High School Football

5 locals picked for Shrine Bowl

The rosters for the 74th Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas was announced Thursday, and five local stars made the 44-player South Carolina team.

The 2010 games returns to Wofford College's Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg, where it has been played since moving from Rock Hill after the 2004 game. It will be played Dec. 18, with a 1 p.m. kickoff.

Northwestern's Justin Worley, who is rewriting the state record book for single season and career passing statistics was chosen at quarterback, as was Myrtle Beach standout Everett Golson.

Worley has committed to Tennessee, Golson to North Carolina.

South Pointe defense end Jadeveon Clowney, recognized by most recruiting sites as the top player in the nation and his teammate at the other end, Gerald Dixon, made the squad.

And in what is thought to be a first, Northwestern defensive lineman Gerald Dixon, half brother to South Pointe's Dixon, also was named to the team. Even if brothers have played together the same year, never have two with the same name played together.

The Dixons are being heavily recruited by several Division I schools. Their father, Gerald Dixon Sr., played at Rock Hill High School and after a standout career at South Carolina, spent 10 seasons in the NFL with Cleveland, Cincinnati and San Diego.

The fifth player is Chester running back/defensive back Julius Pendergrass, who has an offer from Kentucky. According to his coach, Anthony Sterling, Pendergrass has been showing interest in East Carolina in recent weeks. He is being recruited as a running back.

South Pointe coach Bobby Carroll, whose Stallions are ranked No. 1 in Class AAA, played at York and was on South Carolina's 1979 Shrine Bowl team. He was an offensive lineman.

"There no doubt that playing in the game is a big honor, and it's for a good cause; helping raise money for the Shiners' Hospitals for burned and crippled kids,'' he said. "I told our kids they should be proud because there are so many good players who don't get picked. We could of had a couple more, but the coaches can only take two players per team.

"It's an honor they will always remember, but we have to concentrate on the playoffs. We, as coaches, stress that accolades and stats don't matter at this points, that what does in the state championship. It doesn't matter to Clowney if he has 100 sacks. His main goal is to win the championship.''

North Carolina's all-stars won 24-14 last year. South Carolina holds a 40-29-4 lead in the series.

General admission tickets will be available at all Bi-Lo stores in the Carolinas and at the Shrine Bowl office for $10 each. Reserve tickets are $20. Tickets the day of the game are $25 for reserved and $15 general admission.

You can also call 1-800-648-2695 or go online at www.shrine-bowl.com to order tickets.

South Carolina Shrine Bowl roster

Player

Pos.

Hgt.

Wgt.

School

Jarell Adams

TE

6-6

220

Scott's Branch

Christopher Alston

WR

5-11

175

Fairfield Central

Shaq Anthony

OL

6-5

272

Wren

Quinn Backus

LB

5-11

210

Greenwood

Casey Baldwin

OL

6-3

273

Seneca

Octavius Brown

DL

6-8

275

Strom Thurmond

DeEdward Burris

ATH

6-0

180

Gaffney

Calvin Caldwell

DB

5-10

180

J.L. Mann

Shon Carson

RB

5-9

200

Lake City

Jadeveon Clowney

DL

6-6

250

South Pointe

Mariel Cooper

DB

5-11

175

Sumter

Ralph Cooper Jr.

LB

6-1

224

Fairfield Central

Shaquille Counts

OL

6-2

275

Irmo

Gerald Dixon

DL

6-4

280

Northwestern

Gerald Dixon

DL

6-4

266

South Pointe

Phillip Dukes

DL

6-3

285

Manning

David Frazier

WR

6-0

176

Irmo

Alex Glover

TE

6-3

225

Wando

Everett Golson

QB

6-1

185

Myrtle Beach

Stephen Grommer

OL

6-4

287

Spartanburg

Chase Hames

DB

5-9

170

Blacksburg

Jairon Harrison

OL

6-3

298

James Island

De-Angelo Henderson

RB

5-9

183

Summerville

Adam Humphries

DB

6-0

180

Dorman

Coleman Hunter

OL

6-4

265

Lexington

Shamier Jeffery

WR

6-2

200

Calhoun County

Alwonta Jenkins

WR

6-0

200

Camden

Bill Johnson Jr.

