Local athletes, coach participate in Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl

Two varsity football players from Lexington-Richland School District Five were selected to play in the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl.

Max Drag (Chapin High) and Chandler Perry (Dutch Fork High) and competed in the 74th annual Touchstone Energy Cooperative’s Bowl December 10 at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach. Chapin High School’s football coach Justin Gentry served as the head coach for the south team.

“The week of the Touchstone Energy Bowl will go down as one of the best experiences in my career,” Justin Gentry said. “It is a first class operation. The young men we selected were very good football players, but more importantly, they were very fine young men. Chandler Perry and Max Drag competed hard every practice and it showed in how they played in the ball game. Off the field, they represented our school district with class and I know everyone is as proud of them as I am.”

The match-up is the oldest continuous all-star football game in the south. This marks the eighth year South Carolina’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives have sponsored the bowl game, which recognizes 88 students from across the state, not just for their athletic ability, but for their character on and off the field. These young men develop a spirit of camaraderie throughout the week leading up to the big game—honing their skills and developing friendships that last a lifetime. Touchstone Energy is an alliance of local, independent, member-owned electric co-ops that work together to deliver energy solutions and support for their communities.

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