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OVAC All-Star Game: Hardesty knows both sides of rivalry

Updated: Thursday, July 24 2014, 12:09 AM EDT

By JIM ELLIOTT
WTOV9.com
BETHANY, W.Va. - John Marshall's Trevor Hardesty knows both sides of the Ohio-West Virginia rivalry.
Hardesty played his first three years at Cambridge before moving to Moundsville and playing at John Marshall his senior year.
Two of his former teammates with the Bobcats -- Clifford Clark and Kordell Stage - made the Ohio team and will be across the field Sunday in the 69th Annual OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Football game presented by WTOV9.
"It'll be fun," Hardesty said. "It will be a little weird at first."
Clark and Hardesty will soon be teammates again. They're both headed to West Liberty next month and are slated to be roommates.

Family Traditon
The OVAC All-Star game is no stranger to the Hardesty family. Trevor's brother Tyler played in the 2010 game for Ohio when West Virginia won, 24-14.
Trevor was an incoming freshman that year. That's basically when he started preparing for his game.
"When I talked to (Tyler) after the game, he said it was the experience of a lifetime," Trevor said. "He said you make so many friendships that last forever. He said he loved playing in it, that it was absolutely awesome."
He'll get that chance Sunday night.

Rivals?
Hardesty, a first-team All-West Virginia Class AAA selection after last season, will play alongside guys like Geremy Paige, Matt Hackathorn, Zach Phillips, Eric Banks, and Liam Casey - all of supposed hated rival Wheeling Park.
"I have really good friends from there," Hardesty said. "I met them up at the North-South game. Now we're playing in this game together. We became great friends."

The game kicks off at 7:15 p.m. at Wheeling  Island Stadium.

OVAC All-Star Game: Hardesty knows both sides of rivalry


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