Area players to take on USA in Can-Am Bowl

An American player attempts to tackle a Canadian ball carrier during the Can-Am Bowl game in Kerrobert in 2017

The best six-man high school football players in Saskatchewan and Alberta will be taking on the United States during the Can-Am Bowl in Wakaw on Saturday, July 6.

Area teams are well represented on the Team Canada roster this year.

Players on the Team Canada offence include: Chase Kozun (Carrot River); Morgan Hildebrandt (Rosthern), Brandon Hilkewich (Wakaw), Bryce Ruel (Cold Lake, AB), Cole Smith (Wakaw), Ayden Cummins (Clavet), Tyrell Nicklen (Carrot River), Thomas Neudorf (Dalmeny), Rylen Bellina (Hanley), Sam Gogol (Hanley), Sean Paligan (Preeceville).

On Team Canada’s defense, players include: Dawson Wilson (Unity), Brett Holmes (Aberdeen), Ryan Mills (Southey), Ian Koob (Viscount), Connor Cosh (Macklin), Ibrahim Fimbo (LCBI), Jared Unger (Hague), Payton Schmalzbauer (Caroline, AB), Alexander Stout (Rimbey, AB), Matthew Fairbairn (Hanley), Jack Bellefontaine (Wakaw).

The Team Canada coaching staff includes: Darryl Dickson (Wakaw), Troy Snider (Kerrobert), Bill Bramfield (Rimbey, AB), Carter Haryett (Wakaw), Tate Johnson (St. Brieux).

The Can-Am Bowl is an exhibition  game featuring the top six-man high school football players in Canada and the United States. American players come from Montana, Wyoming, Texas, Nebraska and other western states.