Finally, at long last, after years and years worth of failed attempts, NFL veteran George Teague defeated fellow one-time professional Mark McMillian.
Player, now turned coach, Teague helped to guide East over West, 28-17, in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium on Jan. 22.
Kansas commit Billy Maples led a rally for the East with two touchdown passes, in the fourth quarter no less, a 13-yarder and 20-yarder to seal the deal.
In the Class of 2018, Maples was named Offensive MVP after securing the win for Teague against the McMillian-coached West, five-time defending champions.
Virginia Tech commit Quincy Patterson kept the East close throughout. He finished 10-of-15 for 179 yards. On the ground, he gained 57 yards on six carries.
UTEP commit Brayden Hawkins opened eyes for the East and had help up front from Kentucky commit Matthew Napier and Eastern Michigan commit Brian Dooley.
Delaware State commit Rodney Hudson and Ohio Valley Conference target Bryce French made things happen on the offensive side of the ball for the East.
Texas Southern commit Drake Centers, Big Ten Conference target Jarrett Horst and Mountain West Conference target Daylen Foster of the East also did well.
On the other side of the ball, Louisiana-Monroe commit Colby Suits held his own for the West. When all was said and done, he finished 14-of-22 with 175 yards.
Houston commit Jack Freeman, UTSA commit Spencer Burford and Big 12 Conference target Cooper Smith were difficult to deal in the trenches with for the West.
Butler commit Marcell Ellis had two interceptions for the East and was named Defensive MVP. North Dakota State commit Jayden Price had a pick, as well.
Central Michigan commit Tico Brown and Army commit Wilson Catoe turned heads for the East, as did Big Sky Conference targets Matt Vela and Jose Caro for the West.
Injured, but still attendance for the West were Arkansas commit John Stephen Jones, Colorado commit Josh Jynes and New Mexico commit Keshawn Banks.