Each week, we honor the top 11 high school football performances from around the Triangle and Eastern N.C.
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The Starting 11
Number in parentheses notes how many times the player has made The Starting 11 this year.
Jordyn Adams, Green Hope (1): Caught seven passes for 134 yards and one touchdown; returned a punt 70 yards for touchdown.
Kendrick Bell, Southern Nash (1): Ran 25 times for 201 yards and four touchdowns; returned a kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown.
Xzavior Bowden, Goldsboro (2): Ran 22 times for 206 yards and four touchdowns.
Josh Collins, Clayton (1): Intercepted three passes, including a 98-yard return for touchdown.
Justin Eberhart, Union Pines (1): Ran 26 times for 302 yards and four touchdowns.
Jahkele Goins, SouthWest Edgecombe (1): Intercepted three passes; caught a 24-yard touchdown pass.
Gunnar Holmberg, Heritage (1): Completed 23 of 30 passes for 379 yards and three touchdowns with just one interception.
Jalil Hutcherson, Beddingfield (1): Ran nine times for 150 yards and three touchdowns; caught one pass for 90 yards and one touchdown.
Chris James, Wake Forest (1): Completed 7 of 8 passes for 116 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions.
Allajah Mitchell, South Granville (1): Ran nine times for 142 yards and five touchdowns; had eight tackles, two for loss.
Ricky Person, Heritage (3): Ran 18 times for 239 yards and four touchdowns; caught three passes for 82 yards and one touchdown.