William Blake Henson

William Blake "Booba" Henson

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While attending an Offense-Defense Football Camp this summer, William Blake “Booba” Henson, 14, of Potosi, was named an Offense-Defense All-American and invited to participate in the 12th Annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities taking place this December in New Orleans, La.

Blake, a running back for Potosi, was selected for this honor from an outstanding group of thousands of athletes across the country and played well representing Potosi, easily validating the Bowl Selection Committee's choice in tabbing Blake for the All-American tilt.

He is the son of William and Christina Henson of Potosi, the grandson of William and Shirley Gowen of Bonne Terre and Frank Henson of Irondale.

The Offense-Defense All-American Bowl is the culmination of a week worth of events.  The 12th Annual All-American game is just one of many things that this week encompasses. Also included is an All-Star football game showcasing 88 of the top high school seniors in the country, and has featured current NFL pros such as Heisman Trophy winners Lamar Jackson and Cam Newton, as well as Joe Haden, Dez Bryant, and many others before they were collegiate and later professional stars.

Offense-Defense Sports has been running full-contact football instructional camps for the past 48 years and currently operates in approximately 80 camp locations nationwide all year long. 

Jacob Scott is a reporter with the Daily Journal. He can be reached at 573-518-3616 or at jscott@dailyjournalonline.com.

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