MEDFORD—After a three-touchdown, 224-yard performance that earned him MVP honors in the 2019 Les Schwab Bowl, Eagle Point’s Noah Page joined NewsWatch 12’s Jake Garcia.
Below is the Q&A from the interview.
JAKE: How does it feel, not only to go off in the way that you did and win it for Team South, but to do so against such high caliber competition?
NOAH: Coming from southern Oregon, it's small, especially going up against Portland schools with all the bigger guys. We can ball down here too. It felt really good going up there showing what we can do down here and showing what I can do. I felt like I was kind of overlooked from a few colleges. It just felt really good.
Q: Well every year there's the geography battle. That means southern Oregon against schools up in the Portland area, but this year there was also a clear 6A versus 5A plot, how much pride are you taking not only in winning this game for southern Oregon, but doing so with 20 5A players in comparison to only two that Team North had?
A: It feels really good because a lot of 5A schools are overlooked, slept on because we're 5A, not 6A. People say it all over the state: 6A football is way more competitive than 5A football, which is true in the regular season. But when you take those individual athletes from each classification, they all can ball. It's crazy how much talent 5A has, it's crazy how much talent 6A has and when you put them together to play each other, you never know what's going to happen.