Canton Youth Football Player Hopes to Play in Final Four in Texas

Canton's Jack McGowan is hoping to play for Team Mass. at Football University in Texas Jan. 2-6. The team is raising money for the trip to Texas.


Canton's Jack McGowan is a linebacker on Team Mass, an eighth grade statewide football team, who is trying raise $40,000 by the end of the year so they can compete in Final Four competition at the Football University in Texas from Jan. 2-6.

To make a donation or for more information, go to: www.teammassfbu.com. Donations payable to "All Stars of Tomorrow" can be mailed to: Team Massachusetts, c/o PJ Vande Rydt, Athletic Republic, 290 Vanderbilt Ave., Norwood, MA 02062

Team Massachusetts, a football team made up of 35 eighth graders from across the state. The tournament began with 64 teams from across the nation and Team Mass. is one of only four teams still standing. This team got this far by defeating New Hampshire, 35-0, Connecticut-North, 37-6, Connecticut-South, 27-0, and Maryland, 34-6.

PJ Vande Rydt, Massachusetts Regional Director  of FBU said, "If the team makes the finals, their game will be as close to a real NFL game as it gets. It will be held in the 65,000-seat Alamo Dome with a full video scoreboard, instant replays and more. It will also be streamed live on the Internet so fans can watch it."


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