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West Charleston Lions Club

Charity High School All-Star Football Game 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2019

BISHOP GORMAN AT 1PM

Our biggest fundraiser for the past 47 years

Longest Running Annual Charity Event in Nevada  

♦Honoring local high school senior football players selected by their coaches as the best football players in Southern Nevada. 

♦Proceeds benefit our local community through the Lions Club sponsorship of

Blind Center of Nevada

Lions Burn Unit at UMC

Lions Camp Dat-So-La-Lee

Guide Dogs for the Blind

many other Lions sponsored charities. 

Every dollar we raise in the community is donated to charity.

The West Charleston Lions Club Foundation is a Charitable Corporation under 501(c)3 of the IRS code.

 

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HISTORY OF THE GAME

     The first All-Star game was held on Saturday, August 5, 1972 when it was a cool 105 degrees on the playing field. Robert Lopez from “little” Lincoln County High School in Panaca, NV was the MVP of the game which the West won 7-3. Since then, the All-Star Game has become one of the highlights for high school senior football players and coaches in Southern Nevada. For most of the players, it’s their last chance to showcase to the “home town” fans their abilities, sportsmanship and love of the game.
     Charter President of the West Charleston Lions Club (WCLC), John Duncan, developed the idea for the All-Star Game in 1971, along with club members Dwight Chambers and Clint Wright. The idea was well received by Coach Angelo Collis of Las Vegas High School. The Lions were assisted with the organization of the game by Coach Joe Blockovich, President of the Southern Nevada Coaches Association, Dr. Kenny Guinn, Superintendent of Clark County Schools, and Bob Lunt, General Secretary of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association, along with Chub Drakulich and Roger Barnson of UNLV’s Athletic Department.
     Over 3,200 high school seniors have played in the All-Star game since 1972. For many it was their last football game. For some, they continued their football careers in college and for a few; they achieved the ultimate goal…

LIONS ALL-STARS WHO PLAY(ED) IN THE NFL

♦D.J CampbellCheyenne '07♦49ers                     ♦Brandon MarshallCimarron '07♦Bears

♦Juron CrinerCanyon Spr '08♦Raiders           ♦Lynn McGruderCheyenne '00♦SeaHawks

♦Blake EzorGorman '85♦Broncos♦                       ♦DeMarco MurrayGorman '06♦Cowboys

♦Vernon FoxCimarron '97♦Broncos                          ♦Tony NewsonCheyenne '97♦Rams

Phil GloverClark '94♦Colts                                 ♦Mike PritchardRancho '87♦SeaHawks

Lawrence GuyWestern '08♦Chargers              ♦Richard SeiglerChaparral '99♦Steelers

Eddie HartwellCheyenne '96♦Ravens                    ♦Adam SewardBonanza '00♦Jaguars

Frank HawkinsWestern '77♦Raiders                                      ♦James SimsValley '01♦KU

Steven JacksonEldorado '01♦Falcons♦                   Stevenson SylvesterValley '06♦Bills

♦Gerard LawsonPalo Verde '03♦Lions♦                       ♦Billy WinnLas Vegas '07♦Browns

     There have been many other renowned athletes and business leaders who have participated in the WCLC Charity All-Star Football Game, Southern Nevada’s longest running charitable event.

WCLC ALL-STAR FOOTBALL GAME MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS

1972

    MVP Overall – Robert Lopez, Lincoln

1982

    MVP Overall – Joe Boxley, Western

    MVP Offense – Andy Leavitt, Las Vegas

    MVP Defense – Chris Heintz, Basic

1993

   MVP Overall-Faraji Amie, Western

MVP Offense-Maurice Dunn-Eldorado

MVP Defense-Chancellor Davis, Cheyenne

2004

    MVP Overall – Chris Montano, Basic

MVP Offense – Robert Hill, Mojave

    MVP Defense – Tyron Brandon, Las Vegas

1973

    MVP Offense – Terry Holden, Las Vegas

    MVP Defense – Bobby McRoy, Rancho

 

1983

    MVP Overall – Scott Casey, Valley

    MVP Offense – Nick Butera, Bonanza

    MVP Defense – Ken Bonethas

 

1994

    MVP Overall – Bongkuk Pak, Chaparral

    MVP Offense – Brandt Wille, Clark

    MVP Defense – Clarence Lawson, Las Vegas

2005

    MVP Overall – Torri Coleman, Cheyenne

MVP Offense – Brandon Godfrey, Eldorado

MVP Defense – Evon Buhecker, Cheyenne

 

1974

    MVP Offense – John Anillo, Rancho

    MVP Defense – Joe Mascellino, Western

    MVP Defense – Greg Willis, Gorman

 

1984

    MVP Overall - George Williams, Rancho

 

1996

    MVP Overall – Jared Call, Durango

    MVP Offense – Dennis Hampton, Cheyenne

 

