East falls 34-28 to West but players enjoys final high school game

Fourteen local graduates strapped on pads and helmets for one last high school game under the lights Saturday for the 52nd annual Tulare/Kings East vs. West All-Star Football Game at Groppetti Community Stadium in Visalia.

All five area football programs were represented on the East with Porterville head coach, Michael Machado, and his coaching staff leading the East All-Star team.

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The two-day Central Section All-Star Soccer Games kicked off Friday with the East vs. West girls matchup at Lindsay High School.

A total of nine local girls from Porterville, Monache, Lindsay, Strathmore and Granite Hills High School played for the East side led by Exeter head coach, Darren Lasky.

The East lost 6-0 to the West but many of the girls, all of whom were playing for the first time, said it was a “great experience”.

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