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An intriguing opportunity for Western Reserve's Martz

Theron Martz has been playing football since the fifth grade. Staff
Mar 22, 2013

Now, the All-Ohio and All-Firelands Conference running back could be playing American-style pigskin in the land down under.

Down Under Sports Tournaments has selected Martz, 18, to play in its 25th anniversary bowl game the week of July 7 in Brisbaine, Australia.

Three teams from the United States will play two games in five days.

“I think it’s a great honor. It’s a great opportunity to go over there and learn stuff you can’t learn over here,” Martz said.

American players must be both all-state and all-district honorees to be selected by Down Under.

Several NFL players have participated in Down Under games: Quarterback Jake Plummer, running back Ahman Green, wide receiver Rob Moore and tight end Jimmy Kleinsasser. Down Under was founded in 1988.

Known for his breakaway speed, he led the Roughriders with 17 touchdowns last season. He averaged 6.2 yards per carry, going 1,154 yards in 187 rushes.

Read more in Friday's Norwalk Reflector.



So proud of you T!!!