The accolades — and the opportunities — keep coming for Sawyer Buettner.
Moose Jaw's Sawyer Buettner in action for Saskatchewan Green in a win over Alberta at the Football Canada Cup in Saskatoon. (GREG PENDER/STAR PHOENIX)
The Peacock Tornadoes quarterback was named the offensive most valuable player at the Football Canada Cup in Saskatoon on July 12. Tuesday he was also named to the Football Canada Cup all-star team.
While that may seem self-evident after being named the offensive MVP of the under-18 national football championship, the 26 players named to the all-star team have also been named to the Canadian under-18 national team.
That Canadian national team will play their American counterparts in early 2015. That game is expected to be held in Arlington, Texas at some point in Februrary. The Canadian team will add 14 more players for a full 40-man roster before playing the United States.
Defensive back Payton Hall from Saskatchewan was also named to the Football Canada Cup all-star team. Hall plays for Regina Campbell, but was born in Caronport. He is the son of former Caronport Cougars head coach Ryan Hall.
The pair are the only Saskatchewan players to make the all-star team.
Buettner completed 49 of 69 passes while playing for Saskatchewan Green for 745 yards. He threw five touchdown passes and no interceptions.
Saskatchewan Green lost the final 27-19 to Ontario.