Chilliwack Giant star selected for 2018 International Bowl

Running back Logan Buchwitz is one of 40 players making a Football Canada travel-team roster.

Chilliwack football star Logan Buchwitz will travel to Texas later this month to play in the 2018 International Bowl showcase game. Hosted by USA Football, the event runs Jan. 11-18 in Arlington, TX.

Buchwitz, who recently won a provincial title with Chilliwack Minor Football’s bantam Giants, earned his roster spot with an impressive showing at last July’s Football Canada U-16 West Challenge in Lethbridge, AB.

The inaugural tournament brought together all-stars from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Buchwitz was one of 40 players moving on from that, and one of just five players from B.C. who impressed Aaron Geisler, Football Canada’s Manager of Development.

“During the U-16 West Challenge, we witnessed speed, explosiveness and athleticism from the four participating provinces,” Geisler said. “Seeing the high competition level in Lethbridge made the task of selecting all-stars very tough.

“Being selected as a West Challenge All-Star is a major accomplishment and players should be proud of this special recognition.”

The other British Columbians named to the roster are Delta’s Xavier Cole (Seaquam) , Surrey’s Ethan Yip (Holy Cross), Mission’s Karl Von Einsiedel (Abbotsford) and Vancouver’s Jude Buchanan (Notre Dame).

See footballcanada.com and internationalbowlix.com for more info.

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