Marcantel to play in All-Star game
ALEXANDRIA – The star and his coach will be together one last time on the football field at the second-annual Louisiana Gridiron Football All-Star Game.
Well not exactly together – as Blue Jay senior Peyton Marcantel was selected to play for the Red team and St. Edmund head coach James Shiver will be an assistant for the Blue team.
“It is fun to coach in this kind of game because all of the players are heading to play in college somewhere,” Shiver said. “These are some of the best players from across the state.”
The LGF All-Star game will be held at 5 p.m. Dec. 28 at Louisiana College.
It will be a battle for bragging rights between brothers as the Red team’s head coach is former Southern University quarterback Eric Randall, while the Blue team’s head coach is former LSU and NFL quarterback Marcus Randall.
Marcantel (6-2, 220) will be joined on the Red team by Westminster Christian Academy’s Landon Devillier (5-10, 160), while Church Point’s Kollin Guillory (5-8, 189) will compete for the Blue team.
“I will play linebacker in the game because it is most likely on the defensive side of the ball where I will play in college,” Marcantel said. “I loved playing offense and defense this season,” Marcantel said. “It was fun to stay on the field all the time, but I do like playing defense more.”
Marcantel said he is excited about the opportunity to participate in the all-star game.
“It will be good to see him compete against other players that are heading to college,” Shiver said. “I wanted to see him face players from around the state not just the Acadiana area.”
Marcantel said he still hasn’t made his final decision about where he will play in college, but he wants to play both football and baseball.
“It has been a fun experience to make those trips,” Marcantel said. “I will wait and sign in February as I am still looking at my options.”
On offense this season, Marcantel finished with 1,373 yards rushing on 194 carries and 11 touchdowns.
On defense, Marcantel finished with 32 tackles including five tackles for loss, two quarterback sacks, an interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
“I am proud of what I accomplished this season,” Marcantel said. “I’m blessed to be part of the Blue Jay family.”
“I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds.”