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Monroeville’s Scheid to play in Ireland this month

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Mar 20, 2018 at 5:30 AM

MOLINE, IL – Hogan Scheid, from Monroeville High School, will represent the United States as part of the American Football Worldwide ELITE high school select team.

The team will travel to Ireland to play in only the second game ever between high school-age players from the two respective countries. The game is a follow-up to last year’s inaugural contest between USA-AFW ELITE and the Irish national U20 team and is scheduled for 1 p.m. on March 31 at the Navan Rugby Club just outside of Dublin, Ireland.

A senior at Monroeville, Scheid was a two-way first team selection to the All-Firelands Conference football teams in 2017. The Eagles went 6-4 last season, as Scheid also earned all-Ohio third team honors for Monroeville after finishing with 66 tackles (16 for loss) and five sacks this season.

American Football Worldwide’s team is built from recommendations and nominations from high school coaches and the NCSA (Next College Student Athlete) recruiting service. The U.S. roster has representation from 16 states.

A team of 27 high school football players will meet in Dublin on March 25. During the week, the team will practice early in the morning — with the remainder of the day invested in educational touring of many of the historical and cultural highlights of Ireland.

Intermixed with the immense educational value of the trip, the selected student-athletes will have a co-practice with the University of Limerick American football club. As part of its mission, AFW is visiting Ireland to serve the development of the game and serve as ambassadors for American football.

This year will be the seventh annual game held in Europe.

For those interested in contributing to a team member’s costs for this tour, please visit americanfootballworldwide.com.

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