SAC quarterback to represent Canada at U19 World Junior Championship
Dylan Tabone, grade 12 student and QB of the 1st Football Saints, has landed in Mexico City ahead of the 2018 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Junior Championship. Dylan joins a roster of players from across the country after being recruited to represent Canada this summer.
Dylan is coming off an excellent season as the starting QB for the 1st Football Saints, helping lead them to a first-place finish in the division before injuries proved too costly for the team to overcome in the playoffs. The Class of 2019 standout hails from Moncton, New Brunswick, and also plays on the 1st Basketball team during the winter term.
The Canadians have historically done very well at the IFAF World Cup, competing in the championship game every year since the tournament’s inauguration in 2008. Canada holds two titles and enters this year as defending champs after beating the U.S. 24-16 in the 2016 finals in China. The tournament is played every two years, with Mexico hosting for the first time this year.
The six-team tournament begins Saturday, July 14, with three games scheduled on the opening day. Team Canada’s quest to defend the gold starts with a match-up against Sweden. Second round will be played on July 18, and the medal round takes place July 22. For more info on the tournament, including full rosters and game times, you can check out Football Canada’s website.