For 2011, the AAU Jr. Prep All-Star game, New York City's premier middle school football showcase, expanded its format to include a Bronx/Manhattan team. So, the best 8th Grade talent from the Bronx and Manhattan was pitted against the top middle-schoolers from Brooklyn and Queens! Each player received an All-Star hoodie, customized All-Star game jersey, All-Star Bag and All-Star hat.
In this year's game, Brooklyn/Queens dominated the first half scoring two touchdowns and shutting out the Manhattan/Bronx side. However, in the second half, lead by some key play calling and a hurry up offense, Manhattan/Bronx scored a quick 6 points and came within a touchdown of tying the game up before the talented and deep Brooklyn/Queens team answered with a a third touchdown. Manhattan/Bronx scored a second touchdown as the game expired, to make the contest close, but just didn't have enough to overcome a slow start in the first half.
THANK YOU!!: Game orgnizers would like to thank Modell's for helping out as a game sponsor, and all of the high schools that came out and helped with the game. Some of the high school staffs that participated in coaching the kids include: Xavier, Xaverian, Holy Cross, Erasmus Hall, Ft. Hamilton, Dewitt Clinton, Lincoln, Cardinal Hayes, Kennedy, Canarsie and several more! This is the premier NYC showcase for 8th grade talent!
A team of 10 and under and 15 and under New York City All-Stars will take on the best from New Jersey, Maryland, Central Virginia and Philadelphia in an all-star tournament! (Click the poster to visit the game page)