By Rick Sheek
BRISTOL, Va. — On a major stage in the swan song of his prep football career, Elizabethton’s Terrence Turner proved he was the best.
The speedy tailback reaped offensive MVP honors in Saturday’s third annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Senior Bowl at Gene Malcom Stadium. He totaled 155 yards from scrimmage, scoring the game’s first touchdown, as the Tennessee All-Stars defeated Virginia 27-0.
“It’s great being with a lot of talent,” Turner said. “It’s not as easy as running the ball or passing the ball against a different team. It gives you a loo
k at what college is going to be like.
“There’s going to be competition everywhere, and you’ve got to work for your position 24-7. I’m just thankful that God put me in this position, to go to this game and help.”
Turner carried the ball 12 times for 80 yards. Lining up at split end, he recorded seven catches for 75 yards.
Turner’s 5-yard TD run in the first quarter made it 9-0. To set up that score, Turner hauled in a screen pass from Daniel Boone quarterback Jake Littleton and raced 40 yards — when the side judge determined he stepped out of bounds.