Doctor helps Sandlappers past Tarheels
Ashley Ridge running back Romelo Doctor helped the South Carolina all-star team earn a 23-19 victory Saturday during the 76th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.
The showcase event pits 44 of the best senior football players from South Carolina up against their counterparts from North Carolina.
Doctor, who is the all-time leading rusher for the Swamp Fox football team, scored the Sandlappers’ first touchdown on two-yard run to tie the game at six in the first quarter.
South Carolina went on to add a field goal by Irmo’s Ben Hinson, a TD run by Conway’s Mykal Moody and a TD pass from Hilton Head quarterback Michael Julian to Belton-Honea Path receiver Keinan Lewis.
T.L. Hanna linebacker Ben Boulware was named the MVP of the South Carolina defense after finishing the game with nine tackles and an interception. Conway receiver Malcolm Green was the South Carolina offensive MVP. He made three receptions for 98 yards.
Other Lowcountry athletes who participated in the all-star game are Goose Creek’s Tramel Terry and Gerald Turner and Timberland’s Austin McKinney and Brian Moore.
Stratford coach Ray Stackley served as this year’s South Carolina head coach. Joining him on the Sandlapper staff was Stratford offensive line coach Tony Smith.
The 2012 game will be reaired on ESPNU at 8 p.m. Dec. 24 and Jan. 4 and at 4 p.m. Dec. 27.
First played in 1937, the Shrine Bowl game is among the nation’s oldest and most prestigious high school all-star football games. It is played to benefit the Greenville (SC) Unit Shriners Hospitals for Children© and 21 other Shriners Hospitals for Children© across the nation.