Steven Fitzhugh

Ouachita Christian coach Steven Fitzhugh as been named head coach of the East for the I-20 Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 21 at Ruston High School. (Photo by Brad Sanson/Sprig Designs)

Twenty-one football players from Ouachita Parish schools have been selected to play in the I-20 Bowl all-star game. Ruston High School will host the fourth annual game, which pits area seniors from northeast Louisiana against seniors from the Shreveport area.

The East holds a 2-1 edge in the series, including a 35-21 victory last year.

All-star activities for the East will begin with the team’s first practice at Neville on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 2:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Dec. 18, the team will visit the Veterans Home on Highway 165 in Monroe prior to practicing at Ouachita Christian at 2:30 p.m. Thursday’s (Dec. 19) schedule includes two practice sessions at Wossman at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Between workouts, the East will conduct a camp for elementary students at 11:30 a.m. Shifting to West Monroe on Friday, Dec. 20, the team will go through its walk-through, followed by a 5 p.m. banquet at the fieldhouse.

All-stars from Ouachita Parish include:

West Monroe — fullback/halfback Cayden Pierce, linebacker Jordan Tanner and center/offensive lineman Shawn McDonald.

Ouachita — linebacker Carl Glass and tight end Kameron Williams.

Neville — running back Max Hunter, cornerback Charles Straughter Jr., linebacker DeWorange Brown and defensive tackle Tikey Reese.

Sterlington — quarterback Hayes Crockett, running back Dallas Reagor and offensive lineman Brock Risinger.

Carroll — cornerback Cedric Woods.

Wossman — defensive end Jacoby Collins, athlete Dezmeon Watson and offensive tackle Graceson Jackson Smith.

Ouachita Christian — athlete Will Fitzhugh and linebacker Grant Mashaw.

St. Frederick — defensive lineman Denterrius McHenry, linebacker Gordon Bennett and kicker/punter Will Ellender.

Rounding out the roster are:

Ruston — wide receiver Marcus Harris, wide receiver Cam Crowe, quarterback Jaden Procell, center/offensive lineman Ray Kelly and defensive tackle Ja’Raylon Burks.

Bastrop — cornerback Jakari Covington and linebacker Germany Powell.

Union Parish — defensive end Jason Hausley, cornerback Devontae Dismuke and offensive lineman Dalton Hogue Jr.

Oak Grove — defensive back Otis Moore, offensive lineman Bert Hale and defensive lineman Kenean Caldwell.

Arcadia — wide receiver JaCorein Richardson.

Delhi — wide receiver Maquil Hicks.

Head coach for the East is Steven Fitzhugh of Ouachita Christian. Staff members are Benjy Lewis of Neville, defensive coordinator; Marcus Yanez of Richwood, linebackers/special teams coordinator; Alex “Tank” Washington of Carroll, defensive linemen; Dean Smith of Wossman, defensive backs; Andy Robinson of St. Frederick, offensive coordinator; John Barron of West Monroe, offensive linemen; Landry Carter of Madison Parish, running backs; Earl Griffen of Ruston, wide receivers; and Jerrod Baugh of Ruston, site host.

Javon Carter of Neville is the team manager.

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