WARREN, Mich. (Feb. 15, 2019) – De La Salle Collegiate’s Jacob Dobbs has been invited to play one more high school football game.
The senior linebacker has been selected to play in the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game. This year’s event – sponsored by The D Zone and UAW Ford – will be played on June 22 at Saginaw Valley State University.
Dobbs joins a long illustrious list of prep athletes invited to play in the annual showcase of Michigan football talent that once featured players like Andre Rison, Tyrone Wheatley, Braylon Edwards, Jerome Bettis, Craig Krenzel, Mill Coleman, and Anthony Zettel.
“I know there are a lot of great players who have played in this game before, so it’s nice to see that my talents are recognized,” said Dobbs, who will play at Holy Cross next season. “It’s great to be known as one of the top players in the state of Michigan.”
Dobbs was a catalyst for the Pilots who are coming off of back-to-back Division 2 state championships. Last season, he led one of the state’s stingiest defenses with 101 total tackles, 3.5 sacks, two interceptions and five caused fumbles. He was also a key contributor on offense. As the team’s second-leading receiver, Dobbs hauled in 13 catches for 251 yards and two touchdowns.
“It’s cool to have the possibility to go up there and play again, and compete with different guys from this area and the state,” he said.
Unfortunately, Dobbs will have to decline the invitation to line up one final time on a prep field. Holy Cross players must report to camp on June 2 as they prepare for the 2019 season opener at Navy on Aug. 31.