USA FOOTBALL ANNOUNCES U.S. UNDER-14 SELECT TEAMS TO COMPETE AT INTERNATIONAL BOWL SERIES
*****Derron McQuitty/RB/5-5/154/Southeast Guilford Middle School/Greensboro, N.C. had been selected to play for the Stripes team in the Stars vs. Stripes game in the 2016 U.S. Football Under 14 International Bowl….*****
from USA Football:
Seventh annual international football event returns to Arlington, Texas, in early 2016…..
Ninety-one (91) of the nation’s best middle school football players have been selected to the U.S. Under-14 Select Teams, which will compete in the 2016 International Bowl on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas. Kickoff between the Under-14 Stars and Under-14 Stripes is 1 p.m. CT.
In all, four middle school-aged U.S. Select Teams will compete against each other in the seventh annual International Bowl series. Four U.S. National Teams and two high school Select Teams also will compete against teams from Canada as part of the series.
All U.S. National Teams are assembled and managed by USA Football, which is recognized as the sport’s national governing body by the U.S. Olympic Committee.
The U.S. Under-14 Select Team Stars are coached by JOE IRELAN, an assistant coach at the University of San Diego. Irelan has worked with receivers, defensive backs and special teams in two years with the Toreros. A former college wide receiver, he’s also coached at Ohio State and has been a U.S. National Team assistant for two years.
The head coach of the Under-14 Stripes is JOE DALE CARY, the head coach at Crandall (Texas) High School. After going 2-8 in his first season, the Pirates had a significant turnaround in 2015, finishing 6-5. Cary, who previously served as an offensive line coach at Port Neches-Groves (Texas) High School, is a longtime U.S. National Team coach.
U.S. rosters and coaching staffs are being announced throughout this month at www.internationalbowl.com. Canadian rosters will be announced in early 2016.
To be eligible for the Under-14 Select Team, players must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 2002.
The games are a collaboration of the sport’s national governing bodies in each country – USA Football and Football Canada – featuring top student-athletes in middle school football’s greatest annual international competition.
The event will feature a week of practices and activities for each team, culminating in internationally sanctioned competitions. The schedule includes:
(All times CT)
Sunday, Jan. 31
• U.S. Under-19 National Team vs. Canada Under-19 National Team, 3 p.m.
• U.S. Under-19 Select Team vs. Canada Under-18 National Team, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 3
• U.S. Under-14 Select Teams: Stars vs. Stripes, 1 p.m.
• U.S. Under-15 Select Teams: Stars vs. Stripes, 4 p.m.
• U.S. Under-18 National Team vs. Canada Under-18 National Team, 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 5
• U.S. Under-16 National Team vs. Alberta Under-16, 1 p.m.
• U.S. Under-18 Select Team vs. Ontario Under-18, 4 p.m.
• U.S. Under-17 National Team vs. Ontario Under-17, 7 p.m.
Single-day general admission tickets are $10. Single-game sideline passes, which include access to the field club, are $50. Games also will be broadcast throughout the United States.
“This is an exciting opportunity for these young men to represent their country on the field and learn from top coaches while working alongside the best athletes in their grade levels,” USA Football CEO SCOTT HALLENBECK said. “To play inside the same stadium as the Dallas Cowboys will make this a memorable experience for our coaches, athletes and their families.”
The NCAA recognizes USA Football’s International Bowl as a national team competition. Playing for the United States in the International Bowl is exempt from high school a senior’s limit of two all-star game appearances. USA Football and Football Canada are among the 71 national federations who are members of IFAF. IFAF’s member nations span six continental regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania and South America.
2016 U.S. Under-14 Stars Team roster
