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South claims bragging rights in Simms Football Classic

Former Super Bowl MVP and current CBS Sports analyst Phil Simms continues to support New Jersey high school football as the host of the North-South Football Classic.  SSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from the South’s 30-22 win over the North at Kean University

South 30 North 22

Toms River North’s Darrion Carrington had six catches for 136 yards and a TD and the South All-Stars used three long second half touchdowns to hold off the North and end a five game losing skid to their rivals.  Camden Catholic’s Nasir Streater had two TD runs for the South while Roselle’s Isaiah Byrd scored two short TD’s on the ground for the North.  Carteret’s Keanu Chapman had the longest scoring play with a 47 yard punt return in the third quarter.  The North’s Jyvon Brown threw a 42 yard TD pass late in the first to Paterson Eastside’s Ramir Tann-Davis.  SSZ has the highlights of a great showcase on Monday night at Kean University:

South 30 North 22 

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

South – Nasir Steater (Camden Catholic) 1 yard run (kick good) 7-0 South

2nd Quarter

North – Jyvon Brown (Irvington) 42 yard pass to Ramir Tann-Davis (Paterson Eastside) (kick blocked) 7-6 South

3rd Quarter

South – Jordan Goodarz (Steinert) 22 yard field goal 10-6 South

South – Keanu Chapman (Carteret) 47 yard punt return (kick good) 17-6 South

North – Isiah Byrd (Roselle) 2 yard run (2 point conversion run by Byrd) 17-14 South

South – JJ Scarpello (Seneca) 27 yard pass to Darrion Carrington (TRN) 23-14 South

4th Quarter

South – Nasir Streater (Camden Catholic) 30 yard run (kick good) 30-14

North – Isaiah Byrd (Roselle) 1 yard run (2 point conversion run by Byrd) 30-22

The honorary coaches for the 2017 game were former NFL quarterbacks Scott Brunner (South) and Neil O’Donnell (North)

Phil Simms North South 2017 MVPs (left to right) Harrison Fernandez, Union City, Isaiah Byrd, Roselle, Amir Murray (Willingboro), JJ Scarpello (Seneca)

 

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