Will Liddle and Rajah Ward put up some very impressive numbers as high school football players. The two offensive standouts combined for over 10,000 yards and more than 100 touchdowns in their matching three-year varsity careers.
And they’re not finished yet.
Liddle, who threw for 7,945 yards in three seasons as the Saratoga quarterback, and Ward, who ran for 3,008 yards in a three-year career as a running back at Homestead, will take the field one more time as high school football players when they lead the North contingent into the 43rd annual Silicon Valley Youth Classic.
High school football’s cream of the crop from the 2016 fall season will play for the North and South teams when they collide in the game—better known as the Charlie Wedemeyer High School All-Star Game—on June 24, 6 p.m., at the home of the San Francisco 49ers: Levi’s Stadium.
Liddle and Ward, like the rest of the players selected to compete in the summer classic, are coming off of outstanding seasons in 2016—seasons that closed out the three-year careers for the two Santa Clara Valley Athletic League stars.
Liddle was a sophomore sensation at Saratoga, throwing for 2,113 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2014. He came back to throw for 2,011 yards and 15 TDs as a junior before putting up even bigger numbers as a senior when he complete 292 of 423 passes for 3,821 yards and 37 touchdowns.
Ward was equally as impressive. After what, for him, was a modest 432-yard/9 touchdown season as a sophomore, the Homestead back raced for 1,186 yards and 13 scores as a junior. Ward came back with an even bigger year last fall, carrying the football 163 times…
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