MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – The U.P. Football All Star game is back in action.
Following an announcement earlier this month that director Todd Goldbeck would be stepping back, Dustin Brancheau the owner of Advantedge, a company which trains high school, college, and professional athletes from all around the U.P. and country, has committed to taking over the reins and continuing the game.
According to Goldbeck the game will be similar with Brancheau adding own signature to the contest. Planning the game is no easy feat, Goldbeck says he spent upwards of 1,000 hours yearly to host the event. Brancheau is ready for the challenge and remarked he will work with a team to ensure the game runs smoothly.
“I’m from the U.P. and I wanna make sure these kids have the opportunity to keep playing, some of these kids it’s the last chance for them to put on the pads and we wanted to make sure they don’t lose this opportunity,”
Brancheau says his hope is to hold an all star game next summer as regularly scheduled.