Locals featured in Red Stick Bowl

TRYVE BRACKIN
RED STICK BOWL’S LaRen Phillips of PHS

Eighteen high school seniors from the westside region of the Baton Rouge Metro area took part in the annual U.S. Army Red Stick Bowl Saturday.

The showcase of uncommitted possible college football recruits was moved for the first time from B.R. Olympia Stadium to Zachary High.

Two squads tangled in the special prep bowl game: The Black Knights and the Rough Riders.

Eight Iberville Parish took part. Three from St. John High and two from Plaquemine High on the Black Knight squad and two from White Castle High and one from East Iberville on the Rough Riders.

Recent 1-A All-State first-team pick Da’vante Williams (RB-DB) led the SJHS participants. Joining him were All-State honorable mentions Christian Primeaux (RB) and Chris Bordelon (center). Plaquemine High’s Deondre Philson (DB) and La Ren Phillips (DB) joined the Eagle trio on the Black Knight roster.

Class 1-A All-State first-team pick Terrance Taylor (WR-DB) of White Castle led the Rough Rider group. 2010 All-State pick Gerad Carlin (DL) is the other WCHS participant. Joining the Bulldog duo was East Iberville High two-time all-district standout Nicholas Brooks (RB-LB).

Brusly High had a pair of players joining Plaquemine’s five Black Knight squadmen. They were Jarred Allen (DE) and Sharodd Patterson (RB-WR).

Port Allen High had a trio of players on the Rough Rider squad. They were Lebeaux Cooper (DB), James Pollard (FB-LB), and Ricky Merritt (RB-WR). Livonia High had a pair in Mark Lewis (RB) and Xavier Joseph (OL-DL).

Donaldsonville had a trio playing on the Rough Rider team. They were Donaldsonville High’s Devon Breaux (QB-RB-DB), Tre’ Brown (RB-WR-DB), and Jovon Thompson (OL). Ascension Catholic High was represented by Robert Landry (K).

RED STICK BOWL’S Deondre Philson of PHS