Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Bolles Receiver Terry, Episcopal's Brunell Shine; Terry Was MVP, with 4 Catches, 2 Scores; Brunell Had 2 TD Passes

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Bolles Receiver Terry, Episcopal's Brunell Shine; Terry Was MVP, with 4 Catches, 2 Scores; Brunell Had 2 TD Passes

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Byline: Clayton Freeman

One familiar name from Northeast Florida football and one fast-rising new one combined to put a home team back in rare territory - the win column - at EverBank Field.

Bolles receiver Amari Terry scored two long touchdowns and Joseph Brunell ended his high school career on the same field where father Mark Brunell achieved NFL fame, helping the Grey squad to a 27-7 victory in Saturday's Blue-Grey All-American Bowl.

Episcopal senior Brunell, who completed 8 of 10 passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns, savored the chance to make his own memories on special soil.

"I was pretty young when my dad played here, so I don't remember too much," Brunell said.

"But I come every Sunday and watch the Jags play, and just to be here to wrap up my high school career, it couldn't have gone better."

With a quarterback named Brunell firing touchdown passes on the EverBank Field turf and former Jaguars quarterback Quinn Gray calling the shots as the Grey team's head coach, it seemed for a day that a time warp had opened to the NFL team's past.

For the second straight year, a Bolles player tallied the first score. Last year, it was former Bulldog Will Mitchell returning the opening kickoff all the way.

This time, it was Terry taking a batted ball 52 yards to the end zone on Grey's first possession.

The pass might have been intended for a different receiver, but when Grey starting quarterback Connor Curry's pass ricocheted off two pairs of hands, Terry was in the perfect place at the perfect time to snag the loose ball and dash for the touchdown.

"Being here local with him and knowing exactly what he can do, we knew we had to put the ball in his hands a few times," Gray said.

Terry finished the game the same way he started it, linking up with another Jacksonville star to put an exclamation mark on the afternoon.

Trinity Christian running back Rasheed Martin took a pitch right, then fired a halfback option pass to Terry in stride for a clinching 68-yard touchdown. …

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