The 2021 NEN All-Star Football Classic held their Player and Coach Recognition Banquet on Friday, June 11 at the Norfolk Catholic Activities Center. Board of Directors President Jeff Bellar was the master of ceremonies.

Guest speaker, Tom Olson.

The featured speaker was recently retired head football coach from Norfolk High School, Tom Olson. Olson spoke about why football is a good sport, teaching mostly young men about life. He shared stories from his coaching years showing examples of player leadership and integrity. Olson is a member of the Classic’s Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors were introduced, as well as the game officials and the Certified Athletic Trainers from Faith Regional Health Services, title sponsor of the Classic.

The Red Team coaches were introduced and Head Coach Steve Neptune introduced the members of the Red Team. The White Team coaches were also introduced and Head Coach Dan Maresh introduced the members of the White Team.

Special guests were parents, family, friends and fans of the players. First Choice Catering catered the meal.