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:
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: