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Local stars key in Under Armour All-America Game


10:11 PM, Jan. 04, 2013 EST

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Sean Covington of St. Pete High kicked three field goals and Josh McNeil caught a touchdown pass to help Team Highlight beat Team Nitro 16-3 on Friday in the Under Armour All-America Game.

McNeil caught a 6-yard scoring pass from Cooper Bateman early in the second quarter to give Highlight a 10-0 lead. Team Nitro cut it to 10-3 on Ryan Santoso's 44-yard field goal.

Wharton HS cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, headed to the University of Florida, was selected Team Highlight's MVP, and inside linebacker Reuben Foster was the MVP for Team Nitro.

Team Nitro rushed for minus-21 yards and threw four interceptions four times. Team Highlight avoided turnovers, but its quarterbacks combined to go 10 of 32 for 93 yards.

Leon McQuay III of Armwood HS, announced during the game that he'll be attending the University of Southern California.

 

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