For those present, many of whom reside in and around Medford, Oregon, it was a long-awaited collision course of seemingly Homeric proportions, as the Black Tornado football team of North Medford High School faced off against their South Medford High School counterparts, the Panthers, at Spiegelberg Stadium, on the evening of Friday, October 24, 2014, in the 29th annual occurrence of an event known as the “Black and Blue Bowl.”
Both teams’ quarterbacks had excellent nights, as the Panthers’ had 216 yards and three touchdown passes, while the Black Tornado hit on 22 of 30 for 362 yards and four touchdown passes. For nearly one half, South Medford made quite a game of it, and took a pass and scored, the game became 21-14, the outcome was still up in the air. But North Medford then struck for two crushing blows, first taking the kickoff back 70 yards for a touchdown, and less than a minute later, the Black Tornado was in the end zone again when they caught a 48-yard pass from quarterback Fowler. North Medford scored the only touchdown of the third quarter, this time on a 22-yard strike from Fowler, and the game’s momentum was squarely with North Medford, who won its second game in a row. North Medford was expected to win the game over South Medford, and they did as the game came to a close 49-22, final score– North Medford.
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- South Medford vs. North Medford – 2014