The Eagles, led by our very own Marcus Randall, shut out the Patriots led by their head coach Peter Villia 34-0 in the annual Red Stick Bowl, which is the Baton Rouge All-Star Game. This is the first time that this game has been played since 2019 and it was good to see this game featuring some of Baton Rouge’s best back at it after a two-year absence.
The Eagles offense was led by the game’s MVP in Woodlawn High School wide receiver Clayton Adams, who had five catches for 76 yards and a touchdown plus 2 carries for 17 yards on the ground. He even completed a pass in the football game as well doing a little bit of everything for his head coach. At quarterback, Mills Dawson, who is one of the quarterbacks for the Gridiron Football All-American Bowl Game, looked good completing 13 passes for 149 yards and the touchdown to Adams, but it was the running game that was the story in this game.
Livonia’s CJ Johnson, Scotlandville’s Covanta Milligan, Central’s Glen Cage, and McKinley’s Jeremiah Allen all scored touchdowns for the Eagles with Cage being the only running back to rush for over 100 yards. Even, four-star Scotlandville offensive lineman Jamall Franklin Jr. scored a touchdown after receiving a touchdown pass from Liberty High School quarterback Khylan Gross, but unfortunately, the touchdown would be wiped off the board because of penalty.
The Eagles’ defense was just as impressive forcing two interceptions and shutting down the Patriots’ running game.
Still, the story of this game was more than just what happened in the game, but it was about a lot of these players enjoying their time together playing on the field either for the last time or one of the last times in their high school career.
All the coaches and players got to enjoy the experience and will have memories that will last a long time.