High School Football

Hart, Bouyer and Simpson named to S.C. Shrine Bowl squad

Northwestern’s Dupree Hart and Chris Bouyer and York’s Daurice Simpson were named to the South Carolina squad for the 78th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas on Monday.

The teams’ rosters were announced during a press conference in Charlotte where South Carolina’ coach, Pelion’s Ben Freeman, and North Carolina’s coach, Mooresville’s Hal Capps, shared their thoughts on their players and the game, set for Dec. 20 at Wofford College’s Gibbs Stadium.

“The worst part of it is over,” said Freeman. “Picking this team, there is a lot that goes into it, we started back in March, actually February, talking, meeting and going to all the combines. I’m relieved to have it over with and now we can go play football and coach them.”

Northwestern has two players playing in the Shrine Bowl for the second year running. Hart has played quarterback this year for Northwestern, but Freeman said he’ll absolutely be a receiver during Shrine Bowl week.

“He’s the leading receiver all-time in South Carolina, so we feel like he won’t forget how to do that,” said Freeman.

Freeman said his staff had seen two or three of Hart’s game tapes from this season, but they had all of last season’s tape when Hart played exclusively at receiver, the position that he played during the Shrine Bowl combine. South Carolina will run a spread offense against the N.C. squad, making Hart a valuable addition.

“We’re counting on him,” said Freeman. “He’s a play-maker. He’s very versatile and can do so many things. We even have toyed around with him putting him in the Wildcat because he’s done so well on his tape.”

Simpson played most of his first three years of high school ball as a receiver, but has made the shift to defensive back this season. That’s where he’ll play for the Sandlappers.

“We really concentrated him on defense and really liked how he played,” said Freeman, who was unaware Simpson had played offense until later in the decision process.

Simpson will be the first York player to play in the game since 2012, when Lee Wright suited up.

And Bouyer, coming from an annual offensive juggernaut like Northwestern may have been overlooked throughout his career, but not by South Carolina’s Shrine Bowl coaching staff.

“I really like how he plays, he plays hard, aggressive,” said Freeman. “He’s a great pass-rusher and we really need that.”

A number of the state’s best players will line up for the Sandlappers. Orangeburg-Wilkinson defensive tackle Albert Huggins is a highly coveted recruit and he’ll line up beside Woodland’s Georgia commitment, Michael Barnett. Several Clemson recruits will play in the game, led by Wren quarterback Kelly Bryant, and Boiling Springs offensive line anchor Noah Green.

Northwestern was one of several schools with two players chosen; Greenwood, Dutch Fork, Boiling Springs and Byrnes were the others.

South Carolina roster

Name School Position Number College commitment
Dupree Hart Northwestern WR 1 College of Charleston (baseball)
Ky’Jon Tyler Sumter WR 2
Freddie Phillps Pelion OLB 3 N.C. State
Markeyvious Adams Greenwood WR 4
Lyrics Klugh Byrnes DB 6
Daniel Thompson Boiling Springs QB 7 Elon
Kelly Bryant Wren QB 9 Clemson
Tyler Tekac Stratford K/P 10
Tyrik Johnson Goose Creek RB 15
Marquane Goodman West Florence QB 19
Cedarius Rookard Spartanburg DB 20
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside Dorman WR 22 Stanford
Mackenzie Flemon Mid-Carolina OLB 24
Aron Spann Dorman DB 26
Tavin Richardson Byrnes WR 28
Daurice Simpson York DB 30
Rod Johnson Ninety-Six RB 30
Eri’reon Hayes Dillon DB 32
Matt Colburn Dutch Fork RB 33 Louisville
Tyler Ragsdale Wando OLB 34
Kaleb Chalmers Greenwood DB 36 Clemson
Lane Ecton Dutch Fork DB 37
Amir Trapp Daniel DB 42
Brandon Burger Powdersville LB 44
Hassan Belton Blythewood LB 44
Jordan Williams Spring Valley OLB 48
Paul McKiever Batesburg-Leesville DL 51
Tyler Davis Waccamaw OL 52
Bauveir Jackson Broome LB 53
Eurdraus Bryant Fort Dorchester DL 54
Michael Barnett Woodland DL 55 Georgia
Ronan William Lexington OL 60
Albert Huggins Orangeburg-Wilkinson DL 62
Trevon Sanders Garrett Academy DL 63
Stephen Haralambis Chapin OL 66
Zack Darst Seneca OL 70
Shaquille Crouch Johnsonville OL 71
Chris Bouyer Northwestern DL 72
Dennis Daley Ridge View OL 74
Zack Bailey Summerville OL 78 South Carolina
Noah Green Boiling Springs OL 79 Clemson
Daquan Benjamin Hartsville WR 82
Rudy Johnstone Christ Church WR 84
Victor Johnson North Augusta OL 85 Appalachian State

