Wharton, NJ (Dec. 12 2011) – The Kentucky 8th-grade team continued their impressive run in the FBU National Championship this past weekend. Kentucky defeated Wisconsin 40-7 in the second round of the “March Madness-style” tourney and are now only one win away from an all-expense-paid trip to San Antonio to compete for the National Championship title in the Alamodome. Kentucky will face Kansas City, MO in third round the weekend of Dec. 17-18. As they look to punch their ticket to the Alamodome.
The FBU National Championship is a football version of the Little League World Series featuring 40 teams competing in a NCAA-style bracket tournament to select a true national champion in youth football’s 8th-grade division. The tournament kicked off Saturday, Nov. 26, at various locations across America. Winners advance to the second round of the single-elimination, five-round long tournament. The first three rounds take place at regional sites and the semifinals and finals will take place at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, with the champion being crowned following the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, January 7, 2012. All participating 8th graders cannot turn age 15 before September 1, 2011.
“This is more than a regional all-star game or weekend jamboree tournament; this is a real national championship that brings together the whole country,” said All American Games president Rich McGuinness. “This is a chance to play with great athletes and represent your state. Baseball has the Little League World Series, basketball has AAU all-star teams, and now more than 2,000 eighth-grade football athletes will have the chance to test their ability and challenge themselves for a chance at the National Championship. That is core to our philosophy.”