Guilford County kids gearing up for the NC/SC Shrine Bowl

The 73rd Annual Verizon Wireless Shrine Bowl will be on Saturday December 19, 2009
Gibbs Stadium – Spartanburg, SC — Kick Off: 1 PM(Full details at

Here is the list of Guilford County reps in this game….

Keenen Allen – Northern Guilford
Jonathan Spain – Page
Kasey Redfern – Ragsdale
David Amerson – Dudley
Major Bryant – Dudley
Quantre’ z Stephenson – HP Andrews

Banquet speaker for Friday night is Paul Hilton Davis Jr.:
Connie Altman, Game Chairman of the 73rd Shrine Bowl Of The Carolinas announced has that Tar Heel Head Football Coach, Butch Davis has accepted the invitation to be the special guest speaker for the Shrine Bowl Coaches and Players Awards Banquet on Friday evening, December 18th, 2009 at 7PM, in the Marriott Renaissance Park Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina.


  1. Yes, the game will be televised on ESPN U. What a shame Andy that you are not interested in covering this premier and historical event, especially since this is the first time ever (as far as I have heard/read) that Guilford County has been represented by SIX young men!

  2. Hey, I’m a seasonal guy. When basketball kicks in, I go whole hog on hoops. I plan on listening to the game just as I did last year, but I have trouble focusing on more than one thing at one time.

    It was easier last year just keeping up with Matt Millisor and a little bit of Tony Washington on defense, but six kids at once????? I hope they all do well….

    Will the game be LIVE on ESPNU? Last year they showed it back on delay on Christmas Day…..

    They game was broadcast for many years LIVE on our local WFMY TV2, but that ended about 10 years ago…..

    Good luck to kids and we have given them a pretty nice piece of coverage right here on this post. This just didn’t jump up on here by itself and the link that I provided is very helpful…..

  3. from Stan Olson

    You would have to say the Tar Heels are behind their rivals on this Tuesday, because head coach Jim Oddo (of Charlotte Catholic) is installing his Wing-T offense, and most of his players come from systems that ran pro-style or spread offenses.

    It needs to work for North Carolina because South Carolina has a bigger and more talented team, from what I saw at practice.

    I love the practice setup; the two teams work out on fields side by side. So you can see North Carolina wide receiver Lamar Ivey(Eastern Alamance) make a sparkling diving catch, then turn around and watch South Carolina cornerback John Fulton bat the ball away from receiver Martavis Bryant on the other field.

    It’s very informal here; I spoke to a number of players during water breaks in the middle of the workout. Fulton, for instance, took a drink and then said he has his college choices down to South Carolina, Alabama and Florida. He would not name a favorite from among the three.

    One of N.C.’s quarterbacks, Anthony Carrothers of Independence, missed much of Monday’s afternoon practice with a shoulder injury, but was back today and looked fine.

  4. from Stan Olson’s site at….

    First, the Tar Heels lost OT Kane Sherrill—a replacement himself for Robert Crisp—to a shoulder injury. Then, Tuesday, down went Independence OL Ryan Thompson, with a high left ankle sprain. We blogged on that earlier only to see, later in the afternoon practice at Roebuck (S.C.) Dorman High, another N.C. player in sweats, standing beside Thompson.

    That turned out to be a very downcast Anthony Kilgore-Parker, the third Charlotte-area player to be knocked off the roster in three days.

    Kilgore-Parker, a defensive back from North Mecklenburg, aggravated a stress fracture, and after having it examined Tuesday morning by doctors, was told not to play on it, ending his season.

    N.C. coach Jim Oddo said following the afternoon session that Thompson’s replacement would be Carson Moss of Leesville Road High. Moss is 6-foot-2 and 275 pounds, with one official offer—from Brown—so far but a lot of interest from Ivy League schools.

    Oddo said with Moss not there yet Tuesday, Anson Senior defensive lineman Tra Thomas filled in on the O-line and did some nice things. He could play at least some on both sides of the ball in Saturday’s game at Wofford.

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