Posted: 12:06 am Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

John I. Leonard’s Monroe, Jupiter Christian’s Powers to coach area football all-stars 

By Matt Porter

The head coaches have been named for the Lytal Reiter Smith Ivey and Fronrath High School Football All-Star Game, formerly known as the Outback Bowl.

The National team won last year's all-star game in Boca Raton. (Bruce Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)

The National team won last year's all-star game in Boca Raton. (Bruce Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)

Jupiter Christian’s Bill Powers will coach the American team, while John I. Leonard’s Wayne Monroe will lead the National team.

The game, to be held Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at John I. Leonard High in Greenacres, brings top players from Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast together for a week of practice, community service events and, of course, a showcase game. For many players, it is a prime chance to catch the eye of college recruiters and earn a scholarship.

“If one kid gets a ride, it’s worth it,” said former Cardinal Newman coach Sam Budnyk, speaking Tuesday in Boynton Beach at a luncheon to announce the coaches.

Players for the game will be selected by coaches Nov. 8.

Some other notes on the game:

* The American team will consist of players from Benjamin, Centennial, Clewiston, Dwyer, Fort Pierce Central, Fort Pierce Westwood, Jensen Beach, John Carroll, Jupiter, Jupiter Christian, Glades Central, Glades Day, LaBelle, Martin County, Moore Haven, Okeechobee, Pahokee, Palm Beach Gardens, Port St. Lucie, South Fork, Treasure Coast and Wellington.

* The National team will consist of players from American Heritage, Atlantic, Berean Christian, Boca Raton, Boca Raton Christian, Boynton Beach, Cardinal Newman, Forest Hill, Inlet Grove, John I. Leonard, King’s Academy, Lake Worth, Olympic Heights, Palm Beach Central, Palm Beach Lakes, Park Vista, Pope John Paul II, Royal Palm Beach, St. Andrew’s, Santaluces, Seminole Ridge, Spanish River, Summit Christian and West Boca Raton.

* Notable former MVPs include Heath Evans (1996, King’s Academy), Eric Green (2000, Clewiston), Santonio Holmes (2002, Glades Central), Jacoby Ford (2005, Cardinal Newman), Randy Phillips (2005, Glades Central) and Nick Provo (2006, John I. Leonard). Last year’s MVPs were Glades Central’s Jamarious Rowley (Glades Central) and West Boca Raton’s Robert Lockhart (National).

* Here’s more info on last year’s game, which was won by the National team 20-19. The National team leads the all-time series, 10-7.

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