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Four New Canaan sixth grade football standouts selected to play for Team Connecticut South for National Championship

Published 9:31 pm, Wednesday, December 5, 2012
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All American Games, and Football University (FBU) are proud to announce that Benjamin Schneider, Garrett Braden, Jack Conley, and Quinton O'Connell from New Canaan have been selected to compete for Connecticut South at this year's FBU National Championship.

The FBU National Championship kicks off Dec. 1 at various locations across America with the winners advancing in this single-elimination tournament that features 64 state-based teams. The first four rounds will take place at regional sites and the semifinals and championship will take place Jan. 5-6, respectively, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas as part of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl week celebration.

This year's tournament will be the biggest youth football tournament ever put together, featuring an expansion to 64 teams nationwide, including more than 250 games, 6,000 athletes, and 1,200 coaches. The tournament will showcase 250 games through a four-week period, resulting in more than 1,000 hours of content.

All American Games will also produce a "Sports Center" style studio show, providing detailed, round-by-round updates and news, hosted by long-time national TV/radio announcer Neil Sika. All American Games executives are currently in discussions with numerous web and broadcast partners. With webcasts of each game along with the studio show, All-American Games plans to produce more than 350 hours of content.

The FBU National Championship is produced by All American Games and its premier national training academy, Football University (FBU). The 7th-grade and 8th-grade teams are comprised of the top 35 all-star athletes from various regions throughout the United States, who tried-out to qualify for the 64 seventh grade or eighth grade regional teams. Athletes were identified through FBU's network of state tournament directors from more than 40 FBU camps in various U.S. cities, and through those nominated on the tournament's page located at www.footballuniversity.org.

All American Games (AAG) is a sport management and marketing company based in Wharton, New Jersey, that produces and manages many of the nation's premier high school and youth sporting events.