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Eames and Hatleli will play in North/South all-star football game

After ending his Yosemite High football career with five school records, Cannon Eames will play for the South in the 33rd annual North/South Rotary All-Star Football Game at 7:30 p.m. June 23 in Merced.
After ending his Yosemite High football career with five school records, Cannon Eames will play for the South in the 33rd annual North/South Rotary All-Star Football Game at 7:30 p.m. June 23 in Merced. Sierra Star file

Football standouts Cannon Eames of Yosemite High and Chase Hatleli of Minarets High have been selected to play for the South in the 33rd annual North/South Rotary All-Star Football Game at 7:30 p.m. June 23 at Golden Valley High School’s Veterans Stadium in Merced.

The game draws from 62 schools.

The South team (Central Section schools) will be coached by Stephen Hurt from Kerman High. Jeremy Plaa of Modesto’s Downey High will coach the North (Sac-Joaquin Section schools).

Statistically, Eames (6-foot, 175 pounds) was one of the most productive receivers in school history. This past season he led YHS with 37 catches for 790 yards and seven touchdowns. He leaves as the YHS career leader in total TDs (32), career receiving TDs (29), career points (234), most points in a game (34), and single-season receptions (63).

Hatleli, a 6-foot-3, 275-pounder who transferred from Yosemite, was a two-way lineman last season at Minarets and had five sacks.

The South team will open practice at Kerman High at 5:30 p.m. June 18. All players will be honored at a pregame banquet June 22 at Golden Valley High.

Details: rotaryfootball.org.

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