North Too Much for South

Portland, Ore. -- The 2006 Les Schwab Bowl was played on Friday night in front of 7,530 fans but if any were there to see a close game they went home disappointed. It was a blow out as the North squad won in a rout, 49-25. Leading the way for the North squad was game MVP Kevin Riley of Beaverton.

Oregon-bound quarterback Cody Kempt showed great scrambling ability and good touch on the ball as he traded possessions with Riley in the game. The North squad boasted eight Division I signees in the 2006 recruiting class clearly outmatched the South squad that had three Division IAA signees on the roster.

Kempt finished the night going 14-of-27 for 101 yards and two touchdowns.

The North was so dominating that the South maintained offensive possession in the fourth quarter after the North scored its last touchdown on an interception return.

Oregon's Bo Thran, 6-6, 280 was impressive at the left tackle position and along with Oregon State-bound offensive lineman Mau Nomani, 6-6, 300, the North was simply too big and athletic for the South squad to have a chance.

Riley showed great control of his passing as evidenced by his statistics after the end of the third quarter. He threw for 236 yards on 16-of-26 with one interception and three touchdowns.

The North had 521 yards of offense including 337 yards of passing in three quarters. The South scored once in the first quarter after Riley was picked off on the first drive and the ball was returned to the North 2. Three plays later, South quarterback Cory Moran from Sheldon High School in Eugene plunged in for the South's only lead. Moran finished the game throwing for 201 yards, on a 12-of-30 effort.

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