While attending an Offense-Defense Football Camp this summer, Darien Mayo and Colin Douglas, both age 10, of York, were named as Offense-Defense All-Americans and invited to participate in the 10th annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities taking place at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach, Florida, from Dec. 28 through Jan. 2.
Mayo, a defensive end, and Douglas, a quarterback, play for the Dallastown Cougars. They were selected for the honor from a group of young athletes numbering in the thousands across the country.
The Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl is part of a week-long series of events, including the 10th annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, an all-star football game showcasing 80 of the top high school seniors in the country. That event has featured current NFL pros such as Cam Newton, Joe Haden, Earl Thomas and Dez Bryant, among others, before they were collegiate and later professional stars.
Offense-Defense Sports has been running full-contact football instructional camps for the past 45 years and currently operates in approximately 40 camp locations nationwide every spring and summer.