TAMPA — Durant's Nick Fabrizio threw for a touchdown and ran for two to lead the East squad to a 26-13 victory in the Hillsborough County All-Star Game Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium.
Fabrizio, who was named the East's MVP, had to lead a comeback.
The West scored on the first play of the game when Greg Windham hit King teammate Chris Murray for an 80-yard touchdown that started with a flea-flicker involving Carrollwood Day's Duece Gruden.
Murray, who had several key catches en route to being named the West MVP, caught the pass 20 yards downfield and sprinted down the sideline for the touchdown.
The East quickly responded, Fabrizio throwing a 21-yard touchdown to Spoto's Geronimo Allison. A missed extra point and an ensuing 48-yard field goal by Chamberlain's Neil Macinnes gave the West a 10-6 halftime lead.
But Fabrizio made more plays during the second half, capping one drive with a 2-yard touchdown run and leading another drive that ended with a 5-yard scoring dash by Wharton's Darius Page.
The West struggled offensively in the second half as the East defense clamped down.
Consecutive drives ended with a fumble and sack.
Meanwhile, Fabrizio capped his evening with a 19-yard touchdown run during the fourth.
"I just wanted to come out and be with my teammates and have some fun," said Fabrizio, who led Durant to a district crown and playoff appearance this season.
"It was great. We came out and played hard, and I just enjoyed my last high school football game."