Barnwell’s Garrick, Harlem’s Booker selected as Border Bowl VI head coaches

High School Sports

The Border Bowl all-star football game has become a fixture in the CSRA.

The event has raised more than $77,000 for the Ronald McDonald House over the past five years. Although the start of the high school football season is still a few months away, the coaches for Border Bowl VI were announced on Thursday.

After leading Harlem to the playoffs for the first time in 16 seasons, Todd Booker was tabbed to lead Team Georgia.

“It’s an honor,” Booker said. “I’ve been involved with this game for a couple years, and it gets bigger and bigger every year. It’s turned into a big rivalry, and it’s an honor to be the coach of a game that stands for what it does for the Ronald McDonald House.”

Dwayne Garrick, who has led Barnwell to back-to-back state semifinal appearances, was named Team South Carolina’s head coach.

“The players in this area in both South Carolina and Georgia are really good, quality football players,” Garrick said. “It gives them a last chance to play another game. Some of these guys will have a chance to showcase what they can do, and maybe even pick up another scholarship offer, so it’s a win-win for everybody.”

Border Bowl VI is scheduled for Saturday, January 12th at 1:00 p.m. at Lucy C. Laney Stadium.

The Border Bowl combine, which gives players a chance to earn early roster spots, is set for July 14th.

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