Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016

Our GCS “Players of the Week feature the three Greenville County football players selected to participate in the 2016 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl North vs South All-Star game, which will be held in Myrtle Beach on December 10th.

Amari Houston, Hillcrest Football – Amari made the Varsity team as a 9th grader for the Rams and was part of the 2014 State Championship team. As a defensive lineman, Amari excels in run support and getting pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Amari will be joined at the North/South game by his head coach, Greg Porter, who was selected as one of the assistants for the 2016 North team.

Alex Syphertt, Greer Football – Alex, a WR for the Yellow Jackets, was asked to step up as a senior and be a leader for the Greer offense following the graduation of many starters in 2015-16.  With a first year starting QB, Alex accepted the challenge and has helped lead the Yellow Jackets back to the playoffs this season.

Patrick Wofford, Mauldin Football – As a junior Patrick earned the rare trifecta of All-Region Football, All-Region Weightlifting and All-County Band! In his senior season, he anchored the Mavericks defense leading Mauldin to a 7-3 overall record and a playoff berth.

The Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl North vs South All-Star game features athletes from across the state.  The teams practice for one week, culminating with the North/South game to be held on December 10th. Congratulations to Amari, Alex and Patrick for being selected to this prestigious all-star event!

We would also like to recognize the following athletes in Girls Tennis and Girls Golf for being selected as North/South All-Stars in their respective sports:

Ashlee Richardson, Greenville Golf – Ashlee shot a 153 to finish 7th overall at the 2016 State Championships. She helped lead the Red Raiders to a runner-up finish in the Class AAAA team championship. Selected as a 2016 North/South Golf All-Star.

Beth Ann Townsend, Travelers Rest Golf – Beth’s 155 was tied for 8th overall and helped lead the Devil Dogs to a 4th place finish in the Class AAAA state championship. Selected as a 2016 North/South Golf All-Star.

Sheila Walsh, Mauldin Tennis – Sheila helped lead the Mavericks to a region title and #1 seed in the 2016 AAAAA playoffs. Selected as a 2016 North/South tennis All-Star.

Cathy Chi, Southside Tennis – Cathy won six matches at the AAA-AA-A State Singles Tennis Championships to earn a 5th place overall finish.

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