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Parker withdraws from East-West game

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Beddingfield High graduate Marcus Parker, the 2017 Wilson Times Ironman of the Year, has been removed from the East roster for the 70th annual North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star football game, set for July 18 at Greensboro Grimsley High’s Jamieson Stadium.

Upon a June 20 tweet from the official NCCA Twitter account, Parker’s spot on the 38-man alphabetical roster was replaced by a “TBA” designation. He was a member of the squad as late as June 13.

Beddingfield head coach James Ward said Wednesday that Parker, who has signed with NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision program Morgan State University, was asked by the Bears program not to participate in the game.

Parker’s withdrawal leaves two representatives from the Times readership area in Fike kickers Walker and John Gliarmis.

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