Semper Fi All-American Football Bowl Gallery
WR #14 Chris Platt and #23 S Darrion Owens
WR #14 Chris Platt and #23 S Darrion Owens
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Posted Jan 5, 2014
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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.



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Carson, Calif. - U.S. Marine Corp Mascot
Carson, Calif. - Bella and her marine escort.
Carson, Calif. - Semper Fi Pre-game ceremonies.
Carson, Calif. - Semper Fi West team.
Carson, Calif. - U.S. Marines present colors.
Carson, Calif. - U.S. Marine Corps band.
Carson, Calif. - Team East wins the coin toss and and elects to receive.
Carson, Calif. - Scout.com's Amy Campbell makes her national debut on FOX Sports 1 broadcast of the Semper Fi Bowl.
Carson, Calif. - Team West QB Brad Kaaya 24 yd pass to Shay Fields in the 1st Qtr.
Carson, Calif. - Team West QB Brad Kaaya 24 yd pass to Shay Fields in the 1st Qtr.
Carson, Calif. - West Team QB Brad Kaaya 1 yd Rush TD, 07:03 left in the 1st Qtr.
Carson, Calif. - West Team's #15 J.K. Scott extra point.
Carson, Calif. - Kammy Delp (Diamond Ranch High School; Pamona, Calif.) will attend Arizona State.
Carson, Calif. - Shay Fields Jr. extends his arm in the end zone.
Carson, Calif. - East team #11 Tito Windham KOR for 26 yds.
Carson, Calif. - East team #11 Tito Windham KOR for 26 yds.
Carson, Calif. - Play of the game, West team #21 Jonathan Lockett returns KO for a 81yd TD.
Carson, Calif. - Legendary Tommy Lasorda charmed everyone who came in contact with him on the Semper Fi sidelines.
Carson, Calif. - Team East linebacker Jimmy Swain (Olathe North High School; Olathe, Kan.) will attend Oregon.
Carson, Calif. - Team West #3 WR Jeff Farrar on the run.
Carson, Calif. - West Team J.K.Scott 40yd punt.
Carson, Calif. - East team #12 QB Clayton Thorson rushes for 12 yds, 05:29 left in the 4th Qtr.
Carson, Calif. - Xavier Burke (#8) celebrates his 8yd TD reception from QB Clayton Thorson, 03:04left in the 4th Qtr.
Carson, Calif. - East-West Trenches
Carson, Calif. - Despite the loss, quarterback Clayton Thorson earned game MVP honors after racking up 211 yards passing and two touchdowns and rushing for one touchdown.
Carson, Calif. - DE Deondre Clark (Douglass High School; Oklahoma City, Okla.) celebrates West Team win.
Carson, Calif. - UCLA commits #6 Adarius Pickett and #48 Cameron Griffin.
Carson, Calif. - Bella had hoped that the East team would win.

