Chester's C.C. Whitlock and Lewisville's Dion Foster were among the 44 players chosen to represent South Carolina in the 71st annual Shrine Bowl All-Star Football Game at 1 p.m. Dec. 15 at Spartanburg's Gibbs Stadium.
Whitlock is being recruited as an athlete by Division I schools throughout the Southeast. He plays quarterback, running back, wide receiver and defensive back. Whitlock is close to finalizing his five visits and recently said there is no favorite school at this time.
Foster plays defensive end and is going to the game with his coach, Floyd Drum, an assistant for South Carolina's team. Foster is weighing his college options.
The game pits South Carolina's best against the best from North Carolina. South Carolina leads the series 38-27-4, but North Carolina has won four of the last five, including 23-16 last year.
Notable players on South Carolina's roster who have committed to colleges are: Summerville wide receiver A.J. Green (Georgia); Summerville quarterback Reid McCollum (South Carolina); Bamberg-Ehrhardt defensive lineman DaQuan Bowers (Clemson); Blythewood wide receiver Marquan Jones (Clemson); Newberry defensive lineman Kenny Davis (USC); Aynor offensive lineman T.J. Johnson (USC) and Hanahan wide receiver Branden Ford (Clemson).
The coaches are Sam Story of Walter Williams (N.C.) High School and David Farnham of Blue Ridge.
General admission tickets will be available at all Bi-Lo stores in North and South Carolina beginning Nov. 1. Advance tickets are also available at the Shrine Bowl office for $20 (reserve section) and $10 (general admission). Game day tickets are $25 (reserve section) and $15 (general admission). Call 1-800-648-2695 or visit shrine-bowl.com to order.
• What: 71st Shrine Bowl All-Star Football Game
• When: 1 p.m., Dec. 15
• Where: Gibbs Stadium, Spartanburg
• Tickets: Advance tickets are also available at the Shrine Bowl office for $20 (reserve section) and $10 (general admission). Game day tickets are $25 (reserve section) and $15 (general admission). Call 1-800-648-2695 or visit shrine-bowl.com to order