North and South Carolina Shrine Bowl Coaches gathered at the Oasis Shrine Center in Charlotte on Monday September 26th for the selection announcement of the 88 players from the more than 400 name submissions from the two Carolinas.
Ron Long, Athletic Director of the Shrine Bowl said, “Tar Heel Head Coach David Gentry of Murphy High School in Murphy, North Carolina and Sandlapper Head Coach Phil Strickland of Newberry High School in Newberry, South Carolina along with their respective coaching staffs selected 44 players each, in what they termed would well represent their respective states. The final selection process culminated nearly a year of extraordinary work that these coaching staffs’ dedicate to the selection process in addition to their regular jobs.”
Jamie Smith, General Game Chairman and Connie Altman, Chairman of The Shrine Bowl Board of Governors announced earlier that the Shrine Bowl of the Carolina’s Web site and GoUpstate.com would presentea live Internet Webcast that included the Shrine Bowl Player Selection Rosters for 2016. GoUpstate.com is the Web site of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Launched in 1999, GoUpstate.com delivers more than 40 million pages annually to users seeking the latest news from Spartanburg and Upstate South Carolina. Honored in 2006 by the South Carolina Press Association as the top newspaper Web site in South Carolina,
GoUpstate.com features a wide range of text and multimedia content. The site is best known for its sports coverage, with its statewide high school football site, PalmettoFootballTalk.com, and its recruiting site, PalmettoSports.com.
Team Rosters can be viewed here.