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South Defeats North in 37th Annual Phil Simms North-South All Star Football Game

Former New York Giants QB and Super Bowl XXI MVP Phil Simms held his annual North-South All Star Football Game on Monday night at Kean University in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The game pitched the best players from North Jersey against the best players from South Jersey.

The game began as a defensive battle, as both teams could not get the running game going. The kicker for South had the first chance to put points on the board, but his 33-yard field goal hooked wide right, keeping the game scoreless. He did, however, nail a 45-yard field goal to end the first quarter with a 3-0 South lead. At halftime, the North led the South 7-6.

The South came back strong on the first play of the second half, returning the second half opening kickoff for a touchdown to retake the lead, 13-7. The North responded with a shovel pass that turned out to be a long touchdown pass to give the North the 14-13 lead. Unfortunately, the South scored the next 10 points, and intercepted a pass as the North were driving to what most expected to be a 23-14 South win. Unfortunately, the South QB was sacked and fumbled three plays later. The fumble was recovered by the North. They scored to make the South lead cut to 23-21 with 3:45 left.

The North had a chance to drive down the field to score and win the game, but with no timeouts and only seconds left, the South defense recorded a sack to end the game at 23-21. Each team earned an offensive and defensive MVP.

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