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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bucs’ Will Burbridge picked for national all-star game

Posted on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009 at 10:20 p.m.

Gulf senior football standout Will Burbridge has accepted an invitation to play in the 2009 Aloha Prep Bowl, which will be played in Hawaii on Dec. 12.

The Aloha Prep Bowl is a double-header showcase of high school football players from Hawaii, Samoa, and the Mainland. In one game, 40 of mainland U.S.A.'s top prep players will compete against a Hawaii team comprised of 30 players from across Hawaii and 10 mainland players with ties to the Aloha State.

Gulf coach Jay Fulmer said Burbridge will play for the Hawaii team because he has Polynesian ancestry.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Burbridge played RB and DL this fall for the Bucs. He averaged more than 8 yards per carry and was among the county’s top defensive players.

“He’s real excited,” Fulmer said.

The Aloha Prep Bowl will be played at Honolulu’s famed Aloha Stadium and will be broadcast live by Fox.

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