Baldwin’s Childress wins MVP at football all-star game
They invited only one local football athlete to play in the 2015 Michigan-Ohio Border Classic, and Baldwin’s Brandon Childress returned home with offensive MVP hardware.
The future Central Michigan University wideout played quarterback (his position in high school) and accumulated 124 total yards with a pair of touchdowns as Team Michigan defeated Team Ohio 24-7.
What was once a Michigan only all-star game has recently turned into a Michigan vs. Ohio contest. That means fewer players from Michigan get chosen by the state’s coaches association. Childress noticed that he was playing with athletes from much bigger schools in different parts of the state.
“It felt real good, you know, because everybody doubts me because I’m from a Class D school, division 8,” Childress said. “You know, just to go down there, and win offensive MVP and show them what I can do. You know, it doesn’t matter where you’re from. It’s just what you do, and your body of work. And I think that, you know, that shows the guys at Central and the coaches there that I’m willing to compete, and not scared to play against the best players.”
He also got to meet some of his future teammates. Nine other players on Team Michigan are also headed to CMU next fall.