Posted: 8:19 pm Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Final notes from the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast All-Star Game 

By Jeff Greer

Welcome to our in-game coverage of the 18th annual Palm Beach County-Treasure Coast All-Star Game (formerly known as the Outback Bowl). It’s hovering in the high 50s, low 60s around kickoff.

Here are some final-quarter thoughts. The National team edged out the American team, 20-19.

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FOURTH-QUARTER THOUGHTS
Play of the quarter: Down 20-13 with under a minute, Glades Central QB Jamarious Rowley scrambled right and released a long, arching pass as he ran out of bounds. Dwyer’s Shawn McClaine caught it 39 yards later. The significance of the play? It was fourth-and-4 with the game on the line.

MVP: Each team gets an MVP. The consensus vote for the National team was Robert Lockhart, who had four catches for 67 yards and two touchdowns.

For the American team, Rowley did it all. He was 10-of-15 for 140 yards and two touchdowns. He ran for 29 yards and a touchdown. He edged out Daevonte Barnett and Jaqavein Oliver (read below for more on them).

THIRD-QUARTER THOUGHTS
Play of the quarter: There are two options: Glades Central’s Jamarious Rowley’s 25-yard third-down-converting pass to his teammate Jaqavein Oliver. Or was it his 15-yard touchdown toss to Oliver?

Oliver, Daevonte Barnett, Robert Lockhart vying for MVP: Oliver has four catches for 56 yards and a touchdown. Barnett has three tackles for loss and a sack. Lockhart has three receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown.

SECOND-QUARTER THOUGHTS
Play of the quarter: National team QB Alex Prakas lofted a nicely placed ball down the left side of the field. In one-on-one coverage against Pahokee’s Joe Eason, West Boca WR Robert Lockhart made a leaping, over-Eason’s-head catch for 32 yards.

That set up Lockhart’s 9-yard touchdown catch moments later. Prakas, who was the West Boca quarterback this year, certainly found his old pal plenty in the first half.

Halftime MVP candidates: Right now, it has to be Lockhart. He has three catches for 60 yards and a touchdown. Lockhart’s teammate Cameron Lewis has 38 total (26 receiving, 12 rushing).

Glades Central QB Jamarious Rowley, playing for the National team, has 27 yards rushing and a touchdown. He’s also 3 of 7 for 36 yards.

FIRST-QUARTER THOUGHTS
Play of the quarter: It was a choppy start here at Boca. Both offenses, as expected in an all-star game, have struggled. Play of the game so far has to be quarterback Jamarious Rowley’s 17-yard run for a touchdown. It was the only score so far. Glades Central’s Rowley faked a handoff to Dwyer’s Tommylee Lewis and took a misdirection keeper to the house.

Stats: Cameron Lewis (Boca) has two catches for 26 yards so far. He also has two carries for 12 yards.