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2011-08-04 / Sports

Sherrill’s All-Star Week

by Mike Organ


Lexington’s Chance Sherrill (#40), while being what appears to be a foot shorter than his teammates, is in on a tackle during last week’s All Star game. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Lexington’s Chance Sherrill (#40), while being what appears to be a foot shorter than his teammates, is in on a tackle during last week’s All Star game. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. The annual Texas High School Coaches Association all star game had a Lexington representative. Chance Sherrill is just the fourth Lexington athlete to participate in the game. Chance played as a linebacker on defense, on kick off teams, and punt coverage. He did not play as much as he is used to because this was an all-star team where all the players are good and are used to playing all the time.

The North, Chance’s opposition in this game, took the lead on the opening kickoff by returning the ball all the way for a quick 7-0 lead. The South continued to fall back to 17-0 before scoring. The North continued the onslaught to win 37-14.

Sherrill made a good play late in the fourth quarter as the North runner was working up the sideline when Chance sent him skidding sideways across the Astro Turf sideline. A typical Sherrill hit.


Chance Sherrill receives the ceremonial watch presented to every one of the All-Star players. 
PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Chance Sherrill receives the ceremonial watch presented to every one of the All-Star players. PHOTO BY MIKE ORGAN. Chance, a 2011 graduate of Lexington High School, had a great time at the game, playing in his last high school full contact contest. He made friends that will last a lifetime. This week in his life will become larger and longer as he ages. “I had a great time and met a lot of great guys.”

Only time will tell if Chance got to play with or tackle a future NFL player. Some of the players certainly appeared to be capable.

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