Mar 26, 2013 8:23 PM by Andrew Masuda
Two Santa Maria High football players have earned an opportunity to suit up among the best-of-the-best. After playing both on offense and defense for the Saints, David Owens and Devon Brock were selected to the Northern Santa Barbara County All-Star Team.
They'll take part in the third annual FCA All-Star Football Classic that will pit the best senior players from Northern SB County schools against the best from San Luis Obispo County programs. The game is set for Saturday, June 1 at Lompoc High School.
Owens, who played both running back and defensive back for the Saints, is honored to get a chance to line up with the area's top players. "There will be more experienced blockers, power running backs, great quarterbacks, wide receivers. I'm thinking we're a power house," said Owens, who was an All-League Honorable Mention in the fall.
For Brock, the game is a chance to suit up one more time after an injury forced him to miss the last part of the season. "It was a disappointment I didn't get to finish out the year. But I get one more game and I'm going out with a bang," said Devon, who earned All-League Second Team honors.
Santa Maria is coming off a 1-9 season that included a last place finish in the Los Padres League.
The Saints are partnering with Santa Maria Ford Lincoln. The dealership donated $2,500 toward the $20,000 car raffle that is part of the annual event.
"The FCA game All-Star Game is very important because we feel it brings athletes together from all over the area and really helps build character," said Eric Silver, the Operations Manager at Santa Maria Ford.
All proceeds from the game, including game ticket and raffle ticket sales, go toward the participating schools. In two years, organizers says the game has raised more than $280,000.
The Northern Santa Barbara County team leads the all-time series 2-0.
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