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CHS alumni defeat CCHS

Event will be hosted by Culver in 2013

by: Photo By Joe McHaney - Tyler Warren, a 2008 Culver High School graduate, uses a block from Carlos Lee to slip past a Crook Cook County High School defender Aug. 11 in an alumni football game held in Prineville.

Culver High School alumni and Crook County High School alumni collided last Saturday to help raise money for the two football programs.
   Playing for the first time with hopes of continuing the football game annually, the Bulldogs earned bragging rights with a 22-0 victory.
   "It was a lot of fun for both teams," CHS head coach Brian Silbernagel said. "The attendance was not the best because it was at the same time as the Crook County fair auction, so we will have to change dates next season."
   Both teams consisted of players who graduated from their respective schools with the CHS squad made up of three Madras High School graduates as well.
   "We've been doing this event for several years now, and those Madras guys have participated all three years," Silbernagel said.
   In recent years, the game has pitted CHS graduates against each other with two teams of odd and even years based on the player's graduation year.
   "We wanted to try and build football spirit between Culver and Prineville and generate funds for both programs," he said.
   Silbernagel said Gerald Speas and Austin Alley played well for Culver.
   "We had some guys that can still really get after it," Silbernagel said. "We host a couple practices leading into the game and it's so loose and fun."
   Next year, the game will be hosted by Culver High School.
   "We look forward to hosting next year and may try to play the game in conjunction with the Crawdad Festival," Silbernagel said. "It's just a good way to get people thinking about football again."