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INDIANAPOLIS - The coaches involved in the North-South All-Star football game Friday at North Central might have gotten as much out of the experience as the players.

"It was a chance to meet a bunch of other guys who do the same thing I do and exchange ideas. It kind of validates what we do and how we do it," said Snider's Kurt Tippmann, who served as the North defensive coordinator. "As a coach and working with these colleagues was very positive, and that's the true nature of it. I am truly honored to be recognized … and to work with the quality of these coaches was awesome."

Garrett assistant coach Chad Sutton was also one of the North assistants for head coach Tim Roth of Winamac.

Tippmann said the players, as well as the coaches, formed a bond in the five-day practice and game period this week.

It could be a long-term bond, despite the 27-6 loss to the South on Friday.

"For those who haven't done it, it is kind of hard to explain," Tippmann said. "(The players) sweat together, and they go through tough times together, and they kind of bond together. The next thing you know they are buds. For those who are worried about the downfall of our society, they should come out here and be uplifted."

High School Sports Editor Greg Jones on prep sports.