High School Sports

Mecklenburg County puts 7 on N.C. Shrine Bowl team

Seven Mecklenburg County high school football players were named to the N.C. Shrine Bowl roster, which was released Monday.

The 44-man N.C. team is made up of some of the top public school senior football players. They will play a team of S.C. stars Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. at Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg. Since the first Shrine Bowl game in 1937, the event has raised more than $75 million for Shriners Hospitals.

The Mecklenburg County players selected for this year’s game are Ardrey Kell linebacker Julian Okwara, Ardrey Kell offensive lineman Taleni Suhren, Charlotte Catholic linebacker Xander Gagnon, Mallard Creek linebacker Tharon Ingram, Mallard Creek offensive lineman De’Jour Simpson, Providence linebacker Jack King, and West Charlotte defensive lineman Marlon Dunlap.

▪ Observer-area picks included: Cuthbertson QB Austin Kendall; East Lincoln QB Chazz Surratt; Mooresville defensive lineman Jamil Dukes; South Iredell offensive lineman Alex Gourley.

Okwara, Suhren and Kendall were part of the Observer’s Great 8 football team, a collection of the eight top players, by position, in the newspaper’s coverage area.

▪ Several Observer-area stars were named to the S.C. team: Rock Hill Northwestern defensive back Miles Corpening and Northwestern defensive lineman Trae’von Hinton, and Rock Hill South Pointe defensive back Chris Smith.

North Carolina

Name

Pos.

School

City

Timothy Horne

DL

Anson

Wadesboro

Nick Coe

DL

Asheboro

Asheboro

Peter Leota

OL

Asheville

Asheville

Julian Okwara

OLB

Ardrey Kell

Charlotte

Taleni Suhren

OL

Ardrey Kell

Charlotte

Xander Gagnon

OLB

Charlotte Catholic

Charlotte

Kollin Byers

LS/OL/TE

Crest

Boiling Springs

Aaron Ramseur

LB

Crest

Boiling Springs

Austin Kendall

QB

Cuthbertson

Waxhaw

Chrishon Springs

OLB

East Forsyth

Kernersville

Chazz Surratt

QB

East Lincoln

Denver

John Lamot

Athlete

Eastern Alamance

Mebane

BJ Emmons

RB

Freedom

Morganton

Abdul Adams

RB

Hillside

Durham

Najee Reams

Corner

Hillside

Durham

Cornell Powell

Rec

J. H. Rose

Greenville

Garrett Hooker

LB

Ledford Senior

Thomasville

Tharon Ingram

LB

Mallard Creek

Charlotte

De’Jour Simpson

OL

Mallard Creek

Charlotte

Jamil Dukes

DL

Mooresville Senior

Mooresville

Devine Deablo

Rec

Mount Tabor

Winston Salem

Tyric McCarter

Corner

New Bern

New Bern

Charles Nobles

LB

New Bern

New Bern

Garrett Walston

TE

New Hanover

Wilmington

Kennedy McKoy

RB

North Davidson

Lexington

Harrison Kiser

Kicker

Page

Greensboro

Diondre Overton

Rec

Page

Greensboro

Sean Pollard

OL

Pinecrest

Southern Pines

Jack King

OLB

Providence

Charlotte

Jonathan Smith

LB

Scotland County

Laurinburg

Emmanuel Ukhueligbe

DL

Seventy-First

Fayetteville

Landon Dickerson

OL

South Caldwell

Hudson

Alex Gourley

OL

South Iredell

Statesville

Jordon Brown

Athlete

Southern Durham

Durham

Tahj Deans

Rec

Southern Nash

Bailey

Cameron Pemberton

Safety

Southview

Hope Mills

Mark Gilbert

Corner

Terry Sanford

Fayetteville

Isaiah Stallings

Safety

Terry Sanford

Fayetteville

Joe Sculthorpe

OL

Topsail

Hampstead

Dexter Lawrence

DL

Wake Forest

Wake Forest

Keyshawn Canady

Corner

Wallace-Rose Hill

Teachey

Harrison Gee

OL

Walter M. Williams

Burlington

Marlon Dunlap

DL

West Charlotte

Charlotte

Hezekia Banks

OL

West Rowan

Mt. Ulla

South Carolina

Name

Pos.

School

City

Drew Wilson

OL

Ehrhardt

Bamberg

Evan Vaughn

TE

Belton Honea Path

Honea Path

Chavis Dawkins

WR

James F. Byrnes

Duncan

Jaylan Foster

DB

James F. Byrnes

Duncan

Tyrone Kelly

DL

Camden

Camden

Bryan Edwards

WR

Conway

Conway

Cade Stewart

OL

Daniel

Central

Adonis Sealy

OL

Dillon

Dillon

Collin Hill

QB

Dorman

Spartanburg

KJ Chamberlain

DB

Emerald

Greenwood

John Simpson

OL

Fort Dorchester

North Charleston

Javon Kinlaw

DL

Goose Creek

Goose Creek

Dorian Lindsey

WR

Greer

Greer

Troy Pride

DB

Greer

Greer

Samuel Denmark

WR

Hanahan

Hanahan

Tre’ Smalls

LB

Hanahan

Hanahan

Datavious Wilson

LB

Hartsville

Hartsville

Tori Delesline

LB

Hillcrest

Simpsonville

Jeremiah Maddox

LB

Hilton Head

Hilton Head

Jabari Ellis

DL

Lake Marion

Santee

Thomas Jones

DB

Laurens

Laurens

Nick Graves

DB

Lexington

Lexington

Jayson Hopper

WR

Lexington

Lexington

Larry Collins

WR

Lower Richland

Hopkins

Jordan Fair

ATH

McBee

McBee

Demarcus Gilmore

OL

Newberry

Newberry

Yafari Werts

ATH

Newberry

Newberry

Rashad Byrd

LB

North Augusta

North Augusta

Miles Corpening

DB

Northwestern

Rock Hill

Trae’von Hinton

DL

Northwestern

Rock Hill

Matthew Graveley

P/K

Pickens

Pickens

Tremari Brunson

LB

Richland Northeast

Columbia

Brandon Tillman

ATH

River Bluff

Lexington

Amyrical Diggs

DL

Seneca

Seneca

Chris Smith

DB

South Pointe

Rock Hill

Jeremiah Ferguson

LB

Southside

Greenville

Tavian Feaster

RB

Spartanburg

Spartanburg

Austin Scott

QB

Spartanburg

Spartanburg

Chandler Farrell

OL

Summerville

Summerville

Kevin Brown

RB

Wando

Mt. Pleasant

Matthew Martin

WR

Westside

Anderson

Torrey Boone

OL

Westwood

Blythewood

Chris Mccarthy

OL

Westwood

Blythewood

Nyles Pinckney

DL

Whale Branch

Seabrook

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