Over 20 of Moose Jaw's best and brightest football players traveled to San Antonio, Texas, at the end of February to compete in the International Border Wars tournament.
"It's typically a tournament comprised of football teams from Mexico, a few different states, and then the Selects have teams from Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Alberta. So, it's basically the three different countries and that's why they call it the International Border Wars," explains Riley Skardal, the proud parent of Selects player, Ryan Skardal.
Central Collegiate’s Brodie Ansell, Carter Connolly, Ryan Skardal, and Javin Boynton, along with Peacock's Kegan Davidson and Owen Varjassy, came home with first place in their divisions.
Ansell, Connolly, Skardal, and Varjassy represented Moose Jaw in the U15 division, while Boynton and Davidson represented in the Varsity division.
The U15 team beat New Orleans to start the tournament. From there, they beat a team from San Marcos, Texas, to advance to the championship game, where they beat the Alberta Selects for first place.
The Varsity team beat Texas Independent to start their tournament. They then went on to beat the Golden Bear Selects to advance to the championship game, where they beat the Manitoba Selects for gold.
Other players from Moose Jaw include U10's Bohde Driedger, U11's Jesse DeMarce, Maddox Montgomery, Jaxxyn Pollock-Lacelle, U12's Hudson Belsher, Christopher Gagne, Rayan Gebhart, Malique King, Ciaran McCulloch, Kale Phillips, Traeten Potvin, Dylan Ward, U13's Rogan Chute, Kash Ferster, U14's Brenton Armstrong, Ben Barth, Keaton Belsher, Amara Davidson, Dax Gibney, Jackson Giokas, and Sidney Nancarrow.