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Local players perform in East-West All-Star Game

Edenton, Northeastern represented in contest

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Zakeem Brooks (left) represented John A. Holmes, Aaron Harris (center) represented Northeastern and Kentreaz Coston (right) represented John A. Holmes football in the NCCA East-West All-Star Game in Greensboro, Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

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From staff reports

Friday, July 19, 2019

GREENSBORO — Three local football players competed in this year's North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game on Wednesday night.

Zakeem Brooks and Kentreaz Coston represented John A. Holmes, while Aaron Harris represented Northeastern for the East side of the game.

The East defeated the West 20-8 at Robert B. Jamieson Stadium in Greensboro as each three players saw action.

Coston, who started in the game as a defensive back, scored the game's only touchdown in the second quarter.

The former Ace, who's walking on at Marshall University this year, picked off a pass deep in the West's zone and took it to the end zone for a 20-yard pick six.

Coston's pick was the only interception of the game for either side as it put the East up 13-8 and give them the lead for good.

Coston and his former Edenton teammate Zakeem Brooks each recorded a tackle in the game and helped the East defense not allow a first down or an offensive touchdown from the West all game.

Northeastern's Aaron Harris, who led the Eagles to the NCHSAA 2A state championship game last fall as quarterback, started on the offensive side of the ball as a wide receiver.

Harris had one catch for seven yards in the contest.