Bucs’ McElveen heading to All-Star Game

Published 7:54 am Friday, December 2, 2016

Bowling Green School’s Brandon McElveen has put a solid career together for the Buccaneers.

The senior has made first-team all-district in 5AAA the last two years and has been a two-way starter the last three seasons.

McElveen has one more game left in his high-school football career.

McElveen has been selected to play in the MAIS All-Star Game.

The event takes place today at Jackson Prep, with kickoff set for 2 p.m. Admission is $10.

Bowling Green coach David Currier had plenty of praise for the offensive lineman/defensive lineman/linebacker.

“It’s a big honor. He’s been playing for three years at Bowling Green. He’s been starting both ways all three years,” Currier said. “He anchors your team on both sides of the football. He’s always working hard. He’s a coach’s dream. With Brandon, you’ve got stability, dependability and a guy who has a tremendous work ethic. He’s a total team player.”

This season, McElveen was named a first-team all-district player on the offensive line. Defensively, he made 76 tackles and picked off a pass.

The contest is between the White and Blue team.

McElveen is playing for the White Team.

The head coach of his team is Oak Forest Academy’s Jason Brabham.

The assistants are Canton Academy’s Craig Bowman, Centreville Academy’s Robbie Isonhood and Indianola Academy’s Clete Putnam.

The Blue Team is coached by Heritage Academy’s Sean Harrison.

His assistants are Washington School’s Philip Wasson, Wilkinson County Christian Academy’s Chris McGraw and Columbia Academy’s Randy Butler.