A great win for Canada! 23-17 over Team USA. I have to admit I’m a little surprised. While I hadn’t watched any of Team USA’s earlier games I expected more from them and thought the revenge factor due to the loss in the International Bowl would be a huge motivator for them. Canada never trailed in the game. Full story here.
Gryphons John Rush and A’dre Fraser played prominent roles. On the first offensive play of the 2nd half Fraser caught a 20-yd pass and turned it into a 45-yd gain with some nifty running. Fraser’s catch and run brought Canada to the U.S. 36. Canada scored 4 plays later. Both Gryphons also played on specials -Fraser completely eluded blockers and was close to blocking three punts. Rush did a bit of everything – pressure the QB, block a pass & make numerous stops. Rush finished as the tournament’s 3rd leading tackler and was named to the All-Tournament team.
On the U19 World Championship website you can find links to game recaps for each tourney games. Each game recap contains a link for the detailed stats of that game.
In case the video player isn’t working here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXjAvGV4fN8 Game action doesn’t start until the 12 minute mark.