One of our favorite players during the 2002 season was
As I have said countless times, my favorite aspect of running SC Pigskin Prep is the opportunity to meet the young men that High School football in the
Despite having two major incidents go against him and the Bulldogs this season, Syvelle continued to show poise and leadership on the field. His natural leadership and never say die attitude helped Marlboro to a 9-2 record which would have been good enough for a No.1 seed in the playoffs had the team been eligible.
We had the opportunity to meet with Syvelle at a college football game late in the season and also had the pleasure of meeting his parents and speaking with them for an hour. There are no nicer or more caring people that Syvelle parents and by just speaking with them, you knew they had raised
As evidenced by Syvelle's brother
His mom, Patricia Newton, said that he has never shown signs of which college he'll select, but she knew he would make the right decision.
She also commented that he will be in close proximity to Marlboro County, and that she will love being at all of her son's Saturday games at Williams-Brice Stadium, sporting her Garnet and Black.
After speaking with Syvelle I can honestly say that I have never met a player that cared about his team, his teammates and winning as much Syvelle. One booster of the Bulldogs told me that one reason
For me that shows simply the type of young man that
Coach Dean Boyd stated during the season that
Despite the political garbage and absolute horrible job of selecting the Shrine Bowl by Jim Ringer, Newton is truly one of the Top 5 players in the state. He has an amazing understanding of the game and a confidence about the way he plays.
During his 4 years at Marlboro, Newton QBed the Dawgs to a 45-7 record, a 2000 undefeated state championship and a top state ranking all 4 years.
We are proud that Syvelle represents South Carolina High School football so well and wish him well during his career at South Carolina.