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  • 2014 GAME RECAP



Teams Combine For More Than 600 Yards In Offensive Outburst


[Jan. 5, 2014] Carson, Calif. – Team West scored the first 28 points of the game, including an electrifying 81-yard punt return by Jonathan Lockett, on its way to winning the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl 31-24. The teams combined for 627 total offensive yards, the most in the game’s history. This was the third-annual game and involved more than 90 of the top high school football players in the nation who exemplify the Marine Corps’ values of honor, courage, and commitment.


Despite the loss, quarterback Clayton Thorson earned game MVP honors after racking up 211 yards passing and two touchdowns and rushing for one touchdown. Thorson (Wheaton North High School; Wheaton, Ill.) is verbally committed to Northwestern.


Three players announced their college commitment during the game: Team West offensive guard Kammy Delp (Diamond Ranch High School; Pamona, Calif.) will attend Arizona State, Team East linebacker Jimmy Swain (Olathe North High School; Olathe, Kan.) will attend Oregon and Team East wide receiver Adonis Jennings (Timber Creek Regional High School; Sicklerville, NJ.) will attend Pittsburgh.


Team East was coached by Christopher Merritt of Columbus High School in Florida, who has led the Explorers to 10 District Championships and two Regional Championships. Team West was coached by Joey McGuire of Cedar Hill High School in Texas who is fresh off winning the 2013 Texas State Championship.


The Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl was played at StubHub Center with an attendance of 10,297 and aired live on FOX Sports 1.