- 2013 GAME RECAP
QB Printz Throws Game-Winning Touchdown With Six Seconds to Play
Jan. 4, 2013 (Carson, CA) - Team East Quarterback Eddie Printz found wide receiver Ryan Switzer in the back of the end zone with six seconds remaining to give their squad the 17-14 victory in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. This was the second-annual game and involved some of the top high school football players in the national who exemplify the Marine Corps' values of honor, courage, commitment.
Though the game ended with dramatic offense, it was won with stout defense. Team East MVP defensive tackle Maurice Hurst Jr. had three tackles including one sack while being a big part of shutting out Team West in the second half. Defensive tackle Elijah Qualls was named Team West MVP who had one solo tackle for loss and also carried the ball twice as running back.
Three players announced their college commitment during the game: Team West tight end Thomas Duarte (Mater Dei High School; Santa Ana, Calif.) will attend UCLA, Team East running back David Williams (Imhotep Charter High School; Philadelphia, Penn.) will South Carolina and Team West wide receiver John Ross (David Starr Jordan High School; Long Beach, Calif.) will attend Washington.
The 104 players who participated were chosed not only because they are some of the most talented high school football players in the country, but also because they exemplify the Marine Corps values of honor, courage and commitment.
Team East was coached by Josh Niblett of Hoover High School, the reigning Class 6A Alabama State Champions. Team West was coached by Mat Taylor of Skyline High School in Washington who has led the Spartans to back-to-back Class 4A State Championships.
The Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl was played at the Home Depot Center with an attendance of 11,462 and aired live on the NFL Network.