Beyond Our Wildest Dreams

by Game Week News Reporters Boston Henderson and Megan McCarter   When Dustin Edmondson was born he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. His parents were told that their firstborn child might have had only 24 hours to live.  Defying the odds, as a 15-year-old teenager Dustin has overcome obstacles that many will never experience in their lifetime. As an eight-month-old ... Read More »


Academy Sports + Outdoors will be an official ticket outlet for this the 79th annual Shrine Bowl Game including the inaugural Jr Shrine Bowl.  This year’s game will again be played at beautiful Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina on Saturday, December 19th at 1:00 PM EST. The Junior Shrine Bowl game will have a kickoff ... Read More »

Its all about the tape

by Game Week News Reporter Boston Henderson   For the four student athletic trainers practice days begin at 6:15 the training room. NC trainer Tanner Costine of Cleveland High said, “We keep medical files, we cover all of the practices, we do rehab, and we tape between every practice.” There are a total of four student trainers, two from each ... Read More »

Larger than Life

by Boston Henderson Game Week News Reporter The organ played and the players took their seats as worship service presumed at Spartanburg First Baptist Church. Senior Pastor Dr. Don Wilton stressed the importance that Christ has in the lives of athletes; he stressed the importance that one day these athletes will no longer play football, they will have to become ... Read More »

Stronger than Ever

  by Boston Henderson Game Week News Reporter As a young man Michael McKay followed God. He was the star quarterback from Campbell High School in Georgia, and it seemed that McKay had everything going for him and nothing to hold him back. With a tryout for a professional football team just one week away the very unexpected happened. It ... Read More »

Heart and soul in sports

by Megan McCarter Game Week News Reporter Early Mornings and Prayer. The North and South Carolina athletes listened in on an incredible speech delivered by Jack Easterby the Chaplin of the New England Patriots was brought in by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at the Shrine center this morning. As the energy escalated in the room, Easterby spoke to the ... Read More »

Player Personalities

  by Boston Henderson Game Week News Reporter An important aspect of this week that truly could not be ignored is this one question. “How would players that have never met each other before, come together in one week to make the best football teams in North and South Carolina?” With so many different personalities one cannot help to realize ... Read More »

Shriners Hospital Visit

Megan McCarter Game Week News Reporter Photo 1,3 : Megan McCarter Photo 2: Boston Henderson After the players awoke Sunday morning, they looked forward to the long day that stood before them. With a visit to the Spartanburg First Baptist Church for breakfast and worship service, the young men ate together  and prepared to experience the true purpose, giving back. Boarding the ... Read More »

First Day of Practice

Boston Henderson Game Week News Reporter Megan McCarter Game Week News Reporter Photo 1, 2, 4:  Boston Henderson Photo 3: Megan McCarter With an overcast sky and rain falling at Spartanburg High School the North and South Carolina athletes were more than excited to start their first day of practice. South Carolina athlete Jaylan Foster of James F. Byrnes High ... Read More »

2015 Game Day Schedule

The 2015 game day schedule is provided below. This is current as of 12/14/2015. Game Day Schedule Read More »