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Fifth annual Border Bowl will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday

Posted: January 2, 2018 - 5:59pm

Georgia has won two. South Carolina has won two.

Now who will hold the lead in the football rivalry after this weekend?

The fifth annual Border Bowl will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lucy C. Laney Memorial Stadium. Tickets are $10.

South Carolina won Border Bowl IV in thrilling fashion last year, rallying to defeat Georgia, 22-20. The Georgia squad had won the "Battle for the Paddle" in two of the previous three years.

This year, Jefferson County coach J.B. Arnold is the head coach for Team Georgia. He will be assisted by Evans' Lemuel Lackey, Washington County's Joel Ingram, Lincoln County's Kevin Banks, Butler's Myron Newton, Screven County's Ron Duncan, Harlem's Todd Booker, Grovetown's Damien Postell, Jefferson County's David Land, Evans' David Griffin and Screven County's Chris Pye.

Chris Hamilton of South Aiken will lead Team South Carolina. He will be assisted by Williston-Elko's Derek Youngblood, Midland Valley's Andrew Jenkins, Aiken's J.W. Montgomery, Ridge Spring-Monetta's Ken Lipsey, Barnwell's Dwayne Garrick, South Aiken's Austin Collins and Kevin McKiver, and North Augusta's Richard Bush and Mike Snyder.

Team Georgia's roster features Columbia County standouts in Evans' Corey Watkins, Coby Germany and Max Tyler, Greenbrier's Eric Chatman, Grovetown's Jahmar Bingham, D'Angelo Durham, Shamar Cofield and Greggory Rodgers, Harlem's Waylin Bell and Augusta Prep's B.J. Stone. Seven players each from Screven County and Thomson dot the roster, including Screven County's C.J. Wright and Tyquan Johnson, and Thomson's Artest Banks.

Team South Carolina's roster features eight players from South Aiken and seven from North Augusta. North Augusta's Landon Washington, Derius Gibson and DeJuan Bell, South Aiken's Cody Boynton, Chris Roberts and Reid Bolen, Strom Thurmond's Tre Moore and McCormick's Mataeo Durant are among the standouts.

Columbia County will also be represented on the cheerleading side. Harlem's Whitney Page, Lakeside's Madeleine Rojas, Janiah Ryans, Hannah Hoyt and Brooklyn Hilley and Grovetown's Quinn Shelt, Makayla Leake and Carmelita Moreno are among the cheerleaders for Team Georgia, along with Washington County's Kaylee Heldreth,, Richmond Academy's Talia Harvey, Thomson's Abby Hyman and Kayla Holt, Josey's Chartera Johnson, Westminster's Abigayle Kelley, Lincoln County's Lindsey Montero and Savannah Cliatt, Laney's Dee Hester and Ariana Roca, Jefferson County's Cristaisha Davis, and Westside's Malia Horne.

 

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