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Tigers’ Hormann to play in North-South all-star game

It appeared that Landon Hormann’s high school football career was over after his West Liberty-Salem squad fell to Coldwater in the second round of the state playoffs in November.

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West Liberty-Salem’s Landon Hormann, shown against Coldwater in a second-round playoff game in November, has been selected to play in the Ohio North-South Classic. The event is April 27 at Welcome Stadium in Dayton. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

However, Hormann will now play in one more game before he graduates thanks to some recent news he received.

A standout defensive end and receiver for the Tigers, Hormann has been selected to compete in the prestigious Ohio North-South All-Star game.

The event is hosted by the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association. New this year, there will be two games instead of one. There will be separate contests for players in Divisions I through III and for players in Divisions IV through VI. Hormann will play in the latter contest.

The North-South games, which are set for April 27, are also moving from Ohio Stadium in Columbus to Welcome Stadium in Dayton. The all-star event had been played in Columbus since 2001.

Hormann, who is the first local player selected for the North-South game since Bellefontaine’s Keith Morgan participated in 2008, will play for the South team in the Division IV-VI game at 7 p.m.

The game for Divisions I-III is at 4 p.m.

Hormann recorded nine sacks on defense as a senior and caught 27 passes for 383 yards and nine touchdowns on offense.

The Ohio North-South event is the longest running high school football all-star game in the country.

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