Stryffeler to play in East-West All-Star Game
Lee County senior Brian Stryffeler will be an offensive lineman for Wingate University in a few months, but he's got one more chance to take the gridiron in his high school career.
Stryffeler, a three-year starter at either right tackle or left tackle for the Yellow Jackets, was selected to the East roster for the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game last week. Stryffeler will be the third Yellow Jacket in the last six years to play in the All-Star Game.
Stryffeler, who's 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds, was part of an offensive line which spurred an outstanding Yellow Jacket offense, on the ground and through the air, last season. The offensive line as a whole was named Offensive MVP in the team's postseason awards. Lee County improved from a 4-6 mark in 2011 to a 9-4 record, second place in the Tri-Nine Conference and reaching the second round of the state playoffs in 2012. Along with being a team captain as a senior, Stryffeler completed his Jacket career as a three-time All-Academic Team honoree in the Tri-Nine and two-time All-Conference player.
Stryffeler is one of four seniors on the Jacket line who will be playing college football in the fall, having accepted a scholarship to Wingate.
Dequan Swann in 2011, Lee Gay in 2008 and Charles Alexander in 1993 were the last three Yellow Jacket seniors in the East-West Game.
Stryffeler's one of six offensive linemen on the 32-player roster. Athens Drive kicker Thomas Evanoff is the only other Tri-Nine player on the East.
The NCCA East-West All-Star Game is set for A.J. Simeon Stadium in High Point at 8 p.m on July 24.