High School Football

Four locals selected to North-South all-star game

South Pointe QB Greg Ruff will play in the North-South all-star game in December.
South Pointe QB Greg Ruff will play in the North-South all-star game in December. aburriss@heraldonline.com

Hank Tuipulotu and Nick McCloud were rightfully chagrined to miss out on the Shrine Bowl, but both local high school football standouts will play in an all-star game in December.

Tuipulotu, the Nation Ford pass-catching machine, and McCloud, the big-bodied South Pointe defensive back, were two of the four locals selected to the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl in Myrtle Beach, formerly the North-South game.

The rosters were released on Wednesday, two days later than originally scheduled. The North squad also included McCloud’s teammate, quarterback Greg Ruff, and Lancaster offensive tackle Lewis Johnson. Great Falls’ Kenneth Schofield is the North head coach, with Lancaster assistant Rick Brown also on the staff for the game.

South Pointe and Lancaster both have state title aspirations; if either or both are realized, the players selected to the North-South game from those schools will miss the all-star game because the season was moved back a week to alleviate scheduling pressure on schools hit by devastating flooding earlier this month. The 3A and 4A state championship games and the North-South game are scheduled to be held Dec. 12.

North and South coaching staffs picked alternates in the event that some of their players won’t be able to participate in the all-star game.

The all-star game also picks student athletic trainers, and York’s Dustin McNeely will be doing that work for the North squad.

