Friday, October 25, 2013
The field of players vying for the title as South Carolina’s top high school football player is down to five. The South Carolina Athletics Coaches Association selected the five finalists for the 2013 Mr. Football award Oct. 15. The introduction of this year’s winner occurs Dec. 14 during a halftime presentation of the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl in Myrtle Beach.
Finalists for the 2013 Mr. Football award
Spring Valley High School/Columbia
Committed to the University of Alabama
Jae’lon Oglesby-Running back
Daniel High School/Central
Committed to the University of Clemson
Stratford High School/Goose Creek
Committed to the University of Georgia
Northwestern High School/Rock Hill
Committed to Oklahoma State University
Latta High School/Latta
Committed to the University of South Carolina
The South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association officially established the Mr. Football award in 1995. The announcement of the winner is part of the weeklong activities surrounding the annual all-star football game.
“We created the award to bring some excitement and attention to the all-star game,” says Keith Richardson, co-director of the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl. “It’s probably brought us as much attention as anything we’ve ever done.”