Ohio wins 4th straight Big 33; East edges West in Cap City Senior Bowl
En route to a fourth consecutive win in the Big 33 Football Classic, the Ohio all-stars intercepted six passes from Pennsylvania quarterbacks Skyler Mornhinweg and Blake Rankin on June 16 in Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pa.
None was bigger than the final one by Thomas Worthington High School graduate Nana Kyeremeh.
In the 55th edition of the all-star game, Ohio edged Pennsylvania 24-21 as Gahanna graduate Tyler Grassman kicked a 39-yard field goal in overtime.
On the next play, Kyeremeh intercepted a pass from Mornhinweg, a University of Florida recruit.
“We were down 14-0 at the half, but we ended up getting (six) picks,” said Kyeremeh, who also had a first-half interception. “(Mornhinweg) tried to throw it to the slot guy (on the interception in overtime) and I just jumped up and picked it. It was a really nice experience and I’m glad I was able to play in it.”
East edges West in Cap City Senior Bowl
Overtime in the fifth annual Cap City Senior Bowl provided an opportunity for retribution for Pickerington North graduate TaBeal Radney.
Radney, who early in the game dropped an interception and later had an extra point blocked, intercepted a pass from Grandview quarterback Oliver Rouch of the West all-stars in overtime and returned it 80 yards for a touchdown to give the East a 19-13 victory June 16 at Reynoldsburg.
The Akron recruit also punted and made an extra point as he earned the team’s defensive MVP award.
“They were trying to run a bubble (screen) over the top to (Columbus West’s) Fred Lee, but the ball went in front of me,” Radney said. “I had a chance at an interception earlier in the game, but (Lee) actually got it from me.”
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