The South Carolina Shrine Bowl team spotted North Carolina a 10-0 lead in the first quarter then responded with 42 straight points in routing the Tarheels 42-10 in the 74th annual game at Wofford’s Gibbs Stadium. An announced crowd of 7o00 bundled up on a wet, cold Saturday afternoon and saw a Sandlapper team score the 4th most points ever in the game and the most since South Carolina scored 66 points in 2000. The Sandlappers have won three of the last four games in the series which they lead 41-29-4.
Lake City RB Shon Carson, a USC commitment, was the offensive MVP for South Carolina. He rushed for 82 yards on 16 carries including a 12 yard touchdown run.
South Pointe DE Jadeveon Clowney, who is uncommitted, was the defensive MVP for South Carolina. Playing with an injured shoulder and an injured hip, Clowney was a terror on defense. Fighting off double teams and constant holding, Clowney totaled 5 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 tackles for loss and several quarterback pressures.
The Sandlappers finished with 381 total yards to 75 for the Tarheels. Taking snaps from the Wildcat formation, Lateek Townsend of Marlboro County rushed for 71 yards on 8 carries. Justin Worley of Northwestern and Everett Golson of Myrtle Beach shared most of the quarterbacking duties. Worley was 8-14 for 109 yards and threw a first quarter pick six that put the Sandlappers in a 10-0 hole. Golson was 9-15 for 79 yards and a touchdown.
Tight end Jerrell Adams of Scotts Branch caught 3 touchdown passes of 3, 5, and 19 yards. He had 5 catches on the day for 62 yards. Irmo’s David Frazier II led the SC receivers with 6 catches for 107 yards.
The South Carolina defense swarmed the Tarheel offense throughout the day. Dexter Staley of Williston-Elko led the attack with 8 tackles including 3 tackles for loss. Philllip Dukes and Gerald Dixon each had a pair of sacks. The Sandlappers sacked the Tarheel quarterbacks 8 times. The Tarheels had more penalty yards, 132, than total offense, 75.
After falling behind 10-0, SC got on the board with a 3 yard pass from Staley, in the Wildcat formation, to Adams. That made it 10-7 at halftime and gave the Sandlappers momentum going into the second half. They pounced quickly as Quinn Backus of Greenwood returned a pass interception 33 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the second half. That put SC up 14-10 and the rout was on.
By the end of the third quarter, Carson had a 12 yard scoring run and Adams had two more touchdown catches to make it 28-10 going to the fourth. Adams caught a 19 yard scoring pass early in the 4th and Staley capped the scoring with a 2 yard run with 6:06 to play.