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Black, Mayner Play in East Coast Bowl 27-0 Victory

PETERSBURG, VA. - Two seniors from Saginaw Valley’s football team represented the Cardinals in the eighth annual East Coast Bowl in Petersburg, Va. Offensive center, Desi Mayner (Gaines, Mich. / Linden HS) and defensive back, Matt Black (Toronto, Ont. / Northern SS) both played for the South team, helping to defeat the North, 27-0; the first shutout in the history of the East Coast Bowl.

Mayner played every snap at the center for the South, a team that rushed for just over 100 yards and threw for over 200. He was the only true center selected to play for either team.

Black played half of the games snaps at defensive back. He was also played in nickel situation and all special teams for the South. Black had five tackles, one interception and 13 interception return yards.

Both players are awaiting word on being selected to play in the 2008 Cactus Bowl.