Lynbrook's Spitzer Headed to Football All-Star Game

The offensive juggernaut will represent the Owls one last time next week.

Lynbrook Owl Luke Spitzer isn't done with high school football just yet.

The senior quarterback has been selected to go up against the top football players from New York City in the 15th Annual United Healthcare Empire Challenge HS Football All-Star Game on June 19.

"He's a special one," Lynbrook head coach Stephen LoCicero said of Spitzer during the season. "He does it all. They don't come around too often like Luke."

Despite doing much of his damage on offense in the 2011 season, Spitzer will actually be playing defense for the Long Island All-Stars. He has been selected to play free safety in the game.

Spitzer had an incredible season for the Owls and helped lead his team to the semifinals at Hofstra in the process. He had 158 yards rushing and a total of four touchdowns, including a kickoff return and a passing touchdown, against Division in a this past season.

The all-purpose player ran for a staggering against Division earlier in the season. He also passed for a touchdown in that same game.

The all-star game consists of 100 of the best football players from Long Island and New York City. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at Hofstra's Shuart Stadium. MSG Varsity will broadcast live coverage of the game in on Cablevision's iO TV Channel 14 and on MSGVarsity.com.

The Empire Challenge raises money for the Boomer Esiason Foundation's fight against cystic fibrosis, contributes to the Gunnar H. Esiason Endowed Scholarship Fund at Hofstra, and supports youth and high school football in the New York metropolitan area.


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