Eastern Star All-Star Preview: East Team

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Shelbyville's Turner Pullen and the East Team will look to attack the West through the air with a number of college-bound targets. Shelbyville's Turner Pullen and the East Team will look to attack the West through the air with a number of college-bound targets.

FORSYTH --  The 28th annual Eastern Star All-Star Football Game comes to Maroa-Forsyth's Walter Boyd Field on Saturday night at 7 p.m.

The East Team's defining characteristics are size and an elite passing game that features the state of Illinois' all-time points leader, Shelbyville's Turner Pullen, at quarterback. That represents a distinct contrast to the West Team, which will rely heavily on the ground game and speed in space.

Pullen will have no shortage of weapons to hit in the vertical passing game, from Eastern Illinois high jump commit Kobe Wells (ALAH) to St. Ambrose football signee Kolby Clark of Mt. Zion -- both sizable targets. Eisenhower's Joseph McKinley and Shalin Bond are just a couple of the others who will help in the passing game.

At 6-foot-6, Tuscola's Cale Sementi is the East Team's size advantage in a nutshell. The Olney baseball signee has the size and athleticism to cause matchup problems in the passing game if his coach Andy Romine so chooses. (Sementi is listed as a defensive player on the roster.)

FRIDAY UPDATE: The West team will have just one quarterback on Saturday (Dionte Lewis, Warrensburg-Latham). Pana's Jacob Beeson and Meridian's Cameron Getz will both miss the game due to injuries.

[CLICK HERE FOR A PREVIEW OF THE WEST TEAM]

 

East Team

Player

High School

Bond, Shalin

Eisenhower High School

Burton, Devin

Blue Ridge High School

Clark, Kolby

Mt. Zion High School

Davis, Jakob

Eisenhower High School

Denny, Dakota

Tuscola High School

Ekstein, Keaton

Unity High School

Fisher, Derek

Shelbyville High School

Franey, Jack

Mt. Zion High School

Freeseman, Benton

Monticello High School

Frost, Jake

Unity High School

Gallivan, Jeremy

Unity High School

Goodnight, Bobby

Unity High School

Guske, Garrett

LSA

Heick, Tanner

LSA

Helenthal, Caleb

Monticello High School

Kaiser, Dawson

Unity High School

Logan, Nate

Argenta-Oreana High School

McKinley, Joseph

Eisenhower High School

Motely, Joe

Champaign Central High School

Peterson, Clayton

Shelbyville High School

Pierce, Noah

Tuscola High School

Pullen, Turner

Shelbyville High School

Reno, Jake

Unity High School

Robinson, Noah

LSA

Sementi, Cale

Tuscola High School

Shonkwiller, Cale

Unity High School

Skeffington, Matt

Eisenhower High School

Smith, Bryson

Monticello High School

Todd, Xavier

LSA

Watson, Cade

Shelbyville High School

Webb, Trevor

Argenta-Oreana High School

Wells, Kobe

ALAH High School

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