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ASA wins Valley of the Sun Bowl

MESA, Arizona Stone Labanowitz and Jakai Gill connected on a 35-yard touchdown pass with 5:15 to play to lift No. 16 ASA to a 28-23 win over Mesa Community College Saturday in the Valley of the Sun Bowl.

The win was the sixth straight for the Avengers, who close the season 9-1 The victory was ASA's second bowl win as the Avengers won the 2013 Carrier Dome Bowl, 23-3 over the College of DuPage.

NEFC Offensive Player of the Year Stone Labanowitz completed 20 of 25 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns. Edward Morgan caught five passes for 47 yards and added a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Gill and Angel Suarez each caught five passes.

The Avengers also ran for 200 yards. Alex Brink led the way with 56 rushing yards while Labanowitz added 47 rushing yards.

Morgan was named the offensive most valuable player while Brian Campbell was named the defensive MVP.