The fifth annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, a high school
football showcase of some of the top seniors in the nation, will be held
at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec.
31.The game will have a distinct Ohio and Ohio State flavor.
The fifth annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, a high school football showcase of some of the top seniors in the nation, will be held at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31.
The game will have a distinct Ohio and Ohio State flavor. There will be 10 Ohio high school players in the game, five of which are future Buckeyes:
Chase Farris, Elyria, DE (Ohio State)
Eilar Hardy, Pickerington Central, DB (Notre Dame)
Ron Tanner, Columbus Eastmoor, DB (Ohio State)
Kenny Hayes, Toledo Whitmer, DE (Ohio State)
Nick Vannett, Westerville Central, TE (Ohio State)
Shane Wynn, Glenville, WR (undecided)
Cardale Jones, Glenville, QB (undecided)
Jarrettt Grace, Colerain, LB (Notre Dame)
Tommy Brown, Akron Firestone, OL (Ohio State)
Ray Hamilton, Strongsville, TE (Iowa)
In the early going of the Bowl game’s history, the East has been the powerhouse, taking the first three contests by a combined score of 69-25. Last year’s West squad broke the streak in a big way, taking it to the East time 35-0 for the first shutout in Offense-Defense All-American Bowl history.
Current Auburn Tigers starting quarterback Cameron Newton walked away with MVP honors in the inaugural game with Mike Zordich (Youngstown Mooney) picking up the trophy the following year in a rain-soaked defensive struggle. 2009’s edition saw the first co-MVPs in O-D All-American Bowl history as Demond Dennis and Kwame Geathers shared the honors. This past year’s game saw electric runningback and offensive dynamo K.P. Parks win the coveted award for his efforts in punishing the East defense.
Other former players include: Dez Bryant, Joe Haden, Rolando McClain, Earl Thomas, Carlos Dunlap, and Golden Tate.