The Gahanna-Lincoln High School football team did not have the season it hoped for last fall when the Lions finished 4-6 and failed to qualify for the Division I playoffs for the first time in four years.

The Gahanna-Lincoln High School football team did not have the season it hoped for last fall when the Lions finished 4-6 and failed to qualify for the Division I playoffs for the first time in four years.

Brandon Magbagbeola had one more chance to finish his high school career on a high note, as he competed last Saturday in the Central Ohio All-Star Game at Upper Arlington.

"I had been waiting for this game since I got the news that it was going on," Magbagbeola said.

The Gahanna wide receiver took advantage of his opportunity to play again, catching three passes for 48 yards and scoring a touchdown in the OCC's 31-6 victory over the Central Stars.

Magbagbeola scored late in the third quarter on a pass across the middle. He caught the ball at about the 7-yard line, and broke a tackle before falling into the end zone.

"Actually I didn't think I was in," Magbagbeola said. "When I got tripped up, I had to look and make sure I actually crossed the line."

His touchdown gave the OCC a 28-0 lead.

Magbagbeola was a key offensive target for the OCC, as he led the team with three receptions and had the ball thrown his direction six times.

Magbagbeola, who will continue his football career at Urbana in the fall, was the only player from Gahanna to participate in the game.

Coming into a situation without knowing many players on the roster was a welcome challenge for Magbagbeola.

"It was pretty easy," he said. "They're all friendly guys, and they embrace you. I love these guys, and I don't want it to end. I wish we could play another one."