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O.C. All-Star Football Game: Six help South to win

Locals play role in South beating the North in OC All-Star Football Game Friday night at OCC.

July 06, 2012|By David Carrillo PeƱaloza

The South took a 20-0 lead early in the second quarter. The only thing it couldn't get right was the extra-point attempt. The North blocked the PAT, one of four the South tried.

The one time the North didn't get to block the kick it was because the South went for a two-point conversion instead. The attempt came right after Favreau threw his second touchdown pass. On the two-point try, he connected with Yokoyama on a pass.

Yokoyama almost dazzled the crowd again early in the second half.

Yokoyama's former teammate, Michaelsen, helped get the ball to the offense. Michaelsen finally sacked the quarterback, forcing the North to punt on its first second-half possession.

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On the South's third play on offense, Yokoyama broke off what seemed to be a 55-yard touchdown run. He went left, before cutting back and outrunning defenders to the pylon. But a holding penalty on the South nullified the long touchdown run.

The South went on to score a touchdown 11 plays later, giving it a 32-7 lead. It was more than enough.

The North couldn't get much going in the third quarter. Peters, who shared the Orange Coast League Defensive Player of the Year award, forced a fumble and sacked the quarterback on consecutive plays.

When it looked as though Cypress' Vincent Rivera was about to hit a home run for the North on a kickoff return early in the fourth, there was Hasson. He tackled Rivera on the North's 31, not allowing him to break outside to the South sideline for a potential touchdown.

Smith almost found the end zone with less than five minutes left to play. The Orange Coast League MVP was a touchdown-scoring machine for Costa Mesa, finishing with a school-best 30 in his only season at the school.

Smith appeared to score on a one-yard toss to the left, but a holding call brought back the play.

Smith, who's bound for Southwestern Oklahoma State University, couldn't believe it.

Smith, who led the South with 47 yards on 10 carries, didn't get the touchdown, but he went out a winner.

david.carrillo@latimes.com

Twitter: @DCPenaloza

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