Each week, we honor the top 11 high school football performances from around the Triangle and Eastern North Carolina.
The Starting 11: week 11
Number in parentheses notes how many times the player has made The Starting 11 this year.
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Holton Ahlers, D.H. Conley (8): East Carolina recruit completed 26 of 36 passes for 555 yards and nine touchdowns (tying the NCHSAA record) with no interceptions; ran 12 times for 106 yards and two touchdowns.
Ezekiel Best, Eastern Wayne (2): Completed 17 of 36 passes for 361 yards and five touchdowns with two interceptions; ran 10 times for 29 yards and one touchdown.
Vinny Burlingame, Apex Friendship (1): Intercepted three passes, including one returned for touchdown.
Ben Harris, J.H. Rose (2): Caught 10 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns.
Grant Jarman, J.H. Rose (2): Completed 25 of 33 passes for 421 yards and five touchdowns with one interception; ran for one touchdown.
C.J. Johnson, D.H. Conley (3): Caught 13 passes for 288 yards and four touchdowns.
Zonovan Knight, Southern Nash (2): Ran seven times for 252 yards and four touchdowns.
Nolan McLean, Garner (3): Completed 16 of 25 passes for 322 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions; ran five times for two yards and one touchdown.
Marcus Rouse, Eastern Wayne (1): Caught 11 passes for 261 yards and five touchdowns.
Willie Taylor, Green Hope (1): Completed 9 of 17 passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions; ran five times for 43 yards and three touchdowns.
Chris Twitty, Millbrook (1): Ran 29 times for 268 yards and three touchdowns.