LORANGER--It has become one of the most watched All-Star Football Games in the Southwest and this season once again it has a local influence. The 2012 Bayou Bowl will feature standout players from Loranger High School and from Kentwood High.
Kentwood’s Harlan Miller and Loranger’s Jonathan King are two local players who will play in this Saturday night’s Louisiana vs. Texas All-Stars in the Bayou Bowl in Baytown, Texas.
Kentwood High School Defensive Coordinator Scott Shaffett will also serve as a coach on the Louisiana Team.
The game is regionally televised each year.
Many players from the past have participated in the game which has proved to be a launching pad for players who move on to the college level.
Harlan Miller was one of the top players in Class 1A a year ago as he led his Roos to the playoffs.
Miller was one of the area’s top recruits as well and he signed a scholarship to play for the Southeastern Louisiana University Lions.
Jonathan King became one of the best wide receivers in Class 3A over the last two years as he put up record numbers for the Loranger Wolves.
“Jonathan had a great career for us and we are going to miss him,” said Wolves Coach Sam Messina.
After going 0-10 in his sophomore season, King helped lead the Wolves to back-to- back post-season wins in 2010 and 2011 in which the Wolves enjoyed their highest ranking in school history in Class 3A as they ranked as high as #3 last season.
The game will be played this Saturday night and kicks off at 7 p.m. at Stallworth Stadium in Baytown.
The game is also available to watch online at www.abc13.com and you can log on to the game’s official site www.bayoubowl.com for much more information.