SAN ANTONIO, Tex — Under the lights in Texas, the Saskatchewan Selects’ varsity team opened the 2019 International Pigskin Classic with a 14-6 win over the California MB Elite on Friday night.

Their first game in San Antonio wasn’t without its missteps, but the Selects put together a strong defensive performance, which included six forced turnovers to come away with the win.

Moose Jaw’s C.J. Vincent scored the game’s opening touchdown for the Selects on a long catch-and-run. He said it was an incredible experience.

“It was fantastic representing my city, my province and my country, it was a great feeling to come out with the win,” said Vincent.

“[The touchdown] was euphoric, it was unbelievable, this is my first time down in Texas playing with the Selects, so it was fantastic.”

The Varsity Selects will be back on the field on Saturday to take on Score Mexico at 3:30 p.m.

Tournament Picks Up Saturday

The Selects’ 10U, 12U and 14U teams will play their opening games on Saturday morning.

Marc Smith spoke with some players about how the teams look heading into those games.

The 12U Selects hit the field first against Score Mexico at 8 a.m. That’s followed by the 10U Selects going up against North Oak Cliff Eagles at 9:30 a.m. and then finally, the 14U Selects face Score Mexico at 11 a.m.

The tournament wraps up on Sunday.