Dickson County High School seniors Mitch Mersman and Demonta Daniel played in the 6th annual Toyota East-West All-Star Classic at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville Saturday. Cougar head coach Troy Williams was a part of the West team coaching staff, leading the defensive line. The East team won 41-20 to even the series at 3-3. After playing cornerback all season, Mersman played free safety for the West and had two tackles and two assists. The All-District 10 placekicker also booted two extra points. District 10 Defensive MVP Daniel played linebacker and had three solo tackles. Former DCHS Coach Anthony Crabtree, now head coach of state 5A champion Beech, was offensive coordinator for the West team. Mersman and Daniel also have been selected to play in the 6th annual National Guard Border Bowl, an all-star game between Kentucky and Tennessee high school seniors. The Border Bowl is set for 12:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 12, at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky. Tennessee leads the series 4-1. Former NFL quarterback Chad Pennington will be the featured speaker at the weekend’s Border Bowl banquet. Mersman and Daniel are the first DCHS players to be selected for the Border Bowl.