Sandlappers make good on start in avenging loss to Tar Heels

SPARTANBURG-Apparently motivated to avenge a loss to North Carolina, in the Shrine Bowl last year, the Sandlappers, of South Carolina wasted little time in turning around that finish this year opposite their Tar Heel counterparts, in the battle of high school standouts at Gibbs Stadium Saturday (Dec. 15).

And thanks to a great start out of the “gate” (a 10-0 advantage after the first quarter), the high school players, representing the Palmetto State, went on to capture a 31-24 win over the standard bearers from the Tar Heel state.  In besting a North Carolina squad that refused to go away quietly, the Sandlappers rode the arm of Blythewood quarterback Richard Mounce to victory, in the 71st playing of the prep classic involving prep participants from the neighboring states.

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Gamecocks’ Boyd recipient of high, proud honors

COLUMBIA-In the past few days South Carolina running back Cory Boyd received a couple of honors that he is most proud of.

Boyd, who hails from Orange, New Jersey, was recently picked to participate in the upcoming 83rd East-West Shrine Game.

Finishing the (2007) campaign as the leading rusher for the Gamecocks, with 903 yards on 180 carries,
the stalwart runner is set to play in the postseason game, which is scheduled to take place on Jan. 19 at John O’Quinn at Robertson Stadium on the University of Houston campus.

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