Trick plays kept the Central Stars guessing in a 31-6 loss to the OCC in the Central Ohio All-Star Game last Saturday at Upper Arlington, but Watterson High School's Jay Bondzeleske wasn't about to be fooled by an onside kick.

Trick plays kept the Central Stars guessing in a 31-6 loss to the OCC in the Central Ohio All-Star Game last Saturday at Upper Arlington, but Watterson High School's Jay Bondzeleske wasn't about to be fooled by an onside kick.

Bondzeleske smothered an onside kick after the OCC went up 21-0 with 5 minutes, 26 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

"I actually saw that one coming," said Bondzeleske, a defensive end who will play for Capital in thefall.

"When we play DeSales, they do things like that all the time so I was watching for it. Catching the on-side kick made me really happy. I felt like I didn't perform as well as Icould have but at least I did some good."

Bondzeleske, who had one tackle in the loss, joined Watterson's Zach Sheppard and Whetstone center Jeremy Althouse as Clintonville's representatives in the game on the Central Stars, a team made up with players from the City League, the Mid-State League and the Central Catholic League.

The Central Stars had a hard time keeping up with a host of flea-flickers, reverses and even a fake field goal by the OCC. Hilliard Darby's Brandon Bargar took a lateral from Pickerington Central's Nick Raymond and threw to Pickerington North's Alex Bayer for an 80-yard touchdown that gave the OCC a 7-0 lead.

The Central Stars struggled to get their offense going, throwing four interceptions and losing two fumbles. Central completed six of 14 passes for 19 yards and rushed 39 times for 168 yards.

"We worked hard in practice and played hard in this game, but it didn't work out," said Althouse, who will play for Wittenberg in the fall.

"We had to work a lot of stuff out in a week. Sometimes an offense clicks and sometimes it doesn't in an all-star game."

"We all come from different schools and we all have different strategies. Watterson does a Power-I and a lot of these teams do options," Bondzeleske said.

"We had to mesh everything together into one team."

Although his team didn't come out on top, Althouse said playing in the all-star game was a perfect sendoff for college.

"This gets me into better football shape and gets me prepared," hesaid. "These guys are high-level high school guys. A lot of these guys are going on to play in college so Igot prepared. It was a good test for me."