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Local Players Look to Shine at Dade-Broward All-Star Game

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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 7:56 am | Updated: 8:08 am, Fri Jan 11, 2019.

Four local players will be participating in the Dade vs. Broward All-Star Game on Friday at 7:15 p.m. at Traz Powell Stadium.

Southridge wide receiver Neil Howard, Southridge offensive lineman Josh Torres, Homestead athlete Trema Baptiste, and Coral Reef kicker Daniel Henderson will be looking to help lead Dade County to a win over Broward.

“Hopefully Dade comes out on top,” Howard said. “That’s what we’ve been practicing for. Come Friday we’ve just got to play our game.”

Friday will be a final opportunity for the seniors to showcase their abilities at the high school level.

“It’s an honor,” Howard said. “In ninth grade my big brothers played in this game and I knew one day I wanted to be in that situation. It’s a blessing to put on for my city. It’s all I ever dreamed of.”

Torres is confident Dade will come away with the win.

“Obviously we’ve got the bigger athletes and we’ve got way better teams down here,” Torres said. “They’re not going to be able to hang with us.”

Baptiste was a versatile player for the Broncos playing quarterback, running back, linebacker, and safety accounting for over 500 yards and four touchdowns on offense and 43 tackles with one interception on defense.

“I’m definitely hoping to have a couple urnovers for the team,” Baptiste said. “We’ve got to get the dub, we’ve got to get the win, Dade over Broward.”

Henderson will be waiting for his chances.

“I think we have a great team and hopefully I get plenty of opportunities to kick not only extra points, but field goals,” Henderson said.

Dade features a number of standout players including a trio of state champions from Northwestern in quarterback Isaiah Velez, running back Jacob Baptiste, and wide receiver Dwight Jackson as well as Norland quarterback Deon Jones, Jackson wide receiver Brieon Fuller, and Reagan offensive lineman Daniel Prince.

The Miami Dolphins are hosting the event for the eighth year in partnership with GMAC and BCAA. Admission to watch the game and participate in Miami Dolphins tailgate activities is $7.

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