Bush helps guide Kentucky All-Stars to win

Behind the great play of Louisvillians Michael Bush and Keenan Burton, the Kentucky All-Stars defeated the Tennessee All-Stars 28-14 on Friday evening. ITV caught up with two future Cardinals, Bush and Sergio Spencer, following the contest.

The first score of the Kentucky versus Tennessee All-Star game occurred when future Cardinal Michael Bush connected with UK bound and Manual graduate Keenan Burton. Bush and Burton continued to dominate the contest throughout the night, with Burton being named the games MVP for his efforts.

Male High School head coach Bob Redman was the head coach for the Kentucky squad and following the game he praised his former quarterback Michael Bush.

"Mike's performance speaks for itself really," said Redman. "He's a man among boys. He makes plays that most people can't make and every time we needed something big I thought Mike delivered. I've never seen a kid be that good at that many positions, especially in an all-star game against a team like the one from Tennessee."


Michael Bush raises his helmet
after the victory
 (ITV)
Bush, who took most the snaps behind center, continued to impress with his ability to both throw the ball, as well as run it. Kentucky's Mr. Football finished the game with 97-yards passing on 15 attempts and a touchdown. He also ran the ball 5 times, compiling an additional 35-yards. Bush also finished second on the team with 3 receptions for 21-yards.

"Coach Redman seemed to do the same thing with me that he did at Male and played me at four different positions," said Bush following the win. "We did it there to help out with our depth and that's why we did again tonight and it worked."

"I always try to find the best way that I can to make the offense work," explained Bush about his multiple threat abilities. "If running is what will get us going then I'll do it. I'll do whatever it takes to get us going."


Sergio Spencer (ITV)
Fellow future Louisville Cardinal and Male High School alum Sergio Spencer scored the games final touchdown on an 8-yard run. Spencer finished with 8 carries for 33-yards.

"That touchdown felt great," explained Spencer. "At first I didn't think I was going to get one, but I kept working and it eventually came through for the game winner."

Both Bush and Spencer have spent quite a bit of time working out at the U of L football complex, but playing inside Commonwealth Stadium appeared to increase their excitement to put on the red & black of the Cardinals.

"I'm all ready getting buzzed to play now," said Bush. "The Kentucky players on the team were all ready talking trash, but that's okay, it's all part of the game. Now I'm looking forward to having fun again when we play Kentucky on the 31st [of August]."

"It feels real good to be a Cardinal," said Spencer. "I feel a lot love among the team. I've been working out with them for about two weeks now and it's going real good. I can't wait until we really get started."


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