All-Star seniors reflect on high school football careers

MARQUETTE — This Saturday, several seniors from across the U.P. will play one last high school football and I asked them to reflect on their careers with the final game coming up.

“I’m definitely going to miss Friday nights. All the people coming out to watch us play, no matter what weather,” Westwood’s Brandon Benda said.

“I’ve had a great career and just the ability to play this one last game means so much to me. Around January, February of last year, I missed it so bad. I’m just so glad to get the opportunity to play one more time,” said Ishpeming’s Matt Malone.

“I’m just going to miss Friday nights. The whole town is there to watch you and just hearing the crowd. You never get that feeling with anything else. So that’s what I’m going to miss, just the feeling of Friday night,” Negaunee’s Jeffrey Matthews said.

“It’s just a great exclamation point to a good four years. It was a lot of fun. Just go out one more time and give it all we got. It’s our last time so it will be fun to just go out there and give it all we got. It will be cool,” said Escanaba’s Logan Lamb.

The U.P. All–Star Football Game kicks off at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Superior Dome.