Name Pos. Ht Wt School Hometown Riggin Baskett LB 5-2 128 Whitney MS Whitney, Texas Isaiah Bibb RB 5-6 140 Creekside Intermediate League City, Texas Zackery Bratcher LB 5-0 130 Grayson County MS Leitchfield, Ky. Gatlin Brown DB 5-1 100 Basehor Linwood MS Basehor, Kan. Daron Bryden QB 5-4 110 St. Martha School Enfield, Conn. Denzel Burke RB 5-5 120 Saint Thomas Aquinas Tolleson, Ariz. Kenny Butler DL 5-11 180 Castle South Middle Newburgh, Ind. Klaysen Christianson DB 5-11 170 Canyon View MS Orem, Utah Aidan Cochrane WR 5-6 120 St Cyril and Methodius Lemont, Ill. Nykolaus Comer OL 5-7 220 Randall G Lynch MS Farmington, Ark. Roberto Diaz Jr. K/P 4-10 120 St. Monica Catholic School Carrollton, Texas Damarvis Dixon OL 5-3 190 Quest Charter Peoria, Ill. Caden Dowlen LB 5-4 145 West Jessamine MS Nicholasville, Ky. Ahmad Drummer TE 5-5 152 Stephenson MS Lithonia, Ga. Tyvon Edmonds Jr. DB 5-0 125 Matthew Henson MS White Plains, Md. Cullen Edwards WR 4-11 77 Artie Henry MS Cedar Park, Texas Justin Eisele OL 5-6 120 Jefferson MS Lake Hopatcong, N.J. Sam Floysand TE 5-10 170 Oltman JH Cottage Grove, Minn. Micah Gallegos DB 5-6 152 Lake Mead Christian Academy Henderson, Nev. Tedros Gleaton QB 5-6 140 Davis MS Waldorf, Md. Eli Griffin LB 5-7 130 Camdenton MS Montreal, Mo. Zachary Griffith OL 5-3 169 Trimpe MS Bethalto, Ill. Hunter Hargrave LB 5-2 120 Wilbur Trimpe MS Bethalto, Ill. Kaden Harris LB 5-0 90 Camdenton MS Linn Creek, Mo. Marcus Hester DL 5-6 185 Lansing MS Lansing, Kan. Wesley Hickle OL 5-9 245 Maury MS Dandridge, Tenn. Ethan Holsenbeck DL 5-8 150 Spring Station MS Springs Hill, Tenn. Luke Horne DL 5-10 152 Henry MS Cedar Park, Texas Ethan Huber DL 5-1 105 Basehor Linwood MS Basehor, Kan Michael Kmiecik LB 5-4 155 Eastview MS Bartlett, Ill. Trey Lane WR 5-3 107 Lake Stevens MS Lake Stevens, Wash. Furious Laney WR 5-5 140 Carthage JH Carthage, Mo. Ashton Martin OL 6-1 205 Hopewell MS Milton, Ga. Sebastian Martinez OL 5-4 154 J. L. Long MS Dallas, Texas Patrick Menjares LB 5-6 137 Sam Rayburn MS Bryan, Texas William Mitchell III WR 5-7 119 Renfroe MS Ellenwood, Ga. Kalel Mullings RB 5-11 165 Milton Academy West Roxbury, Mass. Al Pontrelli LB 5-10 125 Saint Cyril MS Lemont, Ill. Gabriel Rubio DL 5-10 205 Hollenbeck MS St. Peters, Mo. Daelon Shockley DL 5-9 190 Carthage JH Carthage, Mo. Caleb Smith DB 5-5 151 Kankakee JH Kankaee, Ill. Jacob Smith DL 5-10 150 Centennial MS Portland, Ore. Jack Stephens QB 5-9 130 Evangelical Christian School Germantown, Tenn. Siddhant Thadani WR 5-9 123 Bret Harte MS San Jose, Calif. Tru Willford DB 5-0 90 Faubion MS McKinney, Texas
2016 U.S. Under-14 Stripes Team roster
Name Pos. Ht Wt School Hometown Denzel Bryant DL 5-8 210 James Hart Homewood, Ill. Nolan Bryant LB 5-5 115 Perry Meridian MS Indianapolis, Ind. John Calcaterra DB 5-10 150 Longriver MS Prospect, Conn. Chase Calvin TE 5-11 175 Mount Baker MS Mount Vernon, Wash. Rhyan Day DB 4-11 100 Smithsburg MS Smithsburg, Md. Tyler de Leon LB 5-5 145 Oak MS Rossmoor, Calif. Riley Dorsey OL 5-0 130 Westmont JH Westmont, Ill. Norman Dupree DL 5-0 96 Heritage MS New Windsor, N.Y. Jalen Elliott DB 5-7 130 Perry Meridian MS Indianapolis, Ind. Ammad Foston RB 5-11 149 John Milledge Academy Milledgeville, Ga. McKenna Gabbei LB 5-8 140 Macomb JH Macomb, Ill. Alec Hamby LB 5-1 140 Wilbur Trimpe MS Bethalto, Ill. Shawn Hardiman DL 5-6 150 Xavarian Brothers Foxboro, Mass. Kyle Hess OL 5-9 180 Chapman MS Weymouth, Mass. Liam Johnston WR 5-8 120 Waller MS Enid, Okla. J.R. Little WR 5-6 110 Cavalero MS Lake Stevens, Wash. Connor Lytton K/P 5-8 175 Auburn MS Christiansburg, Va. Nicco Marchiol QB 5-4 132 Campus MS Centennial, Colo. Xander McGlothlin DL 6-1 175 Nippersink MS Spring Grove, Ill. Derron McQuitty RB 5-5 154 Southeast MS Greensboro, N.C.********** Johnathon Miller OL 5-7 210 VIT JH Vermont, Ill. Kendall Milton RB 6-1 184 Alsta Sierra Intermediate Clovis, Calif. Conor Myers LB 5-6 128 La Loma JH Modesto, Calif. Ethan Myers OL 6-1 250 Clark Pleasant MS Whiteland, Ind. Namdi Obiazor DB 5-4 130 Central MS Eden Prairie, Minn. Cooper Petty LB 5-3 125 Midway MS McGregor, Texas Jonathan Plummer WR 5-3 105 Northwestern MS Zachary, La. Chad Price Jr DL 5-5 214 Freedom MS Fredericksburg, Va. Markus Reyes WR 5-0 100 North Park MS Pico Rivera, Calif. Ian Riley DL 5-10 179 Templeton MS Sussex, Wis. Jacob Roames LB 5-9 135 Old Quarry MS Lemont, Ill. Michael Roath DL 5-6 130 Kenyon Woods MS South Elgin, Ill. Ethan Sailer QB 6-0 165 River Falls MS River Falls, Wis. Juan Saucedo WR 5-5 113 Whitney MS Whitney, Texas Chase Schroeckenthaler DL 5-10 145 Lake Shore MS Mequon, Wisc. Kinsyn Shelby WR 5-4 105 Troy MS Shorewood, Ill. Lorenzo Smith DB 5-5 202 All Saints Academy Bolingbrook, Ill. Link Smith QB 5-8 135 St. Mary's Collinsville, Texas Harrison Stables WR 5-7 158 Carlisle MS Carlisle, Mass. Charles Thomas DB 4-8 80 King MS San Bernardino, Calif. Christian Thomas DB 5-8 129 Renaissance Academy Norristown, Pa. Carey Vanier Jr. OL 5-2 120 Apple Valley MS Cottage Grove, Minn. Isaac Wojcikiewicz LB 5-1 115 Trinity Lutheran Alton, Ill. Liam Wrench OL 5-9 220 Templeton MS Sussex, Wis. Jamari Young DL 5-2 208 Kelly Miller Washington, D.C. Julian Young LB 5-4 135 Manalapan MS Manalapan, N.J.
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