WR

6-1

190

Woodruff

Pat Martin

DB

6-0

190

J.L. Mann

Ronnie Martin

DB

5-11

180

Spartanburg

Patrick McElveen

LB

6-0

205

Greenville

Daris Murry

DL

6-1

280

Greer

Ryan Norton

OL

6-4

270

Mauldin

Charone Peake

WR

6-3

195

Dorman

Julius Pendergrass

DB

5-11

175

Chester

Grayson Quick

K

5-8

180

Lugoff-Elgin

Brandon Shell

OL

6-7

290

Goose Creek

Carson Smith

LB

6-2

210

Mauldin

Dexter Staley

OLB

6-2

220

Williston-Elko

Donte Sumpter

WR

6-0

170

Myrtle Beach

Lateek Townsend

OLB

6-2

210

Marlboro Co.

LaQuavas Watt

DB

6-2

200

Abbeville

Darrius Williams

OLB

6-2

230

B.-Honea Path

Justin Worley

QB

6-5

210

Northwestern

North Carolina Shrine Bowl roster

Player

Pos.

Hgt.

Wgt.

School

Stephone Anthony

LB

6-3

220

Anson Senior

Jerrell Armstrong

DB

5-9

135

New Bern

Trever Austin

K

5-11

175

Crest

Damarcus Bell

DL

6-2

300

Dudley

Devonte Brown

DL

6-4

280

Jack Britt

Juston Burris

DB

6-2

185

Neeham Broughton

Zack Cole

DB

6-2

195

Patton

Channecy Concepcion

QB

5-9

160

Providence

Ben Councell

LB

6-5

225

A.C. Reynolds

Jamison Crowder

WR

5-11

170

Monroe

Robert Davis

LB

6-0

205

Thomasville

Eric Ebron

WR

6-5

230

Smith

Brandon Ellerbe

DB

6-1

200

Anson Senior

Adam Farley

OL

6-2

329

Charlotte Catholic

Devin Flowers

OL

6-3

295

Mallard Creek

Kris Frost

LB

6-3

215

Butler

Ethan Gardner

LB

6-0

215

Harnett Central

Monte Golden

OL

6-2

297

Northside

Octavius Harden

RB

5-9

168

Newton-Conover

Charles Holloway

OL

6-11

260

West Rowan

Calvin Hunter

DB

5-1

175

Zebulon Vance

Dylan Intemann

OL

6-5

295

Wake-Rolesville

Jarrod James

OL

6-4

270

Charles B. Aycock

Chase Kellum

WR

6-1

180

East Forsyth

Derrell Lamb

TE

6-6

265

Wallace-Rose Hill

Marcus Leak

WR

6-1

202

Parkwood

Laveadyea Lee

QB

6-2

200

Hillside

Eric Maclain

TE

6-5

245

Jack Britt

Aaron McFarland

DL

6-1

218

Southern Nash

Tremayne McNair

LB

6-2

215

White Oak

Nick Miles

DL

6-2

255

Eastern Alamance

Andre Montgomery

RB

5-10

219

Goldsboro

Domonique Noble

DB

6-2

185

West Rowan

Jeoffrey Pagan

DL

6-4

270

Asheville

Alex Pauley

LB

6-2

205

Northwest Guilford

Justus Pickett

RB

5-10

190

Ardrey Kell

Sherman Ragland

WR

6-1

185

Southern Durham

Sheldon Saddler

OL

6-1

265

A.L. Brown

Aaron Sigmon

LB

6-0

225

Forest Hills

L.J. Stroman

DB

5-10

167

Richmond Senior

Curtis Struyk

OL

6-2

280

West Carteret

Tyrone Thorpe

WR

6-0

185

Charles E. Jordan

Shawn Underwood

DL

6-3

315

Fuquay-Varina

Marquise Williams

QB

6-3

220

Mallard Creek

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