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Cougars and Wolverines highlight All-Star squad

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WAKE FOREST - Wake Forest and Wakefield both produced two football players each to represent their respective school in the East-West All-Star football game July 22 at Jamieson Stadium in Greensboro.

Kicker Austin Riley and cornerback Damien Peacock will star from Wake Forest. Quarterback Trexler Ivey and offensive lineman Jordan Harris will set out from Wakefield.

Riley converted 13 out of 20 field goals for the Cougars during his senior year. He also made 65 out of 67 extra points. He racked in a total of 104 points for Wake Forest this past fall.

"I am so excited to be able to play on the All-Star team," Riley said. "It's great to be acknowledged as one of the top players in the state. It feels really good."

Riley signed to play for UNC-Charlotte this upcoming year. He will major in finance and aspirations to work in the banking industry. His current high school G.P.A. is 3.45.

The Cougar will get to play alongside his teammate Peacock for one more football game.

"Damien is a great player," Riley said. "I was very fortunate to play with him for four years. You have to love playing with your fellow teammate on an All-Star team."

Peacock logged in 59 total tackles and two for a loss the past two years at Wake Forest. He also has four career interceptions, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and an interception returned for a touchdown.

"It's a really great accomplishment to play on the All-Star team," Peacock said. "I never thought I would have the chance to play for them, but here we are."

Peacock added that he's excited to compete with fellow teammate Riley in the All-Star game.

"Playing with Austin is great," Peacock said. "He's my man and he deserves it."

Peacock will play at Saint Augustine's University after he graduates. He wants to study sports medicine and become an individual sports trainer. His current high school G.P.A. is 3.0.

Ivey made the All-Star team after completing 165 passes out of 271 attempts for 2,641 yards with 27 touchdowns and only six interceptions during his senior year. The quarterback also carried the ball 75 times for 281 yards and three touchdowns.

"I'm excited that I can play one more high school game," Ivey said. "It's special to have my fellow lineman Jordan Harris block for me one more time."

Ivey added that his chemistry with Harris has built over the years as he protected him from sacks almost every game.

"Jordan and I have been playing since freshman year together," Ivey said. "He has always looked out for me. He has always been a great player. He has made our team a lot better as a leader."

Ivey will play at UNC-Charlotte this year and study business. His current high school G.P.A. is 3.8.

"I hope to run my own business some day," Ivey said. "Football is going to end at some point, so I have to be ready for the next part of life."

Harris stands at 6-foot-4 and 278 pounds. He played both offensive line and defensive tackle over his varsity career.

"I was shocked to hear that I made the All-Star team," Harris said. "I'm thankful that I have the opportunity. This is something I've always wanted to do. I feel very blessed."

Harris will play for Barton College and study physical therapy. He hopes to be a sports trainer at the professional level. His current G.P.A. is 2.96.

Harris said he looks forward to blocking for his quarterback one more time before they set off on different paths after high school.

"I'm excited to play with Trexler again," Harris said. "We're ready to show the state what Wakefield is all about. Trexler is a dynamic player to play with."