The Augusta Christian Lions begin their run at a state football title this week. and one player already has his postseason football plans solidified.
Earlier in the season, Lions sophomore wide receiver Lance Arbogast was invited to attend the seventh annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl festivities in Houston, Texas. The events begin Dec. 26 and end Jan. 1, 2013.
While not old enough to participate in the televised 2013 High School Senior Bowl, Arbogast will play in the Offense-Defense Showcase.
The Offense-Defense Showcase players are the best high school talent not yet eligible for the televised All-American game.
To be selected for the game, Arbogast attended a week-long Offense-Defense Football Camp in Charlotte, N.C. in July, earning an MVP necklace and an automatic roster spot on the team.
“I think it will be a great experience for me, for my abilities to see how I compare to other people in the West and see how they do,” said Arbogast.
Lions coach Keith Walton was not surprised that Arbogast was selected.
“He’s a hard worker,” Walton said. “He’s going to put himself into a position to be a big contributor to us in the future. He comes up here on Saturdays to work out. I don’t have to tell him to do it, he does it on his own. He wants to get faster, he wants to get stronger. He’s doing all those little things that you have to do to try to make yourself successful.”