Area athletes came through big-time at the 2013 Les Schwab Bowl senior all-star football game, played Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium.
Milwaukies Kendrick Bourne and Oregon Citys Mitchell Thompson both scored second-half touchdowns, as the North rallied to beat the South 21-14. Clackamas Jon Kenion was named the North All-Stars Lineman of the Game.
Playing wide receiver, Bourne hauled in a 12-yard pass from Lincolns John Williams to put the North up 12-7 in the opening seconds of the fourth quarter. Kenion hauled in a pass from Century quarterback Sam Riddle on the ensuing PAT for a two-point conversion and a 14-7 North advantage.
The South scored and tied things up at 14-14 just a couple of minutes later. But with 9:34 left to play, Thompson skipped into the end zone from a yard out. The PAT kick rang true, and the North had its 21-14 winning advantage.
Bourne was the Norths second-leading receiver, with four catches for 71 yards; Thompson was the Norths second-leading rusher, with 11 carries for 43 yards.
The game featured top graduating senior football players from Oregon 6A and 5A high schools.