Jordan B. Daniel and Ethan M. Parker, both 6th graders at Deridder Jr. High School, were named Offense-Defense All-Americans and invited to participate in the 12th Annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities taking place this December in New Orleans.

Daniel, a running back/defensive back, and Parker, an offensive lineman/left defensive tackle, both representing the DeRidder Youth Football League, were selected for this honor from an outstanding group of thousands of athletes across the country. They both played well for the DeRidder youth teams, easily validating the Bowl Selection Committee's choice in tabbing Jordan and Ethan for the All-American tilt.

The Offense-Defense All-American Bowl is the culmination of a week’s worth of events.

The 12th Annual All-American game is just one of many things the 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.