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Sea Kings key in South victory

High School Football

CdM players help lead South to 7-3 triumph in O.C. North-South All-Star Football Game at Orange Coast College.

June 28, 2013|By David Carrillo PeƱaloza
(KEVIN CHANG / Daily…)

COSTA MESA — Corona del Mar High pretty much ran things for the South in Friday night's Brea Lions Club Orange County North-South Prep All-Star Football Game.

The Sea Kings' staff, led by Scott Meyer, coached the South.

The Sea Kings' quarterback, Cayman Carter, started the first and second halves.

The Sea Kings' kicker, Griff Amies, handled the kicking duties throughout.

The Sea Kings' defensive end, Tim Reinhardt, harassed the quarterback.

Even the Sea Kings' former athletic director, Paul Orris, operated the scoreboard.

The Sea Kings didn't have to do much and Orris wasn't that busy changing the score at Orange Coast College. One touchdown is all the South needed to defeat the North, 7-3, making it five straight victories for the South against the North.

The South matched the longest winning streak in the OC All-Star Game for seniors. There wasn't much offense in the 54th edition of the game. The teams combined for the second lowest point total since the 1995 game.

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"We were hoping to score a lot more points, but both defenses played well," Meyer said. "We had our chances. We moved the ball and had some big plays, but we just couldn't, you know, sustain some of those drives.

"It's always harder I think to get offenses going."

Carter, one of the South's four captains, played better in the second half. The Southern Methodist University-bound preferred walk-on player appeared to throw a 12-yard touchdown pass on the South's first drive in the second half, but a offensive pass interference penalty nullified the touchdown.

On the next down, Carter was sacked for a two-yard loss. The South elected to go for it on fourth-and-goal from the North's 29, and Carter went down again.

The South turned the ball over on downs. It was the first of two straight drives the South ended up with zero points near the red zone. The second time, on third-and-one on the 26, the center snapped the ball over Carter's head. Carter, who was in shotgun, fell on the ball, 18 yards behind the line of scrimmage.

Carter, who completed three of six passes for 81 yards and rushed nine times for 13 yards, can thank the South defense for shutting out the North in the final three quarters in which it blocked a field goal and intercepted a pass. Carter can also thank his backup, Edison's Alek Torgersen.

Torgersen earned the Offensive Player of the Game award. He completed seven of 15 passes for 90 yards and one touchdown, and ran 12 times for 49 yards.

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