Matthews leads West to 27-20 win 

December, 30, 2011
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ATLANTA - The second annual Rising Seniors Junior Bowl game, which took place Friday at 7PM at Grady Stadium in Atlanta, pitted the top 90 junior prospects in Georgia against each other. It was the culmination of a week-long educational program founded by former NFL players Izell Reese and Joe Burns, designed to give football prospects a head start on life. The game was also aired live nationally on ESPN3.

The West won out 27-20 over the East Friday, with Newnan defensive back Tray Matthews making multiple key plays to help his squad win out. Matthews, currently committed to Georgia, is known for his big hits across the middle, but in this game he made his presence known on special teams as well.

With the game tied 14-14 in the second quarter, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound junior returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown to give his team the lead. Matthews made a big play again in the third quarter, blocking an extra point attempt that would have tied the game.
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