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A.J. Ferguson To Play IFAF World Cup

RALEIGH, NC - SEPTEMBER 27:  Tailback T.A. McLendon #44 of the North Carolina State University Wolfpack watches from the sidelines during their game against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels, on September 27, 2003 at Carter Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina.  NC State defeated UNC 47-34.  (Photo by Craig Jones/Getty Images)
Allen LoppCorrespondent IMay 28, 2009

A.J. Ferguson is an incoming freshman defensive lineman from South Brunswick High School in Southport.

While at Southport he recorded 90 tackles, including 20 for loss and 10 sacks as a senior, also scoring three touchdowns on defense. He was a two-time all-conference performer.

He will play in the inaugural International Federation of Football Junior World Championship this summer.

American style Football is played in this tournament between eight different nations from 4 different continents.

Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Sweden, and the US will participate and it will be held in Canton, Ohio from June 27 to July 5.

The games are played between the world’s eight best high school-aged (19 and under) national teams from four continents.

The games will be played at Canton’s historic Fawcett Stadium, home of the NFL’s annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, and adjacent to the Hall of Fame.

The United States team will kick off against France at 8 p.m. on June 27

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