Football: Goldsboro’s Taylor Invited To East-West All-Star Game

Football: Goldsboro’s Taylor Invited To East-West All-Star Game

Justin Taylor’s stellar senior campaign on the football field came to a close in November.

Little did Taylor know he wasn’t done.

He’ll spend a few more days playing high school football in mid-July as a member of the East All-Star football team. It’s the first time since Xzavior Bowden in 2019 that an athlete from Goldsboro has been chosen for the annual fete in Greensboro.

Taylor, who committed to play football at Chowan next fall, did it all on both sides of the ball for the Cougars last season.

The first East-West All-Star Football Game was played in 1949. Coach Bob Jamieson, the Director of the NCCA, received the keys to the stadium from the contractor at 4:00 pm the day of the game.

Jamieson then went onto the field and coached the West team against the East’s Leon Brogden, Wilmington’s legendary coach.

The game has featured hundreds of future NCAA Division I stars and many student-athletes who have suited up have gone on to successful careers in the NFL.

Over 3,400 North Carolina boys have had the chance to wear the royal of the East or the scarlet of the West. The 2020 Games were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic but resumed in 2021.

The East-West All-Star Game will be played at Greensboro’s Jamieson Stadium, on the Grimsley HS campus at 8:00 pm.