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Tuscarora’s Allen named International Bowl MVP

Justin Allen accepts the Most Valuable Player award.—Photo Courtesy/USA Football
Tuscarora High School sophomore Justin Allen earned Most Valuable Player honors after helping the U.S. Under-17 national team defeat Team Japan 44-7 in the eighth annual International Bowl.

Allen completed 6 of 7 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown in the win.

"That was fun and I feel fortunate to have had this opportunity," stated Allen, one of three quarterbacks to play for the United States. "Playing with this team will be a lifelong memory for me."

International Bowl VIII featured a series of eight games between 16 youth football teams from the United States, Canada and Japan. Games were contested Jan. 16-17 at AT&T Stadium in Texas.

Allen connected with Sebastian Class (Spring Hill, Fla.) on a 6-yard touchdown pass with 3:55 left in the first half to give his team a 28-0 lead.

Team USA would extend its advantage to 44-0 before Team Japan broke the shutout in the fourth quarter.

-Additional photos courtesy of USA Football

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