North Edges South in Defensive Showdown, 8-6

Fairmont Senior's Rhett Heston earned team MVP honors as the North edged the South, 8-6 in South Charleston.

Fairmont Senior quarterback Connor Neal connected with Heston on a 73-yard touchdown in the third quarter to take a 6-0 lead. The North converted the two-point conversion as Neal found Bridgeport's D'Andre Hollaway to increase the lead to 8-0.

The South scored with 1:02 left in the fourth quarter to make it an 8-6 game, but Grafton's Caleb Bish broke up a pass on the two-point conversion to seal the victory.

The win is the North's fourth-consecutive in the series. Liberty's Jaden Rollyson earned the North's Lineman of the Game award.