(Area) A group of Iowa 7th graders will play in the national championship game of the FBU tournament in San Antonio. Former Walnut High School and University of Iowa football player Tyler Blum, State Director for Football University in Iowa, says the tournament started with 64 teams around the country. The championship game will be played on Sunday and can be watched on www.espn3.com
Team Iowa beat Seattle 49-26 in Friday afternoon's semi-final matchup. Area players on the team include Mitchell Williamson from CAM and Gabe Pauley from Avoca. Blum says they hold tryouts and have about 10 practices in Des Moines before entering the national tournament.
Blum adds, "These kids have been identified as the best 35 players in their grade in the state and it's a really good opportunity for them to learn a lot about football and play against elite competion."
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