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
Holton Ahlers, D.H. Conley: East Carolina recruit completed 17 of 32 passes for 353 yards and 5 touchdowns, ran for 106 yards and one touchdown on 7 carries and even blocked a field goal.
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Xzavior Bowden, Goldsboro: Ran for 195 yards and 3 touchdowns on 13 carries.
Tyre Davis, Bunn: Had 2 interceptions, returning one 99 yards for a touchdown; also had 2 catches for 71 yards.
Caleb Groegler, Cary: Completed 25 of 36 passes for 261 yards.
Nick Frey, Cardinal Gibbons: Completed 18 of 25 passes for 238 yards with 4 touchdowns and 1 interception.
Demarcus Jones, Wake Forest: Ran for 173 yards and 2 touchdowns on 16 carries.
Darius Ocean, Cleveland: Completed 20 of 35 passes for 268 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Zach Pittman, Fike: Had 2 interceptions.
Cameron Moore, Rolesville: Had 11 catches for 208 yards.
Ricky Person, Heritage: N.C. State recruit ran for 182 yards and 4 touchdowns on 20 carries.
Payton Wilson, Orange: UNC recruit made 5 catches for 127 yards and 2 touchdowns on offense; had 12 tackles with 3 sacks on defense; had 244 yards on five punt returns (48.8 average) with a long of 72.