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Dutch football contingent prepares for Mexico game

Football | Dec. 12, 2012

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO--Seven Central College players and staff members are enduring sunshine and two-a-day workouts on the Tec de Monterrey campus as they prepare for Saturday's Tazon de Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars).

Seth Carson (Woodridge, Ill., Downers Grove South HS), a 6-1, 240-pound linebacker, Ben Lechtenberg (Manchester, West Delaware HS), a 6-5, 225-pound wide receiver, Andrew Weaks (Fulton, Ill.), a 6-2, 220-pound linebacker and all-Iowa Conference honorable mention pick Colton Smith (Kearney, Mo.), a 5-10, 255-pound offensive lineman are competing for Team Stars and Stripes, a squad of Division III players from 26 U.S. colleges who will compete against a Mexican all-star team. Game time is noon Saturday.

A Spanish-language webcast of the game can be accessed at

Central defensive coordinator Don De Waard is serving as the U.S. team's head coach, while athletic training education program director John Roslien is the player personnel director and head athletic trainer Frank Neu is also on the U.S. staff.

Formal practices conclude Wednesday before some sightseeing and service projects in Guadalajara Thursday. The squad will also have opportunities to interact with the Mexican players.

Photos courtesy of Tim Glon, Ohio Northern University.

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