Team USA U19 National Team dismantles Canada in final game of International Bowl IX at AT&T Stadium

The Team USA Under 19 National Team dominated Canada in all facets of the game en route to a 47-7 win in the final game of International Bowl IX at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas Friday night.

The U.S. took control from the opening kickoff roaring out to a 40-0 halftime lead.

Quarterback Spencer Sanders (Denton, Texas), who was able to squeeze in a varsity basketball game this week, was named MVP.

Check out the defensive plays of the game for Team USA

It was 13-0 less than two minutes in, after a 56-yard touchdown run by Christian Turner (Flowery Branch, Georgia) and a 15-yarder from Rashod Bateman (Tifton, Georgia).

On special teams, the U.S. had a blocked field goal and this magical punt return by Isaiah Bolden-Stinson (Wesley Chapel, Florida).

The U.S. added rushing TDs by Hassan Haskins and Tavion Thomas (Dayton, Ohio), and two field goals by Hayden Rome (Houston, Texas) in the second quarter for a 40-0 halftime advantage.

Defensively, German Green (Dallas, Texas) and Jordan Miner (Wesley Chapel, Florida) had interceptions.

The with 290 offensive yards to Canada’s 50, the half was as close to gridiron perfection as it gets.

“I was happy that the guys really came out and played well and were aggressive,” U-19 coach Elijah Brooks said. “We talked about playing fast, and they did that and did a great job.”

After Turner added another TD in the third quarter, Canada ended the shutout bid with a 4-yard scoring run by Andreas Dueck.

Brian Asamoah II (Columbus, Ohio) earned Defensive Player of the Game with four tackles.

The week was a memorable one for all involved.

“From Day 1, the guys let their egos go, bought into playing for Team USA, so many great personalities, and good, genuine kids,” Brooks said. “They were extremely fun to be around.”

The United States totally dominated the final day of competition in Intnerational Bowl IX as  the US Under-17 National Team beat Team British Columbia 50-6,  the Under-16 team whipped UANL-Mexico 50-0 and the Under-16 Selects blanked Chihuahua (Mexico) 47-0.