Notre Dame Cougar head coach Gino Castellan is surrounded by his players after the team captured the Central Alberta High School Football League championship. The Cougars have six players suiting up at the 28th annual Senior Bowl on May 22. (File photo)

Several local football players named to Senior Bowl North team

Rosters for the 28th Annual Senior Bowl High School All-Star Game on Monday and 41 players were named to North team.

Among them, 12 players from Central Alberta including eight from Red Deer, one from Sylvan Lake and one from Lacombe.

The game will be played on May 22 at Calgary’s McMahon Stadium.

Devon Desormeau, of Notre Dame High School will one of two quarterbacks in the game and will look to connect on a few passes with high school teammate Kristian Guhl. Desormeau will be the first Red Deer quarterback to play in the Senior Bowl.

Four other players from the Notre Dame Cougars made the cut, including defensive linemen Jacob Plamondon, linebacker Reiss Flunder, defensive backs Payton LaGrange and Beko Wande.

The Cougars won the Central Alberta High School Football League title last year with a 39-15 victory over Hunting Hills and advanced to the provincial semi final where they beat the Harry Ainlay Titans. Their season finished with a 32-13 loss to the Bev Fancy Falcons.

The six Cougars to play in the game is also a first for the CAHSFL.

The Hunting Hills Lighting are also represented on the north squad with linebacker Eddie Kim making the grade.

Defensive lineman Kaedann Price from Lindsay Thurber will also play.

Other players from the region include running back Tristan Koller from H. J. Cody, defensive back Lucas Wessner out of Lacombe, Jayden Neuman from Camrose and Mitchell Gudgeon from Stettler.

Also for the first time in the 28-year history of the game, 20 players in the Senior Bowl for the North team are from outside the Edmonton area.

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