Price, Zachery Help USA to Championship
July 6, 2009
CANTON, Ohio - Incoming Indiana football freshmen Aaron Price (Bloomington, Ind./South) and Nick Zachery (Sheridan, Ind./Sheridan) helped Team USA to a 41-3 victory over Canada to win the inaugural American Football Junior World Championship on Sunday. Team USA also defeated Mexico and France en route to the title in the eight-country event.
Price was named First Team All-Tournament for his performance as a starter on Team USA's offensive line. Price helped the Americans to 716 yards rushing (238.7 per game) and 1451 yards of total offense (483.7) over the three games in Canton.
Zachery played primarily on defense for Team USA, making three tackles in the tournament. He also returned a kick against France, rolling 49 yards on the runback. It was his only return of the three games.
The duo represented two of 45 graduating high school seniors to play on America's first national team in the sport comprised of players aged 19 and under. USA Football, an independent non-profit and the sport's national governing body on the youth and amateur levels, built America's first Junior National Team in the sport to compete in the eight-nation, four-continent 2009 Junior World Championship.
Price, Zachery and their fellow incoming freshmen report for preseason camp on Wednesday, Aug. 5. The Hoosiers kick off the 2009 campaign with their first-ever meeting against Eastern Kentucky at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3. It marks the first Thursday game in Memorial Stadium's history.
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