North overwhelms South, 42-14

Portland -- The North squad dominated the annual Les Schwab Bowl played at PGE Park on Friday night by a 42-14. The North simply had too many weapons on offense and defense for the short-handed team from outside the Portland metropolitan area to deal with.

Myles Wade, 6-3, 308 played a steady game throughout the contest and was the only future Duck scholarship athlete on the field as fellow 2007 recruiting classmate, Aaron Pflugrad sat out the contest with a pulled ham-string. The Southern squad sure missed Pflugrad's talent as it was unable to move the ball with any real effectiveness all night.

Pflugrad, in street clothes after the contest indicated that he would start right up with the Ducks come Monday morning, the first day of summer session at the University of Oregon.

"I expect to get going right away," said Pflugrad of summer term and the voluntary workout sessions. "I think most everyone (from the recruiting class will be there."

However, it isn't quite as clear with Wade. The big defensive tackle thought he would be heading toward Eugene the later part of July, but that may all be contingent based on a conversation Wade will have with defensive line coach Michael Grey tomorrow (Saturday, June 23rd.)

The game itself was rather typical of an all-star game in which some of the players will move onto playing in college. This year there were a total of eight players that will be on Pac-10 rosters this fall. Besides Wade and Pflugrad (Oregon), defensive end Kevin Frahm, tight ends Carl Sommer and Colby Prince (Oregon State). Defensive tackle Bo Moos (Arizona State), wide receiver Marcus Mathews (BYU) all were all-star selections. Sommer like Pflugrad did not play in the game. All but Pflugrad, Prince and Moos were on the North squad.

Most Valuable Player of the game went to Conner Kavanaugh from Lincoln High School (Portland), who will be calling signals next year for Jerry Glanville and the Portland State Vikings.



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