The High School football season officially came to end this weekend with the three major postseason All American games being held across the country. In total over 350 high school football players participated in these postseason games. Here are brief recaps of the Under Armour, U.S. Army and Semper Fidelis All American games that were played over the weekend.
Under Armour: Vernon Hargreaves III (Tampa, FL) of Team Black/Highlight and Reuben Foster (Auburn, AL) of Team White/Nitro were named the games MVP in the sixth annual Under Armour All American game played at Tropicana Field in Tampa, FL.
Alvin Kamara (Norcross, GA) broke off a 28-yard run that would lead to Team Black opening the scoring on 25-yard field goal by Sean Covington (St. Petersburg, FL) and led 3-0 late in the first quarter. Team Black went back to work and Cooper Bateman (Salt Lake City, UT) tossed a 6-yard touchdown pass to Josh McNeil (Durham, NC) to give Team Black a 10-0 lead in the second quarter.
Ryan Santoso (Pace, FL) kicked a 44-yard field goal to pull Team White to within seven at 10-3 in the second quarter. Those would be the only points scored by Team White. Sean Covington kicked two more field goals for the final margin and the Team Black win.
Semper Fidelis: Eddie Printz (Marietta, GA) threw a touchdown pass with less than 10 seconds remaining to Ryan Switzer (Charleston, WV) to lift the East to the 17-14 win in the second annual Semper Fidelis All American game played in Carson, CA at The Home Depot Center. The East’s Levonte Whitfield (Orlando, FL) scored on a 78-yard touchdown run and Darrell Daniels (Pittsburgh, CA) caught a touchdown pass for the West.
U.S. Army All-American: In the 13th annual U.S. Army All-American game the East squad defeated the West squad 15-8. Derrick Henry (53 yards rushing 1TD) of Yulee, FL scored on a 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to give the East a 7-0 lead. That lead would hold into the fourth quarter until Max Browne (Sammamish, WA) hit Derrick Griffin (Richmond, VA) on a 16-yard TD pass and the West added the two-point conversion on Browne to DeSean Smith (Lake Charles, LA) pass to take an 8-7 lead.
The East came right back on their next drive after getting a 77-yard kickoff return to the West 29 by Taquan Mizzell (Virginia Beach, VA). Facing fourth down and sixteen, East quarterback Jeremy Johnson (Montgomery, AL) hit James Quick (71 yards receiving 1TD) (Louisville, KY) for a 35-yard touchdown pass and Derrick Henry added the two-point conversion to give the East the 15-8 lead. The West final drive ended on an incomplete pass. James Quick was named the games MVP (Pete Dawkins MVP Award). Official attendance for the game was 40, 133 which was a new record for the fifth consecutive year. The game was played in San Antonio, TX at the Alamodome.