Whale Branch defensive lineman Nyles Pinckney and Hilton Head Island linebacker Jeremiah Maddox have been selected to the 2015 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.
Pinckney, who committed to Clemson in August, was the 2014 Island Packet/Beaufort Gazette Defensive Player of the Year and the Warriors' first Shrine Bowl selection.
A consensus top-five recruit in the state of South Carolina, Pinckney has an injured MCL in his knee and is expected to miss four to six weeks. He may return in time for the postseason.
Maddox has 24 tackles, including three for loss, two pass break ups and an interception. He is committed to play for Marshall.
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"I'm extremely proud for having another player reach the game," Seahawks head coach B.J. Payne said. "He is a long, versatile player who can play about five positions on defense.
"He's a great student, as well, who's plan is to graduate early and get to Marshall early to get started.
The Shrine Bowl, to be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 19 at Spartanburg's Gibbs Stadium, is the oldest high school football all-star game in the nation. The game pits South Carolina's senior all-stars against those of North Carolina and benefits the Greenville Unit Shriners Hospital for Children, as well as the 21 other Shriners Hospitals for Children across the nation.
Tickets, which go on sale Oct. 20, can be purchased for $15 in advance at any Academy Sports and Outdoors store in North or South Carolina or via the Shrine Bowl ticket site at http://bit.ly/1j9kzZc. Admission will be $20 at the gate.
Area Shrine Bowl selections since 1968
2015: LB Jeremiah Maddox, Hilton Head Island; DL Nyles Pinckney, Whale Branch
2013: DL K.J. Ford, Bluffton; DL Poona Ford, Hilton Head Island
2012: QB Michael Julian, Hilton Head Island
2011: WR Eric Boyles, Bluffton; LB Michael Grant, Bluffton; DL Wesley Scott, Ridgeland
2009: LB Justin Parker, Beaufort
2008: DB Jimmy Legree, Beaufort
2007: LB Brandon Mattis, Beaufort; LB Devin Taylor, Beaufort
2003: WR Tremel Kline, Battery Creek
2002: WR Eddie Cohen, Hilton Head Island
2001: LB Antonio Williams, Battery Creek
1999: LB Greg Jones, Battery Creek, OL Daniel Utley, Hilton Head Island
1998: P Chris Telep, Hilton Head Island
1987: LB Wayne Simmons, Hilton Head Island
1985: Stacy Fields, Beaufort; Bill Foster, Beaufort
1983: B Zeke Gadson, Beaufort, C Scott Dennis, Beaufort
1977: G Robert Broome, McCracken
Complete 2015 rosters