Return with gusto

Led by Jalen Jelks(77) the Desert Vista defense has done well for the most part, but gave up two second half touchdowns against Boulder Creek to put the game out of reach.

By David Jolkovski, AFN

Desert Vista senior Jalen Jelks was one of the 10 defensive linemen from around the nation selected to the The U.S. Under-19 National Team.

Team USA will take on Team Canada at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at Maverick Stadium at the University of Texas at Arlington.

The 2014 International Bowl is a collaboration of the sport’s national governing bodies in each country — USA Football and Football Canada — featuring top student-athletes in football’s greatest annual international competition.

At the Under-19 age level, the upcoming International Bowl marks the third contest between Team USA and Team Canada. Team Canada defeated the Under-19 Americans, 23-17, on July 7 at Burger Stadium in Austin, Texas.

On July 5, 2009, Team USA defeated the Canadians, 41-3, at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio. U.S. Under-19 National Team alumni include Georgia’s Todd Gurley, Stanfor’s Kevin Hogan and Florida State’s Jameis Winston.

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