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  • Three Grizzlies, coach Hall headed to Les Schwab Bowl

    White, Montgomery, Hedges added to South roster
  • Ashland High will be well represented in the 67th-annual Les Schwab Bowl.
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  • Ashland High will be well represented in the 67th-annual Les Schwab Bowl.
    Grizzly quarterback Danial White, linebacker Mason Montgomery and kicker Matt Hedges were selected to play for the South team in the all-seniors 6A/5A all-star game, while AHS head coach Charlie Hall will be on hand as an assistant coach for the South.
    The game will be played June 21 at Hillsboro Stadium.
    White completed 58 percent of his passes for 2,042 yards and 25 touchdowns and also rushed for 647 yards and 11 more TDs as a senior. White, who guided the Grizzlies to two Pacific Rim Bowl victories in his three seasons as Ashland's starting QB, will share signal-calling duties in the Les Schwab Bowl with Gabe Gubrub of McMinnville and Tanner Sanders of Crescent Valley.
    Montgomery led the Grizzlies in tackles (117) for the fourth year in a row and also had three and a half sacks, two fumble recoveries and an interception. Montgomery also recently became a state champion wrestler, claiming the 220-pound Class 5A state title Saturday in Portland.
    Hedges did not attempt many field goals for the high-scoring Grizzlies — he nailed 2 of 5 — but his strong leg was an asset on kickoffs as he routinely booted the ball into the end zone for an automatic touchback.
    Hall, who guided the Grizzlies to their first semifinal appearance since 1998, will be one of five assistant coaches for the South, which will be led by Silverton's head coach John Mannion.
    The South team will include several other Rogue Valley players. They are: North Medford lineman Hunter Hermansen; South Medford linebacker Anthony Gomez; Crater receiver Kory Bennett; North Medford receiver Eugene Ellis; and Eagle Point tight end Peyton Dole.
    Tickets for the game, which has been played every year since 1948, will go on sale April 1. Reserved tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. General admission is $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.
    White, Montgomery and Hedges each earned Midwestern League all-star honors as well as Class 5A all-state nods.
    The South had won three of the previous four Les Schwab Bowls prior to last year, when the North squad held off two South drives in the fourth quarter to win 21-14.
    The North leads the all-time series 32-30, with four ties.
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