Local players shine in North-South Game

In a game that came down to a three yards, it was the South squad that held on for a 28-27 overtime victory over the North in the annual Ohio North-South Classic All-Star Game held at Welcome Stadium in Dayton Saturday afternoon.  The North failed to convert a two-point conversion in the overtime, giving the South a hard fought victory.

The North tied the game up at 21-21 with just over three minutes left in the contest when Crestview’s Collin Gilbert threw a 62-yard touchdown pass.  Gilbert would be named the Player of the Game for the North for his efforts in the game.  He also chipped in with 42 yards rushing on 6 carries to lead the North squad.

Gilbert would also play a prominent role on the defensive side of the ball too.  He would intercept a pass late in the game to help the North send the game into the extra session.  He would also recorded several tackles on defense too.

The North took a 3-0 lead in the first quarter of the contest, but trailed 14-3 to the South at halftime.  The North made a comeback in the third quarter, scoring twice to knot the game up at 14-14 after three quarters of play.

Western Reserve’s Dan Zilke was one of the stalwart players on defense for the North, including a couple key third down tackles.  Columbiana’s Mike Buzzard also played well on defense as he saw action at both defensive end and defensive tackle in the game.

Crestview’s Josh McDade did not have any receptions as a tight end in the game, however he did record a couple key tackles on special teams.  While South Range offensive tackle Garrett Sorley played well and Western Reserve’s Nick Allison had a solid game at quarterback for the North team.

Courtesy: Lowell Spencer, ITCLFootball.net 

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