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MICHAEL GOULDING, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
The South's Scott Hoover heads for the end zone with a second-quarter touchdown reception as teammate Alex Staff starts to celebrate during the 54th annual Brea Lions Orange County North-South Prep All-Star Football Game on Friday night at Orange Coast College. Hoover scored the only touchdown of the game in the South's 7-3 victory.

South's streak reaches 5 in O.C. All-Star Game

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COSTA MESA – The South's reign continued Friday but only after a tougher challenge than expected from the North.

The South's spread attack netted one touchdown and that was enough for a 7-3 victory in a defense-dominated Brea Lions Orange County North-South Prep All-Star Football Game in front of an estimated 4,800 at Orange Coast College.

Offensive MVP Alek Torgersen of Edison threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to San Juan Hills wide receiver Scott Hoover in the second quarter for the go-ahead score.

But it was the South's defense, led by Mission Viejo defensive end Garrett Marino, that powered the South to a fifth consecutive victory, tying the record for the longest winning streak in the 54th annual game.

The South leads the series, 26-25-3.

"It's a pride issue," Torgersen said. "Winning was everything to me. .. Next year, the pressure is on (both teams)."


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Marino had four sacks and ended the North's final drive by dropping Orange Lutheran running back Tavi Jimmerson for a 3-yard loss to the North 32 on fourth down with 43 seconds left. The South ran out the clock.

"He's a beast," South coach Scott Meyer said of the Arizona State-bound Marino, who shared defensive MVP honors with North lineman Izak Faoa of Marina. "Any pass situations, we got a lot of pressure on their quarterbacks."

The South also got one sack apiece from University's Kevin Brown and Corona del Mar's Tim Reinhardt and an interception from corner Alexander Cliatt of Irvine.

The South defense also held the North's shutgun, Wing-T offense to 52 yards rushing. The South outgained the North, 263-218.

Faoa matched Marino with four sacks. Los Alamitos' Daniel Szechy and Valencia's Ed Diaz each had one apiece for the North.

"We expected a lot of points," said the Penn-bound Torgersen, who led the South in rushing (51) and passing (90) yards. "But the defenses were good."

Said Meyer, "It's always harder to get the offenses going in all-star games."

The North defense, guided by Anaheim coach Lanny Booher, also received strong play in the secondary. Cornerback Jullian Moss of Foothill broke up three passes while Mater Dei corner Treavon Coley foiled two.

"Honestly, I have a lot of respect for our team's intensity," North coach Fred DiPalma of Katella said. "It was awesome to see how they competed."

North wideout and BYU-bound walk-on Shad Pace of Yorba Linda challenged the game's receiving yards record with 137 but neither team scored in the second half.

The South had a touchdown reception in the third negated by a penalty. In the fourth, the South had a 33-yard field goal by Griff Amies of Corona del Mar negated by a penalty. His kick fell short on the second attempt.

Edison defensive lineman Trenton Aschoff preserved the South's 7-3 lead in the fourth by blocking a 41-yard field-goal attempt by Yorba Linda's Matthew Barr with 8:27 left.

The South led, 7-3, at halftime on the strength of Torgersen's connection to San Diego State-bound walk-on Hoover with 4:46 left in the second.

Hoover positioned himself well for the touchdown, using his 6-foot-2 frame to run into front of Moss.

"He's a pretty big receiver," Meyer said of Hoover, who finished with two receptions for 79 yards.

Torgersen bounced back for the third-and-10 strike after being intercepted by Servite linebacker Mana Pauu deep in North territory on the previous South possession.

The South almost extend its lead to a seven points but the North defense held with 29 seconds left in the half as Amies missed a 27-yard field goal.

The North used a trick play on its first play from scrimmage to set up a scoring chance. North quarterback Steven Anderson of Westminster handed off, but the ball was pitched back to him and he threw a 68-yard pass to Pace, who was tackled at the 8.

"It was a great start," DiPalma said of the play, which featured a pitch to Brea Olinda running back Josh Vizcaya and then a reverse to Troy running back Dallas Parent before Anderson got the ball back.

But the South defense held as Barr missed a 21-yard field goal.

On its next possession, the North drove from its 47 for a 31-yard field goal by Barr to take a 3-0 lead with 1:16 left in the first quarter.

Pace finished with six receptions for 137 yards, just shy of Scott Williams' record of 150 for Orange Lutheran in 2009.

"This guy kept us in the game," DiPalma said of Pace.

