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Tide lineman to play in Hawaii
Game will attract more than 400 players
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Caleb Bailey - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle

LUDOWICI — Long County football player Caleb Bailey is a talented young player and this summer he will be able to show what he has to offer to more than 30 college coaches.

Bailey will be participating in the 10th Annual King Kamehameha Football Classic on July 4 in Hawaii. The event will bring around 400 high school football players together.

The athletes will be divided into 12 teams with three divisions, all competing for a championship in their respected division.

The teams will be coached by college coaches from across the country, including Georgia Military College head coach Bert Williams. This year’s classic will take place at Aloha Stadium, where the NFL Pro Bowl is played.

Bailey will leave on June 30 with his family, and they will be on Oahu for the event and a vacation.

Last year, the three-division championship teams were Team Midwest (coached by Steve Coburn, Snow College-Utah, and Paul Hubbard, Mid-American Nazarene University-Kansas), Team Northeast (coached by Mark Duda, Lackawanna College-Pennsylvania, and Mark Johnston, Walsch University-Ohio) and Team Oklahoma (coached by Mike Cochran and Jeremy Wirth, both of Southern Nazarene University-Oklahoma).

"I hope to get better by working under the college coaches at the classic, and also to get some exposure from the coaches for possible recruitment, next year," said Bailey, who will graduate next year.

"I want to thank all of my family and friends for their support, and all of the sponsors who helped me with the trip."

According to Bailey his corporate sponsors were Wedgy’s Pizza (Hinesville), Harter Recycling Company (Jesup), Advanced Health Care (Jesup), Wendy’s Restaurant (Hinesville) and Keith Rutherford.

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