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The Starting 11 from Week 8 of high school football

Joshua Hullum (26) of Green Hope moves the ball against Omari Cotton (8) of Athens Drive. The Green Hope Falcons visited the Athens Drive Jaguars in a high school football game on October 15, 2018. Green Hope won 33-9.
Joshua Hullum (26) of Green Hope moves the ball against Omari Cotton (8) of Athens Drive. The Green Hope Falcons visited the Athens Drive Jaguars in a high school football game on October 15, 2018. Green Hope won 33-9. newsobserver.com

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 Eight

Colin Johnson, Lee County: Quarterback completed 12 of 14 passes for 247 yards and three touchdowns during a 63-3 win over Western Harnett.

Tyric McKendall, Lee County: Freshman wideout caught five passes for 162 yards and two scores.

Jacquez Durham, Cleveland: Safety recovered two fumbles, returning one 20-yards for a touchdown, and had two interceptions during a 62-0 win over Smithfield Selma.

Tyson Dew, Cleveland: Dew rushed for 139 yards on just eight carries with two scores, averaging 17.4 yards per carry.

Darius Ocean, Cleveland: Completed 12 of 14 passes for 198 yards and three scores.

Joshua Hullum, Green Hope: Rushed 18 times for 146 yards and three scores during a 33-9 win over Athens Drive.

Sean Brown, Middle Creek: Quarterback completed 22 of 26 passes for 276 yards and three touchdowns during a 37-0 win over Apex Friendship.

Jamoree Ellis, Middle Creek: Wide receiver caught three passes for 126 yards and one touchdown.

Nick Frey, Cardinal Gibbons: Completed 19 of 23 passes for 299 yards and four touchdowns during a 55-7 win over Millbrook.

Jacob Gill, Cardinal Gibbons: Caught five passes for 149 yards and three scores.

Noah Judkins, Granville Central: Linebacker finished with 11 tackles during a 22-21 win over Bunn.

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