Bucs well-represented on all-star team
Published 12:30 am Saturday, November 24, 2018
Three Bowling Green School players had solid seasons and will cap off their high school football careers Friday, Nov. 30, in the Class AAA/AAAA MAIS All-Star Game.
Seniors Cameron Bell, Larry Dillon and Johntae McDowell are competing in the event.
“As I say in every interview about those guys, those were our three guys that made our team go,” Bowling Green coach Boomer Nunez said. “Offensively for Larry and Johntae, and both sides of the ball for Cam — playing kicker, playing strong safety, playing linebacker, playing receiver, played a little bit of running back, he played wildcat quarterback and he was just our everything. That was the best thing about Cam. When we moved him when we got here is he was able to do different things instead of just playing quarterback.
“Larry, it took him a little bit to figure out the offense, but when he did, he hit the ground running and really succeeded in it. Johntae being Johntae, played at a high level, coming from where he played at, played at a high level all year and was a leader on and off the field.”
This season, Bell played in seven of Bowling Green’s 11 games. He missed four contests because of injuries.
In those seven games, Bell caught 35 passes for 857 yards and nine touchdowns. He also ran five times for 45 yards and a touchdown.
Defensively, Bell made 51 tackles with 14 assists, forced two fumbles, recovered one and made two sacks.
McDowell had a great year. He threw for 2,705 yards with 18 touchdowns and completed 63 percent of his passes. McDowell also hit the 1,000-yard mark in rushing with 1,147 yards and 17 scores.
Dillon also went over 1,000 rushing yards. He ran for 1,202 yards and 13 touchdowns. Dillon caught 10 passes for 95 yards and a touchdown.
The game will take place at Jackson Preparatory School, with kickoff set for 6 p.m.