Player of the week: Joel Evans of Durham Riverside was unbelievable in a 63-49 victory over Cleveland. He had only 12 carries, but rushed for 419 yards. He had touchdown runs of 66, 36, 44, 81 and 56 yards.
Play of the week: Trent Evans of East Wake passed for 345 yards and rushed for 159 yards in a 54-40 victory over Garner. He passed for five touchdowns and rushed for two, but the the play of the week was his grabbing his own blocked punt and rushing 19 yards in the fourth quarter for a first down to help cement the victory.
Defense of the week: Green Hope, which held Cary to 109 yards on 38 carries in a 20-16 victory.
Special player: Charles Johnson, Heritage: Returned a Leesville Road kickoff 72 yards for a touchdown to help cement a 30-7 Huskies victory.
This week’s number: 621 – St. David’s rushed for 337 yards and completed passes for 284 yards for 661 total yards in a 55-33 win over Halifax Academy. Melvin Briggs rushed for 228 yards. Braxton Montague had 175 yards in receptions and William Wampler passed for 284.
Brant Grisel, Middle Creek: Completed 24 of 32 passes for 299 yards in a 21-7 victory over Apex.
Ashton Avery, Bunn: Ran for 164 yards in a 49-7 win over Northampton.
Shawn Stankavage, Cardinal Gibbons: Passed for 270 yards and rushed for 85 in a 56-28 win over Cedar Ridge.
Rodney Rowe, Clayton: Picked up 169 rushing yards in a 49-7 win over Harnett Central.
Nyheim Hines, Garner: Rushed for 229 yards and caught five passes for 88 yards in a 54-40 loss to East Wake.
Sean Bowman, South Granville: Ran for four touchdowns and 272 yards in a 56-27 win over Burlington Cummings. Teammate Earl Green added 182 yards as South Granville rushed for 481 yards.
Blake Walters, Heritage: Passed for 206 yards in a 30-7 win over Leesville Road.
Garrett Cloer, Orange: Completed 10 of 14 passes for 197 yards in a 41-21 win over Pittsboro Northwood.
Ti Pinnix, Pittsboro Northwood: Completed 28 of 48 passes for 378 yards, but had four interceptions in a 41-21 loss to Orange.
Dorrel McClain, Panther Creek: Rushed for 104 yards and caught five passes for 108 yards in a 28-7 win over Athens Drive. QB Brendan Magner passed for 262 yards.
Evan Brabrand, Wakefield: Passed for 226 yards and four touchdowns, including the game-winner in the final minute, in a 34-27 win over Sanderson.
Nathaniel Harvey, Knightdale: Ran for 199 yards in a 24-10 win over West Johnston.
Beau Barger, Wake Christian: Passed for six touchdowns and 182 yards in a 56-6 win over Kestral Heights.
Elijah Murrane, Green Hope: Caught eight passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns in a 20-16 win over Cary.