Coaching staff

Head coach: Ben Freeman, Pelion; defensive coordinator/linebackers: Jeff Calabrese, Hartsville; defensive line: Justin Gentry, Chapin; offensive coordinator/receivers: Paul Sutherland, Pendleton; offensive line: Robert Williams, Christ Church; defensive backs: Steve Williams, Belton-Honea Path; offensive backs: Trey Woodberry, Fort Mill; trainer: Stacey Baynham, River Bluff.

North Carolina roster

Name School Position Number College commitment
Tre Jackson Avery County K/P 1
Travis Sabdo Havelock QB 3
Rocky Reid Concord RB 4 Tennessee
JaReke Chambers North Rowan WR 6
Chazmyn Turner Mooresville DL 7
Robert McKoy Scotland County DB 9
Kendall Hinton Southern Durham QB 10 Wake Forest
Jarius Morehead Eastern Guilford DB 15 N.C. State
Bryce Love Wake Forest-Rolesville WR 19
Akease Rankin Mooresville RB 20 Charlotte
Johnny Frasier Princeton RB 22 Florida State
Jalen Dalton West Forsyth DL 24
Reggie Gallaspy Southern Guilford LB 26 N.C. State
Tyrell Fleming Newton-Conover DB 28
Jaire Alexanders Rocky River DB 30 South Carolina
Jayron Rankin Reidsville LB 32
Nate Mullen Hickory Ridge WR 33
Dominique Roseboro Crest DB 34
Darian Roseboro Lincolnton DL 35
Greg Tyler Cleveland WR 36
Michael Hughes New Bern DB 37
Shy Tuttle North Davidson DL 40 Tennessee
Dayshawn Pridgen Eastern Wayne DB 42
Edward Davis Farmville Central LB 44
Kevin Gehsmann Western Guilford LB 46
Tanner Muse South Point DB 48 Clemson
Mason Veal Ardrey Kell OL 50 North Carolina
Houshun Gaines Nash Central LB 51
Brandon McMillan Scotland County LB 53
Kevin Norton Richmond County OL 55
Marcus Pettiford Hillside OL 62
Cameron Clark Smith OL 66 Charlotte
Joseph Legg Jack Britt OL 70
Cyrus Stanback Richmond Senior DL 72
Logan Tisch Chapel Hill OL 73 Clemson
Emanuel McGirt Hillside OL 74
Jared Johnson Corinth Holders OL 75
Duncan Musselwhite New Bern OL 76
Joshua Ramseur Newton-Conover TE 82
Carl Tucker Hough TE 83 North Carolina
Khylil Miller North Davidson WR 84
Will Ingle Williams TE 85 Richmond
Juval Mollette Randleman WR 89 North Carolina
Jalen Cousar Butler DL 99

Coaching staff

Head coach: Hal Capps, Mooresville; defensive line: Darrell Brewer, Avery County; defensive backs: Tom Eanes, Patton; QB/running backs: David Green, Williams; offensive line: Barry Honeycutt, Corinth Holders; linebackers: Rick Larrick, West Forsyth; receivers: Glen Padgett, Concord; trainer: Susan Ennis.