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April 19, 2013

Underclassmen steal show in All Star game

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Tonawanda News — Weir said it was said to play his final high school game, but he looks forward to his future.

“That’s it. It’s kind of a sad thing but it was a good way to end it,” he said. “It’s fun to come here and have all the best guys in Western New York together and playing in one game. It shows you how good you really are and it exposes your weaknesses. It’s always fun to play a game like this.”

Meetze said he enjoyed getting the chance to work with familiar faces that he’s used to seeing on the other sideline.

“It’s a lot of fun,” he said. “You get the NFL guys like Jack and Ian — they’re not your rivals but they’re kids you’re always playing against. It’s nice to see them on your side. … A lot of the coaches in the league you get to develop a good relationship with. I like to think Sal is one of the guys I look up to and he asked me if I wanted to coach and, for me, it was a no-brainer. It’s all for the good of the kids and you want to see them play well and end their careers nice.”

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