- Portland Tribune - Sports
The North, led by quarterback Peter Williams from Lincoln High, maintained its all-time series lead in the Les Schwab Bowl with an exciting, come-from-behind 42-38 victory over the South last week. A crowd of 6,984 at Hillsboro Stadium watched the 64th edition of the high school All-Star football game. Williams passed for three touchdowns and ran for another TD in the match-up of players from the Class 6A and 5A ranks. The North, which trailed 31-7 at halftime, took the lead for good with 22 seconds left in the game. John Shaffer of 6A champion Aloha scored the winning touchdown on a 6-yard run, capping an 80-yard drive with Williams at the controls. “I wanted to win, we all wanted to win, and we talked about it at halftime,” said Williams, who was named the game’s MVP. “In the second half, we were all just meshing.” Williams, who plans to play football and lacrosse for Massachusetts Institute of Technology, completed 26 of 36 passes for 267 yards. North receivers Kyler Bruno of Sunset and Greg Heath from Central Catholic each had five receptions, and Glencoe’s Hayden Plinke and Lincoln’s Drake Whitehurst had four apiece. Plinke was named the North lineman of the game, and Shaffer was voted as the North’s outstanding back. The victory gave the North a 31-29-4 lead in the series.