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.
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Connor Bright, Arendell Parrott (1): Completed 10 of 17 passes for 241 yards and four touchdowns with just one interception; ran seven times for minus-four yards and two touchdowns.
Tyson Dew, Cleveland (2): Ran 32 times for 185 yards and two touchdowns; caught one pass for a 35-yard touchdown.
Ben Harris, J.H. Rose (1): Caught five passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns.
Matthew Huntley, Arendell Parrott (1): Had four interceptions.
Jaden Johnson, Farmville Central (1): In his first time at running back, he ran 31 times for 245 yards.
Chris McKay, Southeast Raleigh (1): Ran 16 times for 180 yards and four touchdowns; completed 5 of 13 passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns with one interception.
Rahjai McPhatter, Princeton (1): Ran 23 times for 150 yards and three touchdowns; completed 2 of 2 passes for 47 yards.
Ricky Person, Heritage (4): Ran 15 times for 218 yards and four touchdowns; two catches for 17 yards.
Jahmir Smith, Lee County (1): Ran 19 times for 191 yards and two touchdowns
Trey Whitley, North Johnston (1): Completed 10 of 20 passes for 265 yards and five touchdowns with just one interception; ran 15 times for 94 yards and one touchdown.
Da’john Williams, Triton (1): Ran 16 times for 178 yards and three touchdowns.