Groesbeck athletes chosen to participate in this year’s FCA Victory Bowl

Journal Staff Report

The upcoming Super Centex/FCA Victory Bowl weekend, featuring student athletes from the central Texas area, is scheduled to take place June 9-10.
This year’s football game will be played again on Saturday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Waco ISD Stadium. This year’s football game will be aired live on KWTX News 10 (CBS).
Baseball and softball teams will play their games at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor on Friday evening, June 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The E-Clips Letter Jacket All-Star Volleyball Classic will take place at Waco’s University High School Saturday at 12:30 p.m., before the football game.
Players for both the Blue and Red teams were announced during a press conference held at Highland Baptist Church Life Center in Waco this past Sunday.
Selected from Groesbeck to play for the Blue football team were Mitchell Waller and Chandler Boyd. Joining Waller and Boyd will be Mexia’s Colton Jones, Fairfield’s Arron Pfleeger and Teague’s Nathan Vick.
Cheering the Blue teams to victory will be Groesbeck cheerleader Madison Wilson and Mexia cheerleader Alanni Connor.
Zac Barlow (Fairfield) and Jaylon Davis (Teague) will play for the Blue baseball team and Fairfield’s Cali Gawryszewski will be competing for the Blue volleyball team.
For the Red team, both Limestone and Freestone County athletes from Coolidge and Wortham will be competing in the games.
Manuel Santa Cruz (Coolidge) will be playing for the Red football team, along with both Zach Jones and Jayce Black (Wortham).
Groesbeck head football coach Steve Hale will also be a member of the Blue team coaching staff.
Participants were selected from 100 high schools over 12 counties in Central Texas. Members of each team were nominated by their high school coaches or sponsors following the 2016 football/volleyball seasons and preceding the 2017 softball/baseball seasons. The final rosters were then selected by this year’s coaching staffs.
Players and cheerleaders will arrive in Belton and Waco on June 7, for three days of practice and fellowship provided by volunteers in surrounding communities. Each participant will stay at a home of host families. In addition to practices and team fellowship, members of each team will be participating in service projects in the community.

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