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2 BCSD athletes, 1 coach selected for 2018 Shrine Bowl

Published Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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Pictured from left to right are Cooper Dawson, DJ Chisolm and Coach Steve Blanchard. (BCSD photos)


Two Berkeley County School District athletes and one coach are listed on the 2018 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas roster.

Berkeley wide receiver DJ Chisolm and Hanahan defensive lineman Cooper Dawson are two of three Lowcountry athletes representing South Carolina in the yearly battle at the state border.

Dawson is described by Hanahan head football coach David Morbitzer as an “excellent defensive lineman with a great pass rush.”

“He has put in countless hours of training to hone his craft,” Coach Morbitzer said. “…He is one of the top 10 recruits in the state and has the work ethic to boot.”

Chisolm, who currently holds Berkeley High records for single season receptions and reception yards, was recently ranked by The Post and Courier as the area’s top pass-catcher.

While he brings a ton of talent to the field each time he suits up, Berkeley head coach Randy Robinson said it’s his personality that sets him apart from other great players.

“DJ is not only an incredibly talented young man, but has great character,” Robinson said. “He works hard every day to be an example and leader on our team.”

Selected as an assistant coach to this year’s South Carolina team is Hanahan assistant coach Steve Blanchard. Morbitzer describes his assistant as a spectacular coach that’s “deserving of this honor.”

“His attention to detail, knowledge of the game, and his ability to related to the athletes is hard to top.” Morbitzer said.

The 2018 Shrine Bowl will be played at Wofford College on December 15. Kickoff will be at 1 p.m.  South Carolina currently leads the rivalry that began in 1937 with a 44-32-4 record.