Waubonsie Valley senior kicker Mitch Ewald has been selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.
The Indiana recruit is one of 88 players from across the country chosen for the Jan. 2 event, which will be broadcast live on the Fox College Sports network from the Coastal Carolina campus just outside Myrtle Beach, S.C.
In 2008 Ewald converted four of six field goals and 31 of 34 PATs for the Warriors. He also yielded touchbacks on 80 percent of his kickoffs.
Other players set to participate have made verbal commitments to programs such as Ohio State, Notre Dame, Alabama, Georgia and Florida State.
Illinois natives on the bowl's roster include: East St. Louis defensive back Tommie Hopkins; East St. Louis defensive end Ty Phillips; Simeon linebacker Tyrell Webster; and Hubbard linebacker Darius Moffett.