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