Regina Native Blocks Mexican Upset At World Football Championship:

The World Under 19 Football Championship opened yesterday in Harbin, China.

Day one action saw the tournament open with the host Chinese on the wrong side of 72-nothing loss to Team Australia.

Game two saw Team Canada take the field against Mexico. In the Early going the Mexicans came out firing building up a 16-3 lead at halftime over the Canadians.

However, Team Canada would come marching back. Early in the third stanza after a Deshawn Stevens interception at midfield, QB Dimitri Morand would find KJ Johnson, of the Langley Rams, in the end zone to narrow Mexico’s lead to 16-10.

Before the quarter was out Morand would cap a long drive scampering into the end zone himself to even the score at 16 through three quarters. (The extra-point attempt was blocked)

In the final frame, the Canadians special teams would exact some revenge. Regina’s Nick Cross would go airborn and block a Mexican put, the result would come one play later as Felix Lussier-Roy would run it into the end-zone from 13 yards out to give Team Canada a 23-16 lead.

The Canadians weren’t done there as  Lussier-Roy would add his second rushing TD to widen Canada’s advantage to 30-16 and that’s the way the game would end.

The Canadians will now take on the winner of the United States and Austria on Sunday in Harbin.