PRESTONSBURG - Prestonsburg High School freshman Shaler Spencer, 15, made a strong showing for himself and represented Prestonsburg very well in the Offense-Defense Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando earlier in the month. Spencer, who is being followed by multiple college scouts, kept pressure on the opposing team’s quarterback throughout the game, which featured highly-touted high school football players from across the country.
While attending an Offense-Defense Football Camp this summer, Spencer was named an Offense-Defense All-American and invited to participate in the 8th Annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities at Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Fla..
Spencer (6-1, 215), a defensive end for the Prestonsburg Blackcats, was selected for this honor from a group of young athletes numbering in the thousands and hailing from across the country. He played well, representing Prestonsburg and easily validating the Bowl Selection Committee’s choice in tabbing him for the showcase event.
The Offense-Defense All-American Showcase was part of a week-long series of events that included the televised 8th Annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, an All-Star football game that showcases 88 of the top high school seniors in the country and featured current NFL players 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.
Spencer will attend an O-D Camp in Charlotte later in the year. He will begin his sophomore season at Prestonsburg in August.