If you are a football player at the SCADA North-South All-Star Football Game, then Wednesday night is for bowling.
After practice and supper at the Home Plate Grill, the teams went to a local alley and tried their skills at knocking down as many of the 10 pins as possible in two tries.
When asked who was the North's best bowler, South Pointe kicker Landon Ard said with authority that he was the second best and Northwestern wide receiver Robert Joseph was easily the best bowler among the team's 45 players.
"Robert's pretty good; beat all of us,'' Ard said. "He bowled really good and it was obvious he's done it before.
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"The South's best? I don't have any idea. They kept us on separate ends so it wouldn't get too competitive.''
Joseph's score? Was it 220, 190, 175 or maybe 150? How about 120. Ard rolled 110. They may have done it before -- but as bowlers, the North team has some pretty good football players.
BLISS: Another first this year at the game. The head athletic trainers for each team are married ... to each other.
Dutch Fork's Joe Harvley is the South's trainer. His wife, Anna, is the North's and works at Lugoff-Elgin. Both were at Lugoff-Elgin at the same time and were hired by then-principal Dee Christopher, Fort Mill's current principal.
"We met in college at Wingate and got married when we worked together at the University of Alabama at Birmingham before coming here,'' Anna said. "Joe was coaching at Lugoff-Elgin and went to Central in Pageland.
"He coached at Central but was also the trainer because they didn't have a spot in their budget for one. I stayed at Lugoff. Joe left Central this year to be the trainer at Dutch Fork. And we are enjoying this week, being here together even though he stays with his team and me with mine on opposite ends of Myrtle Beach.''
ATTENTION: Another first is believed to be happening this season with two "true'' quarterbacks from the school playing in the two all-star football games.
Everett Golson, who led Myrtle Beach to the Class AAA state championship with a win over South Pointe last Saturday, is a quarterback for South Carolina in next week's Shrine Bowl.
Golson was injured and missed nine games. Last week he switched his verbal commitment from North Carolina to Notre Dame.
His backup, Mitchell Campbell, is playing for the South team in Saturday's North-South Game. With Golson sidelined, Campbell led the Seahawks to nine straight wins, passing for 2,336 yards and 30 touchdowns.
Campbell is getting plenty of attention this week at practice. Division I coaches are not allowed to attend, but coaches from smaller schools are regulars on the sidelines. Most have said they have a scholarship waiting if Campbell slides down.
AWARDS: The 2010 South Carolina Mr. Football will be announced tonight at Myrtle Beach High School's Performing Arts Center, and two finalists live in Rock Hill.
Northwestern quarterback Justin Worley and South Pointe defensive end Jadeveon Clowney are among the eight finalists.
The others are Greenwood's Quinn Backus, Myrtle Beach's Golson, Summerville's De'Angelo Henderson, James Island's Bo Patterson and Dorman's Charone Peake and Goose Creek's Brandon Shell.
This is the 15th year for the award. Past winners include another pair of Rock Hill players, Rock Hill's Chris Hope in 1997 and South Pointe's Stephon Gilmore in 2008.
Tickets are $15 at the door. Up to two children (under 12) admitted free with one adult ticket holder.