Photo provided by Will Willems <br>
Parsons dives for the tackle against the North IFCA All-Star team Friday at North Central High School.
Photo provided by Will Willems
Parsons dives for the tackle against the North IFCA All-Star team Friday at North Central High School.

INDIANAPOLIS – North Montgomery’s Alex Parsons played for the South All-Star team Friday in the 50th IFCA All-Star Football Classic at North Central High School. Despite the North team winning, Parsons had multiple tackles on defense.

“It has been a blast all week, meeting all the kids and just having a great time today,” Parsons said.

Parsons ended his high school career with over 300 tackles and threw a few last hits at the high school level before he heads to University of Indianapolis.

“He’s a really good defensive player,” Charger coach Josh Thompson said. “He’s a smart football player and that’s helped him on both sides of the football.”

Parsons played wide receiver and running back for North Montgomery. He finished with 20 total touchdowns his senior year.

But he played the defensive game Friday and showed his talent.

“I think it’s a good culmination to his high school career to be able to play in this game, it’s a hard process to go through to get selected to play,” Thompson said.

Parsons was chosen for the Region 6 All-Star team. The five southern and northern regions are each evaluated for the best players by different coaches and Parsons was chosen for the South defense.

“With all the talent across the state, it was great to be a part of,” Parsons said.

Seven other UIndy football players were also on the team and Parsons said he enjoyed bonding over the last week. Each team had 11 practices this past week with a 3-a-day on Monday and 2-a-days the rest of the week.

Parsons plays his first game as a Greyhound on Sept. 3 at Hillsdale College.

“I’m just ready to get back out there again,” he said. “This has been a great week to put the pads back on and I can’t wait until the fall.”