Fourteen of the 28 football players on the North Carolina team in the Oasis All-Star Shrine Classic on Nov. 28 are from
Players from seven Charlotte schools – Charlotte Christian, Charlotte Latin, Providence Day, Charlotte Country Day, Victory Christian, Northside Christian and Hickory Grove - were named to the N.C. team, which will play South Carolina at 1 p.m. at Memorial Stadium, in the all-star game for independent schools.
The game, organized by the Charlotte-based
The event is similar to the Shrine Bowl, which is in its 72nd year, but doesn’t include private-school players. The Shrine Bowl is operated by five Shriners temples in the
Charlotte Christian’s honorees are linemen Zach Cook and Zach Orsino, receiver/defensive back Jonathan Miller and kicker Wil Kamin.
Latin’s picks are running back Carter Barnhardt, receiver defensive back Ross Cockrell and fullback/linebacker Mark Ernsberger. Two-way linemen John Benson and Kip Haddock will represent Charlotte Country Day.
Victory Christian lineman Curtis Porter and running back Michael Staton were chosen, with Hickory Grove receiver/defensive back Landon Adams, Providence Day running back Terrell Tyrance and Northside Christian defensive lineman Sylvester Crawford.
Another N.C. player from an Observer-area school is Jonathan Williams (Concord First Assembly).
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Andrew DosSantos (Asheville School); Zach Cook, Zach Orsino, Jonathan Miller and Wil Kamin (Charlotte Christian); John Benson and Kip Haddock (Charlotte Country Day); Carter Barnhardt, Ross Cockrell and Mark Ernsberger (Charlotte Latin); Christian Rogers and August Campbell (Arden Christ School); Jonathan Williams (Concord First Assembly); Josh Strickland (Forsyth Country Day); Ryan Rawlins (Halifax); Landon Adams (Hickory Grove); Sylvester Crawford (Northside Christian); Terrell Tyrance (Providence Day); Cole Gonet, Trevor Taylor, Lanny Funsten, Grey Berry and Hayden Maples (Raleigh Ravenscroft); Cromatia King and Kitric Reeves (Trinity Christian); Curtis Porter and Michael Staton (Victory Christian), and Jarvis Denning (Word of God).
Coach: Ned Gonet (
William Banks and Jonathan Gibbs (Augusta Christian); Xan Mangum and Nathan Parrish (Ben Lippen); Nicolas Montalto (Bible Baptist); Michael Bolchoz (Cardinal Newman); Mark Breland (Charleston Collegiate); Jeffrey Kinard (Colleton Prep); Josh Funderburk and Garrett Freel (Dillon Christian); Jordan Randolph (First Baptist); Chase Loveless (Hammond); Davis Ray and Evan Peterson (Heathwood Hall); Joey Davis and Mark McDevitt (Hilton Head Christian); Ian Anderson (Hilton Head Prep); Michael Robinson and Phillip Thames (Laurence Manning); Justin Tretera (Northwood); Jarin Bouie, LaQuan Gilliard and Melvin Lesure (Pinewood); William Hyman and Carson Parker (Porter-Gaud); Zachary Robinson and Dustin Scott (Thomas Sumter); and Andrew Harvin, William Clinkscales and Rickie Crum (Wilson Hall).
Coach: Tommy Lewis (Hilton Head Christian). Assistants: Ken Kellahan (Laurence Manning), Will McCombs (First Baptist) and Matt Smith (Bible Baptist)