Lassen Grizzly running back selected for international game

Lassen High School junior and Grizzly running back Tavin Fowler has been selected for a once in a lifetime opportunity. He was selected to play for the USA – American Football Worldwide High School select team against the national Italian U-19 Football team.

Fowler who had an incredible 2019-2020 football season racked up 19 touchdowns and a total of 1,183 total yards for the season. Fowler proved he was a force to be reckoned with on the field and he was the only player in California selected and the lone junior picked as only seniors are typically picked.

The trip is not only for the sport of football but a learning experience as the trip to Italy will run from Saturday, March 21 to Sunday, March, 29 when he will return to the U.S.A.

The nine-day experience will give Fowler the rich history and cultural experiences that can only come from Italy.

First, he will get to explore classical Rome and the famous Coliseum. Next will be the famous Vatican City and its fabled hall, St. Peters Basilica.

Then to Italy’s “Green Valley” Tuscany, and its city Siena, then onto the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence. On day six they head to Cinque Terra, dubbed “The Italian Riviera.”

But football practice will be a large parts of these days, and it will all build up to day eight when the USA team will go against the Italians.

In order to make this all possible, Fowler will need to raise $4,000 to cover the expenses. If one would like to donate, there are places such as the T&A Cocktail Lounge or contact Michele Vargas, Fowler’s mother at 228-5234.