2006

    MVP Overall – Kenny Ward, Basic

MVP Offense – Xavier Cleveland, Las Vegas

MVP Defense – Jamal Lomax, Las Vegas

 

1975

    MVP Offense – Manny Rodriguez, Gorman

    MVP Defense – Bob Rather, Chaparral

 

1985

    MVP Overall – Blake Ezor, Gorman

    MVP Offense – Eric Green, Valley

    MVP Defense – Mike Toney, Chaparral 2001

1997

    MVP Overall – Anthony Jones, Western

    MVP Offense – Vernon Fox, Cimarron

    MVP Defense – Tony Newson, Cheyenne

 

2007

    MVP Overall – Eric Brinkley, Cimarron

MVP Offense – Mike Tagliaferri, Centennial

MVP Defense – Nate Carter, Las Vegas

 

1976

    MVP Offense – George Sherwood, Western

    MVP Defense – Alonzo Brooks, Rancho

 

1986

    MVP Overall – Nick Bell, Clark

MVP Offense – Jesse Bright, Rancho

MVP Defense – Kevin Thomas, Chaparral

 

1998

    MVP Overall – Jermaine Lewis, Las Vegas

    MVP Offense – Scott Freel, Durango

    MVP Defense – Charlie Radovich, Chaparral

 

2008

    MVP Overall – Juron Criner, Can. Springs

MVP Offense – Phillip Payne, Western

MVP Defense – Jordan Mongo, Foothill

1977

    MVP Offense – Frank Hawkins, Western

    MVP Defense – Geary Shaw, Clark

 

1987

    MVP Overall – Dwan Brandon, Rancho

MVP Offense – Mike Pritchard, Rancho

MVP Defense – Vincent Edwards, Rancho

 

1999

    MVP Overall – Kawika Sagapolu, Cimarron

MVP Offense – Justin Trone, Boulder City

    MVP Defense – Eddie Shelby, Cheyenne

 

2009

    MVP Overall – Marcus Sullivan, Cheyenne

MVP Offense – Devon Stewart, Can. Springs

MVP Defense – John Therrell, Gorman

 

1978

    MVP Offense – Tim Line, Clark

    MVP Defense – O’Ryan Moore, Clark

1989

    MVP Overall – Joe Gatlin, Basic

    MVP Offense – Fred Smith, Eldorado

    MVP Defense – Greg Chapiro, Chaparral

 

2000

    MVP Overall – Jamaal Brimmer, Durango

    MVP Offense – Lynn McGruder, Cheyenne

    MVP Defense – Anthony Marini, Las Vegas

 

2010

    MVP Overall – Dezerick Reed, Del Sol

MVP Offense – Tyrone Blake, Palo Verde

MVP Defense – Keorris Berry, Desert Pines

1979

    MVP Offense – Eric Jordan, Chaparral

    MVP Offense – Mark Mangiaracina, Valley

    MVP Defense – Henry Thorns, Clark

 

1990

    MVP Overall – Kalen Hall, Valley

    MVP Offense – Tyrone Brewer, Basic

MVP Defense – Greg Ballard, Valley

2001

    MVP Overall – Dyante Perkins, Gorman

    MVP Offense – Kevin Thomas, Cheyenne

    MVP Defense – Richard Mapp, Cheyenne

 

2011

    MVP Overall – Joe Portaro, Faith Lutheran

MVP Offense – Julio Mora, Durango

MVP Defense – Teddy Efthemeou, Liberty

 

1980

    MVP Overall – Danny Tarkanian, Gorman

    MVP Offense – Ed Ruggeroli, Gorman

    MVP Defense – Robert Khare, Rancho

 

1991

    MVP Overall – Jeremy Mitchell, Western

    MVP Offense – Gregory Graham, Basic

    MVP Defense – Clint Baird, Clark

 

2002

    MVP Overall – Derek Niggemeier, Chaparral

    MVP Offense – William Harris, Cimarron

    MVP Defense – Ray Garcia, Desert Pines

 

2012

    MVP Overall – Eddie Vega, Basic

MVP Offense – Kyle Keplinger, Foothill

MVP Defense – Zack Hutchins, Gorman

1981

    MVP Offense – Brad Ezor, Gorman

    MVP Defense – Alfonso Mason, Clark

 

1992

    MVP Overall – Cliff Robertson, Eldorado

    MVP Offense – Quincy Harrison, Eldorado

    MVP Defense – Elbert Kline, Western

 

2003

    MVP Overall – Marcel Johnson, Desert Pines

MVP Offense – Corey Gray, Centennial

MVP Defense – Nate Wederquist, Foothill

 

2013

    MVP Overall – Donnel Pumphrey, Can. Springs

MVP Offense – Anu "Jarrett" Solomon, Gorman

MVP Defense – Kai Nacua, Liberty

 

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