Blue-Grey All-American Bowl Game Three – PracticeBusiness, Murphy Bulldogs, TeamFYNSports January 29, 2023
No Lack of Talent in these Squads of High School All-Stars – Ty Laney to Play Linebacker Will Johnson Helps Coach
By Brandon Stephens
(Tampa, FL) – – There is no lack of talent on the practice field at Tampa Jefferson High School where Sunday practice is being held. For three hours, the North and South team are suited up in their home practice uniforms with Panthers, Royals, Chiefs, Dragons, and Bulldog logos. The helmets are highly decorated with touchdown, tackles, and various accomplishments they have made through the fall of 2022. Between the players you see former NFL and IMG Academy players and coaches blowing whistles and keeping these aspiring players in the right direction and cadence of practice.
Kenny Stills, former NFL player with the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings, is the head coach. Coach Stills is running a no-nonsense camp to get his 60-man team into shape for the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl game on Monday afternoon. Stills played undergraduate at Wisconsin before being drafted in the 8th round by the Packers in 1985. His first start in the NFL came against the Chicago Bears, the Packers’ most hated rivals during the 1980s. Stills also played for the Minnesota Vikings for one season before retiring (Kenny Stills – Wikipedia).
Murphy Tight End/Wide Receiver Will Johnson is sitting out play due to his knee injury and allowing healing to take its time properly. He says the practices are intense and are bringing out the best performance in a group of players that rarely see the losing scores on Friday night. At little difference in the atmosphere in Tampa than practicing in some of the small towns and definitely the 80-degree weather is making impact.
Later tonight at 7:30 PM, the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl will officially issue uniforms and numbers to players. Look for #34 Will Johnson and #37 Ty Laney. Look for more from Tampa with Team FYN Sports.
My wife and were blessed to get to see amd to know these young adults and see them grow on the football field and even more off the field being great examples of what a young adult should be and do. The local youth all look up to both Ty and Will. Furthermore the old saying is the apple does not fall too far from the tree is so true here with the great upraising both of these young men have had from each of their parents and families who are also greatly respected by all in our community and beyond. My wife and I have been blessed to be able to see just the beginning of both these young men’s great futures in life and touching others lives.
Thank you for the coverage. It is great to be able to watch in Murphy N.C.