CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Coaches Association handed out 10 scholarships Saturday to participants in the North-South All-Star Football game.The North-South scholarships went to Derek Barnhart (St. Marys), Brandon Spurlock (Wayne), Ethan Clark (Nitro) and Slayton Beard (Valley Fayette).The cheerleading scholarships were awarded to Victoria Bratke (Parkersburg) and Chante' Adams (South Charleston)Also receiving individual scholarships were Wilson Harvey of Lewis County (Panhandle Restoration), Austin Ravenscroft of Keyser (Don Nehlen), Davon Tyson of Capital (Bob Pruett) and Deion Cunningham of University (Micah Wilson).
In addition, the WVCA handed out its coach of the year awards on Saturday - Luke Salmons of Cabell Midland (football), Garland Thompson of Tug Valey (boys basketball), Dave Marshall of Bridgeport (girls basketball), Dirk Webb of Hedgesville (baseball), Jim Henderson of Sherman (softball), Amanda Moreland of Frankfort (girls track), Justin Holcomb of Clay County (middle school), Shaun Martz of Musselman (volleyball), Karen Thomason of Robert C. Byrd (cheerleading) and Jeremy Tincher of Greenbrier West (wrestling).
Also on Saturday, Garry Barnette, Lonnie Warwick and Henry "Hoppy'' Shores were inducted into the WVCA North-South Football Hall of Fame during a banquet at West Virginia State University.Barnette, a former coach at South Harrison High School, coached the North-South game as a head coach and twice as an assistant. Barnette lettered in football at Dunbar High School, graduating in 1962, and attended West Virginia University, where he was a two-year starter at center. He died July 8, 2000.Warwick, a graduate of Mount Hope High School, played in the 1960 North-South game. After graduation, he attended the University of Tennessee for one year and transferred to Tennessee Technological to graduate with a degree in physical education. Warwick had a 14-year NFL career, playing with the Vikings, Falcons and Redskins. After his playing career, Warwick went on to a coaching career, including a stint as a defensive coach with the Denver Gold of the United States Football League.Shores, a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School, played in the 1949 North-South game and was the Kennedy Award Winner that year. Shores is now a Kanawha County commissioner.