CARBONDALE (KSNT) – It’s a game of high school football, but not necessarily high school players.
The annual alumni game between the Perry-Lecompton and Santa Fe Trail high schools took place Saturday.
This is the second year this event has been held.
As far as the game, it was a low scoring affair that featured many power runs but a few big plays as well.
In the end, Perry-Lecompton pulled out the win with a 7-0 score over the Chargers.
However it wasn’t the score on the scoreboard that mattered from this game.
“It’s just a great football community,” said Jayson Duncan, Santa Fe Trail head coach. “We’re back to where we want to be and they come out and support it.”
For many players, it’s been a few years since they played, which could cause concerns for injury.
“Some guys want to jump right in,” Duncan said. “It’s a risk for a lot of them and I appreciate it a lot. It’s not easy to be out there.”
For the ones playing the game, it’s all about reliving the past.
“I think everybody wants a chance to relive their glory days,” said Denver Ramsey, a 2011 Santa Fe Trail grad. “I know a lot of these guys want to show their kids what they were like in high school. They just hope to do that again.”
All of the proceeds go to the schools program and their needs.