Local/area football coaches are invited to attend the selection process for the U.S. Army Red Stick Bowl all-star game at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael the Archangel.

Coaches for the teams will select the players, but coaches are encouraged to attend the meeting in order to speak on behalf of their athletes.

St. Michael’s Paul Varnado and Woodlawn High’s Brett Beard are the head coaches for the annual all-star game set for 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 21 at Olympia Stadium.

Organizers of the U.S. Army Red Stick Bowl also announced the Brees Dream Foundation of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will be a featured sponsor for this year’s game.

A total of 85 players from past U.S. Army Bowl games have gone on to play college football.

Redstickers No. 1

Winning the Class 5A girls cross country title last week in Natchitoches is bringing more accolades for St. Joseph’s Academy.

The Redstickers end the season ranked No. 1 in the composite and large schools cross country polls released by the Louisiana Track & Field Coaches Association.

Episcopal was rated sixth in the composite poll and No. 2 behind Alexandria-based Menard in the small schools poll for Classes 2A and below.

Ascension Catholic was fifth and Catholic-Pointe Coupee seventh in the small schools poll.

Episcopal also garnered the No. 1 ranking in the small schools boys poll, just ahead of Ascension Catholic. Runnels was ranked fifth.

John Curtis led the composite and large schools boys polls for Class 5A-3A.

Catholic was ranked fourth in the composite and large schools polls. Assumption claimed the No. 9 spot in the large schools poll.

Job opening

McKinley seeks an offensive coordinator for the 2015 football season.

Contact MHS head football coach Robert Signater at (225) 344-7696 for details.

Prep notables

Former Zachary basketball standout Morris Wright of Xavier University was voted the men’s basketball Player of the Week by the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference for Nov. 10-16.

Wright averaged 18 points per game in two games for the Gold Rush and scored a season-high 24 points in a victory over Wiley.

  • St. Joseph’s is ranked 56th in the PrepVolleball.com national poll. Rival Mount Carmel, the team that beat St. Joseph’s 3-0 in the Division I championship match Nov. 15, is ranked 36th.