A pair of area players were among the 97 football players from 28 states selected for the 2018 U.S. Under-17 Stars and Stripes teams.

Gunter sophomore Dartanyon Cardoza and Celina sophomore Jared Sailor, both defensive linemen, were named to the Stars roster and will play against Football Ontario at 1 p.m. on January 12 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington as part of International Bowl IX

The event features 24 high school- and middle school-aged teams across eight nations on three continents. The U.S. national teams will compete against squads representing Canada, Japan, Mexico and the Nordic region, comprised of players and coaches from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Broadcast information for all 12 games will be announced in the near future. International Bowl game tickets and details are available at internationalbowlix.org.