The 2013 International Bowl was about redemption for the U.S. Under-19 National Team.
The sport is bigger than ever, played in every corner of the Earth with 64 International Federation of American Football member nations on six continents.
But this is our game. It’s called American football for a reason.
A year after surrendering the International Bowl title to the IFAF World Team, the United States left no doubt who would wear the crown this time, jumping out early and cruising to a 42-10 win Tuesday night at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex in Austin, Texas.
After the first of what will be many seasons together as high school football teammates, it’s only fitting that Conner O’Donnell and Robert Washington are in the same uniform this week as they represent their country on the U.S. Under-16 National Team.
O’Donnell caught 38 passes for 919 yards and five touchdowns as a freshman at Southlake Christian High School in Davidson, N.C.
Washington ran for 1,017 yards and 11 touchdowns, averaging 11.4 yards per carry in 2012. Washington also made 21 tackles while helping Southlake Christian to an 11-2 record.