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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Dorsey's Mickens named MVP in Phoenix

By Blair Angulo

Los Angeles Dorsey athlete Jaydon Mickens was named the most valuable player of the inaugural U.S. Marine Corps Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl on Tuesday night. Mickens led the West squad to a 17-14 win against the East at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz.

Mickens had some company from local standouts. The south Los Angeles County region had four other representatives in the all-star game: linebacker Jeremiah Allison (Dorsey), receivers Malik Gilmore (Lakewood) and Bryce Treggs (St. John Bosco), and punter Conrad Ukropina (Loyola).

Mickens caught the game-tying touchdown in the first half and also added an electrifying 33-yard run. The former USC commit was explosive as kick returner, too.

Treggs, a Cal commit, and Gilmore, an Oregon State commit, had a pair of catches for the East team. Treggs added a 37-yard kickoff return to set up his team near midfield with less than five minutes left but the West came up with a game-clinching turnover.

Ukropina, a Stanford commit, had a 64-yard punt.

Blair Angulo covers preps for ESPN Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter.