Byrnes running back Marcus Lattimore has been named one of seven finalists for the U.S. Army Player of the Year award.
The other six finalists are running back Dillon Baxter (Mission Bay, Calif.), offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson (Cretin-Derham Hall, Minn.), defensive lineman Ronald Powell (Rancho Verde, Calif.), wide receiver Kyle Prater (Proviso West, Ill.), running back Silas Redd (King & Low Heywood Thomas, Conn.) and wide receiver Robert Woods (Junipero Serra, Gardena, Calif.).
The winner will be announced during the U.S. Army awards dinner Jan. 9 in San Antonio. Lattimore will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl that day.
Lattimore finished the regular season with 186 carries for 1,288 yards and 20 touchdowns. Byrnes will face Dorman in the 4A Division I state championship game at noon Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium.
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- Spartanburg Herald Journal