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Boiling Springs Wins 7-on-7 National Championship

Boiling Springs (8-3) became the lowest seeded team ever and first team from South Carolina to win the USA Football 7-on-7 National Championship in Hoover, AL over the weekend.

The Bulldogs rallied from a 1-3 start in pool play to finish 3-3 earning the 25th seed. In tournament play Boiling Springs picked up where it left off in pool by ripping off five consecutive wins to claim the championship to end the event on an overall seven game winning streak.

In the finals against host and third-seeded Hoover (9-1-1), the Bulldogs trailed 17-0 before rallying with 29 unanswered points to win 29-17. Boiling Springs took the lead for good 19-17 after the successful PAT on a 40-yard touchdown pass from Dawson Taylor to Najee Thompson.

Boilings Springs defense proved to be instrumental in the victory by recording two interceptions (3 points each) and a turnover on downs (2 points each). The offense did not waste any of those opportunities as they scored touchdowns off of each defensive set up.

The come-from-behind victory capped an impressive tournament run by the Bulldogs who defeated four single-digit seeded teams. Including the victory over Hoover, Boiling Springs defeated top-seeded Walton (GA) in the quarterfinals, defending tournament champion and fifth-seeded McGill-Toolen (AL) in the semifinals and eighth-seeded Spain Park (AL) in the first round. The Bulldogs defeated 24-seed Baldwin County (AL) in the second round after Baldwin County upset ninth-seeded Gadsden City (AL) in the first round.

Coming off of a state runner-up finish in class 5A in 2016 Boiling Springs will open the 2017 season August 25th at Ashley Ridge.

Notes:

Dutch Fork was the only other team in the event from South Carolina. The Silver Foxes went 6-0 in pool play and were the 2-seed entering the tournament. Dutch Fork finished with an overall record of 7-1 after being eliminated in the second round by 15-seed Har-Ber (AR).

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Canada Shocks Team USA Takes Home Gold Medal; Japan Earns Bronze Medal

Team Canada controlled the Gold Medal game of the Under 19 World Championships against Team USA from the start are lead wire-to-wire in their 23-14 upset win. The two teams were playing for the second consecutive time in the IFAF Under 19 World Championship Gold Medal game. Team USA won the previous meeting 41-3 in the inaugural games in 2009. Game Recap

Team Japan defeated Team Austria 7-0 in the Bronze Medal game at the IFAF Under 19 World Championships. Midway through the fourth quarter Japan’s Ryosuke Nishizawa scored on a one-yard quarterback sneak for the only points of the game. Game Recap

USA And Canada Will Meet For Gold Medal In IFAF Under 19 Football World Championship

Team USA and Team Canada will meet for the second consecutive time in the International Federation Of American Football Under 19 World Football Championships. Team USA won the first meeting 41-3 in 2009.

Team Canada defeated Team Japan 33-24 to advance to the gold medal game. Japan had 65 more total yards of offense than Canada however Canada has five interceptions to power them to the win. Japan had an interception returned for a touchdown and intercepted and had three total on the evening. A full recap of this game can be found here by IFAF.

Lorenzo Woodley (No. 20) (Columbus HS FL) rushed for two TDs in the win Photo: USA Football

Team USA defeated  Team Austria 70-7 to advance to the Gold Medal game. Team USA broke open a 7-7 game by scoring 28 unanswered points in the second quarter.Tulsa, OK QB Brayden Scott would power the charge. Scott would then throw touchdown passes to Tarean Folston and Rodney Adams while adding a Lorenzo Woodley touchdown run over a 3:14 span to take a 35-7 lead into halftime. Folston and Woodley each had two touchdowns apiece in the game. Team USA would continue to lay it on in the second half to seal the deal scoring 63 unanswered point to advance with the 70-7 win. Game Recap.

Team Panama was defeated 51-0 against America Samoa: Game Recap from Todd Bell. Panama’s Balboa Academy sent their first crop of players to the US for a summer football camp at LaGrange College in LaGrange, GA USA. None of the players that attended the camp were on the roster.

Team USA and Team Canada will meet Saturday July 7th at 8pm in Austin, TX in the Gold Medal game. Team USA and Team Canada played three games im

Live coverage of the Gold Medal game can be seen here with the kickoff set for 9pm EST/8pm EST. Team Japan and Team Austria will meet in the Bronze Medal game earlier in the day.

For full game recaps from the entire IFAF Under 19 World Championships click here.