• WSOC–TV Channel 9 announces 'Big 22' player of year


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Thousands of votes were tallied in the last round of voting in WSOC-TV’s Channel 9 “Big 22” contest brought to you by OrthoCarolina.  The high-school football player who received the most public votes and has now been named as “Player of the Year” is offensive lineman Bentley Spain from Providence High School

    IMAGES: Bentley Spain 'Big 22' photos

    A celebration is planned at Providence High School where the school will receive a $10,000 donation for the school’s scholarship fund along with Bentley receiving a personalized trophy, all provided by WSOC-TV and OrthoCarolina.         

    Prior to the season, coaches in the Charlotte DMA viewing area were asked to nominate up to five high-school football players to be considered for the “Big 22” players to watch in 2013.   After reviewing the coach’s nominations, the final 22 were chosen by the Channel 9 Sports Team.   

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    Out of the top 22 players five finalists were determined by a percentage of public votes and a percentage of votes from the WSOC-TV Sports Team.   Bentley, along with four other finalists were named –  Tyler Bray, South Point High School, NC – Trey Brice, Ashbrook High School – Will Grier, Davidson Day – Ryan Moore, York Comprehensive.

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