• Comment

Ashley Brown: Columbia County well-represented in Border Bowl V

Posted: January 10, 2018 - 1:18am

Team South Carolina parlayed an opportunistic defense into a 32-25 victory in Border Bowl V on Saturday at Lucy C. Laney Memorial Stadium.

The event pits the top seniors in Georgia versus the best South Carolina has to offer, with all the proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta. Team Georgia jumped out to a 15-0 lead, but costly penalties, a blocked punt for a safety and five turnovers opened the door for Team South Carolina to pick up their second consecutive win in the series. The clincher was a 90-yard interception return for a score by North Augusta speedster DeJuan Bell with the game tied at 25 and a couple of minutes left on the clock.

Columbia County was once again well-represented at the event. Ten of the 41 players who dressed for Team Georgia played at Columbia County high schools. Grovetown led the way with four players suited up. Evans, the 3-AAAAAA Region Champions had a trio of players in the game. Also, Harlem, Greenbrier, and Augusta Prep each had a player on the Team Georgia squad.

There were also four coaches from the county on Team Georgia's coaching staff. Jefferson County's J.B. Arnold was the head coach and he selected Lemuel Lackey and David Griffin (Evans), Damien Postell (Grovetown) and Todd Booker (Harlem) to be part of his 11-man coaching staff.

Here is a look at the Columbia County Players who participated on Saturday:

^

Corey Watkins (RB Evans) Signed with Furman

DeAngelo Durham (RB Grovetown) Offers from Texas-San Antonio and Old Dominion

Coby Germany (DE Evans) Signed with Mercer

Waylin Bell (OL Harlem) 3-Time All-Region

Eric Chatman (OL Greenbrier) Multiple scholarship offers

Shamar Cofield (Grovetown) Offer from Bethel College

Greggory Rodgers (LB Grovetown) Offers from Murray St., James Madison, Cornell, and Jacksonville

B.J. Stone (RB/DB Augusta Prep) Augusta Chronicle Independent School Player of the Year

Jahmar Bingham (Athlete Grovetown) Several Small College offers

Max Tyler (K/P Evans) Top Kicker in the CSRA. Made a 35-yard FG during Border Bowl

 

  • Comment