The inaugural 919 vs. 252 High School Football Showcase Bowl will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, at John Paul II Catholic High School in Greenville.

The game will feature some of the top high school football players in North Carolina, and the teams are separated by area codes – 919 and 252, respectively. It will give student-athletes one last chance to perform in front of college coaches and recruiting analysts with hopes of receiving a scholarship.

Local/regional players listed on the 252 roster include J.H. Rose’s Jayden Grimes, Klavon Brown, Ty’Queron Hines and Juantrea Bradley, Tarboro’s Tobias Joyner and Layton Dupree, South Central’s Brian Hardy, Farmville Central’s Malachi Wolf and D.H. Conley’s Bryce Jackson, Jacob Smith and Justin Foreman.

The roster is rounded out with players from Perquimans, Hunt, New Bern, John A. Holmes, Kinston, Hertford County, East Carteret, Roanoke Rapids, Vance, Beddingfield, Washington, West Craven, Northeastern, Havelock, Rocky Mount, Southside and Pamlico. They will be coached by Torrey Newell (New Bern).

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