Tyler Bray represents South Point as 15th Red Raider participant in the NCCA East-West game
July 23, 2014
Tyler Bray will be reporting for Lenoir-Rhyne in early August to begin football practice and prepare for his first days of classes as a Bears football signee, but he had one more game left to don the Red Raider helmet and represent South Point on the gridiron.
Before the game, Bray was recognized as one of the West team's captains and participated in the pre-game coin toss.
The game itself ended in a tie. The West team trailed 10-0 at the half and didn't score until 4:02 left in the game when Central Cabarrus' Kenneth Purvis rushed for a 5-yard touchdown to cap a 10-play, 64 yard drive. With time expiring Shelby's kicker Luke Hayek kicked a 31-yard field goal to tie the game.
Bray, who finishes his career at South Point as the leader in several rushing and scoring categories as well as the Gaston County top leader in career yards and single season yards, carried the ball a team-high 13 times for 26 yards and caught two passes for 32 yards in the game.
The North Carolina Coaches Association's annual all-star game is held each July and Bray becomes the 15th Red Raider to play in the game. Bray joins former Red Raider Matt Butler as one of two players from South Point to participate in both the Shrine Bowl and the NCCA East-West game (Belmont High School's Jack Lineberger also participated in both all-star games).
2014 Program Letter
2014 Poster Letter