Interceptions doom East in Shrine game

BAKER CITY — Rogue River's Christian Reyes connected with Stayton's Coby Proctor for a 30-yard halfback touchdown pass in the first quarter of the 59th annual East-West Shrine all-star football game, providing one of the East's highlights in a 20-6 loss to the West on Saturday.

After trailing 6-0 at halftime, the West converted three second-half interceptions into scores to rally for the victory at Bulldog Memorial Stadium.

Reyes' pass came about five minutes into the game after the West turned the ball over on downs at its 40-yard line.

It was all West in the second half.

The East's Jesse Brown was picked off by Bryan Sabien, who returned the ball to the East 4 and set up Brycen Stutzman's touchdown run in the third quarter. That gave the West a 7-6 lead.

After exchanging punts, Illinois Valley quarterback Roger Hults, playing for the East, threw a pass that was intercepted by Kenna Cumberland. Cumberland returned the ball 14 yards for the West's second score.

The West capped its scoring when Brock Ingram connected with Brent Whipple on a lob pass over the middle, resulting in a 35-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. The play was set up when Jordan Reeher picked off a Brown pass and returned it to the East 42.

Phoenix's Austin Toney also played in the game for the East.

The East leads the overall series 29-27-3. The Shrine contest has raised nearly $3 million for Shriners Hospitals for Children in its 59 years.

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