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Dutch practice with U.S. football team in Mexico

Football | Dec. 14, 2011

PUEBLA, MEXICO--Team Stars and Stripes, which includes nine players and staff members from Central College, finished the third and final day of two-a-day practices Wednesday.

The squad is preparing for the third annual Tazon de Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars), set for Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the 5,000-seat El Tempo del Dolor. The game can be seen via a webcast on

The squad will have a light practice Thursday morning followed by sightseeing in Puebla in the afternoon.

Representing Central at the game are Brady Hill (senior, Carroll, Kuemper Catholic HS), a 6-foot-2, 250-pound defensive lineman, Jake Petersen (senior, Gladbrook Gladbrook-Reinbeck HS), a 5-9, 165-pound defensive back, Ryan Schmidt (senior, Keswick, Tri-County HS), a 5-10, 180-pound defensive back,Preston West (senior, Swisher, Cedar Rapids Prairie HS), a 5-7, 230-pound running back, Casey Tanner (senior, Greenfield, Orient-Macksburg HS), a 6-2, 270-pound offensive lineman andJeremy Snead (senior, Altoona, Southeast Polk HS), a 6-3, 230-pound wide receiver. Also with the U.S. squad are Central assistant coach Don De Waard, athletic training education program director John Roslien and head athletic trainer Frank Neu.Central assistant coach Don De Waard huddles with some of the Team Stars and Stripes defensive players.

Team Stars and Stripes enjoyed the Mexican sunshine during Wednesday's workouts.

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