East Takes Army's All American Bowl All-Star Contest

By Rich LamanceJanuary 5, 2008

The West running back runs for yardage during the first quarter of the East vs. West match-up in the Alamodome. The Army-sponsored game matched up the top high school players in the nation. The East won the game 33 to 23.
1 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The West running back runs for yardage during the first quarter of the East vs. West match-up in the Alamodome. The Army-sponsored game matched up the top high school players in the nation. The East won the game 33 to 23. (Photo Credit: Daren Reehl) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Army All-American Marching Band takes the field during halftime at the eighth annual Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. This is the first year the Army gathered the nation\'s top high school musicians for its all-star football game.
2 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Army All-American Marching Band takes the field during halftime at the eighth annual Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. This is the first year the Army gathered the nation\'s top high school musicians for its all-star football game. (Photo Credit: Elizabeth M. Lorge) VIEW ORIGINAL
Trombone players from A.C. Jones High School in Beeville, Texas, perform at the Army Strong Zone before the start of the all-star high school All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Jan. 5
3 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Trombone players from A.C. Jones High School in Beeville, Texas, perform at the Army Strong Zone before the start of the all-star high school All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Jan. 5 (Photo Credit: Elizabeth M. Lorge) VIEW ORIGINAL
A Soldier rappels from the ceiling to present the game ball to start the Army sponsored "All-American" Bowl all-star football game at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, on Jan. 5.
4 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Soldier rappels from the ceiling to present the game ball to start the Army sponsored "All-American" Bowl all-star football game at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, on Jan. 5. (Photo Credit: Air Force Tech. Sgt. Larry Simmons) VIEW ORIGINAL
Dallas, 9, receives an Army Reserve poster from Master Sgt. Jerry Mahone, Army Reserve, Pinellas Park, Fla., at the Army Strong Zone on Jan. 5. The event is part of week-long activities leading up to the  Army-sponsored all-star football game later that day at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
5 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Dallas, 9, receives an Army Reserve poster from Master Sgt. Jerry Mahone, Army Reserve, Pinellas Park, Fla., at the Army Strong Zone on Jan. 5. The event is part of week-long activities leading up to the Army-sponsored all-star football game later that day at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo Credit: Air Force Tech. Sgt. Larry Simmons) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldier-hero Master Sgt. James P. Williams III orders East player Barrett Jones to perform push ups moments before the start of the Army sponsored "All-American" Bowl, in San Antonio, Texas, on Jan. 5.
6 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldier-hero Master Sgt. James P. Williams III orders East player Barrett Jones to perform push ups moments before the start of the Army sponsored "All-American" Bowl, in San Antonio, Texas, on Jan. 5. (Photo Credit: Maj. Hillary Luton) VIEW ORIGINAL
Aric Bartin, 2, waits for his turn to meet Soldiers at the Army Strong Zone on Jan. 5.  Aric's mother is Air Force Staff Sgt. Lisa Bartin from Brooks City-Base, San Antonio.
7 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Aric Bartin, 2, waits for his turn to meet Soldiers at the Army Strong Zone on Jan. 5. Aric's mother is Air Force Staff Sgt. Lisa Bartin from Brooks City-Base, San Antonio. (Photo Credit: Air Force Tech. Sgt. Larry Simmons) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Army Drill Team performs during pre-game activities prior to the start of the All-American Bowl high school all-start football game in San Antonio. The team is part of the Army's 3rd U.S. Infantry "Old Guard."
8 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Army Drill Team performs during pre-game activities prior to the start of the All-American Bowl high school all-start football game in San Antonio. The team is part of the Army's 3rd U.S. Infantry "Old Guard." (Photo Credit: Daren Reehl) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army Vice Chief of Staff Richard Cody shares breakfast with 91 Soldier-heroes participating in the Army-sponsored All-American Bowl football game in San Antonio.
9 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Vice Chief of Staff Richard Cody shares breakfast with 91 Soldier-heroes participating in the Army-sponsored All-American Bowl football game in San Antonio. (Photo Credit: Daren Reehl) VIEW ORIGINAL
The 'Volunteers,' a part of the Army Field Band, perform during pre-game activities before the start of the Army-sponsored All-American Bowl in the Alamodome.
10 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The 'Volunteers,' a part of the Army Field Band, perform during pre-game activities before the start of the Army-sponsored All-American Bowl in the Alamodome. (Photo Credit: Daren Reehl) VIEW ORIGINAL
At the opening of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Army hero Sgt. Jose Rivas, a Silver Star recipient, tosses an Army coin to see if the East or West team would first receive the kickoff.  The all-star game pairs Army decorated veterans with the nation's top high school football athletes for a week prior to the nationally-televised main event at the Alamodome Jan. 5.
11 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – At the opening of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Army hero Sgt. Jose Rivas, a Silver Star recipient, tosses an Army coin to see if the East or West team would first receive the kickoff. The all-star game pairs Army decorated veterans with the nation's top high school football athletes for a week prior to the nationally-televised main event at the Alamodome Jan. 5. (Photo Credit: Air Force Tech. Sgt. Larry Simmons) VIEW ORIGINAL