Tuesday, December 15, 2009

North Carolina Shrine team loses more players

First, the Tar Heels lost OT Kane Sherrill—a replacement himself for Robert Crisp—to a shoulder injury. Then, Tuesday, down went Independence OL Ryan Thompson, with a high left ankle sprain. We blogged on that earlier only to see, later in the afternoon practice at Roebuck (S.C.) Dorman High, another N.C. player in sweats, standing beside Thompson.

That turned out to be a very downcast Anthony Kilgore-Parker, the third Charlotte-area player to be knocked off the roster in three days.

Kilgore-Parker, a defensive back from North Mecklenburg, aggravated a stress fracture, and after having it examined Tuesday morning by doctors, was told not to play on it, ending his season.

N.C. coach Jim Oddo said following the afternoon session that Thompson’s replacement would be Carson Moss of Leesville Road High. Moss is 6-foot-2 and 275 pounds, with one official offer—from Brown—so far but a lot of interest from Ivy League schools.

Oddo said with Moss not there yet Tuesday, Anson Senior defensive lineman Tra Thomas filled in on the O-line and did some nice things. He could play at least some on both sides of the ball in Saturday’s game at Wofford.

Lots more coming on the Carolinas' all-stars later this week.

--Stan Olson

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