Former LHS football standouts play in All-Star game

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Former Lebanon football standouts John Berry (left) and Cannon York (right) particpated in the 17th Annual Sertoma Grin Iron Classic All-Star football game on June 1 at JFK Stadium in Springfield.


For recent graduates John Berry and Cannon York, last Friday night was the final time the two former standout Lebanon athletes would suit up in a high school uniform as both were selected to play in the 17th Annual Sertoma Grin Iron Class All-Star football game.

The event featured over 80 athletes from southwest Missouri, coached by a committed team selected through the SWMO High School Football Coaches Association and helped support the Tooth Truck helping provide dental treatment and dental hygiene education for local children in need.

Led by a stout defense and a talented offense, the West team was able to pull away with a comfortable 42-3 victory over the East.

The East All-Stars were coached by Dan Swofford of Ava, and the West were coached by Tom Cox of Mount Vernon.

Berry, a two-time state medalist in the Shot Put and one of the best overall players to come through the Lebanon football program, finished his high school career with 4,146 rushing yards on 553 carries and scored 49 touchdowns.

He will continue his football career at Missouri Valley and became the all-time rushing record for a season and career at Lebanon High School.

York received a spot on the Missouri Tigers’ roster this fall as a preferred walk-on for head coach Barry Odom and is currently in Columbia for summer workouts.

During his time on the football field for the ‘Jackets, he recorded 76 total tackles to go along with five sacks. York also earned All-State honors for his play and academics.

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