Bibb County, Houston County playing in first-ever senior All-Star Bowl

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)- Middle Georgia’s first-ever All-Star senior bowl is happening on Saturday.
 
The Bibb County All-Stars are taking on the Houston County All-Stars at the Ed Defore Sports Complex. Proceeds provide scholarships for Bibb County student-athletes and fine arts. And of course, it’s for bragging rights in the 478. 
The Houston County All-Stars doing field goal drills during practice.
 “I really don’t know a lot about Bibb County,”said Houston County quarterback Max Rigby. “I know they’re going to get beat on Saturday, but I think we got a lot of playmakers that are going to make plays.”
 
Rigby isn’t lying. Houston County has playmakers like Warner Robins wide receiver Marcayll Jones. He racked up more than 3,200 receiving yards in his time as a Demon. 
 
Houston County head coach Ryan Crawford says his squad’s ability to make plays will be the difference
 
“Your playmakers have got to make plays,” said Crawford. “It boils down to one on one opportunities that you’re going to have because of rules and the way they’re set up. You can’t really maybe double somebody or do something offensively or defensively. It makes guys, playmakers, make plays, and we have several playmakers on our team, and I’m just excited to see them make plays.”
 
But the boys from Bibb County can ball too. They’re dynamic on both sides of the ball, athletic and can make plays just like Houston County. 
 
The Bibb County All-Stars going through plays during practice.
41NBC’s Montezz Allen asked Westside wide receiver Jehlen Cannady what makes Bibb County better than Houston County, and here’s what he said.
 
“I can’t sit here and say nobody is better than anybody, man,” said Cannady. “I feel like it’s equal amounts of talent on both sides. I’m sure it’ll be a real good game, and we’re just gonna come out there and compete.”
 
That was a very humble answer by Jehlen, but in a game like this, there can only be one winner. 
 
Here’s Bibb County head football coach Sheddrick “Spoon” Risper on what a win would mean.  
 
“Anytime you’re playing a game, of course you want to win,” said Risper. “It’s not a game of just fun and go play kumbaya. You know, we want to win, just like they want to win and rightfully so.”
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Montezz Allen joined 41NBC as a sports reporter in 2019. He was born and raised on the West Side of Detroit, Michigan, but spent seven years in Chicago, Illinois. While there, he worked as a Sports Anchor at NCTV17, a Sports/News Reporter at Urban Broadcast Media and an Assistant Producer at WBBM-AM Newsradio — the No. 1-ranked news radio station in Chicago. He also made frequent guest appearances on WCIU's "The Jam" and The D & Davis Sports Radio Show at "670 The Score." He graduated from Oakland University — located in Rochester, Mich. — where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 2012 and then earned a Master of Arts from DePaul University in Chicago in 2014. He's the first person out of his immediate family to achieve the feat of earning a college degree — let alone two of them. He's extremely proud of that. Tezz has a strong love for the game of basketball. He played most of his life. It's his passion. He admits that he's a Kobe Bryant fan and believes the "Black Mamba" is the second greatest player of ALL TIME, hands down. In his spare time, Montezz loves to workout, travel, shop for the latest fashion and spend time with his family. Tezz is excited to be in Middle Georgia, and is looking to tell the best sports stories he possibly can. Don't hesitate to hit him up at mallen@41nbc.com.