ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Sean Covington kicked three field goals and Josh McNeil caught a touchdown pass to help Team Highlight beat Team Nitro 16-3 on Friday in the Under Armour All-America Game.
McNeil, a tight end from Durham N.C., caught a 6-yard scoring pass from Salt Lake City quarterback Cooper Bateman early in the second quarter to give Highlight a 10-0 lead. Bateman and McNeil both committed to Alabama at one point, but McNeil is currently favoring LSU.
Harker Heights’ Darius James played most of the game at left tackle for Team Highlight, where he was often matched up against ESPN’s No. 2-rated defensive end and Auburn commit Carl Lawson, of Auburn, Ala.
Team Nitro cut it to 10-3 on Ryan Santoso’ s 44-yard field goal, but the 270-pound kicker who is committed to Minnesota missed two other field goals.
Covington, a UCLA commit out of St. Petersburg, kicked field goals of 31, 30 and 25 yards and also averaged 40.8 yards on eight punts.