WYATT GRAVES IN ALL-STAR GAME – On Friday, June 1, Wyatt Graves, wearing blue #61, represented his home town El Dorado Springs Bulldogs and Cedar County in the Sertoma All Star Football Game. This was a game made up of 80 seniors from Missouri broken into the East and West teams. Wyatt had to be nominated by Head Football Coach Derek Scroggins and send in his stats, personality traits, work ethic, etc. As players were narrowed down, Coach Scroggins was called again to explain why he thought Wyatt should be chosen. Then the committee met again to make final team selections. Wyatt and his new teammates met Sunday through Thursday evenings in Mt. Vernon to prepare for the 17th annual game. During practice, Wyatt was selected to be a starting Line Backer. During the game, Wyatt made four tackles and forced a fumble. Wyatt is one of only two players to ever represent ElDo in the All State game. Wyatt and the West ended his high school sports career with a 42 to 3 win over the East.
Wyatt graduated high school with a 3.97 GPA while playing Varsity Football and Baseball four years and Varsity Basketball for three years. He was a member of National Honor Society, FFA, FBLA, FCA and Lettermens Club. He received Regional Honorable Mention Offensive Line, 1st team All District Offensive Line and 3rd team All State Offensive Line both his junior and senior years. Wyatt had a few offers to play College Football but has chosen to follow his heart and start an Agri-Business degree in the fall at Crowder. He has passed his love and dedication to football to his younger brother, Trey who along with a younger sister, Olivia, are two of his biggest fans alongside his parents, Andy and Jodi. Also, representing Cedar County was Will Price from Stockton who played well on the Offensive Line until he got hurt in the game. ElDo, Stockton and Cedar County should be very proud of these two young men.