm of Power-Dutton Brady was named offensive MVP for the Red Team after a stellar game under center. He hit Aidan Jenkins for two first-half touchdowns to help build a 20-0 lead at the break.
"We get those one-on-ones, we knew where each other would be on that field," Widhalm said. "(Jenkins) trusted me to throw, I trusted him to catch it."
Jenkins and Zack Solomon of Denton-Geyser-Stanford were named the co-defensive MVPs for the Red Team.
Caden West of White Sulphur Springs was named the offensive MVP of the Blue Team with Big Sandy’s Kade Strutz earning defensive MVP honors.