Carson, Calif. - U.S. Marine Corp Mascot "Bella."
Carson, Calif. - Bella and her marine escort.
Carson, Calif. - Semper Fi Pre-game ceremonies.
Carson, Calif. - Semper Fi West team.
Carson, Calif. - U.S. Marines present colors.
Carson, Calif. - U.S. Marine Corps band.
Carson, Calif. - Team East wins the coin toss and and elects to receive.
Carson, Calif. - Scout.com's Amy Campbell makes her national debut on FOX Sports 1 broadcast of the Semper Fi Bowl.
Carson, Calif. - Team West QB Brad Kaaya 24 yd pass to Shay Fields in the 1st Qtr.
Carson, Calif. - Team West QB Brad Kaaya 24 yd pass to Shay Fields in the 1st Qtr.
Carson, Calif. - West Team QB Brad Kaaya 1 yd Rush TD, 07:03 left in the 1st Qtr.
Carson, Calif. - West Team's #15 J.K. Scott extra point.
Carson, Calif. - Kammy Delp (Diamond Ranch High School; Pamona, Calif.) will attend Arizona State.
Carson, Calif. - Shay Fields Jr. extends his arm in the end zone.
Carson, Calif. - East team #11 Tito Windham KOR for 26 yds.
Carson, Calif. - East team #11 Tito Windham KOR for 26 yds.
Carson, Calif. - Play of the game, West team #21 Jonathan Lockett returns KO for a 81yd TD.
Carson, Calif. - Legendary Tommy Lasorda charmed everyone who came in contact with him on the Semper Fi sidelines.
Carson, Calif. - Team East linebacker Jimmy Swain (Olathe North High School; Olathe, Kan.) will attend Oregon.
Carson, Calif. - Team West #3 WR Jeff Farrar on the run.
Carson, Calif. - West Team J.K.Scott 40yd punt.
Carson, Calif. - East team #12 QB Clayton Thorson rushes for 12 yds, 05:29 left in the 4th Qtr.
Carson, Calif. - Xavier Burke (#8) celebrates his 8yd TD reception from QB Clayton Thorson, 03:04left in the 4th Qtr.
Carson, Calif. - East-West Trenches
Carson, Calif. - Despite the loss, quarterback Clayton Thorson earned game MVP honors after racking up 211 yards passing and two touchdowns and rushing for one touchdown.
Carson, Calif. - DE Deondre Clark (Douglass High School; Oklahoma City, Okla.) celebrates West Team win.
Carson, Calif. - UCLA commits #6 Adarius Pickett and #48 Cameron Griffin.
Carson, Calif. - Bella had hoped that the East team would win.

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Carson, Calif. - U.S. Marine Corp Mascot Carson, Calif. - Bella and her marine escort. Carson, Calif. - Semper Fi Pre-game ceremonies. Carson, Calif. - Semper Fi West team. Carson, Calif. - U.S. Marines present colors. Carson, Calif. - U.S. Marine Corps band. Carson, Calif. - Team East wins the coin toss and and elects to receive. Carson, Calif. - Scout.com's Amy Campbell makes her national debut on FOX Sports 1 broadcast of the Semper Fi Bowl. Carson, Calif. - Team West QB Brad Kaaya 24 yd pass to Shay Fields in the 1st Qtr. Carson, Calif. - Team West QB Brad Kaaya 24 yd pass to Shay Fields in the 1st Qtr. Carson, Calif. - West Team QB Brad Kaaya 1 yd Rush TD, 07:03 left in the 1st Qtr. Carson, Calif. - West Team's #15 J.K. Scott extra point. Carson, Calif. - Kammy Delp (Diamond Ranch High School; Pamona, Calif.) will attend Arizona State. Carson, Calif. - Shay Fields Jr. extends his arm in the end zone. Carson, Calif. - East team #11 Tito Windham KOR for 26 yds. Carson, Calif. - East team #11 Tito Windham KOR for 26 yds. Carson, Calif. - Play of the game, West team #21 Jonathan Lockett returns KO for a 81yd TD. Carson, Calif. - Legendary Tommy Lasorda charmed everyone who came in contact with him on the Semper Fi sidelines. Carson, Calif. - Team East linebacker Jimmy Swain (Olathe North High School; Olathe, Kan.) will attend Oregon. Carson, Calif. - Team West #3 WR Jeff Farrar on the run. Carson, Calif. - West Team J.K.Scott 40yd punt. Carson, Calif. - East team #12 QB Clayton Thorson rushes for 12 yds, 05:29 left in the 4th Qtr. Carson, Calif. - Xavier Burke (#8) celebrates his 8yd TD reception from QB Clayton Thorson, 03:04left in the 4th Qtr. Carson, Calif. - East-West Trenches Carson, Calif. - Despite the loss, quarterback Clayton Thorson earned game MVP honors after racking up 211 yards passing and two touchdowns and rushing for one touchdown. Carson, Calif. - DE Deondre Clark (Douglass High School; Oklahoma City, Okla.) celebrates West Team win. Carson, Calif. - UCLA commits #6 Adarius Pickett and #48 Cameron Griffin. Carson, Calif. - Bella had hoped that the East team would win.

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.



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