North Carolina dominates 81st Shrine Bowl winning 55-24

SPARTANBURG – On a beautiful day for football at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College, the North Carolina Shrine Bowl team dominated the South Carolina Sandlappers 55-24 to win their third consecutive battle in the nations oldest High School Football All-Star Game, the 81st Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.

The scoring started early for the Tarheels as D.H. Conley’s Holton Ahlers found Clayton’s Devin Carter in the corner of the end zone for a 20-yard touchdown.  The two teams traded scores before West Mecklenburg’s Dyami Brown broke it open just before halftime with a 92-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.  Coming out of the break, the run game took charge and added another touchdown by Glenn quarterback Stephon Brown, but from that point forward it was all Heritage’s Ricky Person who ran for 180 yards and two touchdowns, mostly in the second half.

Ahlers was named the most outstanding player while Person took the offensive MVP honors while Shelby linebacker Dax Hollifield took home the defensive MVP honors.

Former Davidson Day quarterback Sam Hartman who transferred to Oceanside Collegiate was named South Carolina’s offensive MVP.

South Carolina leads the series 44-33-4.

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