Americans show size, speed at Can-Am Bowl

Turnovers and dropped passes were the undoing of the Canadians, but Team U.S.A. had a noticeable size advantage

The five players from high schools in west central Saskatchewan selected to participate in Can-Am Bowl XXII gather for a group photo after the game on July 7 in Kerrobert. Above, left to right: Kyle Turk, Chad Westman, Joshua Piermantier, Carter Murphy and Clay MacKinnon. Team U.S.A. beat Team Canada by a score of 68-30. Below, auarterback Carter Murphy launches a touchdown pass in the second quarter of Can-Am Bowl XXII.


Kenneth Brown
of The Crossroads

Team U.S.A. has taken its ninth straight Can-Am Bowl after winning the annual high school football showdown in convincing fashion last weekend in Kerrobert.

Can-Am Bowl XXII took place on July 7 in Kerrobert. The game features Grade 12 six-man football players from Saskatchewan and Alberta versus a team consisting of players from Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska and North Dakota. Team U.S.A. defeated Team Canada by a score of 68-30.

In the 22-year history of the Can-Am Bowl, Team U.S.A. has now won a total of 18 times. Canada last won the game by a score of 17-16 in 2009, and the game was played in Carrot River. The game was closer than the score would indicate.

There was a crowd of approximately 500 people watching the game with several fans making the trip from the United States. Kerrobert hosted the game for a second consecutive year. There were other events throughout the week and the even included a 50/50 draw that ended up being $1,500 for the lucky winner.

The score was close after the first quarter with Team U.S.A. holding down a 14-8 lead. However, the Americans scored a touchdown on their first drive of the second quarter, and Canada was on its heels for the rest of the game.

For more on this story, please see the Jul. 13 print edition of The Cross Roads. can-am

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