Local Football Stars Shine at Annual Bayou Bowl | Sports


More than a dozen recently graduated senior football players from the area took to the field in an annual All-Star Game designed to showcase the best players in the Greater Houston area.

On Saturday, players from across the region took part in the annual Greater Houston Football Coaches Association (GHFCA) All-Star Game at Traylor Stadium in Rosenberg between a team from the East and a team from the West. In total, the region saw 20 senior players from 10 different high schools in Fort Bend ISD and Lamar Consolidated ISD represent the West team.

Some of the most notable performances from homegrown stars included Travis’ Anthony Njoku, who won the majority of reps at quarterback for Team West. Njoku, who will play at Davidson College with his brother Dominic, had two touchdown passes in the game – one each for George Ranch’s Joseph Wilson and Lamar Consolidated wide receiver Rayshawn Glover. However, that wasn’t enough as the Eastern team held on for a 24-20 win.

The Bayou Bowl was an annual all-star game between teams from Texas and Louisiana from its inception in 2003 until 2014, according to the GHFCA, when it became a showcase for players strictly from the Greater Houston area after the GHFCA and the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. have mutually agreed to end their partnership on the event.

Below is a full list of local school Bayou Bowl All Star seniors:


Anthony Njoku, QB

Dominic Njoku, DB

crest point

Ryan Phillips, RB

Z’Ericq Earls, AR

Ronald Morrison, OL


Dominic Williams, DE

Jaden Flowers, OL


Demetrius Charles, OL

Laurence Tillman, DL


Matt McGinnis, LB

Nathan Morris, OL

george ranch

Joseph Wilson, WR

Matt Lambert, DL

Lamar Consolidated

Rayshawn Glover, WR


Luke Guzzetta, LB/P/K

Joe Sims, OL

richmond foster

Courage Ugo, DB

Austin Yeager, OL

Rosenberg Terry

Michael Odom, RB

Anthony Axel, DB


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