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TOP 3A-4A STARS TO PLAY FINAL PREP GAME

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Sixty of the state's 1989 high school football standouts will make their last prep-related appearance Saturday in the annual Utah High School Football Coaches Association 3A-4A Charity All-Star Game.

A couple of firsts this year for the game that will feature the graduated senior gridders: the game is being played at Weber State College's Wildcat Stadium (kickoff time set for 7 p.m.) and the proceeds are to be of broader benefit.Proceeds from past games have gone to benefit cerebral palsy efforts, said Mike Fraser, Hunter High coach and president of the coaches association. However, the association has decided to target different charities from year to year.

This year's game is to benefit Stephanie Humphries, a 14-year-old quadriplegic at the West Jordan Care Center, who has outgrown her previous wheelchair and is need of a new one. Humphries cannot function much without a specialized wheelchair, Fraser said.

The 4A and 3A teams will be comprised of 30 players each, with each squad being coached by the coaches of the 1989 4A and 3A state championship teams. Former Kearns head coach Tom Larson, who will be an assistant at Granite this fall, will guide the 4A team; Perry Christensen, whose Logan team has won back-to-back 3A state titles, will coach the 3A squad.

Deseret News 1989 4A MVP Leroy Vea, the Kearns lineman-linebacker who will attend Dixie College this fall, heads a 4A lineup that includes the likes of Kearns teammate Jeremy Castro, Bonneville's Jantz Afuvai, Granger's Craig Van Woerkom, Cyprus' Troy Miller, Alta's Chris Delahunty and Provo's Bill Saluone.

Logan quarterback Blair Hodson, the Deseret News 3A MVP last year, is still recovering from the knee injury and subsequent surgery suffered in last year's state finals. The 3A all-star team is scheduled to include players like Logan receiver Richie Geertsen, Murray's Chris Rindlisbacher and the Jordan duo of Troy Trujillo and Art Hunter.