All-Stars spend week in MB for North-South showcase

north-southThe North-South All-Star Football Game kicks off at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, but the fun has been going on all week.

Eighty-eight seniors from throughout the state of South Carolina have spent the week in Myrtle Beach preparing for the all-star classic at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium, but the kids have played a lot more than football during their stay.

On Thursday the players spent part of their day taking a group of youngsters Christmas shopping to pick up gifts for their family and friends and to lunch. Other activities have included bowling, a recruiting fair and meals at some of the Grand Strand’s many restaurants.

Of course, they have also spent time getting their teams ready for the annual battle between the best players from the Upper and Lower State. The flooding in early October created a conflict with the Class 3A and 4A state championship games, so many of the players are last-minute substitutes to participate in the game.

Among those are Myrtle Beach High seniors Drayton Arnold and Brandon Sinclair, whose Seahawks lost to Midland Valley in last week’s Lower State Final. The duo will get one last chance to play in their home stadium together, along with Conway running back Jah’Maine Martin.

Tickets are available online at www.northsouthallstarfootball.com, or at the Shaw Stadium box office.

Photo courtesy of North-South All-Star Game

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