Football: East beats West 24-0 in Hillsborough County All-Star Game — Dec. 12

A strong rushing attack, a big play passing game and a suffocating defense helped the East beat the West in the Hillsborough County All-Star game. There were several awards handed out for individual awards. Here is the list.

East Offensive MVP

Vincent Ketchup, East Bay

The versatile running back, who played in a pivotal role in the Indians winning a district title, started the scoring with a 9-yard run in the first quarter. His hard running continued to set up other scoring drives throughout the game.

East Defensive MVP

RJ Stroud, Armwood

The defensive back picked off a pass in the end zone at the end of the half and provided tight coverage all night. He also played running back and had several long runs in the first half.

West Offensive MVP

Zeke Mills, Hillsborough

The running back helped the West move the ball on several drives that fell short.

West Defensive MVP

Ekyri Williams, Hillsborough

The linebacker, who had 94 tackles and an interception in the regular season for the Terriers, picked off a pass in the end zone for the East to thwart a West drive.

Play of the night

In the third quarter, Armwood quarterback Murdolph Jones heaved a 50-yard pass that was deflected before being caught in the end zone by Bloomingdale’s Kendall Jones for a touchdown and a 17-0 East lead.

Other scores

Freedom’s Lamine Diba hit a 29-yard field goal in the second quarter and Wharton’s Noah Bryant had a 1-yard run for touchdown in the fourth quarter to round out the scoring for the East.