Havelock's Scott selected to play in Shrine Bowl all-star game


Havelock's Derrell Scott runs with the ball against Richlands. The senior was selected to play in the Shrine Bowl all-star contest in December.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 07:35 PM.

Playing in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas is not just about competing with the best football players from North Carolina and South Carolina.

It’s a week-long event that includes a charitable visit to the Shriners Hospital, and other invaluable experiences.

The Shine Bowl of the Carolinas, in its 77th year, is one of the oldest high school football all-star games in the nation, and for the second straight year, the game will include a Havelock player.

Senior running back Derrell Scott is among three Craven County players invited to the game, along with New Bern’s Cody Purdie and Shawn Best.

Havelock’s Pharoh Cooper, now at the University of South Carolina, played in the contest last year and was North Carolina’s most valuable player, while cornerback A.J. Coplon, playing in junior college before heading to East Carolina, recovered two fumbles in the contest.

The Shrine Bowl, which pits the 40 of the best players from North Carolina against the 40 best from South Carolina, will be played on Dec. 21 in Spartanburg, S.C.

“It’s real big to get the invite for me,” said Scott, a four-star recruit. “It is the biggest out of all of the games to me because you get to give back to the kids, and that really means a lot to me.”

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