Thompson captains North defense at Shrine Bowl
SH graduate helps his team win all-star game, 52-24
CEDAR FALLS — Trevor Thompson was able to put his South Hamilton football helmet on one final time inside the UNI-Dome Saturday night, as he helped the North team earn a victory at the Shrine Bowl.
The annual all-star game that features the top senior football players in the state went to the North, 52-24, over the South.
Thompson, a Class 2A all-state linebacker who will continue his football career at Upper Iowa University in the fall, was named the defensive captain of the North team on Friday. OA-BCIG graduate and future Iowa Hawkeye Cooper DeJean was the offensive captain, and he put on a show to help his team win. DeJean led the North to five touchdowns and tossed three TD passes in the second half.
Thompson was a leader on both sides of the ball for South Hamilton last fall, as he helped to lead the Hawks to an unbeaten regular season and 8-1 overall record.
At running back, Thompson rushed for 1,326 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior. He averaged 6.9 yards per carry.
On the defensive side of the ball, Thompson collected a team-high 55 tackles, including 33 solo stops and five tackles for loss.