George Sherwood, a junior at Flathead High School, has been nominated for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, earning him the distinction of being one of the country’s best high school football players. Only 400 players nationwide are nominated for the prestigious bowl, which will be played Jan. 7 in San Antonio and televised live on NBC.
Sherwood, at 6-4 and 200 pounds, led the Braves in receptions this season and broke the school record in touchdown catches with 15. The nominees will be narrowed down to 90 players – 45 on the East squad and 45 from the West.
Flathead head coach Russell McCarvel said former Braves quarterback Brock Osweiler was also a finalist for the game, but didn’t make the final roster. Sherwood will know in late fall if he makes the final cut.
“It’s very rare,” McCarvel said of the nomination. “In my recollection no one from Montana has ever played in that game.”
McCarvel calls Sherwood an “excellent receiver” with “very good hands.”
“He’s a long strider with good speed,” he added.
McCarvel also notes that Sherwood is a standout basketball player and track athlete.
“He’s an all-around athlete,” McCarvel said.
In 10 games this fall, Sherwood caught 63 passes and averaged more than 100 receiving yards per game.
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