Shrine Bowl and Junior Shrine Bowl players, coaches prep for game

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It’s a big weekend for football.There are games for high school and middle school players raising money for Shiners hospitals for children across the country including the one in Greenville. 

A significant portion of their time has been spent over at Dorman High as they have two practices a day.

We have 13 players from our viewing area in the game, 12 of them for the South Carolina squad known as the Sandlappers including Westside Quarterback Jackson Williamson.

He is a legacy in the game as his dad was on the 1990 palmetto state team that lost by three to north Carolina which is called the Tarheels in this contest.

The North Carolina team won last year as well, 54-39, in the highest scoring shrine bowl of all time to snap a three-game South Carolina winning streak.

The Palmetto State leads the all-time series 44-to-31 and there have been four ties.

The teams have called this hotel their home since last Saturday as not only is this where they stay but it’s the site of most of the week’s activity.

Itโ€™s the 80th shrine bowl with the first being played in 1937 and it was much different compared to last year, as the teams played to a scoreless tie

Since that inaugural game, over $75 million has been raised for Shriners hospitals and this week’s activities also included a visit by the players to the kids at the Greenville Shriners hospital on Sunday

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