Bomar Shines As North Dominates South, 51-25

Four touchdowns later, Grand Prairie-ex and Oklahoma-bound quarterback Rhett Bomar garnered Offensive Player MVP in leading the North past the South, 51-25, at the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game at Rice Stadium in Houston Tuesday night.

Bomar's dazzling numbers included a 12-of-15 game good for 214 yards and the aforementioned four scores. The TD's tied the record for the most in the game.

Ironically, three of them went to Texarkana Texas High product Nathan Jones, who is bound for the rival University of Texas. Jones nabbed six passes for 139 yards and his three scores also tied an all-star game record.

Another slingshot quarterback, Ennis's Graham Harrell, showed what can be expected at Texas Tech this fall with 100 yards through the air on 7-of-13, including a 65-yard scoring strike to future teammate Danny Amendola.

The North's points represented the most in the 70-year history of the game, the final one before most of the athletes move on to college play.

On the other side of the ball, Euless Trinity linebacker and University of Houston-bound Brendan Pahulu captured Defensive Player MVP with a pair of first-half interceptions.

The game was actually close at 10-6 for the North through the first quarter, but a six-yard Buddy Hanson (Tom Bean) run and 11-yard Bomar-to-Brad Gresham (Flower Mound Marcus) pass upped the scores to 25-6 at halftime.

The South's Jordan Shipley, a Burnet standout receiver bound for the University of Texas, hauled in touchdown throws of 26 and 11 yards from Billy Garza. Despite the blowout score, the stats were actually close with both teams picking up 20 first downs and the North owning a 451 to 433 edge in total yards. The South, though, coughed up four turnovers to the North's one in a big difference.

The game's leading rusher was Belton's Ramonce Taylor, who picked up 72 yards on nine carries, including a 16-yard run for the final score. Taylor is also headed to Texas.


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