Braden River High junior linebacker/long snapper Taylor Pawelkoski is heading to the Big Easy for another football game this season.
Pawelkoski earned an invitation to the 12th annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, scheduled for Dec. 30 in New Orleans.
Pawelkowski finished the 2017 high school season as the team’s second-leading tackler with 85. He also registered eight tackles, two sacks, broke up two passes and recovered a fumble.
The Offense-Defense All-American Bowl week runs Dec. 27-30. There are practices held in the days leading up to the game.
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Braden River’s Brendan Bengtsson also is extending his high school season. The senior offensive lineman gets another game after being selected to play in the annual Blue-Grey All-American Bowl. The high school edition features three different venues for games: Dallas, Jacksonville and Tampa. Bengtsson was selected to play in the game to be held Jan. 13 at EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
It’s the third straight year that a Braden River senior is going to the game, following Dylan Tyson (2015) and Matthew Haftke (2016).