Rivals connect at all star football game
North, South players come together to help team win
On a sizzling afternoon at Husky Stadium in St. Cloud, football players from Lakeville scorched their opponents at the 2012 Minnesota High School All-Star Football Game.
Recently graduated seniors from Lakeville North and Lakeville South helped the South High School All-Stars defeat the North All-Stars 33-21 on Saturday.
Lakeville North’s Trey Heid was named MVP of the South All-Star offense after completing six of 12 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown. He also kicked three extra points, averaged 57 yards on seven kickoffs and nailed a 49-yard punt.
He wouldn’t have gotten there without some help from a member of Lakeville North’s biggest rival. Lakeville South’s Matt Heller caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Heid to give the South All-Stars an early 6-0 lead.
Heller also caught a 61-yard pass and led all receivers with 87 yards.
One of Heid’s favorite targets in high school, Charlie Hayes of Lakeville North, had two catches for 62 yards as well. Lakeville North’s A.J. Miller helped keep it all together while playing on the South All-Star offensive line.
Heid, Heller and Hayes will be teammates in the fall at Augustana College.
Lakeville football players have left their mark at the All-Star game for several years. Lakeville North’s Dajon Newell scored a rushing touchdown in 2010, North’s Tyler Swanson caught two touchdown passes and Mike McNamee of Lakeville South was a captain in 2009, and North’s Paul Bernier scored a rushing touchdown in 2008.