Football players who were chosen to play with Team Louisiana will be showcasing their talents from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Evangel Christian Academy.
Seventh and eighth graders will be representing schools such as Benton, Caddo Middle Magnet, Elm Grove, Evangel, First Baptist, Greenacres and Youree Drive.
Team Louisiana will begin the first round of the national championship tournament Dec. 1 at Evangel.
The winners of the competition ultimately will be fighting for a chance to show off their athletic skills in January at San Antonio's Alamodome.
8th Grade Team Louisiana coaching staff includes: Head Coach D'Wayne Hull, Defensive Coordinator Justin Alkire and Dennis Keiser, Offensive Coordinator Tim Curry
8th Grade Team Louisiana Players include: Alex Elam, Toni Dorsey, Caleb Laboy, Cameron Davis, Colton Sessions, Connor Curry, D'Kameron White, Dean Hamiter, Dustin Arceneaux, Ethan Stansell, Dylan Moses, Gaston Richardson, Jamie Smith, Jason Robbins, John Bordelon, Johnathon Jones, Justin Henderson, Kenneth Stokes, Nicholas So'oto, Nick Dantes, Noah Snyder, Orlando Puryear, Robert McKnight, Robin Moore, Ryan Rayburn, Savion Vaught, Seth Green, Tanner Ash, Trace Lawrence, Xavier Wooten