High School Football

Eight Midlands players picked for Shrine Bowl

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Westwood High defensive back commits to the hometown South Carolina Gamecocks.
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Top-ranked Dutch Fork, Westwood and Spring Valley each had two players selected for the 82nd annual Shrine Bowl.

Rosters for the game were announced Sunday afternoon. The game will be played Dec. 15 at Wofford College.

Dutch Fork offensive lineman Kameren Stewart and safety Hugh Ryan will represent the Silver Foxes in the game. Stewart is a starting tackle for the Silver Foxes and committed to Coastal Carolina.

Ryan made the game-saving tackle in last year’s Class 5A championship game for Dutch Fork. He has 42 tackles on the season for the Silver Foxes.

South Carolina commit Cam Smith was one of Westwood’s two selections. The defensive back is the No. 2-ranked prospect in S.C. class of 2019, according to 247Sports. It is the second all-star game selection for Smith, who was picked for the All-American Bowl.

Smith has 33 tackles this season. He is joined by teammate Cortes Braham, the Redhawks’ leading receiver. Braham has 26 catches for 398 yards and six touchdowns.

Half of Spring Valley’s secondary will be playing in the game with Jalen Geiger and Anthony Wilson selected. Geiger, a Kentucky commit, leads the team with three interceptions. Wilson is a Wofford commit and starts on offense and defense for the Vikings.

Of the eight Midlands players picked for game, four play in the secondary.

“I think we are going to pretty athletic in the secondary with Cam Smith, Wilson, Geiger and Ryan. They are all well coached. and good players.,” S.C. Shrine Bowl head coach Jackie Hayes said.

Swansea linebacker Greg Williams and Ridge View offensive lineman Jaylen Dunbar also were picked for the game.

Williams, a Clemson commit, is the 10-ranked prospect in the state by 247Sports. He leads Swansea with 59 tackles and three interceptions.

Dunbar plays both offensive and defensive tackle for the Blazers.

SC Shrine Bowl Roster

Quarterbacks – Davis Beville, Greenville; Alex Meredith, TL Hanna

Running backs – Ailym Ford, West Florence; Cortney Jackson, Abbeville; Ta Meric Williams, Greer

Receivers Cortes Braham, Westwood; Jalon Calhoun,Southside; DJ Chisolm, Berkeley; Jamario Holley, Northwestern; Quendarius Jefferson, Hillcrest; Donte Stanley, Latta

Tight ends – Luke Deal, Emerald; Avery Reece, Belton-Honea Path; Keshawn Toney, Williston-Elko

Offensive Lineman – Jackson Chappell, South Pointe; Jysaiah Cromer, Broome; Jaylen Dunbar, Ridge View; John Gelotte, Dorman; Evan Jumper,Myrtle Beach; Zion Nelson, Sumter; Kameren Stewart, Dutch Fork; Mason Trotter, Dorman; Wyatt Tunall, Chester;

Defensive Lineman – Quack Cohen, Greer; Cooper Dawson, Hanahan; Devante Gambrell, Westside; Tysheik Galloway Belton-Honea Path; Zacch Pickens, TL Hanna; Nate Temple, Abbeville;

Linebackers – Logan Billings, Boiling Springs; Deandre Cornish, Byrnes; Nick Dixon, Spartanburg; Davon Gilmore, Fort Dorchester; Shamar McCollum, Dillon; Mike McDowell, Boiling Springs; Jaquez Smith, Gaffney; Greg Williams, Swansea

Defensive backs – Fentrell Cypress, Northwestern; Jalen Geiger, Spring Valley; Jaylen Mahoney, South Pointe; Hugh Ryan, Dutch Fork; Cam Smith, Westwood; Anthony Wilson, Spring Valley

Kicker/punter – Michael Hayes, West Florence

Head Coach: Jackie Hayes, Dillon

Assistants: Steve Blanchard, Hanahan; Marion Brown, BaptistHill; Steve LaPrad, Fort Dorchester; Chris Miller, Spartanburg; Ken Tucker,Bethune Bowman

NC Shrine Bowl Roster

Quarterbacks – Kennique Bonner-Steward, Hough; Sam Howell, Monroe Sun Valley

Running Backs – Zonavan Knight, Southern Nash; Demetrius Mauney, East Rutherford; Syheam McQueen, Scotland

Receivers – Elijah Bowick, Myers Park; Khafre Brown, West Mecklenburg; Nolan Groulx, Hough; Emery Simmons, Hope Mills South View; Welton Spottsville, Havelock; Mateo Sudipo, Wake Forest

Tight Ends – Ken Walker, Canton Pisgah

Offensive Linemen – Isaac Chapman, Alexander Central; Jack Cutler, South Iredell; Larry Dowdy, South Point; C.J. Elmonus, Asheville Reynolds; Billy Hambrook, Charlotte Catholic; Sam Hartsell, Concord; Isaiah Helms, West Caldwell; Drew Little, North Stanly; Jacob Monk, Wendell Corinth Holders; Parker Moorer, Mallard Creek;

Defensive Linemen – Kezian Everett, Farmville Central; Joshua Harris, Roxboro; Person Savion Jackson, Clayton; Jaden McKenzie, Wake Forest; John Oxce, Southwest Guilford

Linebackers – Prince Bemah, Charlotte Hunter Huss; Derek Boykins, Central Cabarrus; Jurriente Davis, Greensboro Dudley; Treveon Freshwater, Northeastern; Lee Kpogba, Parkland; Jacob Roberts, Mallard Creek; Jaylon Scott, Shelby; Drake Thomas, Wake Forest Heritage

Defensive backs – Alex Angus, Greensboro Page; Shyheim Battle, Rocky Mount; C.J. Clark, North Stanly; Tony Davis, Charlotte Hunter Huss; Anthony Harris, Havelock; Khalid Martin, East Forsyth; JaQuan McMillian, West Forsyth; JR Walker, Clayton

Kicker/Punter – Matthew Chmil, Greensboro Page

Head Coach: Steven Davis, James B. Dudley

Assistants: Kent Briggs, Cherokee; Mike Palmieri, Mallard Creek; Marcus Wall, South View; Antonio Moore, Northeastern; Reggie Lucas, Wake Forest; Ernest King, Westover