Five local football players to suit up for North-South

This year’s Touchstone North-South All-Star Football Game will have a distinct local flavor as five Grand Strand area seniors were selected to play for the South squad.

Conway linebacker Jaylen Moody and offensive lineman Lucas Partin will represent the Tigers, North Myrtle Beach running back Kered Class and defensive lineman Kwame Livingston, and Carolina Forest offensive lineman Tommy Shubert were chosen among 88 players from South Carolina to particpate in the Dec. 9 showcase at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach.

The five local players were picked based on their individual talents but also have one thing in common – the success of their respective teams. Class and Livingston have led the Chiefs to a No. 2 ranking in Class 4A, a perfect 9-0 record, and at least a share of the Region 7-4A repeat championship. Moody and Partin have helped Conway to an 8-1 record and a Region 6-5A title, while Shubert and the Panthers (5-4) have qualified for the Class 5A playoffs.

In addition to the opportunity to play one final high school game against some of their top peers, North-South participants also spend the week in Myrtle Beach to practice, make new friends, compete for state bragging rights, and visit some of the many attractions on the Grand Strand.

Photo by Louis E. Keiner and Lesley M. Etherson

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