Second-round IFAF Under-19 World Championship games kick off Wednesday, July 4, at Burger Stadium in Austin, Texas.
Top-seeded USA takes on No. 5 Austria at 8 p.m. CT. Austria becomes the first team not among the top four seeds to qualify for an IFAF Under-19 World Championship second round. Team USA looks to continue its defense of its 2009 tournament title. Here's a look at that game:
Austria defeated No. 4 Panama, 40-0. USA defeated No. 8 seed American Samoa 27-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Austria Quarterbacks Adrian Platzgummer and Christoph Gubish combined to go 10-for-13 passing for 230 yards and four touchdowns against Panama. Andreas Hofbauer led Austria with 55 yards rushing on six carries, while Platzgummer added 49 yards on the ground. Thomas Oberdorfer had six tackles, one for loss, while the Austria defense produced four turnovers.
United States Jesus Wilson returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown for the United States. Quarterback Brayden Scott was 13-of-20 for 196 yards and a touchdown. Demarcus Ayers caught seven of his passes for 115 yards and the score. Tarean Folston had a combined 70 rushing-receiving yards. Reggie Chevis led the defense with seven tackles and a fumble recovery.