St. Augustine High School’s assistant head coach/offensive coordinator Carter Sheridan ’96, has been selected to lead Team National in the 2018 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl. Senior running back, Garland LaFrance, has been named an Offense-Defense All-American. Both Purple Knights will take part in the organization’s All-American Bowl December 26-29.
The 12th Annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl Week takes place in New Orleans from December 26 – December 30. The selection committee pours over camp evaluations, Standardized Athletic Testing (S.A.T.) data, and video highlights to bring one of the most prestigious All-American competitions to New Orleans.
“I’m honored to be a part of a game that is so well respected around the country and to have the opportunity to coach so many great players – as well as one of my own,” Sheridan said. “The event will bring some excitement to our area during the school holiday break. The bowl is a great fit for a football town like New Orleans.”
Since joining the coaching staff at St. Augustine Sheridan has served as assistant head coach/offensive coordinator. As a student-athlete he was s member of two district championship and two state semi-final teams. Sheridan spent 11 years with the New Orleans Saints in a variety of coaching and staff positions. Following his appointment with the Saints, Sheridan continued his coaching career at Tulane University as a wide receivers coach.
While attending an Offense-Defense Football Camp this summer, Garland LaFrance, of New Orleans, was named an Offense-Defense All-American and invited to participate in the 12th Annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities. LaFrance is one of only six players from Team National selected from Louisiana to participate in the All-American Bowl.
LaFrance, a running back for the Purple Knights, was selected for the honor from an outstanding group of thousands of athletes across the country and played well representing St. Augustine, easily validating the Bowl Selection Committee’s choice in tabbing LaFrance for the All-American tilt.
The Offense-Defense All-American Bowl will be nationally televised at 6:30 p.m. CST on December 29, on ESPN-U. The bowl is the culmination of a week-long event. The 12th Annual All-American game is just one of many events that this week encompasses. Also included is an All-Star football game showcasing 88 of the top high school seniors in the country, and has featured current NFL pros such as Heisman Trophy winners Lamar Jackson and Cam Newton, as well as Joe Haden, Dez Bryant, and many others before they were collegiate and later professional stars.
Offense-Defense Sports has been running full-contact football instructional camps for the past 48 years and currently operates in approximately 80 camp locations nationwide all year long.
Friday, December 29, 2017
Joe Brown Park
5601 Read Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70127