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Try-City players power Team BC
A team with a strong contingent of players from the Tri-Cities returned triumphant from an international football showcase in San Antonio, Tex.
Team BC easily handled the European team 45-7 early Sunday morning at the Alamodome.
Centennial Centaur J.P. Kalambay and Terry Fox Raven Adrial Sellers each scored touchdowns for Team BC, which gave up the opening touchdown before responding with 45 unanswered points.
“We dominated the game and although the opponents had some athletes, our kids were better,” said Team BC coach Tom Kudaba, the co-head coach with Terry Fox.
A.J. Blackwell with the Carson Graham Eagles notched a pair of touchdowns with Jack McDonald (South Delta Sun Devils) and Clovis Lumeka (W.J. Mouat Hawks) also getting in on the scoring.
Kudaba said all the Tri-City players had strong showings, with the Ravens defensive backs Kyle Miller and Jason Shamatutu, defensive linemen Kyle Sagmoen and Mike West and offensive lineman Michael Beck filling out the roster.
Kudaba is in his fourth year on the sidelines with Team BC, guiding them to the top of last year’s FBU International Showcase.
“I think this year’s team had the same amount of commitment and competitive spirit as last year’s team. We might have had some tough players that didn’t make it on the roster because of other issues but our kids came to play,” said Kudaba, who was disappointed this year’s game with Texas East was changed to a controlled scrimmage.
The Texas squad won the scrimmage three touchdowns to one.
“We should have scored two more times but threw deep interceptions which snuffed out our opportunities,” said Kudaba. “I think the impression everybody got was that our kids are very solid compared to the U.S. players.”