YORK — Cougar running back Ryan Moore has been named to play in the North-South All-Star football game next month in Myrtle Beach.
“Ryan is a tremendous football player,” said York Comprehensive High School head football coach Bobby Carroll. “He is a great leader in-season and off-season. He is as deserving of this honor as much any player I’ve ever coached.”
Moore, who at 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds is a defensive stalwart when the situation calls for it, has rushed for nearly 1,300 yards, averaging 6.7 yards per carry, and scored 14 touchdowns. He is a four-time 1,000-plus yard rusher.
Two others from York Comprehensive High School also were named to the Dec. 14 game, to be at noon at Doug Shaw Stadium in Myrtle Beach.
They are John Moorefield, a longtime York assistant coach, who has been been selected as a North-South assistant coach, and senior student-trainer Danny Hevelow.
“I consider it an honor to be representing our school and community in the North-South game,” said Moorefield, a 29-year veteran of high school football coaching.
Hevelow, a three-year student trainer at York, was pleased with his selection. “I enjoy being part of the team each day as a trainer. We’re still preparing for the Clover game and the playoffs.”
Longtime head YCHS trainer Mike “Doc” Smith said Hevelow, a straight-A student, was selected by the South Carolina Athletic Trainers Association.
“I am tickled to death,” Smith said. “He is very deserving.”