Former Porter Ridge High 2-star quarterback Grayson McCall is questionable for the Coastal Carolina football team’s game against Texas State this weekend.
McCall has been sidelined since injuring his shoulder in a 35-28 win over Troy on Oct. 28. The Chanticleers won their game without McCall, 28-8, over Georgia Southern, but they were upset last weekend, 42-40, by Georgia State.
At 8-2 overall and 4-2 in Sun Belt Conference play, Coastal is a game behind Appalachian State in the East Division standings. The Chants would need to finish with a better SBC record than the Mountaineers to win the division, because App State defeated Coastal, 30-27, back on Oct. 20.
For the season, McCall has been one of the most efficient passers in the country, completing 73.4% of his passes for 2,063 yards, 17 touchdowns and two interceptions while also running for 138 yards and three touchdowns.
Howell likely entering draft
With only a few games left in his junior season, people are beginning to anticipate former Sun Valley 4-star quarterback Sam Howell’s decision to enter the 2022 NFL Draft, but the quarterback hasn’t made an announcement yet.
Many anticipated this would be his last season, and it looked like that would be the case when the UNC football team listed Howell, who is a junior, as one of the players the team would celebrate during Senior Day this Saturday.
Howell later told reporters that he hadn’t made a decision as to whether or not this will be his final season with the Tar Heels. Now, his status for Saturday’s game is in question, with UNC head coach Mack Brown saying it will be a game-time decision whether or not he plays.
Some mock drafts have Howell going inside the top 15 picks in the first round, while others have him out of the first round entirely. For the season, Howell gas completed 63.5% of his passes for 2,704 yards, 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He’s also run for 717 yards and nine touchdowns.
UNC plays Wofford at noon Saturday before closing out the regular season the day after Thanksgiving against rival NC State.
Shipley, Clemson face Wake forest
it’s not often Clemson enters a matchup as the unranked team, but the Tigers will have their work cut out for them Saturday as they host No. 13 Wake Forest.
Former Weddington running back Will Shipley, despite missing several games with a knee injury, has run for a team-high 438 yards and seven touchdowns as a true freshman and has also caught 10 passes for 45 yards.
Wake Forest leads Clemson and N.C. State by two games in the ACC Atlantic Division.