O.C. All-Star Football Game

SOUTH 7, NORTH 3

South 0 7 0 0 -- 7

North 3 0 0 0 – 3

   Nor – FG Barr 31

   Sou – Hoover 35 pass from Torgersen (Amies kick)

   Rushing, Sou, Torgersen, 12-51, Martinez, 4-21, Teaupu, 8-18, Carter, 9-14, Murtha, 5-6, Team, 1-(-18); Nor, Jimmerson, 7-40, Vizcaya, 11-28, Parent, 3-3, Coley, 1-2, Mora, 2-(-2), Mohr, 4-(-2), Anderson, 6-(-17)

   Passing, Sou, Torgersen, 7-15-1-90, Carter, 3-6-81, Staff, 0-1-0; Nor, Anderson, 7-10-135, Mohr, 4-9-1-31

   Receiving, Sou, Hoover, 2-79, Staff, 2-27, Shoffeitt, 2-11, White, 1-27, Teaupu, 1-17, Norman, 1-7, Murtha, 1-3; Nor Pace, 6-137, Jimmerson, 2-2, Parent, 1-12, Inda, 1-11, Vizcaya, 1-4

ROSTERS

North
1 Jullian Moss WR Foothill 5-10 152
2 Dallas Parent RB Troy 5-7 160
3 Tavita Jimmerson RB Orange Lutheran 5-6 190
4 Manaitovini “Mana” Pauu RB Servite 5-10 210
7 Joe Mohr QB Santa Ana Valley 6-0 180
8 Samaj Bilal WR/DB Garden Grove 5-11 171
9 Joshua Vizcaya RB Brea Olinda 5-7 195
10 Derek Anderson WR Brea Olinda 6-0 185
11 Shad Pace WR Yorba Linda 6-0 190
12 Nate Miranda WR Sonora 6-2 185
16 Steven Anderson QB Westminster 6-0 210
18 Joseph Inda TE Katella 6-1 220
20 James Ferarro DB Servite 6-0 175
23 Jesus Nodarse RB Fullerton 5-7 163
25 Jose Mora RB/LB Katella 5-11 199
28 Hayden Paul Dunn RB El Dorado 5-10 173
31 Hayden Keefe FB Valencia 5-10 205
33 Daniel Szechy FB Los Alamitos 5-10 210
36 Treavon Coley RB/DB Mater Dei 5-10 170
42 Troy Kurtz FB/LB Canyon 5-11 225
44 Nathan Flemming RB Troy 5-10 220
46 Maze Masoe DL Garden Grove 6-1 280
52 Martin Bui OL/DL Santiago 5-11 250
54 Pilimilose “Lose” Moala OL Canyon 6-2 278
55 Eduardo Diaz OL Valencia 6-2 245
57 Isaac Chang OL/DL El Dorado 5-9 190
58 Garrett King OL Los Alamitos 6-0 200
64 Izak Faoa OL/DL Marina 6-2 290
65 Nick Mora OL/DL Troy 6-1 260
70 Connor Versteeg OL Esperanza 6-0 270
72 Ahmad Sunda OL Canyon 6-3 295
76 Andrew Admire OL Esperanza 6-5 255
88 Joshua Huff TE Garden Grove 6-3 245
91 Lennard Cowans TE Villa Park 6-4 255
99 Matthew Barr K Yorba Linda 6-0 180

South

2 Talalelei Teaupu RB Newport Harbor 6-0 190
3 Alec Shoffeitt WR El Toro 5-10 187
5 Alex Staff WR Trabuco Hills 6-0 190
7 Cayman Carter QB Corona del Mar 6-0 205
8 Landon Cook RB San Clemente 5-10 210
9 Tim Reinhardt FB Corona del Mar 6-3 240
10 Alek Torgersen QB Edison 6-3 215
15 Kevin Norman QB Northwood 6-0 175
18 Griff Amies K Corona del Mar 5-11 180
22 Jeff Nelson FB El Toro 6-1 230
23 Devon Vise TE Dana Hills 6-5 230
24 Reid Andrew WR Santa Margarita 5-11 185
25 J.T. Land LB Trabuco Hills 6-0 215
26 Alexander Cliatt DB Irvine 5-10 170
27 Scott Hoover WR San Juan Hills 6-2 185
30 Jeff Shott DB Capo Valley 6-0 206
31 Will King WR Laguna Hills 5-10 170
32 Nick Crouch WR Tesoro 6-1 206
33 Connor Toohey LB Tesoro 6-3 220
34 Robert Murtha RB Estancia 5-9 197
36 Drake Martinez RB Laguna Beach 6-2 205
42 Ryan Alvarez TE San Clemente 6-2 210
49 Kevin Brown RB University 5-9 190
51 Zachary Cody OL Trabuco Hills 6-2 275
54 Milo Aviles FB Huntington Beach 5-6 165
55 Sam Hunter OL/DL San Clemente 6-0 280
68 Mitchell Dixon OL Trabuco Hills 6-2 270
73 John Mitzel OL Aliso Niguel 6-5 280
75 Frank DiPietro OL Santa Margarita 6-3 285
77 Jeremiah Frost OL Edison 6-1 360
78 Zach Cornwell OL Newport Harbor 6-4 275
80 Cole Robinson WR Capo Valley 6-4 195
81 Trenton Aschoff TE Edison 6-5 230
88 Cody White WR El Toro 6-2 190
92 Jackson Stoddard OL Mission Viejo 6-2 245
99 Garrett Marino FB Mission Viejo 6-2 260

Contact the writer: dalbano@ocregister.com


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