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2010 All-Star Friendship Bowl Game - South has leg up on North

South All-Star quarterback Tyrone Brown, Topeka West, gets away from North All-Star's Patrick Ahrens, Oakley, during the first half of the U.S. Army Friendship All-Star Bowl at Hummer Sports Park Saturday afternoon. - THAD ALLTON/THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL
South All-Star quarterback Tyrone Brown, Topeka West, looks to pass as North All-Star's Patrick Ahrens, Oakley, closes in during the first half of the U.S. Army Friendship All-Star Bowl at Hummer Sports Park Saturday afternoon.- THAD ALLTON/THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL
South All-Star running back Austin Willis (18), Shawnee Heights, trys to get past North All-Star's Brandon Maurath (15), Oakley and Sharod Ware (24), Raytown South. - THAD ALLTON/THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL
South All-Star #11 Matt Knott, Shawnee Heights, goes after North All-Star's #18 Lex Parson, Oakley during the first half of the U.S. Army Friendship All-Star Bowl at Hummer Sports Park Saturday afternoon. - THAD ALLTON/THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL

Topeka Capital-Journal Article by Rick Peterson - June 5, 2010 - 6:19pm

On a day when offense was extremely hard to come by for both teams, South kicker Connor Frazell proved to be enough, kicking three field goals Saturday to give his team a 9-6 overtime victory over the North in the inaugural U.S. Army Friendship Bowl at Hummer Sports Park.

After kicking a pair of 34-yard field goals earlier in the game, the Iola product booted a game-winning 19-yarder on the South's first overtime possession.

After the South defense kept the North out of the end zone to start the overtime, Manhattan's Derrick Campbell carried three straight times to the 1, setting up Frazell's chip shot to end things.

"It was pretty fun to get to show what I've got," said Frazell, who is headed to Butler Community College. "We all had a good time out here and it was a fun day."

The North, which suited up just 18 players, finished with just 145 total yards, but that was still enough to edge the South, which gained 120 yards on the day.

Still, the South was able to find a way to win, thanks to Frazell.

"We had a kicker on our side and that was our advantage," Campbell said.

Campbell, who led all rushers with 59 yards on 14 carries, said it was good to earn the win even though the game was mostly for fun.

"(The North) had a really good defense and it was hard for me to get started at first, but I think at the end the offense started clicking," said Campbell, who is headed to Hutchinson Community College. "The whole thing is just for fun, but we did want to come out with a victory. It was hard, but we all wanted to win."

Topeka West's Tyrell Brown, who went the distance at quarterback for the South, agreed.

"It's always better to win than lose," said Brown, who will play at Washburn. "I hate losing with a passion. Since we got the win, I'm very good. I don't care if I have five interceptions that would be bad but if we come out with a win, it's a good day."

The South took a 3-0 lead on Frazell's first field goal with 1:55 left in the first quarter, but the North took a 6-3 halftime advantage when it recovered a fumble by Brown in the end zone for a touchdown at the 6:16 mark of the second quarter.

Frazell knotted the game at 6 with 3:10 remaining in the third quarter, and he narrowly missed a 40-yard attempt wide left that would have ended the game in regulation.

After forcing the North to punt, Frazell attempted a 66-yard free kick on the final play of regulation, but that kick came up short.

The North gained just two yards on its first three plays of overtime, but threatened on fourth down when a pass from Lex Parson (Oakley) was dropped in the end zone.

Parson was named the most valuable player for the North while Shawnee Heights product Austin Willis got the nod as the MVP for the South. Willis had a couple of nifty returns that put the South in scoring range, while Parson passed for 70 yards on a 5-of-13 performance.

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Coach Herbert Pitts and his mentor the World Famous Nick Bollitieri of IMG Academy

Coach Herb Pitts can be reached for Private Tennis and Fitness Training at 941-404-9195.

Coach Pitts knows what it takes to help athletes functions at their maximum potential. Our philosophy of "Athletic & Mental toughness through our "Efficiency In Movement, Strength & Technical Training System" allows the Neighborhood Academic & Athletic Association's students to achieve their competitive goals.

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The NA&A's "Efficiency Movement ,Strength, & Technical &Training System" (EMSTTS) is designed to make tennis, football, basketball, baseball, soccer, track & field athletes to excel beyond other competitors.

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As a former Coach at the famous I.P.I. ( International Performance Institute), Coach Pitts has seen how mental toughness makes an athlete that seems average excel above those competitors with natural born talent, and takes an athlete with natural born talent to the ranks of international competitors, and many of them to the champions circle.. We can move you to the level of champions through our system. If you want your child to compete for a NCCA Division I Athletic Scholarship then this program is a must. Learn what the College Coaches expect, and how to train for it. If you commit to success then we can help you!

Coach Herbert Pitts has created the "Efficiency In Movement, Strength & Technical Training Program" with the intent moving a competitors to the next level of academic & athletic competition. Mental & physical toughness is a plus to the pursuit of maximum effort.

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