South wins Chesapeake Bowl
The South overcame a two-touchdown deficit for a 30-27 win over the North. Darius Jennings of Gilman School had 150 yards of offense and a score to lead the South in the first annual Chesapeake Bowl.
The North team, with players from Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania scored on its first two possessions.
Pottsgrove’s Maika Polamalu scored on an 11-yard touchdown run and the other was a 49-yard touchdown pass from Dondi Kirby of Gateway to Terrell Roberson of Penn Hills. The North led 14-0.
The South team had players from Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia and West Virginia. Darius Jennings got the South on the scoreboard with a 10-yard run in the second quarter.
The North went back up by two scores on a seven-yard strike from quarterback Matt Johnson of Bishop McDevitt to Desimon Green of Clairton. They led 21-7.
The South pulled within seven again with 38 seconds remaining in the first half on a Zach Dancel to Malcom Crockett pass for 34-yards.
The South momentum continued in the second half. Percee Goings hit Matt Zanellato for a 28-yard touchdown pass. The North lead was cut to one, 21-20.
DeMatha’s Michael Branthover made up for his miss extra point with a 20-yard field goal for the South’s first lead. The play was setup by a Jennings to Jordan Kittrell pass. The South led 23-21.
The South iced the game on a 52-yard run by Dancel.
The North scored on a 25-yard touchdown pass to draw within 3, 30-27. But the South recovered the onside kick and ran out the clock.
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