Local notebook: Seven area kids headed to North-South football game

bmccormick@heraldonline.comOctober 30, 2013 

Seven Herald-area players were named to the 2013 Touchstone Energy Cooperative Bowl, a.k.a. the North-South football game, on Wednesday morning. The North squad will include Northwestern’s Jaquavious Mackey and Raydon McCloud, York’s Ryan Moore, Indian Land’s Manny McCord, South Pointe’s Josh Massey and Anthony Johnson and Nation Ford’s Riley Hilton when they face the South squad at noon on Dec. 14 at Doug Shaw Stadium in Myrtle Beach.

“One of our top priorities in the selection process is ensuring every region of South Carolina is represented in this game,” said Palmetto State coaching legend Shell Dula, who is also the executive director of the South Carolina Athletics Coaches Association. “We’ve always maintained the philosophy that this event represents the entire state, and I believe the diverse group of players who were selected reflects that goal.”

Dorman coach Dave Gutshall will coach the North squad in the 66th version of the all-star game, and will be pleased with his options at running back with Moore and Gaffney’s Hyleck Foster, both of whom many thought were Shrine Bowl snubs, as well as Greer’s Quez Nesbitt and Boiling Springs back Tre-Shaun Sanderlin, who will be familiar to many local fans. Gutshall’s receiving group will have a distinctly local flavor with Hilton, Johnson and McCord. Hilton and Johnson are among the area’s leaders in receiving yards and touchdowns, while McCord, playing both ways for a 1-7 Indian Land squad, will benefit from the exposure of the all-star game.

South Pointe linebacker Massey will also benefit from the exposure. He’s got a number of offers from FCS schools, but none from the bigger FBS schools yet, despite a very productive senior season. Other notables in the North squad include Byrnes quarterback Shuler Bentley, Union County receiver T.J. Foster and Carolina Academy’s Zykiesis Cannon, all Division I recruits.

The group will report to Myrtle Beach on Sunday, Dec. 8 for two-a-day practices up until the game.

“It’s a busy week for the coaches and players,” said the game’s co-director, Keith Richardson. “But we strive to make this a memorable event for the athletes. This is their opportunity to showcase their skills and gain recognition for their hard work and dedication.”

Advance tickets for the game can be purchased online at https://touchstonebowlgame.eventbrite.com/, or the day of the game for $20. South Carolina’s Mr. Football award will be doled out at halftime; the four finalists include Northwestern’s Mason Rudolph.

See the full North-South rosters below:

Five questions with Nation Ford’s Tevin Ramirez

Tevin, it’s Halloween. So what are your thoughts, opinions on Halloween?

My thoughts on Halloween? I guess, just to have fun. Kids are wondering around in the neighborhood, having fun, getting candy. That’s really good for me, so...

It’s a plus?


Do you dress up?

Well, yeah, back then. But I don’t know about this year. Who knows. I may or may not. It could happen.

So the candy still has the attraction but no so much the dressing up?

Yes, the candy.

What’s the best thing you’ve ever received at a house, even when you were little? Like, best candy?

Oh definitely Reese’s Cups. That’s me, that’s all me. That’s the only thing I eat out of the rest of the candy. I give the rest to my brothers or my friends. It’s just my habit. I don’t want nothing else; just peanut butter and chocolate.

What’s the worst thing you’ve gotten on Halloween? Did you have a dentist in your neighborhood when you were growing up?

No, definitely I keep away from the dentists.

Are you at the age where you’re maybe jumping little kids and stealing their candy?

Oh no, no. I’m a good person. I don’t do all that. I always fantasize I’m gonna do it, like ‘oh, I’m gonna snatch my little brother’s candy,’ but that’s not me.

Jibrille Fewell part of Defensive Player of the Week award

Former South Pointe Stallion defensive lineman Jibrille Fewell was part of a group award that went to Liberty University’s defensive line after an excellent performance in a 24-0 win over Gardner-Webb. Liberty’s defensive front made 12.5 tackles-for-loss in the game, while holding the Runnin’ Bulldogs to just 30 yards on 29 carries.

Fewell, in his first year playing for the Flames, made five tackles, including two for a loss, forced a fumble, recorded a sack and also broke up a pass. Fewell has 25 tackles on the season for Turner Gill’s 4-4 team.

