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Prince George's County Wins All Star Game
Bowie, MD - 12/14/2011
By Andy Marquis
Wesley Jennings from Lackey High School scored the lone touchdown for the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference All Star team during Saturday’s Chick-fil-A Challenge at Bowie State University. Prince George’s County’s All Stars won the game 21-10 despite a late rally led by Jennings.
“It was a great experience,” Jennings said. “It was a once in a lifetime experience. I was blessed to be able to do something like this. I just saw a few things other quarterbacks didn’t see and took advantage of it.”
“They did a great job,” North Point High School head coach Ken Lane, who was also named SMAC head coach, said. “It’s fun for the kids on both sides. It’s an honor just for them to be in it. They worked hard. It’s hard to put together an offense and a defense in a week. We made some plays, had a chance to make a few more. Both teams did a good job. The kids play hard the whole game. They didn’t give up and that’s just a tribute to them. That’s why they got named to an all-star team because that’s the kind of kids they are.”
Uriah Bethea from Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School led the way for Prince George’s County scoring two of the teams’ three touchdowns.
“It feels great coming out here and playing with people all over PG,” Bethea said. “It’s fun. I have to give credit to the offensive line. They worked hard all this week so hard work pays off. I see college down the road now. College is next.”
Bethea has a college scholarship offer from Towson University in Maryland.
Prince George’s received the ball to start the game but started the game with a three-and-out. Chris Palmer from Chopticon High School scored the first points of the game with a 26 yard field goal. Prince George’s attempted to answer but Daryus Taylor from Patuxent fumbled an interception keeping the drive alive for PG. A few plays later, Uriah Bethea would find the end zone and score the first touchdown of the game for PG.
In the second and third quarters, the SMAC team just could not get going with multiple three-and-out drives and multiple turnovers. Connor Young from North Point threw his first pick to Greg Evans from Suitland High School, and Evans made him pay by returning it for a touchdown. The third PG touchdown was scored by Uriah Bethea.
Wesley Jennings went in as quarterback and engineered a 62 yard drive in the fourth quarter that ended with him running in to the end zone for a touchdown. That would be the final scoring play of the game; PG went on to win 21-7.
During halftime, cheerleaders from Potomac High School decided to play a little football with the Chick-fil-A cows.
Contact Andy Marquis at firstname.lastname@example.org
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