2017-01-13 / Team Leominster

Leominster football players to represent Team USA

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Colin Leblanc Colin Leblanc Joey Pallotta and Colin Leblanc, seventh-graders on the Leominster AYF team, have been selected to play on the 2017 United States Under-14 Select Team, assembled by USA Football.

The team will compete at International Bowl VIII, which will take place Jan. 16 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

The United States will field teams at the Under-14, Under-15, Under-16, Under- 17, Under-18 and Under-19 levels during the event, featuring top student-athletes in football’s greatest annual international competition.

Pallotta and Leblanc were among thousands of athletes invited to the USA Football national tryouts in Canton, Ohio, last July and was selected for the U-14 team. Players will practice for a week before competing in a series of jamborees and official international games — all at AT&T Stadium.

Joey Pallotta Joey Pallotta

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