MacPhail to Play in Citrus Bowl

While attending an Offense-Defense Football Camp this Summer, Luke MacPhail (age 12 of Winthrop), Jalill Marinez (age 13), and Christopher Hernandez (age 12) were named Offense-Defense All-American players and are invited to participate in the 8th-annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities taking place at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL.

Luke a quarterback, Jalill a wide receiver, and Christopher a linebacker playing for Revere Pop Warner, were selected for this honor from a group of young athletes numbering in the thousands across the country and played well representing their home towns of Winthrop(Luke), Everett (Jalill), and Revere (Christopher) easily validating the Bowl Selection Committee’s choice in tabbing them for the All-Star tilt.

Additionally to these selections, Luke MacPhail received an invite to the Elite OD Combine Evaluation. The Elite Combine gives an All American an opportunity to try out for the USA or National OD Team. He was selected to the USA Middle School Team for the second consecutive year.  He will be playing against Puerto Rico and Canada.

Jailill Marinez while participating in his first full contact OD camp, Jalill received MVP honors in his respective position. This MVP gives him an automatic invite to next year’s Elite Combine which will also give him the opportunity to play for either the USA or National Teams.

Chris Hernandez received the all around Performance Award. This award is based on his excellence in his position and going above and beyond the efforts of other players on the field.

An exciting moment occurred as they walked off the field for the last time raising their Revere Patriots helmets yelling, “We are going toDisney”!

The Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl is part of a week-long series of events including the televised, 8th-annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, an All-Star football game showcasing 88 of the top high school seniors in the country and has featured current NFL pros such as Cam Newton, Carlos Dunlap, 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. For more information visit:

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