Thompson captains North defense at Shrine Bowl

SH graduate helps his team win all-star game, 52-24

South Hamilton’s Trevor Thompson (top) helps to make a tackle for the North squad during the Shrine Bowl on Saturday inside the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. The North knocked off the South team, 52-24. Newton Daily News photo/Troy Hyde

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.


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