Local students selected to play in Middle School Bowl Game

Local students selected to play in Middle School Bowl Game
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SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) - Two former Knox Middle School student-athletes and a student-athlete from Concord have been chosen to play in the 2019 Middle School Bowl Game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.

Anthony Dodd and JyMikaah Wells, who will be attending Salisbury High in the fall, were selected by USA Football to play in the game on June 29th.

Cristian Conelly of Concord will also be playing in the game as an offensive lineman. Cristian is currently home schooled and being promoted to the 8th grade.

Cristian Conelly of Concord will also be playing in the game as an offensive lineman. Cristian is currently home schooled and being promoted to the 8th grade. (Provided by family)
Cristian Conelly of Concord will also be playing in the game as an offensive lineman. Cristian is currently home schooled and being promoted to the 8th grade. (Provided by family)

According to the organizers, the Middle School Bowl Game Series is where the next generation of rising stars come to play and play hard. Featuring five days of practice and competition, the Middle School Bowl Game Series are the final step for middle school aged athletes within the U.S. National Team.

Hand selected by USA Football coaches, the roster is comprised of the best middle school athletes around the country. To be considered, athletes must try out at a Regional, held across the country each spring.

This game will feature the top talents across the country that were selected by camp coaches and evaluators from 18 camps held across the country. This outstanding achievement gives players the opportunity to compete against some of the best just as past alums Todd Gurley, Dwayne Haskins, N’Keal Harry, Jameis Winston and Tyrann Mathieu.

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