Canadian team almost beats U.S. squad

Last night’s Super Bowl wasn’t the only close finish of the weekend in New Orleans.
Muskie Adam McTavish and his Canadian national football team were involved in one of the closest finishes at the Global Junior Cham-pionship VI there.
Playing the United States in the final, Canada fought back from a 16-0 hole by scoring a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Their last touchdown came with one second to play. But a two-point conversion attempt that would have tied the game was snuffed out, leaving the final score 16-14.
Canada had beaten Japan 54-12 in the semi-finals of the four-team showdown (the U.S. beat Europe in the other game)
McTavish played wide receiver and kicker in both games, scoring three point after touchdowns against Japan. But he missed a field goal in the first quarter against the U.S.
The Devlin native had been in New Orleans a week before the action practising with Team Canada, which was comprised of the best junior players in the country.
The Global Junior Champion-ships are an NFL-sponsored event held in conjunction with Super Bowl festivities. The games were played at various high school fields in the New Orleans area.