South wins third straight All-Star Classic

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Island Coast’s Reshad Washington scores a 45-yard touchdown for the North Team.

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- High school seniors from 16 county schools went head-to-head for one final time this season in the 26th Annual Rotary All-Star Classic.

Coming in, the South lead the North 17-7 in the all-time series, and has won the past two games in a row.

For an All-Star game, the first half wouldn’t be much of a showcase.

Both teams combined for three fumbles in the first two quarters. The only points in the first half came courtesy of special teams.

The North fumbled a punt, and the South recovered for a touchdown for the only points in the half.  The South All-Stars took a 7-0 lead into halftime.

In the second half, Island Coast receiver Reshad “Peanut” Washington provided the North Team with some much needed momentum.

Washington turned a short pass into a long touchdown. The North tied the game at 7-7 on Washington’s 45-yard touchdown.

But in the end, the South legged it out.

With the game tied 13-13, Bishop Verot kicker Weston Cole drilled a 27-yard field goal as time expired to put the South on top 16-13.

The South has now won three years in a row.

Ryan Watts was named the MVP for the South Team, while Reshad Washington was named the MVP for the North squad.

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