It was a fitting end to a standout season for the Chargers. Days after helping his team achieve victory at Utah’s 6A Football Championships, Corner Canyon High’s strong-side defensive end Van Fillinger was awarded his All-American Bowl jersey before an auditorium of cheering peers.
To be chosen for the All-American Bowl is a rare distinction reserved for the nation’s top players. Fillinger, ranked Utah’s No. 2 football recruit, is among three players chosen from the Beehive State to play for the western team.
“It’s a pretty big step,” Fillinger told KSLTV, an affiliate of NBC, which will air the All-American Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 at noon. “There’s really nothing more that I could ask for from my high school experience. I was lucky enough to take part in two state championships and now I’m getting to play in the All-American Bowl. It’s been a dream ever since I was little. It’s really a blessing.”