Barnes named South’s MVP
One local football standout made a mark in his final high school game.
Goose Creek senior Jordan Barnes was named the offensive most valuable player for the South squad in a 38-21 loss in the annual North vs. South all-star game in Myrtle Beach.
Barnes had five receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown
Three other area players were on the South squad.
Barnes’ 14-yard touchdown catch from Will Hunter was part of the South’s rally in the second half. The South trailed 17-0 at halftime to lead 21-17 before the North broke it open in the last quarter.
Stratford running back Jordan Johnson carried five times for 18 yards and Hanahan receiver Terrell Green made three grabs for 53 yards. Gators defensive back Omar McRae also played for the South team.
The Shrine Bowl will be held this Saturday in Spartanburg. Stratford quarterback Jacob Park, Goose Creek running back Caleb Kinlaw and Goose Creek defensive end Kalan Ritchie will play on the South Carolina squad.
Kickoff versus the North Carolina all-stars is set for 1 p.m. at Wofford’s Gibbs Stadium.