U.S. National Team Regionals: The Journey to International Bowl 2019

By USA Football | Posted 6/4/2018

The U.S. National Team Regionals that started in early March came to a conclusion on June 3.

At each site throughout the spring, one player was selected Regionals Most Valuable Player, which earned them a scholarship to training camp (for high school players) or the Middle School Bowl Week (for middle school players). The Regionals served in part as an evaluation period for coaches to select players for the National Team and possible participation in the 2019 International Bowl.

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Here’s a look at some of the highlights:

Baltimore (June 2-3)

Defensive back Christian Jones of Marlboro, Maryland, received MVP honors.

Baltimore USA Football regional MVP Christian Jones

Denver (June 2-3)

Wideout Kaden Dudley of Colorado Springs took home the gold MVP football.

USA Football Denver regional MVP Kaden Dudley

Atlanta (May 26-27)

Wideout Zacchaeus Davis of Byrnes, South Carolina, made an impression as he earned the gold MVP ball.


Kansas City, Missouri (May 19-20)

Offensive lineman Brady Feeney of St. Louis was named MVP.

USA Football Kansas City regional MVP Brady Feeney

New England [Worcester, Massachusetts] (May 19-20)

The gold MVP football went to linebacker Jaden-Vaughn Sawyer of Dexter Southfield, Massachusetts.

USA Football New England regional MVP Jaden-Vaughn Sawyer

Los Angeles (May 19-20)

MVP honors went to offensive lineman Zack Denney of Paola Verdes Peninsula High School.


Seattle (May 12-13)

Defensive back Jahee Nelson of Everett, Washington, took home the gold MVP football.

Jahee Nelson USA Football Seattle regional MVP

Charlotte (May 12-13) 

Shyheim Battle, a defensive back from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, earned MVP honors.

Shyheim Battle USA Football Charlotte regional MVP

Minneapolis (May 12-13) 

MVP recognition went to Parker Ellis, a wide receiver from Prior Lake High School.

Parker Ellis USA Football Minneapolis regional MVP

Los Angeles (May 5)

Wideout Braden Lynch of Claremont, California, impressed while earning the gold MVP ball at the LA Middle School Showcase.

Braden Lynch USA Football Los Angeles Middle School Showcase MVP

Chicago (April 28-29)

Offensive lineman Alex Solak of Menasha, Wisconsin, took home the gold MVP football from the Windy City.

USA Football Chicago regional MVP Alex Solak

A few participants were seen on TV screens across the country.

New Jersey (April 28-29)

Tight end Charles Finley of DePaul Catholic High School in Wayne, New Jersey, earned MVP honors.

USA Football New Jersey regional MVP Charles Finley


San Antonio (April 28-29)

Local defensive lineman Tunmise Adeleye was named MVP.

USA Football San Antonio regional MVP Tunmise Adeleye

Sacramento, California (April 21-22)

Skill position player Raleek Brown of Stockton, California, claimed Most Valuable Player honors for the weekend.

Raleek Brown USA Football Sacramento regional MVP


 Washington, D.C. (April 21-22)

Offensive lineman Dwayne Allick Jr. of DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland (coached by 2018 U-19 U.S. National Team coach Elijah Brooks) took home the gold MVP football.

Dwayne Allick Jr. US National Team Washington DC regional MVP


Lexington, Kentucky (April 21-22)

Running back Tre Davidson of Columbia, Tennessee, was named MVP.

Tre Davidson US National Team MVP at Lexington, Kentucky regional

Houston (April 14-15)

Running back John Carrington, from San Antonio, took home MVP honors at the Houston Regional.



Indianapolis (April 14-15)

Michigan City's Lyric McFarrin made the three-hour trip even more worthwhile by earning MVP honors at the event held at Avon High School, just west of Indy.




San Francisco (April 14-15)

El Cerrito, California, defensive back Frazier White took MVP honors at the San Francisco Regional, which took place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, home of the San Francisco 49ers.



New Jersey (April 7)

Donovan Catholic defensive lineman Dom Brogna claimed MVP honors at the Jersey Middle School Showcase.

USA Football regional MVP Dom Brogna

 Washington, D.C. (April 7)

Athlete Ramon Brown of Chester, Virginia, took home the gold MVP football at the D.C. Middle School Showcase.

USA Football Washington D.C. regional MVP Ramon Brown


Oklahoma City (March 24-25)

In securing MVP honors, Isaiah Jacobs of Owasso, Oklahoma, showed running back skills run strong in his family. His brother, Josh, will be a junior running back for defending national champion Alabama in the fall.

USA Football Oklahoma City regional MVP Isaiah Jacobs


Dallas (March 17-18)

Defensive lineman Lawerence Norton was named Regional MVP at Dallas.

Dallas USA Football regional MVP Lawerence Norton


Orlando, Florida (March 17-18)

Defensive lineman Nathan Issac earned Regional MVP honors in Orlando.

Orlando USA Football Regional MVP Nathan Issac


Las Vegas (March 17-18)

Offensive lineman Julian Bradley was named Regional MVP in Vegas.

Las Vegas USA Football Regional MVP Julian Bradley

 Here's a look at three Middle School Showcase events that took place March 10:

Charlotte, North Carolina (March 10)

Quarterback Blue Monroe (pictured below) earned the Regional MVP at Charlotte.


Dallas (March 10)

Offensive lineman Jackson Newville of Allen, Texas, claimed the Regional MVP award at the Dallas event.

Kansas City, Missouri (March 10)

Wide receiver Jack Meylan (pictured below) took Regional MVP honors at Kansas City.