High school notes: Texas' best star in All-American Bowl
West bests East
Texas players filled the roster for the West, which beat the East 35-21 at the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl on Dec. 31 at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The West jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter en route to its second straight win in the series.
Of the 39 players on the West roster, 14 were from Texas.
Texas-bound quarterback David Ash (Belton) ran 25 yards for the game's first touchdown, and Ty Montgomery (Dallas), who's pledged to Stanford, supplied the game-winning TD reception in the third quarter.
Houston-area players at the bowl were The Woodlands RB Daniel Lasco (California), Clear Springs LB Trevon Randle (LSU), Clear Springs DB Howard Matthews (Texas A&M), Dulles DB Sheriod Evans (Texas), South Houston DB Leroy Scott (Texas), Klein Oak DT John Lewis (Texas Tech), Cleveland DE Cedric Reed (Texas) and Klein Collins LB David Santos (Nebraska).
Other Texas players were Waxahachie WR Ladarius Brown, Hallsville OL Josh Cochran(Texas), Round Rock DT Jordan Wade (Oklahoma) and Plano OL Jacob Brendel (UCLA).
Parade to honor Oilers
The Pearland Oilers will celebrate their Class 5A Division I state championship in today's parade.
The parade, which will be open to the public, will start at 4:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Pearland and travel south on Pearland Parkway, concluding in the visitor's parking lot at The Rig, the Oilers' football stadium.
The underdog Oilers knocked off Euless Trinity, the No. 1 team in the country, 28-24 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington to finish 16-0 and claim the school's first football state championship.
First Colony swims to the top
The First Colony girls swimmers placed first at the 2010 Speedo Short Course Junior Nationals last month in Atlanta, Ga.
The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Maddie Locus, Skylar Smith, Meaghan Connolly and Simone Manuel won with a meet record, as did the 800 free relay team of Smith, Manuel, Locus and Jordan Hancock.
The girls also set team records in the 400 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay. Locus left as a Junior National Champion in the 50 and 100 freestyle events.
Senior Bowl on horizon
The 11th Annual Blue Chip Senior Bowl is slated for 3 p.m. Jan. 30 at Delmar Stadium.
The game was moved from the first week in June to January this school year to coincide with the college recruiting and football seasons.
General admission is $10 for adults. Children 10 and under get in free.
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