Conway, MB place players on SC’s Top 150 rankings

juniorhemingwayA trio of former Conway Tigers and one ex-Myrtle Beach Seahawk were named to The State’s “Greatest 150 South Carolina High School Football Players” list over the holidays.

Conway High graduates George Gause, Junior Hemingway and Allen Patrick, who starred for the Tigers during their glory days from the late 1990s to early 2000s when they went to four Class 4A state championship games. Myrtle Beach’s Bruce Taylor also made the list.

Gause, a defensive end, went on to play at South Carolina along with cousin/teammate Andrea Gause. Playing under Lou Holtz, Gause, the nephew of NFL veteran Jumpy Geathers, helped lead the Gamecocks to back-to-back Outback Bowl victories over Ohio State.

Hemingway, a wide receiver, played at Michigan, where he was named the 2012 Orange Bowl MVP in his senior season and recently completed his third season with the Kansas City Chiefs. Hemingway played quarterback at Conway before making the move to wide receiver.

Patrick, a running back and linebacker at Conway, went on to play tailback at Oklahoma before going on to the NFL. He had brief stints with five NFL teams – the Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, St. Louis Rams and Indianapolis Colts.

Taylor, a star linebacker for the Seahawks, went on to star at Virginia Tech but saw his final two seasons marred by injuries. He made the practice squad for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2013 and was cut by the team before the 2014 season.

Photo courtesy of KC Chiefs

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