Team Commitment Tops Team Dedication 30-10 in Consecutive Years in Annual Rising Seniors Game
Since its inaugural year in 2010, the Rising Seniors Foundation has put on one of the most exciting and competitive all-star football games with some of the top Juniors (Rising Seniors) in the state of Georgia. They've helped place a countless number of kids into Division I,II, & III colleges all over the United States, with some going on to the National Football League. The committee selects 100 of the states Elite Juniors and breaks them in half, forming 2 teams: Team Dedication vs Team Commitment.
The Rising Seniors Foundation is a development program and series of events created to assist high school juniors with their athletic and social development. It was developed to educate and inspire kids on and off the field, and beyond just football. Equipping each participant with the necessary tools that they will need to be successful in life. Their leadership and education program includes SAT/ACT Preparation, financial literacy, and drug free sports awareness.
The Rising Seniors Foundation player alumni includes names like Jordan Jenkins (New York Jets), Kenyan Drake (Miami Dolphins), Deshaun Watson (All-American QB at Clemson) and Nick Chubb (All-American RB at Georgia), just to name a few.
Tonight's game will surely put a few more more names on the collegiate level next year. One athlete that stood out to me was Trey Dean, a Safety from Dutchtown High School in Henry County. With a 6'3 frame weighing in at 183 pounds, Dean definitely has the skill set to play at a very high level, once he reaches college. Dean holds several DI offers from SEC & ACC schools. Dean had 2 interceptions, 1 of those interceptions being returned 69 yards for a touchdown for Team Dedication. Dean would have the only touchdown for Team Dedication.
Fresh off of a 5A State Championship win, the Dynamic Duo of defensive linemen from Rome High School, Jamarcus Chatman and Jaquan Griffin stayed in the opposing teams backfield all night, even though they both played on separate teams. Those are two guys you will want to keep an eye on next season, for their recruitment is about to take off!
Newly Penn State commit Justin Fields of Harrison High School opened things up last night for Team Commitment, throwing a 52-yard touchdown pass to his current high school and Team Commitment teammate Steven Peters, to jump out to a 7-0 lead after a successful extra point attempt.
Gunnar Watson of Taylor County would connect with Marquez Ezzard of Stockbridge High School on a 54-yard touchdown pass. Jumping out to a 14-3 lead over Team Dedication.
Charles Gadie of Douglas County would inflict more damage to Team Dedication with his interception that was returned for a touchdown for Team Commitment. Commitment would hold a 20-9 lead at the half over Dedication.
It was a game of Pick Sixes for the defense on both teams as there was a total of 4 interceptions returned for touchdowns, 3 for Team Commitment. Big Josh Walker, a defensive tackle from Carrollton High School had the final Pick Six, intercepting quarterback Jerren Williams of Central Gwinnett, returning it for a touchdown late in the 4th qtr, to seal the victory for Team Commitment.