Two Boone County football players will be representing their schools at the Indiana Football Coaches Association North-South All-Star game in July.
Western Boone’s Spencer Wright and Zionsville’s Zach Sibila were named to the South team on Monday afternoon.
The teams are selected from players who were selected Region All-Stars for Districts 6-10 by the IFCA.
Lebanon’s Michael Reese, Western Boone’s Casey Foster and Connor Hole, and Zionsville’s Chris Freeman were all selected as region all-stars, but were not chosen to play in the game.
Sibila is the 19th Zionsville player ever selected for the game and second in two years after Tommy Fossett had the honor last year.
A Marian University signee, was a key part of the offensive line for the Eagles en route to their sectional championship this fall.
Sibila was a second-team all Hoosier Crossroads Conference selection, and played in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Dallas over the winter.
Sibila’s work on the line helped pave the way for running back Colin Price to rush for nearly 1,800 yards this year. As a team, the Eagles rushed for 170 yards a game and 21 total touchdowns.
They averaged nearly 170 yards passing as well.
At the Eagles football signing ceremony earlier this year, head coach Scott Turnquist said that Sibila was a steady presence on the line.
“Zach was not only extremely talented and gave great effort, but he was so steady for us,” Turnquist said. “We could count on him week in and week out, and no matter what we asked him to do, he would do with everything he had. It was a huge benefit to us, and he is a such smart kid too.”
Turnquist, along with Zionsville assistant coach Dylan Gandy were named District 6 Head Coach and Assistant Coach of the Year, and will serve on the staff of the South Team.
They are the first coaches from Zionsville to be on an All-Star staff since Larry McWhorter and Justin Olsen were on the staff in 2009.
Wright becomes the 12th Western Boone player in history to be named to the game and third in the last two years.
Logan Benson and Devin Weakley played in the game last year, with head coach Justin Pelley and assistant coach Jayme Comer serving as assistants for the game.
Wright, who was named Mr. Football for the quarterback position this year and was named All-State by the Coaches and AP, holds every passing record for the Stars, helping them go 29-1 the last two seasons en route to winning back-to-back state championships.
This past season, Wright was 106 of 159 passing ( a school record 66.7 percent) for 1,752 yards, 24 touchdowns and five interceptions.
He was also third on the team in rushing, carrying 83 times for 555 yards (6.7 yards a carry), and 14 rushing touchdowns. He also had 22 tackles and three pass break-ups defensively.
The recent Franklin commit finished his Western Boone completing 468 of 742 passes (63.1 percent completion percentage) for 7,152 yards 84 touchdowns and 26 interceptions.
He added 1,495 yards rushing on 285 carries (5.2 yards a carry) and 29 rushing touchdowns.
The 54th Annual IFCA North-South Football All-Star Classic is scheduled to be played on Friday, July 10 at Ben Davis High School.