High School Football

Five Midlands football players picked for NC-SC Shrine Bowl

Five Midlands football players, including two from Dutch Fork, were selected to the 2019 Shrine Bowl.

Rosters for the game, to be held Dec. 21 at Wofford College, were released Sunday.

Dutch Fork receiver Jalin Hyatt and defensive lineman Trey Irby were picked for the game. Hyatt is committed to play at Tennessee and is Dutch Fork’s all-time leader in TD catches.

Other Midlands selections for the game included Lugoff-Elgin offensive lineman Parker Clements, White Knoll offensive lineman Nick Taiste and River Bluff running back Braden Walker.

I like our roster a lot. We had to pick them a month early and it was tough. I feel like it’s a good roster to compete with,” SC head coach Dean Boyd said. “There were kids left off that could definitely play in the game but that is done every year.”

Boyd said the toughest choices included quarterback, defensive lineman and defensive backs. This is an exceptionally strong year for quarterbacks in the state.

Five South Carolina commits and two Clemson commits also were picked for the game. The future Gamecocks picked for the game are Myrtle Beach’s Luke Doty, Calhoun County’s Tyshawn Wannamaker, Sumter’s O’Donnell Fortune, Abbeville’s Trai Jones and Conway’s Tonka Hemingway.

Daniel’s Tyler Venables also was picked for the game for the SC squad.. Venables is committed to Clemson and is the son of Tiger defensive coordinator Brent Venables. Clemson commit Mitchell Mayes, an offensive lineman from Leesville Road High School was picked for the NC team.

SC Shrine Bowl Roster

Justin Abraham, LB, Hartsville; Rontarius Aldridge, DL, South Pointe; Henry Bishop, K, Spartanburg; Will Blackston, TE, Belton Honea Path; Will Boggs, OL, York; Ger-Cari Caldwell, WR, Northwestern; Parker Clements, OL, Lugoff-Elgin; Jalen Coit, WR, Cheraw; Mikele Colasurdo, QB, Chapman; Tylee Craft, WR, Sumter; Cole DeMarzo, DB, Hilton Head Island; Luke Doty, QB, Myrtle Beach; Tylik Edwards, CB, Rock Hill; Khalil Edwards, TE, York; Quay Evans, DL, Chester; O’Donnell Fortune, DB, Sumter; Darin Goss, OL, Carolina Forest; Kevon Haigler, LB, Hartsville; Demetric Hardin, WR, Lewisville; Rahjai Harris, RB, Byrnes; Tonka Hemingway, DL, Conway; Jalin Hyatt, WR, Dutch Fork, Trey Irby, DL, Dutch Fork; Trai Jones, OL, Abbeville; Briggs Kearse, OL, Barnwell; Ty’Quan King, LB, Dillon; Jaylin Lane, WR, Clover; JeMari Littlejohn, LB, Gaffney; Buddy Mack, LB, Byrnes; Nathan Mahaffey, RB, Nation Ford; Duane Martin, LB, Laurens; Xavier McIver, DL, Cheraw; Adam McKanna, OL, Summerville; Christian Miller, DB, Hilton Head Island, DB, Andru Phillips, DB, Mauldin, Jahlyn Shuler, LB, Abbeville; Quamil Spells, DE, Myrtle Beach; Nick Taiste, OL, White Knoll; Jalen Tate, DB, Greenville; Tyler Venables, DB, Daniel; Braden Walker, RB, River Bluff; Tyshawn Wannamaker, OL, Calhoun County; Darryl Ware, LB, Fort Dorchester; De’Shawn Watson, LB, Barnwell

NC Shrine Bowl Roster

Jonathan Adomo, OL, Rolesville; Adam Akins, Southeast Guilford; Jefferson Boaz,QB, East Surry; Devan Boykin, DB, Ragsdale; Jakai Brevard, LB, South Durham; Elijah Burnette, DB, Eastern Alamance; Elijah Burns, RB, Mountain Island Charter; Trey Byers, DB, Ashbrook; Chance Carroll, C, Hough; Anthony Carter, OL, Butler; Roe Chitwood, LB, Myers Park; Will Cob, C, Weddington; Ja’Quirious Conley, DB, Northside Jacksonville; Quinton Cooley, RB, Southern Nash; Grant Copeland C, West Forsyth; Cameron Dalrymple, DB, Wallace-Rose; Nick Dobson, LB, Wallace-Rose; Desmond Evans, DL, Lee County; Maliek Faust, DB, Harding; Tavien Ford, G, Olympic; Taurienne Freeman, LB, Westover; Cedric Gray WR, Audrey Kell; Ray Griet, WR, South Point; Johnny Hassard, OL, West Rowan; Maquel Haywood, RB, Wake Forest; Joshua Karty, K, Western Alamance; Jonathan King, OL, Southern Guilford; Ahmani Marshall, RB, East Forsyth; Mitchell Mayes OL, Leesville Road; J’Vian McCray, DL West Brunswick; Malik McGowen, OL, Charlotte Catholic; Alec Mock, LB, Weddington; Chris Morgan, LB, Maiden; Darius Ocean, QB, Hough; Javondre Paige, QB, Page; Jhari Patterson, WR, AC Reynolds; Stephen Sings DL, Vance; Chance Smith DB, Northeastern; Da’Qon Stewart, WR, North Mecklenburg; Stefon Thompson, LB, Vance; Davin Vann, DL, Cary; Shane Whitter, LB, Walter Williams; G’Mone Wilson, WR, West Forsyth