North Carolina handled South Carolina in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas all-star football game Saturday at Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg, the Tarheels prevailing 55-24.
Three Rock Hill high school football standouts played Saturday, while a fourth player selected from York County, York Cougars senior Tahj Reid-Stanley, had to withdraw earlier in the week because of injury. Here’s how the three that played fared:
Derion Kendrick, South Pointe – Kendrick represented South Carolina as a team captain and finished with 105 yards and a touchdown on eight touches. He had three catches for 60 yards and ran the ball five times for 45 yards.
Kendrick caught a pass in a soft spot in the Tarheels defense early in the second half and raced toward the end zone for a 52-yard touchdown, his high-stepping celebration beginning around the 15-yard line.
Eli Adams, South Pointe – Adams made four tackles, with two solo efforts.
K.D. Canaty, Northwestern - Canaty didn’t start but alternated series at offensive tackle.