The game is being played in conjunction with an All-Star game by the Historically Black Colleges and Universities earlier in the day at the same venue.
"It's a privilege to play in it and just to being able go there and play against pretty good players," said Argoe.
Owens was just as surprised by his invitation.
"It's a big surprise to hear you'll be playing in an all-star game as a senior," Owens said.
The two have earned it.
Argoe graded out blocking an amazing 87 percent on the offensive line to be awarded the Jaguars Offensive Lineman Award at last week's postseason banquet, while Owens made 28 total tackles (21 solo) as a defensive back and latched onto 7 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown as a receiver to be awarded the Jags Offensive Receiver Award.
While Argoe is expected to play along the offensive wall in the trenches on Dec. 18, Owens figures to see time at strong safety and possibly some receiver, according to Spalding head coach Nick Davis.
Two other local football players who will be suiting up in all-star games include Griffin High offensive lineman Nhigel Phillips and Spalding High linebacker/fullback Jevaris Jones. Both juniors will play in the risingseniors.com Georgia Junior Bowl Dec. 11 at Grady Stadium in Atlanta.
GRIFFIN HIGH ALL-REGION:Griffin High had three on first team, five on the second team and a eight other players named honorable mention on the Region 3-AAAA Div. A All-Subregion team released Tuesday. Those who made first-team all-subrergion include senior Eddrick Johnson (LB) and juniors Nhigel Phillips (OL) and Richard Wilder (DB). Those who made second-team all-subregion include seniors Jaylin Piercy (LB) and Marcus Stringer (DB) as well as sophomores Devontae Freeman RB) and Ronquerris Davis (DL) and freshman Quay Mangham (WR).
Honorable mention selections included juniors Billy Cole Youngblood (OL) and Travis Mayes (WR), and sophomores Jaquez Parks (QB), Trey Willis (WR) and Johnathan Frost (DE), as well as freshmen Nic Williams (LB), Malik Miller (DB) and Anforne Stroud (QB).
Griffin (9-3 overall, 4-2 subregion) grabbed the third seed in the region by winning a play-in game 23-22 against Whitewater to make the state playoff field for a school-record 11th consecutive season. The Bears then rallied to upset Jonesboro 47-43 on the road in the opening round of the state playoffs to advance to a second-round game they lost 46-0 at No. 1-state ranked Tucker which is playing in the state finals Friday night against Lovejoy.
SPALDING HIGH BANQUET:Spalding High held its annual postseason banquet Thursday at the school.
Top awards went to: Eric Alford (Golden Helmet Award), Jevaris Jones (Hit Man Award and Linebacker Award), Dave Wilson (Iron Man Award), Chris Dickson (Gamebreaker Award and Defensive Back Award), Justin Gawlowski (Defensive Lineman Award and Senior Scholar Athlete Award), Ronnie Owens (Offensive Receiver Award), Jabril Reid (Offensive Back Award), Nick Argoe (Offensive Lineman Award), Powell Krepps (Junior Schol Athlete Award) and Jay Westbury (Sophomore Scholar Athlete Award).
Other top awards included the Future Jag Award (Trae Moran, Monquez Sullivan, Gregory Thaggard and Jerico Thompson) and Varsity Captain Award (Nick Argoe, Shaquiel Wiley, Jevaris Jones and Powell Krepps).