Harrison leads South to 10-9 win

Sunday, June 28, 1998

Enquirer contributor

CANTON, Ohio -- When Vincent Harrison looked at the depth chart Saturday morning prior to a brief workout with the South team, the recent Princeton graduate was caught off guard.

"They didn't work me in at quarterback all week," Harrison said. "I told them I would be playing wide receiver at Kentucky, and that's the position I was at during practice."

Harrison, The Enquirer's male Athlete of the Year, turned out to be the offensive star, as the South handed the North a 10-9 setback Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium.

"I wanted to prove I could play quarterback if given the chance," Harrison said. "The (47-yard) pass play (receiver Robert Redd from Huber Heights Wayne), seemed to wake us up."

Harrison was referring to the big play in the South's first possession after holding the North on four downs.

Harrison engineered an eight play, 75-yard drive with Chad Brinker from Martins Ferry scoring on a one-yard run. Moeller's Tom Pucke booted the conversion for a 7-0 lead.

Again in the second quarter, Harrison was up to the task. He drove the South from their own 20 to the North 25 with Pucke stepping in to boot a 42-yard field goal. The South led 10-0 with 5:36 remaining before halftime.

The North's first score of the game was set up by a South fumble on a punt the North recovered on the South 43. This resulted in a 43-yard field goal by Nick Lotz from Findlay.

The South defense was anchored by St. Xavier's Rocky Boiman, Colerain's Jamal White, Hamilton's Brandon Bridges, Batavia's Ike Clepper and Edgewood's Joanthan Osborne.

SOUTH 7 3 0 0_10

NORTH 0 3 0 6_ 9

S_Brinker 1 run (Pucke kick)

S_Pucke 42 field goal

N_Lotz 43 field goal

N_Robinson 80 pass from Ragone (kick blocked)

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