Dec 17, 2011
Tarboro running back Todd Gurley was named the Offensive Most Valuable Player of the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas after lifting the North Carolina Tar Heels to a 26-19 win.
The win avenges last year's loss to the South Carolina Sandlappers in the annual all-star game.
After North Carolina trailed 13-6 at halftime, Gurley scored two touchdowns in the second half to give the Tar Heels the lead.
Greensboro Page quarterback James Summers, an NC State recruit, broke a run to the South Carolina 1-yard line in the third quarter. Two plays later, Gurley scored the 1-yard touchdown run to tie the game at 13-13.
North Carolina's defense stepped up in the second half. South Carolina faced a fourth down on its ensuing possession and a fake punt attempt failed.
After the Tar Heels took over, Gurley scored his second touchdown of the game from the 13-yard line to give North Carolina a 20-13 lead, a lead it would never lose.