2 War Eagles picked for East-West all-star football game

Published 2:00 pm Tuesday, April 11, 2023

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Two Davie football players were chosen to play in the East-West All-Star Game in July.

The annual event puts some of the top graduating seniors from the western half of the state against the eastern part of the state. It will be held July 19 at Grimsley High in Greensboro.

Thirty-six guys were named to the West team, including Davie’s Willie Purvis, a defensive back, and Brodie Smith, a receiver.

The other players chosen from the Central Piedmont Conference were West Forsyth’s Jonathan LeGrant and Alejandro Morillon-Garcia; East Forsyth’s Nick Martin and Derrick Richardson; Glenn’s Joshua Nolan; and Reagan’s Jalill Rogers and Spencer Schaper.

This will be the last East-West football game held in the summer as a second all-star game will take place in December. Effective for the 2023-24 school year, the North Carolina Coaches Association is moving the football all-star game to the weekend after the football state championships.