MYRTLE BEACH — Goose Creek’s Tramel Terry had a major to-do list on Friday:
64th annual SCADA North-South All-Star Football Game Factbox
North-South GameWhat: 64th annual high school football all-star gameWhen: 12:30 p.m., SaturdayWhere: Doug Shaw Stadium, Myrtle BeachTickets: $15 at the gate. Up to two children (under 7) admitted free with one adult ticket holder.
• School project.
• Sign with Georgia.
• Travel to Myrtle Beach.
• Accept Mr. Football Award.
Believe it or not, Superman was human.
“It’s been a crazy, long day,” he said. “I’m tired.”
Terry was named Mr. Football on Friday night during the North-South Banquet at Myrtle Beach High School.
Terry, Goose Creek’s talented running back/wide receiver, became only the second Lowcountry player to win the award since its inception in 1995. The only other local player to win the coveted award was Moe Thompson of Stratford. The defensive end was named Mr. Football in 2001.
Terry, a 6-1, 190-pound senior, tallied 1,861 all-purpose yards this fall and scored 24 touchdowns.
Terry rushed for 841 yards, averaging 7.4 yards per carrym, and had 818 receiving yards, averaging 16.7 yards per catch. Terry also averaged 18.4 yards per kickoff return.
“I have a great coach (Chuck Reedy),” Terry said. “When I was a freshman, he told me I could win this. He was a college coach so I listened and worked hard. I just thank God. I had a lot of great men in my life who helped me get here tonight.”
The other Mr. Football finalists included Byrnes receiver Akia Booker, T.L. Hanna linebacker Ben Boulware, Strom Thurmond running back Darius Hammond and Conway quarterback Mykal Moody.
The award capped a big day for Terry. Earlier in the day, he signed his financial aid scholarship papers to attend the University of Georgia. He will sign his national letter of intent on Feb. 6.
The award gave Mr. Football a reason to smile. He and his teammates were sidelined from the playoffs when the High School League ruled the Gators used an ineligible player.
“We didn’t get to the state or a chance to defend at state,” Terry said. “This is for my teammates. We won tonight.”
Sixteen Lowcountry players will play in today’s North-South All-Star Football Game.