Troy Pomykala,

Troy Pomykala, 8, of New Egypt, has been named to the first-of-its-kind Offense- Defense Youth All-American Bowl. Troy, a defensive end and running back for the New Egypt Pop Warner Warriors 90-pound Mitey Mite team, will join dozens of peers in his age group nationwide in an East meets West clash taking place at Doug Shaw Stadium in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Jan. 2. Troy was selected from a group of young athletes numbering in the thousands from across the country to participate in this all-star game.

The Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl is part of a week-long series of events leading up to the nationally televised fourth annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, an all-star football game of similar format showcasing 80 of the top high school seniors in the country taking place later in the day on Jan. 2. Offense-Defense Sports has been running full-contact football instructional camps for 41 years and currently operates in about 40 camp locations nationwide every summer.