SPARTANBURG — South Carolina survived five turnovers and several tricks plays to beat North Carolina 21-12 victory Saturday in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.
Both offenses struggled, but South Carolina got a special teams touchdown for the game’s first score and capitalized on a late North Carolina fumble to set up a fourth-quarter touchdown to put the game away.
South Carolina’s Matthew Colburn had a 36-yard TD run that put his team ahead 14-0 just before halftime. The player from Dutch Fork was named South Carolina’s offensive MVP.
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North Carolina has a field goal blocked and returned 74 yards for a touchdown by Spring Valley linebacker Jordan Williams in the first quarter. The team ran several fake kicks after that mistake.
North Carolina’s offensive MVP was Joshua Ladowski from Lake Norman and the defensive MVP was Brandon McMillian of Scotland County.
South Carolina’s defensive MVP was Hassan Belton of Blythewood.