LAFAYETTE — A group of Acadiana area players will play their final high school football game at 7 p.m. Friday in the 11th annual All-American Bowl Game Classic at St. Thomas More’s Cougar Stadium.
Eighteen area players will be on the West roster, playing with other star seniors from all over Louisiana against the East roster, which is composed almost entirely of out-of-state players.
The East roster will have players from Florida, Arkansas, South Carolina, Illinois, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.
There aren’t any local quarterbacks or running backs on the roster, but there are plenty of receivers from the area including Teurlings Catholic’s Sage LeBlanc and Nate Arceneaux, a pair of tall and fast wideouts in Comeaux’s Hunter Register and Carencro’s Donald Stokes.
Lafayette Christian tight end Desmond Prejean could also be on the receiving end of some passes.
Northside’s O’Shea Dugas and Lafayette Christian’s Josh Brister made the roster on the offensive line, while Northside’s DeMarcus Lee, STM’s Robbie McElderry and Breaux Bridge’s Brandon Alexander and Keithen Cormier made it on the defensive line.
Carencro’s Xavier Brooks was the lone representative from area schools in the linebacker corps, but the West roster was littered with local defensive backs.
Playing in the West defensive backfield will be Northside’s Ethan Rose, Carencro’s D’Ronne Littleton, STM’s Jalcolby Broussard, Teurlings’ Dylan Batiste and Breaux Bridge’s Quinton Thibodeaux.
Lafayette High’s Colin St Julien made the team as an athlete, and Arceneaux (WR/P) and Prejean (tight end/defensive end) made the roster at two positions.
St. Thomas More offensive coordinator Shane Savoie will serve as the West’s head coach.