Prep football: Cottonwood's Cooper Bateman throws TD pass in Under Armour All-America game
Cottonwood High's Cooper Bateman threw a touchdown pass to help Team Highlight beat Team Nitro 16-3 on Friday in the Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Sean Covington kicked three field goals to help Team Highlight prevail.
Josh McNeil caught a 6-yard scoring pass from Bateman early in the second quarter to give Highlight a 10-0 lead.
Team Nitro cut it to 10-3 on Ryan Santoso's 44-yard field goal.
Tampa-area cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, headed to the University of Florida, was selected Team Highlight's MVP, and inside linebacker Reuben Foster was the MVP for Team Nitro.
Team Nitro rushed for minus-21 yards and threw four interceptions. Team Highlight avoided committing turnovers, but its quarterbacks combined to go 10 of 32 for 93 yards.
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