Havelock running back Derrell Scott is expected to miss this weekend's Shrine Bowl with an injury.
Scott, the Most Valuable Player of the state championship game on Saturday, was diagnosed with a fracture in his hand. He sustained the injury on his last carry of Saturday’s game against Concord and went to the sidelines after being hurt with about four minutes left in the game. He did not return and missed the Rams’ final two offensive plays.
The Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas is the annual high school all-star football game that features a team from South Carolina playing a team from North Carolina and is one of the most prestigious honors for a high school football player in both states.
Scott rushed for 209 yards on 18 carries in the state championship game and scored all three Havelock touchdowns, including a 96-yarder in the third quarter that matched Marvin Frazier's 1975 school record. Scott had previously matched Frazier's record with a 96-yard touchdown run against D.H. Conley last season.
Scott has also been selected to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl all-star game Jan. 5 in California, but he is also expected to miss that national all-star high school game.