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The Starting 11: The top players from week 10 of the high school football season

Apex Friendship's Jacob Kelley (21) and Scott Sidney (4) celebrate a touchdown against Panther Creek during the football game, which was played on Friday, September 8, 2017 in Apex.
Apex Friendship's Jacob Kelley (21) and Scott Sidney (4) celebrate a touchdown against Panther Creek during the football game, which was played on Friday, September 8, 2017 in Apex. newsobserver.com

Each week, we honor the top 11 high school football performances from around the Triangle and Eastern North Carolina.

Nominations are appreciated. Email with nominations and send full box scores to hssports@newsobserver.com.

The Starting 11: week 10

Number in parentheses notes how many times the player has made The Starting 11 this year.

Holton Ahlers, D.H. Conley (6): East Carolina recruit completed 13 of 31 passes for 227 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions, ran 10 times for 177 yards and two touchdowns.

Moe Brooks, Wayne Christian (2): Ran 25 times for 237 yards and one touchdown; completed 4 of 11 passes for 58 yards and one touchdown with no interceptions; returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown; made seven tackles.

Travis Griffin, Nash Central (1): Completed 12 of 22 passes for 149 yards and three touchdowns and no interceptions; ran 20 times for 103 yards and two touchdowns.

John Jiles, Wake Forest (1): Made 10 tackles (2.5 for loss) and returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown; caught three passes for 52 yards.

Jacob Kelley, Apex Friendship (2): Ran 31 times for 251 yards and three touchdowns.

Austin Kornegay, Wayne Christian (2): Ran 23 times for 221 yards and five touchdowns; made 12 tackles with two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Emmannuel Lewis, South Central (2): Caught five passes for 226 yards and three touchdowns.

Allajah Mitchell, South Granville (2): Ran 12 times for 180 yards and three touchdowns; made 10 tackles (three for loss) with one sack.

Trevann Richardson, Clayton (1): Ran 22 times for 138 yards and four touchdowns.

Dalen Spruill, Cardinal Gibbons (2): Ran 27 times for 198 yards and four touchdowns.

Nathaniel Williams, Wake Christian (1): Completed 9 of 16 passes for 208 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions; returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown.

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