PHOENIX, Ariz. - In the inaugural Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, it was the East that jumped out to the first lead of the night, but the West won the game, 17-14.
Jaydon Mickens was named the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl's Most Valuable Player.
Minnesota-bound quarterback Phillip Nelson threw a 48-yard touchdown strike to Auburn wide receiver commitment JaQuay Williams to give the East a 7-0 lead to open scoring on the evening.
And that was the score as the first quarter came to a close.
It didn't take long for the West to answer back, however.
Lindquist stayed hot on his next possession, hitting local product, Saguaro athlete D.J. Foster for a 30-yard gain.
With 2:08 to go in the first half, the West led the East, 14-7.
Manning, who had a great week of practice leading up to Tuesday night's game, dusted himself off and set up the game-tying touchdown with his explosive return for the East on the West's ensuing kick-off.
At the halftime, the East and West were tied at 14.
After a scoreless third quarter, the West edged ahead again.
Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage kicker Marshall Morgan hit a 46-yard field goal with 5:30 remaining in the 4th quarter to give the West a 17-14 lead.
Greenberry returned the interception 37 yards to the East 36-yard line with 2:12 to play in the 4th quarter, sealing the victory of the West.
Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey wide receiver Jaydon Mickens was named the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl MVP.
"Clearly, it's not about me, it's about the team," said Mickens. "I wish they would give out a MVT; Most Valuable Team."