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Panther named to all-state first team
Thornton among several in the news
Former Bradwell Institute lineman Ulrick John (right) now at Georgia State University along with former BI kicker David Miller recently was praised for his versatility. - photo by Jeff Miller

Shadrach Thornton has received yet another honor for his football performance at Liberty County High School. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently named the senior to the Class AAAA all-state team.
Thornton, who verbally committed to North Carolina State, was the Coastal Courier Player of the Year and was recognized by the Savannah Morning News last week as its offensive player of the year.
Thornton reached 4,345 rushing yards in his four-year career as a Panther. He has 22 games with at least 100 yards and 45 career touchdowns. He had 303 career receiving yards and 620 yards as a returner.
Meanwhile, former Bradwell Institute football player John Ulrick recently was mentioned in Georgia State University’s 2011 football season in review posted on its website. Ulrick was recognized for his ability to play where needed.
According to the article, Ulrick started at three positions in the first five games of the season. He came into the season as the Panthers’ backup left tackle and started in the season opener in place of an injured player.
Two games later, he started as the center against Houston and Murray State, and Ulrick also started at left guard to cover for a player serving a one-game suspension.
In other news, former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae scored 12 points in the University of Tennessee’s 76-63 win over Chattanooga on Monday night. McRae was one of three Volunteers who scored in the double digits.
McRae’s former teammate, Rion Brown, scored 15 points in Miami’s 84-54 win against Appalachian State on Friday night. On Monday night, Brown came off the bench and chipped in six points in UM’s 99-89 win against North Carolina-Greensboro.
Lady Panthers alumnus Metra Walthour scored 11 points in Georgia Tech’s 76-66 win against North Carolina State on Monday.

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