New Bearcats Play Final Prep Game

Bearcat Insider was on hand Friday night for the 24-th Miami Valley North South game at Welcome Stadium in Dayton, Ohio. Two future Bearcats took part in the game and BCI was there to watch all the action and speak with each of them following the game.

Offensive lineman Black McCroskey and high school teammate and defensive end Rob Trigg ended their high school careers on the same field they've played a few big-time contest on in the past.  While their high school days are now behind them the pair will continue to be teammates and battle foes in the Big East Conference at the University of Cincinnati.

In front of over 3,800 football fans including current Cincinnati defensive back Mike Mickens, the pair battled until the final gun before ending up on the losing end against the North squad 29-14.  For both players the chance of competing against some of the best in the area was a treat before heading off and starting their college career.

New Bearcats offensive lineman Blake McCroskey.

McCroskey stops a defender from getting to the quarterback.

McCroskey along with Iowa signee Zach Furlong (2) head to the line.

On the night Blake McCroskey showed why the Bearcats staff will look to him in the future to battle for playing time on the line.  Blake shows great upper body strength and the ability to move players with a nice drive off the line.  Bearcat Insider spoke with Blake after the game and has this one-on-one interview.

Blake McCroskey Video Interview:

For Rob Trigg the night allowed him to battle against Northmonth quarterback Clay Belton.  Trigg got a few knocks on the Miami Ohio bound Belton on the night and knows their paths will cross again.

Rob Trigg before the start of the Miami Valley North South All-Star game.

Trigg coming off the edge and beating the blocks.

Trigg battles an offensive lineman.

Trigg showed great push off the edge and looks to have enough athletic ability to start off his career at the defensive end position.  While a move to a down line spot could be in his future, Trigg knows Cincinnati is the right program for him to be in.  Bearcat Insider also spoke with Rob after the game in this one-on-one interview.

Rob Trigg Interview:

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