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The starting 11: The top players from Week Five of high school football

Jacob Gill, left, of Cardinal Gibbons carries the ball against a tackle from Jalen Kimball (81) of Leesville Road. The Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders visited the Leesville Road Pride in a high school football game on September 21, 2018. Cardinal Gibbons won 33-22.
Jacob Gill, left, of Cardinal Gibbons carries the ball against a tackle from Jalen Kimball (81) of Leesville Road. The Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders visited the Leesville Road Pride in a high school football game on September 21, 2018. Cardinal Gibbons won 33-22. newsobserver.com

The starting 11: The top players from Week Five of high school football.

Each week, The News & Observer honors the top 11 high school football performances from around the Triangle and Eastern North Carolina.

Nominations are appreciated and can be emailed to jpope@newsobserver.com.

The Starting 11: Week Five

Hamilton Moore, Enloe: The senior running back was a workhorse during a win over Sanderson last week. The Yale commit ran the ball 34 times for 368 yards and six touchdowns.

Trey Baker, Sanderson: Spartans’ quarterback was 21-32 passing for 321 yards and two touchdowns and finished with 401 yards of total offense.

Nick Frey, Cardinal Gibbons: Senior quarterback finished with 253 passing yards and three scores, while rushing for 48 yards and another score during a 26-24 win over Leesville Road.

Jacob Gill, Cardinal Gibbons: Sophomore wide receiver caught 11 passes for 200 yards and three touchdowns.

Jalen Brooks, Cardinal Gibbons: Senior defensive end finished with three sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss.

Tre Freeman, Northern Durham: Freeman finished with two touchdowns -- one rushing, one receiving -- and rushed for 101 yards. He also had an interception in a win over Southern Durham.

Dorian Stone, Carrboro: Wide receiver finished with five catches for 117 yards and one touchdown.

Tyson Dew, Cleveland: Rams’ running back carried the ball eight times for 109 yards and two touchdowns.

Jalyn Emory, Clayton: Finished with six catches for 113 yards and two scores.

Marquel Haywood, Wake Forest: Cougars’ running back finished with 128 yards on just five carries and two scores.

Sean Horton, Middle Creek: Wide receiver finished with 10 catches for 98 yards.

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