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The Stars shined in the McDonald’s LV All-Star Football Classic

Written by: on Friday, June 17th, 2016. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


NAZARETH – The Gold and Red All-stars put on a show Thursday night at Nazareth’s Andrew Leh Stadium as both teams combined for 127 points. In an offensive showcase, the Gold team won 65-62.

The Gold Team jumped out to a commanding lead scoring the first 42 points and led 49-14 at halftime. A modified mercy rule was in effect in the second half. Instead of just running clock, the Red team got the ball right back. The only way the Gold team’s offense would touch the ball was if the defense turned the ball over.

They scored 48 points including six straight touchdowns as they took the lead on a Southern Lehigh, Blake Levengood 78-yard run with 2:41 left in the game and led 62-57.

But the Gold team fought back. Bethlehem Liberty’s Doug Erney threw his fifth touchdown pass of the night to Easton’s Nysir Minney-Gratz with 1:07 left in the game and led by three.

The biggest play of the night came on the defensive side. Yes, they did play some defense last night. Bethlehem Freedom’s Cordel Cotto stripped the ball out of Southern Lehigh’s Blake Levengood’s hand with 25.1 seconds left in the game to secure a win for the Gold team.


Final 1st 2nd 3rd 4th T
Red Team 0 14 21 27 62
Gold Team 21 28 0 16 65



Gold team: Doug Erney passed for 421 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for two more scores. Zach Thatcher passed for 155 yards and one score. Nate Stewart caught seven passes for 271 yards and three touchdowns.

Red team: Blake Levengood rushed for 107 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 279 yards and three touchdowns. Tevon Weber passed for 237 yards and four touchdowns. Ethan Price caught nine passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns. Nolan Ridgway caught seven passes for 180 yards and three touchdowns.


Doug Erney 80-yard touchdown pass to Nate Stewart with 11:43 left in 1Q.

Doug Erney’s 3rd TD pass to Nathan Harka and it’s 21-0 with 4:21 left in 1Q.


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