North squad

Head Coach: David Gutshall, Dorman

Assistants: Jerry Jackson, C.A. Johnson; Phil Magdic, Greenville; Michael Mayer, Indian Land; Scott McLeod, Chapin;John Mooreland, York; Scout Tommy Bobo, Dorman Trainers: Scott Ganucheau, Silver Bluff, Student Trainer Daniel Hevelow, York

2Dre MasseyQB6’0175Mauldin
3Jaquavious MackeyDB5’10165Northwestern
4 T. J. FosterWR6’2175Union Co.
5Hyleck FosterRB6’0190Gaffney
6Quan WhiteWR6’1185Christ Church
8Jalen WilliamsLB5’11220Blythewood
9Compton WalkerDB6’0185Fairfield Central
10Daryl ShamleeDB6’1170Ridge View
11Eric CheekDB6’2180Dixie
12Mason SandersWR6’6210Boiling Springs
14Tyreik LylesDB6’0190Byrnes
15TraviousWigfallDB6’0185Ridge Spring Monetta
17Shuler BentleyQB6’0190Byrnes
20Tyriek BellDB6’1195Westwood
21Quez NesbittRB5’7160Greer
22Ryan MooreRB5’11205York
23Manny McCordWR5’10170Indian Land
24Zykiesis CannonDB6’1185Carolina
32Carter WhiteDB6’2175Chapin
36Aaron PeakDB5’10185Blythewood
38Tre’shaun SanderlinRB5’10190Boiling Springs
50Eric BoggsLB6’2230Belton-Honea Path
51Jordan HawthorneDL6’0245Greenville
52Cameron SteppOL6’4260Chesnee
53Raydonn McCloudOL6’4320Northwestern
54Mauric JamesOL6’3275Camden
56Josh HarlanLB6’0190Spring Valley
59Josh MasseyLB5’11185South Pointe
62Rolland NallOL6’5275Greer
63David McDarisOL6’3255Mauldin
64Harrison TerryOL6’1270Ridge View
67Caleb BrannonOL6’0290Dorman
72Zaavier Blyther-WrightOL6’4270Richland Northeast
74Ian FabianOL6’4280Hillcrest
76Isaiah CullumDL6’6270Batesburg Leesville
78Cedric HerrinDL6’1335Saluda
80Jon Croft HollingsworthK5’10155Greenwood
81Anthony JohnsonWR6’3170South Pointe
82Michael KnoxWR6’3195C.A. Johnson
84Riley HiltonTE6’3220Nation Ford
88Jonathon JacksonDL6’1200Dorman
92Joseph AdairDL6’3220Laurens
98Tyrell FlemingDL6’2225Daniel
99Michael PeppersLB6’1230Daniel

South squad

Head Coach: Barry Harley, Gilbert

Assistants: Kevin Crosby, Bamberg Ehrhardt; Steve Hall, Conway; Daryl King, Lake View; Carlisle Koonts, Hartsvile; Jimmy Noonan, Wando, Scout Eddie Corley, Gilbert Trainers: Byron Millwood, Gilbert, Student Trainer Kathryn Chapman, Myrtle Beach

2Ikeem ColesWR5’9168Conway
3Trevor PedersenWR5’8165Wando
4Omar McRaeDB5’9175Goose Creek
5Bobby RuffDB6’2180West Ashley
6Anthony BlueDB5’10175Dillon
9Travis LoadholtDB6’1195Swansea
10Jauveer HammondsDB5’7170Strom Thurmond
11Will HunterQB6’2190Lexington
12Mitch SpiresQB6’1185Gilbert
15Dramel ColemanDB6’0190Aiken
17David KennedyP/K5’11175Summerville
20Tresvon CoakleyRB6’2215St. Johns
21Erick WrightDB6’0163Sumter
23Dontez RogersDB6’0185Hartsville
24Jordan WardLB6’0210Georgetown
32Oceanez FluittWR6’2200C E Murray
36Jourdan JohnsonRB6’1218Stratford
38Khalil LewisRB5’11190Hilton Head Island
50Kenyatta DunbarLB6’0185Strom Thurmond
51Quavon BellamyLB5’9230Loris
52Will HolbrookLB6’0210South Aiken
53Daryus GillispieDL6’0185Marlboro County
54Cecil SmithLB6’2221Stratford
56Ronheen BinghamDL6’2198Marlboro County
58Anderson OwensDL6’1275Lake Marion
59Laquan HaiglerLB6’0190Hartsville
60Devin JohnsonOL6’1260Swansea
62Gage SmithOL6’3288Gilbert
63Gyasi Jibri YeldellOL6’2245Silver Bluff
64Maurice WilliamsOL6’3280North Augusta
67Christian TaylorOL6’5340White Knoll
70Arkerlious WilliamsDL6’2190Johnsonville
72Tyrae SimmonsOL6’4265Ridgeland Hardeeville
74Kentrell SeabrookDL6’2250Beaufort
76Brett TothOL6’7275West Ashley
78Josh HutchinsonOL6’7175Dutch Fork
80Corey RawlingsWR6’1180Fort Dorchester
81Jordan BarnesWR6’2184Goose Creek
82Stephen BaggettTE6’5225Beaufort
84Sean SmithTE6’6225Summerville
88Terrell GreenWR6’6193Hanahan
92Mike TaylorDL6’2240Allendale Fairfax
98Lavares SingletonDL5’10260Bamberg Ehrhardt
99Omar StaleyDL6’4250Dutch Fork

Bret McCormick •  803-329-4032; Twitter: @BretJust1T

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