Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Hanahan High School graduate Logan Devereux helped the South Boys claim a 1-0 victory Saturday during the 26th annual North-South Soccer Classic.
Devereux, a two-time all-region center-mid for the Hawks, was one of only 17 players from the lower part of the state to be selected for the South team, which took on 18 all-stars from the northern part of the state during the match. Only players who were seniors during the 2013-14 school year were eligible for the game but the all-stars came from all athletic divisions A through AAAA. The event was held at Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island.
“It’s always great to finish on a win and to finish with such a good group of lads,” Devereux said. “It’s been a great high school season so to finish in an atmosphere like this and with a win is huge.”
The former Hawk said he expected a tight match but he didn’t anticipate the tempo he encountered Saturday.
“The tempo surprised me,” he said. “I expected it to be a bit more conservative than it was. It was very fast paced.”
Devereux plans to study exercise science at College of Charleston. He hasn’t signed with the Cougars but says he hasn’t ruled out trying to walk on the C of C soccer team.
After a half of scoreless soccer, Wando’s Jackson Karolczyk headed a ball toward the North goal, but it was defended. However, Lexington’s Brett Smith was there for the clean up and in the 43rd minute sent a shot into the net for the game’s only score.
Swansea defender Arthur Myers was named the South MVP for the match. St. Joseph’s forward Christopher Heijer was named the North MVP.
The South also won the girls’ all-star match by a 3-1 margin. Bishop England’s Julia Shahid was named the South MVP.