By Richard Hernandez
With the football season wrapping up, the end-of-season traditions begin. These include playoff games leading up to the championship game and an all-star game for those who excel on the field. For the past 10 years the Army All American Bowl has been that game for some of the nation top high school seniors. The game was played on Jan. 8 at the Alamodome.
“It meant a lot to represent the U.S. Army,” senior Aaron Green said, “And to get to play with some of the best players; it was a honor.”
This year the roster included 17 players from all over Texas that were chosen to play in the game. Some of these players included district 26-5A standout running backs Malcolm Brown and Aaron Green, along with defensive lineman Marquis Anderson.
“It was a lot of fun. It was a huge difference every one was so good; it was a good experience,” Green said.
This year the game was a defensive struggle, with the score ending with a 13-10 win for the east. The west had a 10-0 lead going into the fourth quarter, but the east scored twice in the fourth quarter gaining the lead. Soon after their defense took over and stopped all attempts the west had of regaining the lead.
“It went good even though we didn’t win, but I had a couple of good plays,” Green said. “I was proud of the way I played.”