Defense was the name of the game at the 2017 Les Schwab Bowl.
OK, defense and unyielding heat.
In any case, the South all-stars shut out the North team for the first 46 minutes, 18 seconds of Saturday's contest and used that effort to fuel its 10-7 win in 100-degree temperatures at Hillsboro Stadium.
The South got the game's first score on a 17-yard Wyatt Smith-to-Harrison Steiger touchdown pass with 1:41 left in the first quarter, then tacked on a 28-yard Jerin Appling field goal with 4:37 to go in the third quarter to lead 10-0.
The North answered with its deepest drive of the game, threatening to score in the final three minutes, but quarterback Jason Dumont's throws to Malik Thirdgill and Kendrick Ervin both fell incomplete in the end zone.
After a South punt, the North came back for its lone score, a two-yard run by Jake McGreevey with 1:15 left in the contest.
The Linemen of the Game were: Sage Roundtree (nine tackles) for the North, and Cooger Smith (six tackles) for the South. The Backs of the Game were Terrell "Rayray" West (eight tackles) for the North, and Jash Allen (12 carries for 79 yards) for the South. The day's MVP was quarterback Wyatt Smith of the South, who went 6 of 10 passing for 61 yards and one TD.
The North's Jason Dumont went 12 of 23 passing for 130 yards, four to Thurdgill for 75 yards.