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Beau Nunn and Lee Wright, noted for their contributions to the state title-contending York Comprehensive High School football program, are gearing up for two elite high school football events.
Nunn, who anchored the offensive and defensive lines, will participate in Saturday's North-South All-Star game at Myrtle Beach High School, beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Wright, a defensive stalwart and return specialist who was the Cougars' leading rusher his junior season, will play in the Dec.15 Shrine Bowl Classic at Wofford College. Kickoff time is set for noon.
“Both are great kids who can contribute on both sides of the ball,” YCHS head football coach Bobby Carroll said. “Their commitment is second to none and they will represent their school and community well.”
Carroll said he sent out video footage of Nunn and Wright to 50 to 60 colleges and universities. “We want to do all we can to promote these outstanding young men who we feel will contribute at the college level,” he said.
YCHS athletic director Steve Boyd echoed Carroll's sentiments.
“Lee and Beau are two of the best players in the state, which is why they were selected to complete in the Shrine Bowl and North-South game,” said Boyd. “In addition to their success on the gridiron, they are great students who will represent their school and community well.
“They are great role models for our young student-athletes, sending the message to apply themselves in the classroom and on the football field.”
Both Wright and Nunn said it was an honor to be selected for the postseason classics.
“I look forward to visiting the Shriners Hospital and talking to the kids,” Wright said. “It is something the kids will remember the rest of their lives and I will remember the rest of my life.
Wright said he is hearing from several colleges and expects the list to grow during Shrine Bowl Week.
Nunn said he was excited about the North-South game.
“Corey Dover represented our school last year and I am proud to be chosen for the North-South this year,” he said. “I will be competing against some of the best players in the state.”
Nunn said he had an offer from Newberry College last week. “I have heard from Appalachian State and others,” he said. “I will wait and see how the recruiting looks after the North-South game.”