South All-Star Maurice Barber from Huntington Beach High carries the ball in the first half against the North. (KEVIN CHANG, HB Independent / July 10, 2014)

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Brea Lions Orange County All-Star Football Game, Scott Lloyd, Neil Pau'u, Eric Lo, Jack Bares, Benji Medure, Logan Pouelsen, Daniel Amaral, JJ Muratore, Dominic Abbadessa, Bob Marshall, Jett Volo, Brian Schlosser, Steven Cotton, Braydon Salzman, Shane Borowski, Jon Bahnsen, Tim Walsh

The 55th edition of the Brea Lions Orange County All-Star football game came down to a late touchdown pass July 10 at Orange Coast College. That pass, a 41-yarder from quarterback Scott Lloyd of Fullerton to receiver Neil Pau'u of Servite, put the North ahead for good and lifted the team to a 12-6 victory over the South at LeBard Stadium.

With the win, the North was able to put an end a five-game win streak in the series for the South.

The South, coached by Huntington Beach High head coach Eric Lo and with a roster that featured 11 local players, couldn't score offensively but came through with a defensive touchdown. Defensive end Jack Bares of Tesoro recovered a high snap in the end zone late in the first quarter, and the play would lead to an eventual 6-0 halftime lead.

Bares went on to be named the game's defensive MVP.

A touchdown run in the third quarter by Lloyd, who was named the game's offensive MVP, tied the score at 6-6.

"It was so much fun to be around our players," South Coach Eric Lo of Huntington Beach High said. "The outcome didn't go our way, but it was a great experience.

"The North guys were making plays and when you have as many turnovers (three interceptions, one fumble) as we did, you can't expect to win the game."

The 11 local players on the South roster for the game were: quarterback Kai Ross, receiver Maurice Barber, offensive lineman Evander Warren and two-way lineman Sean Mastro of Huntington Beach, offensive lineman Markus Boyer, defensive lineman David Siliuta and kicker/punter Hunter Kelley of Edison, defensive backs Jacob Church and Isaiah Davis of Fountain Valley, Will Martin of Brethren Christian, and lineman Evan Perzanowski of Ocean View.

Huntington Beach receiver Tucker deCamp was selected to the South roster but missed the game due to injury, Lo said.


Newhall captures Battle at the Beach

Newhall Hart High won the 16th annual Battle at the Beach 7-on-7 passing tournament Saturday at Edison High.

The Indians, the defending CIF Southern Section Northern Division champions, defeated last year's Battle at the Beach winner and defending CIF-SS Pac-5, CIF State (Open Division) and national champion St. John Bosco,19-13, in Saturday's final.

Hart defeated Narbonne, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame and host Edison in morning pool play. In the afternoon session, the Indians beat Mater Dei, Gardena Serra and St. John Bosco in championship bracket action.

In the consolation title game, Corona Centennial defeated La Habra, 30-22.

Twenty top prep teams competed for the tournament title.


OV High to compete in passing event

Ocean View will take part Saturday at the Lobo Challenge Passing Tournament (7-on-7) at Los Amigos High.