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The Starting 11: The top players from Week 7 of high school football

Clayton’s High four-star recruit Savion Jackson picks N.C. State

Savion Jackson, the highly touted defensive end from Clayton High School, announced his commitment to N.C. State
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Savion Jackson, the highly touted defensive end from Clayton High School, announced his commitment to N.C. State

The starting 11: The top players from week seven 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 Seven

A.J. Boulware, Lee County: Rushed 25 times for 273 yards and five touchdowns in a 69-22 win over Harnett Central.

Colin Johnson, Lee County: Completed 10 of 13 passes for 207 yards and three touchdowns. Also rushed five times for 27 yards.

Hobart Brantley, Faith Christian: Rushed for 203 yards and finished with 271 yards of total offense and three scores. Also registered seven tackles on defense.

Darius Ocean, Cleveland: Completed 18 of 22 passes for 332 yards and four touchdowns.

Tyson Dew, Cleveland: Rushed 12 times for 112 yards and one score in a 50-8 win over East Wake.

Bryce Graves, Clayton: Linebacker finished with 15 tackles.

Savion Jackson, Clayton: Defensive lineman finished with 11 tackles, including five tackles for loss.

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Savion Jackson (11) of Clayton attempts to break a pass thrown by Josh Schindler (7) of South Johnston. The South Johnston Trojans visited the Clayton Comets in a high school football game on October 5, 2018. Clayton won 26-14. Fabian Radulescu newsobserver.com

Walker Harris, Heritage: Completed 10 of 14 passes for 227 yards and four scores.

Quinton Cooley, Southern Nash: Rushed 17 times for 199 yards and five touchdowns.

Maquel Haywood, Wake Forest: Ran the ball just six times, but finished with 165 yards and three scores against Knightdale.

Antonio Davis, Hillside: Rushed 14 times for 119 yards in a win over rival Southern Durham.

Drake Thomas, Heritage High School linebacker and NC State commit, takes a ride with News and Observer reporter Jonas Pope IV and answers questions about the Wolfpack, his famous name and how close he was to committing to UNC.

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