The West All-Stars ralied from a 10-0 deficit with less than five minutes to play and salvaged a 10-10 tie in the 66th Annual North Carolina Coaches Association East-West Senior All-Star Game Wednesday night at Jameison Stadium at Greensboro-Grimsley.




It's only the second tie in the history of the East-West game. The team played to a 0-0 tie in 1962.


Trailing 10-0, Central Cabarrus running back Kenneth Purvis spurred things on with a 15-yard touchdown run broke with 4:02 left to play that got the West on the board. His 38-yard run to the East 15-yard line highlighted the West's 10-play, 64-yard scoring drive.


The East had a chance to salt the game away. The East, thanks to a personal foul penalty, marched the ball to the West 20-yard-line. But the West made a defensive stand on fourth down forcing the East to turn the ball over on downs with 49 seconds left to play.


West quarterback Logan Bradley of Gastonia-Forestview, who was 7-14 for 96 yards passing, led the West downfield. A personal foul penalty against the East, put the ball at the 14 yard-line. Following a pair of incomplete passes, West coach Scott Young of west Rowan decided to try a field goal to tie the game. Kicker Luke Hayek of Shelby drilled it through from 31 yards away to tie the game as time expired.


The East scored all of its points during an 11-second stretch in the second quarter. Nick Christiansen (Clayton) kicked a 31-yard field goal with 7:14 to go in the first half for a 3-0 lead, Christiansen’s kickoff was fumbled by the West’s Phil Taylor (West Forsyth) and recovered at the four-yard line by the East. One play later, Diquon Cox (Richmond Sr.) was in the end zone, and the East owned a 10-0 halftime lead.


Brady Stover of Southern Guilford, a Lenior-Rhyne signee, suffered what appeared to be a torn lateral collateral ligament when his left knee got caught under him on the game’s first punt. He left that game and did not return.


Tight end Cullen Ashley of Ashe County, defensive back Dylan Dula of Wilkes Central, offensive lineman Jonathan Minton of Hibriten and running back Tanner Starnes of Alexander Central played for the West. Keith Phillips of Ashe County and former Wilkes Central coach Jeremy Funderburk were assistant coaches for the West.


Dula and Minton both started Wednesday night's game. Dula finished with two tackles. Diquon Cox of Richmond Sr., who ran for 82 yards on 15 carries was named the Most Valuable Player on Offense; outside linebacker Demetri Sheridan of Lumberton, who had ten tackles, inlcuding seven solo stops, was the Defensive MVP.


The West leads the all-time series, 38-26-2.



Box Score (Final)

West All-Stars vs East All-Stars

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score

----------------- -- -- -- -- -----

West All-Stars...... 0 0 0 10 - 10

East All-Stars...... 0 10 0 0 - 10



Scoring Summary:

2nd 07:14 EAST - Nick Christiansen 31 yd field goal, 9-53 4:29, WEST 0 - EAST 3

07:03 EAST - Diquon Cox 4 yd run (Nick Christiansen kick), 1-4 0:04, WEST 0 - EAST 10

4th 04:02 WEST - Kenneth Purvis 5 yd run (Luke Hayek kick), 10-64 5:08, WEST 7 - EAST 10

00:00 WEST - Luke Hayek 31 yd field goal, 6-66 0:49, WEST 10 - EAST 10



FIRST DOWNS................... 14 10

RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............ 36-87 39-142

PASSING YDS (NET)............. 96 25

Passes Att-Comp-Int........... 18-7-1 1-1-0

TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS..... 54-183 40-167

Fumble Returns-Yards.......... 0-0 0-0

Punt Returns-Yards............ 1-4 3-3

Kickoff Returns-Yards......... 1-3 0-0

Interception Returns-Yards.... 0-0 1-0

Punts (Number-Avg)............ 5-39.4 5-35.4

Fumbles-Lost.................. 3-1 0-0

Penalties-Yards............... 3-35 9-66

Possession Time............... 24:35 23:25

Third-Down Conversions........ 5 of 13 2 of 9

Fourth-Down Conversions....... 2 of 3 0 of 1

Red-Zone Scores-Chances....... 2-2 2-3

Sacks By: Number-Yards........ 1-5 1-17



West All-Stars-Kenneth Purvis 10-70; Logan Bradley 7-27; Tyler Bray

13-26; McKinley Brown 4-minus 13; TEAM 2-minus 23.


East All-Stars-Diquon Cox 15-82; Marcelius Sutton 13-40; Laron Gilchrist 4-14; Radja Bobbitt 4-8;

Christian Pleasant 1-2; Dijon Kenan 1-1; Deon Lavender 1-minus 5.



West All-Stars-Logan Bradley 7-14-0-96; McKinley Brown 0-4-1-0.


East All-Stars-Deon Lavender 1-1-0-25.



West All-Stars-Raquan Jones 3-23; Hunter Wike 2-41; Tyler Bray 2-32.


East All-Stars-Troy Cain 1-25.



West All-Stars-None.


East All-Stars-Malik Williams 1-0.



West All-Stars-TEAM 2-0; Phil Taylor 1-1.

East All-Stars-None.



2014 N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game

Diquon Cox (Richmond Sr. HS) of the East was named the game's Offensive MVP.


Demetri Sheridan (Lumberton HS) of the East was named the game's Defensive MVP.



West All-Stars-Albert McLean 1-0.


East All-Stars-Christian Pleasant 1-0.



West All-Stars-Xavier Robinson 5-4; Johnny Delahoussaey 3-6;

SaDarius Byers 3-4; Quintin Brinkley 3-3; Albert McLean 3-2; Kyrell Williamson

3-1; Jack Nimmons 0-4; Logan Morgan 2-1; TJ Harris 2-1; Chris Ripberger 0-3;

Dylan Dula 1-1; Phil Taylor 1-0; Jordan Strickland 0-1; Jalyn Folston 0-1.


East All-Stars-Demetri Sheridan 7-3; Matt Powell 3-4; Dijon Kenan 4-1; Jamaal Darden

2-3; Elijah Bulger 3-0; Willie McDonald 2-1; Tasheem Tyson 2-0; Christian

Pleasant 2-0; Christopher Alston 1-1; Tyler Williams 1-0; Dakwon Foreman 1-0;

Diquon Cox 1-0; Blake Greene 1-0; David Onyiego 0-1; Marcelius Sutton 0-1;

Travonte Class 0-1.