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Valley Senior John Raridon to Play in US Army All-American Bowl

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Valley senior offensive lineman John Raridon has been honored as one of the top high school football players in the nation and will appear in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The game will air live on NBC at noon CT on Saturday, Jan. 9.

Raridon, a Nebraska recruit, will play for the West team. He is currently ranked as the No. 76 player in the country, according to and was selected as one the Des Moines Register’s Iowa Eight members.

A total of 299 U.S. Army All-Americans have been selected in the NFL Draft.