Two Wyoming 6-Man Players To Play In Can-Am Bowl 18
They represented Wyoming in the Wyoming-Nebraska 6-Man Football Shootout, now a couple of Wyoming 6-Man football players will represent the USA.
Seth Bennett of Meeteetse and Sterling Baker of Dubois, will compete for Team USA on July 5th, 2014, in Can-Am Bowl 18, to played in Hague, Saskatchewan, Canada.
UPDATE July 6, 3:30pm: Team USA won 53-14. Bennett was named Offensive MVP, while Baker was named Defensive MVP.
Original Story:The game features recently graduated 6-man football all-stars from the USA visiting Saskatchewan to play the best Saskatchewan has to offer, because Saskatchewan is the only Canadian province, that offers 6-man football to high school players.
This is the first time all-stars from Wyoming, have been invited to compete in this game.
Bennett and Meeteetse played a 6-man exhibition football game in Texas, back in August 2013, and the coach for Team USA in the Can-Am Bowl, is from Texas.
Bennett says that game is what got the coach's attention and that game was a learning experience.
"The speed was definitely different. We learned how to play faster, play better defense, so we used our defense this year, to play pretty good. Got a hold of our coach, and he came and talked to me about it, and then the Texas Coach asked if I knew of anyone else that wanted to play in it, and they got Sterling in it."
Baker says he has no idea what to expect in the game, but says it's an honor to be selected.
"Obviously they think Seth and I are up to the challenge, and we meet the qualifications to be on the Cam-Am Bowl, so I'm sure there will be a lot of talent, and I'm excited to find out how much talent will actually be there."
The series started in 1997, and Team USA leads the series 11-5, with one score missing.
The result from Can-Am Bowl 14, played in 2010 can not be found.
Team USA Can-Am Bowl 17 in 2013, by a score of 64-16.