South passes way by North, 12-6
The Southwest Senior Bowl football series continues to teeter back and forth in its 25th year, after Eisenhower's Jarvis Jackson tossed a touchdown pass and MacArthur's Barry Williams caught another in the South's 12-6 win over the North on Saturday at Cache's Ulrich Stadium.
The South took a 12-11-2 series lead after the North won the contest a year ago. Trailing by a touchdown late in the fourth quarter Saturday, the North had one final chance to get back in the game but didn't mount the 98-yard drive it needed.
The South defense forced three North turnovers and five punts, all the while owning the big plays.
Jackson, who rushed for 30 yards in the opening half, had the ball in his hands on a gutsy play call in the first quarter. On fourth and 6, the Ike product completed a 25-yard halfback pass to Cache's Tristan McLaughlin, who was wide open in the end zone. The South led 6-0 after a failed kick attempt.
Frederick's Garrett Brite helped pad the lead when he found Mac's Williams in the back of the end zone for a 20-yard touchdown pass. Williams took contact on the play, but laid out and hauled in the catch to give the South a 12-0 lead with 8:51 in the second quarter after a failed conversion.