Boys Varsity Football
INDIANAPOLIS – Peter Morrison of Fort Wayne Concordia connected with Dylan Hunley of East Noble on a touchdown pass in the final 15 seconds Friday night (July 14), lifting the North to a 21-14 victory over the South in the 51st annual Indiana North-South All-Star Football Game.
Columbus North recent graduate Coleman Tennyson was a defensive lineman for the South team in the game played at North Central High School, where the North won for the third consecutive year and cut its all-time series deficit to 27-24.
The 6-2, 290-pound Tennyson produced 75 tackles as a senior in helping the Bull Dogs to a 9-2 season and runner-up finish in Conference Indiana. Tennyson’s tackle total included 15 tackles for loss and two sacks. He also recorded six QB hurries, two forced fumbles and one blocked kick. For his career, he had 24 TFLs, second on the Bull Dogs’ all-time list.
Tennyson, a Tiffin University (Ohio) recruit, is the 27th Columbus North player selected for the All-Star game. He recovered a fumble with 5:41 to go in the fourth quarter in the game, but the South was unable to score on its ensuing possession.
Beech Grove recent graduate Chase Andries threw a pair of first-half TD passes to give the South a 14-0 lead. The first score covered 14 yards and went to Daveon Bell of Lawrence Central. The second score covered 10 yards and went to Noah McLean of Castle.
The North tied the game with two scores in the second quarter. First, Morrison threw a 21-yard touchdown to Jay Bisacky of Valparaiso. Later, Trey Bilinkski of NorthWood provided a 73-yard TD pass to Matt Marley of West Lafayette.
Both teams had chances to score in the second half, but neither was unable to find the end zone until Morrison – named the game’s MVP after completing 8-of-14 passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns – hit Hunley on an 18-yard pass with 14.8 seconds to go. The South followed with a multi-lateral play, but the game ended when the play was stopped.
Al McKeller of Lawrence North ran for 122 yards and was chosen the South MVP.