The Georgia Junior Bowl, which was first played a year ago, will feature many of the state’s top junior football players.
The players have been placed on either the East team or the West team, and the local players will play for the West squad.
Among the local players participating is Troup linebacker Reuben Foster, who’ll be one of the most closely-watched players there.
Foster is one of the country’s most highly-recruited players.
Troup defensive back Cortez Leonard, Troup defensive lineman Joe Sanders, Troup offensive lineman Maurice Swain and LaGrange wide receiver Dee Smith will also play in the game.
In last year’s inaugural Junior Bowl, Callaway’s Ricky Parks and Jeffery Cameron participated.
For more on the game, go to risingseniors.com
LADY CAVS HONORED: Seven members of the Callaway High softball team were named to the all-region team in Region 5-AA.
Jessica Siggers and Taylor Smith
were each first-team members on the team, while Cecream Woodyard and Hannah Hubbard were placed on the second team.
Claudia Massey, Savanna Galloway and Audrey Barrett were each honorable-mention picks.
The players helped Callaway finished second in Region 5-AA and make it to the state tournament.
ALL-STATE HONORS: Not surprisingly, considering LaGrange Academy won the GISA Class AA state championship, that team was well-represented on the all-state team.
Senior Molly Child, who was the winning pitcher in each of LaGrange Academy’s state-playoff victories while also providing a bevy of clutch hits, was named the Class AA player of the year.
Head coach Charles Parker, meanwhile, was named the Class AA coach of the year.
Other first-team all-state players are Khadija Neely and Sumer Coile.
Kailin Parker and Emily Allardice were all-state honorable-mention selections.
Child, Parker, Neely, Allardice, Coile and Ali Herring were all-region players, and Abby Walker was an honorable-mention pick on the all-region team.
Parker was the region’s coach of the year.
TENNESSEE-BOUND: Jacob Boccucci, a standout player on the LaGrange High baseball team, will sign his college letter of intent today.
Boccucci is heading to Cleveland, Tenn. where he’ll play baseball for Lee University.
Boccucci, who began his prep career at LaGrange Academy before transferring to LaGrange High before his sophomore season, is a pitcher and first baseman.
Boccucci helped the Grangers finished third in Region 6-AAA last season and advance to the state playoffs.