NC High School Stars Top SC 26-19 In Shrine Bowl

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- North Carolina scored 20 unanswered points early in the second half to win the 75th annual Shrine Bowl game 26-19.

Tarboro's Todd Gurley scored two rushing touchdowns in the third quarter on Saturday to give North Carolina its first lead after trailing 13-6 at halftime. Gurley had 119 rushing yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns to earn North Carolina Offensive MVP.

South Carolina's Joseph Copeland passed for two touchdowns in the first half, finding Shaq Roland in the end zone both times. Lexington's Roland finished with 143 receiving yards and was named South Carolina Offensive MVP. Gaffney's Copeland was 8 of 13 with 169 passing yards.

North Carolina's win was its first since a 24-14 victory in 2009. South Carolina leads the series 41-30-4.

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