North roster

Number

Name

Position

Height

Weight

School

11

Adrian McGee

RB

5-11

185

Greer

12

Avery Armstrong

ATH

6-1

185

Dreher

24

Azariah Vasquez

LB

6-5

215

Dorman

10

Bailey Rogers

DB

5-11

175

Wren

52

Blake Owens

OL

6-3

260

Palmetto

84

Braxton Westfield

WR

6-4

195

Christ Church

3

Brian Spurgeon

WR

5-6

170

Hillcrest

20

Chad Gilchrist

LB

6-1

200

Strom Thurmond

4

Christian Catledge

DB

5-9

175

Buford

50

Chuck Johnson

LB

6-2

225

Laurens

67

Cortez Herrin

OL

6-3

320

Saluda

63

Devin Dexter

DE

6-1

260

Byrnes

62

Dishon Wright

DE

6-2

265

Greenwood

68

Dubie Dubose

LB

6-1

220

Abbeville

17

Elijah Turner

QB

6-0

185

Seneca

8

Evan Estridge

WR

6-3

205

Chapin

2

Greg Ruff

QB

5-9

170

South Pointe

82

Hank Tuipulotu

TE

6-3

230

Nation Ford

81

Hunter Dawsey

WR

6-1

175

Mauldin

92

Ja’ceree Caldwell

DE

6-0

255

Newberry

88

Jamar Willingham

WR

6-2

190

Crescent

53

John Guthrie

OL

6-4

310

Byrnes

99

John Nesbitt

DL

6-0

285

J.L. Mann

98

Jontez Littlejohn

DL

6-0

279

Gaffney

23

Khris Pam

DB

6-0

185

Blythewood

60

Lewis Johnson

OL

6-4

220

Lancaster

5

Logan Bailey

QB

6-0

200

Chapin

56

Louis Rodgers

DE

6-1

215

Spartanburg

75

Mack Nichols

DE

6-4

215

Dixie

21

Malik Grate

WR

6-0

155

Pendleton

22

Nick McCloud

DB

6-3

175

South Pointe

38

Octavious Green

LB

6-2

210

Pelion

78

Phillip McDowell

DL

6-4

175

Boiling Springs

36

Qua Phelps

DB

6-2

180

Woodruff

80

R.J. Bacon

K

6-2

175

Spring Valley

15

Rashad Riley

LB

6-3

210

Calhoun County

9

Roscoe Johnson

WR

6-2

180

Union County

14

Tavaris Scott

WR

6-3

190

Spartanburg

32

Terrence Wilson

RB

5-9

190

Batesburg-Leesville

6

Trey Ceasar

DB

5-9

180

Lamar

59

Wesley Robinson

LB

5-9

210

Dorman

64

Xavier Kelly

OL

6-2

289

Blythewood

51

Zack Epting

OL

6-2

285

Christ Church

70

Zane Gilliland

OL

6-0

248

Chapman

Coaches: Kenneth Schofield, Great Falls (head coach); Lee Taylor, Mauldin; Doug Shaw, Jr., Palmetto; Jeff Murdock, Crescent; Rick Brown, Lancaster; Barry Fogle, Pelion.

South roster

Number

Name

Position

Height

Weight

School

5

Aiden Hegerty

K/P

6-3

190

Hilton Head

78

Austin Schofield

OL

6-3

320

Aiken

12

Avery McCall

QB

6-1

215

Dillon

74

Blake Jeresaty

OL

6-2

290

Bishop England

22

Brandon Sinclair

RB

5-10

205

Myrtle Beach

21

Carlis Pressley

DB

5-9

160

Hemingway

9

Christian Bruce

WR

6-3

190

Wilson

72

Chris Morales

OL

6-6

317

Fort Dorchester

3

Daniel Carr

WR

5-11

178

Midland Valley

8

Da’shawn Davis

LB

5-10

220

Dillon

80

Davon Johnson

WR

6-0

190

River Bluff

24

Devontre Hamilton

RB

6-2

220

James Island

54

Dillon Wilson

OL

6-1

285

Bluffton

99

Dominique Green

DL

6-0

265

Hanahan

4

Drayton Arnold

QB

6-1

200

Myrtle Beach

51

Eddie Martin

LB

6-0

195

Hartsville

98

Emmanuel Walker

DL

6-5

215

Lake Marion

58

Francois McFall

OL

6-3

290

Marlboro County

88

Jabbrel Drayton

DL

5-6

225

Waccamaw

32

Jah-maine Martin

RB

5-10

205

Conway

67

Jamariquoi Barr

OL

6-5

310

C.E. Murray

10

James Valdez

DB

6-0

190

Orangeburg-Wilkinson

11

Jestin Morrow

DB

5-10

165

Hilton Head

52

Johnny Ray

DL

6-4

225

Wando

84

Joshua Alston

DL

6-1

225

Timberland

82

Kijana Johnson

TE

6-6

198

Marlboro County

14

Lorenz Taylor

DB

6-0

176

Bluffton

53

Malcolm Garrett

OL

6-2

303

Cross

60

Mason Ray

DL

6-3

220

Swansea

59

Nicholas Salley

LB

6-1

190

Colleton County

62

Patrick McNeil

OL

6-1

275

Brookland-Cayce

20

Phillip Barrett

DB

5-10

175

Irmo

15

Quintavis Davis

DB

6-0

180

Goose Creek

2

Reginald Vereen

WR

5-10

175

South Florence

36

Riquan Cotton

DB

6-0

175

Hartsville

38

Shaquille Elmore

LB

5-10

175

Allendale-Fairfax

17

Tabarious Hartzog

DB

5-11

206

Fort Dorchester

92

Tarron Jackson

DL

6-3

235

Silver Bluff

56

Theren Uptigrow

LB

6-2

210

Orangeburg-Wilkinson

6

T’qele Holmes

WR

6-0

177

West Ashley

50

Trey Mitchell

LB

6-2

215

Lexington

81

Tyler Schadewald

WR

6-4

180

Lexington

76

Tyquilo Moore

DL

6-4

250

White Knoll

23

Xavier Leaphart

DB

5-10

190

Midland Valley

Coaches: Dean Boyd, Marlboro County (head coach); Bobby Marion, West Ashley; Tryonne Davis, Waccamaw; Eddie Ford, Allendale-Fairfax; Jimmy Wood, Cross; Derrick Quinn, North Augusta.

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