Northeastern's Moore to coach in Shrine Bowl football games
High School Notebook
By Malcolm Shields
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Northeastern head football coach Antonio Moore has achieved many milestones while leading the Eagles.
The coach can add a couple more milestones to his resume.
Moore is scheduled to coach in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas High School and the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas Youth all-star football games.
Moore will be an assistant coach for the high school game, but will serve as the North Carolina head coach in the Youth Shrine Bowl’s eighth-grade game.
Both Shine Bowl games, which pits athletes from North Carolina and South Carolina, are scheduled to be held in December.
The Youth Shrine Bowl will have games for athletes in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades.
According to Marcus Wall, who serves as the athletic director of the Youth Shrine Bowl, the slate of youth games will be held Dec. 29 in Charlotte.
Wall noted Moore has put together a great football program in Elizabeth City.
“He’s a coach that kids want to play for,” Wall said. “We’re honored to have him.”
According to Wall, the Youth Shrine Bowl weekend begins Thursday, Dec. 26 with games taking place Sunday, Dec. 29.
Before coaching in the youth contest, Moore will be on the sideline for the high school contest.
The high school game features senior players from North Carolina and South Carolina.
Moore was initially selected be an assistant coach in the 2018 edition of the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas High School all-star football game, but because Northeastern advanced to NCHSAA Class 2A football state championship game, he was unable to attend the all-star contest.
The 2A state championship game was held the same day as the all-star game on Dec. 15, 2018.
The impact of Hurricane Florence last September also pushed the NCHSAA football state championships back a week later last December.
If the schedule works out this time, Moore will coach the North Carolina high school all-star team this December.
Moore was presented a Shrine Bowl blazer for his selection to coach in the high school all-star game at halftime of a state playoff contest against Fairmont last November.
Since Moore has taken over the Northeastern football program in the mid-2000s, he has guided the Eagles to two state championship appearances, two NCHSAA East Regional championships, multiple 10-win seasons and conference championships and had multiple players play college football.
TRACK AND FIELD
Four athletes from Northeastern High School competed in relay events at the North Carolina New Balance Outdoor Track and Field Nationals Saturday.
The third day of the four-day event was held at the Irwin Belk Stadium on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.
The quartet of Aaron Harris, Jordan Jones, Juan Riddick Jr. and Avion Price competed in the boys’ emerging elite 4x100 and championship 4x200 meter relay events representing the NC Blazers track and field club.
The group finished 13th place in the 4x100 meter relay prelims.
The Blazin Raiders from Maryland posted the fastest time during prelims.
The NC Blazers 4x200 meter relay team finished in 42nd place in the boys’ championship.
Buffalos Run from Texas posted the fastest time during the event.
BASEBALL STATE GAMES
The Region 1 baseball team defeated Region 4 by a 9-1 score Saturday afternoon at the North Carolina Powerade State Games high school baseball tournament at Hayes Stadium on the campus of UNC-Charlotte.
The win clinched a 3-0 record in Pool A play for Region 1 and secured a spot in the tournament gold medal game.
Region 1, which has players from northeast North Carolina, is represented by John A. Holmes’ Chris Morris, Bertie's Alden Cottle, Williamston-Riverside's Austin Scott, Manteo's James Gilreath, Northeastern’s Colin Riddick with Perquimans’ Tanner Thach and Tyler Futrell among others.
Currituck’s Justin Hill and Perquimans’ Justin Roberson are assistant coaches on the Region 1 team.
Region 1 will play for the championship today at 3 p.m. at Hayes Stadium.