Tar Heels punter benched for error
The Burlington Times News
"The Tar Heels play their final home game of the 2002 season when they tangle with long-time rival Clemson for the 51st time in a series that started in 1897 ... Clemson leads the series 31-18-1, but North Carolina has won four of the last six meetings ... the Tigers are 13-9-1 in Kenan Stadium and have won five of the last eight games played in Chapel Hill."
ACC's Week 12 Football Release
"It came as no surprise when coach Tommy Bowden announced Monday that redshirt freshman Charlie Whitehurst will start at quarterback Saturday for Clemson at North Carolina."
Whitehurst keeps starting job
"Offensive linemen Matt Brim and Isaiah Thomas of Carver and running back Jed Bines of Parkland were among the 48 players chosen for the game, which matches top senior players from North Carolina against top seniors from South Carolina. Rosters were announced yesterday."
Five area seniors will represent North Carolina in Shrine Bowl
The Winston Salem Journal
"Lexington running back Demetris Summers, listed as the No. 2 high school football player in the nation by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report, and Marlboro County quarterback Syvelle Newton, ranked No. 22 overall and the No. 5 quarterback, were left off the Palmetto State squad by coach Jim Ringer, also head coach at Rock Hill."
Two high-profile players left off S.C. Shrine team
The Raleigh News and Observer
"The three Cumberland County players chosen are South View's Kyndraus Guy, E.E. Smith's Demarcus Tyler and Pine Forest's Robert Dowdy."
12 region players on Shrine Bowl team
The Fayetteville Observer