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Salem quarterback competes in national compeition

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Salem's Dillon Turner recently competed in the National Underclassman Football Combine in Little Rock.

This event allows some of the best in the state to compete against each other in their position.

Turner's ability as a quarterback impressed fellow competitors, coaches and recruits.

One coach from Schuman stated, "Turner had terrific mechanics, makes good decisions and is light on his feet. A unanimous choice for the 8th grade MVP. Turner has a bright future." 

Turner was chosen as the 8th/9th grade MVP and was selected to the All-Combine Team.

After competing in this combine, Turner waited to see whether he would be invited to attend an invitation only combine such as the Challenge in Chicago, Ill., and Duel of the Dozen National Quarterback Competition in Orlando, Fla.

Turner was selected to compete in the Top 100 in Dallas.

The Top 100 is a competition of one on ones against some of the best talent in the country.

Turner went through extensive competition and drill testing in the morning session.

The afternoon session was the real test when the players were assigned to teams to compete in 7-on-7 competition.

Turner was placed on a team which competed extremely well together and finished in third place of the eight teams competing.

The team had a chance to upset the eventual winner of the competition when, driving for the game-winning score, time expired.

After a hard summer of work, Turner is looking forward to the upcoming season for the Salem junior Greyhounds.

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