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The Starting 11 from Week 9 of high school football

Cleveland’s Tyson Dew (4) runs for yardage against Clayton’s Isaiah Manahga (26) during the fourth quarter. The Clayton Comets and Cleveland Rams met in a regular season Greater Neuse River conference game in Clayton N.C. on October 19, 2018.
Cleveland’s Tyson Dew (4) runs for yardage against Clayton’s Isaiah Manahga (26) during the fourth quarter. The Clayton Comets and Cleveland Rams met in a regular season Greater Neuse River conference game in Clayton N.C. on October 19, 2018. 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 9

Ben Miller, Jordan: The Falcons quarterback completed 34 of 50 passes for 380 yards and four touchdowns in a 29-28 win over Panther Creek.

Andrew Hayes, Jordan: The running back caught 13 passes for 114 yards and one touchdown.

Kaleb Hall, Jordan: Hall caught five passes for 108 yards (21.6 yards per catch) and one score.

A.J. Boulware, Lee County: Rushed 22 times for 170 yards and four touchdowns in a 55-6 win over Union Pines.

DeAndre Prince, Lee County: The defensive lineman/linebacker finished with eight tackles (four for loss), one sack and a blocked field goal.

Darius Ocean, Cleveland: Rams quarterback completed 11 of 17 passes for 238 yards and one score in a 35-21 win over rival Clayton.

Tyson Dew, Cleveland: Running back rushed 19 times for 179 yards and two scores.

Val Edwards, Ravenscroft: Edwards finished with 317 all-purpose yards, including an 87-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Also finished with 10 tackles.

Walker Harris, Heritage: Huskies quarterback completed 15 of 19 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-21 win over Knightdale.

J.R. Walker, Clayton: Comets quarterback/running back rushed 10 times for 144 yards and one score, including an 82-yard touchdown run.

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