Most of the Gardner Edgerton High School boys of fall have hung up their football uniforms, but for Bubba Starling, GEHS senior quarterback, one final football game remains.
Starling will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, this weekend. The game kicks off at noon on Jan. 8 on NBC.
GEHS Coach Marvin Diener also received an invite to watch the event in

Bubba Starling, center, poses with members of the U.S. Army during media day in San Antonio. Starling will play on the West team. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army

As it has throughout the past decade, this classic East versus West match-up will feature an unmatched collection of tomorrow’s college and NFL stars showcasing their talents for a national television audience. Joining the players in being honored as All-Americans and performing in the Alamodome, will be the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band, comprised of 125 of the nation’s finest young musicians and color guard members who will perform at halftime of the Bowl at San Antonio’s Alamodome.
According to a U.S. Army press release, the U.S. Army All-American is an “important and prestigious honor for these athletes and musicians.” it reads.
“These young men and women truly embody the characteristics of the Army Strong Soldier—demonstrating Strength through Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage on a daily basis.”
Activities throughout Bowl Week help connect these All-American athletes and musicians with Army Soldier Heroes from around the country to gain a better understanding of what it means to be an Army Strong Soldier.”
More than 100 current NFL players can be counted among the bowl’s alumni.
Starling will play for the West team.