LAURINBURG — Two-way player Trejon Monley has been named to the roster for the 77th Annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas to represent Scotland.
Monley was included in the 40-man roster released Thursday afternoon by the Shrine Bowl. He is one of two players from the Southeastern Conference to make the roster. The other is Tobias Edge Campbell, a defensive lineman at Hoke County.
Monley becomes the third player from Scotland High School to make the Shrine Bowl since Richard Bailey took over as head coach two years ago, along with Malik Diggs and Artemis Robinson who played in 2012. In order to make the roster, players must submit a highlight tape and then take part in a combine in the spring, similar to the combine NFL hopefuls take part in every year.
“It’s a big honor. When you’re included in the top 40 players in the state of North Carolina, you’re a very good player,” Bailey said. “It’s good for us and he’s very deserving.”
Monley has one interception so far this season and has returned three punts, one for a touchdown. He has made an impact on offense as well after he was put into the offense over the summer. He has 10 catches for 279 yards and leads the team in receiving touchdowns with three.
“It’s a great honor for me,” Monley said. “Jamie Coleman is a great coach and hard work pays off. I look forward to stuff like this.”
Coleman is the defensive backs coach for Scotland.
The Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas aims to pit the best high school players from North Carolina against the best from South Carolina and helps raise funds to support Shriners Hospitals for Children.
The 77th edition of the Shrine Bowl will be held at Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg, S.C on Dec. 21. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Last year South Carolina won 23-19. Burton Cates of Lee County is the head coach for the North Carolina team this year.