KING WILLIAM – Who in their lifetime thought there would ever be an all-star game at the end of the VHSL season that would put the top senior football players from the Richmond Metro area against one another?
Well, the Touchdown Club of Richmond made it happen.
On Dec. 21, the first annual Big River Rivalry All-Star Game took place on Day Field at the Randolph Macon college campus.
Ninety-one senior football players from the metro area buckled up one more time to put an end to their successful high school careers.
The teams were separated as North and South, with North being the schools north of the James River and the South being schools south of the James.
King William High School had two senior members from their 2013 squad chosen - Malcolm Jackson and Dré Smith. Jackson played defensive end and Smith played running back.
Jackson had a stellar performance on defense with: three sacks, three tackles, four assisted tackles, and an interception in the first quarter.
Smith, who was a big running threat for the Cavaliers this year, had to demonstrate his blocking skills. Smith made some key blocks as the North scored late in the fourth quarter to go ahead, 35-34.
Both Jackson and Smith also played on Special teams. Both young men were proud of their performances, as the North prevailed, 35-34.
Smith said, "I would have liked to have carried the ball once, but I'm glad to be playing with these guys, and that the Touchdown Club chose me as one of the all-star players."