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Local players headed to 2010 Offense-Defense game

Myrtle Beach, SC - Offense-Defense Sports is proud to announce that two south Florida-area football players have committed to participate in the 4th-annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl and that invitations have been extended to three others.

Ted Meline, a Tennessee commit and North Miami Senior High student will suit up at wide receiver at the January 2nd, 2010 edition of the O-D Bowl in Myrtle Beach and Tony Grimes from Hollywood Hills High will be playing at cornerback.

“We’re thrilled to be able to announce that these two outstanding young athletes will be playing in our game this year,” said Bowl Director Artie Gigantino. “The amount of football talent present in the state of Florida is simply staggering and we think Ted and Tony are both excellent examples of that as well as just the tip of the iceberg.”

Invitations to play in the end-of-year Bowl Game have also been tendered to Booker T. Washington High School football players Eduardo Clements (RB) and Lynden Trail (DE – committed to Florida), and Christopher Columbus High’s Jakhari Gore (RB), cousin of San Francisco 49ers’ star running back Frank Gore.

Offense-Defense is a family owned and operated organization that has established a tradition of full-contact football instruction and life lessons that athletes can use on and off the field. Offense-Defense was the first football instructional organization in the world, and currently runs more than 60 football events nationwide each year. Offense-Defense has worked with more than 200,000 athletes, thousands of college stars and hundreds of NFL greats throughout the years. Twenty-eight of the 32 current NFL head coaches have worked with Offense-Defense Sports, which provides an unparalleled instructional experience for the athletes that attend its events.

The Offense-Defense All American Bowl is the culmination of years of hard work developing a winning curriculum and reputation for excellence, as well as experience in working with young players. In its 4th year, the O-D Bowl features 80 of the top high school football players in the country head-to-head in an East meets West, nationally-televised clash for All-Star bragging rights. The first game was featured on ESPNU and each of the next two years the game was shown live on Fox College Sports. The game returns to FCS in 2010. Team East leads the series 3-0.

The 2010 O-D Bowl will be held at Doug Shaw Stadium in Myrtle Beach, SC January 2nd, 2010.

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