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The Starting 11 from Week 10 of high school football

Zonovan Knight (28) of Southern Nash escapes the pursuit of Nasir Mills (14) of Wake Forest to score a 80-yard run touchdown. The Southern Nash Firebirds visited the Wake Forest Cougars in a high school football game on September 27, 2018.
Zonovan Knight (28) of Southern Nash escapes the pursuit of Nasir Mills (14) of Wake Forest to score a 80-yard run touchdown. The Southern Nash Firebirds visited the Wake Forest Cougars in a high school football game on September 27, 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 10

Colin Johnson, Lee County: Quarterback completed nine of 15 passes for 294 yards and five touchdown passes in a 52-6 win over Triton.

Tyric McKendall, Lee County: Freshman wide receiver caught four passes for 143 yards and two scores.

Tai Goode, St. David’s: Goode finished with 291 yards of total offense (235 rushing) and three scores.

Houston Walker, St. David’s: Rushed for 169 yards and two touchdowns in a 66-31 win over Rocky Mount Academy.

Jacquez Durham, Cleveland: Safety finished with six tackles -- two for loss -- one forced fumble and a 60-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in a 63-13 win over West Johnston.

Jon Barnes, Cleveland: Senior wide receiver caught four passes for 82 yards and one score, and returned a kickoff 65 yards for a score.

Darius Ocean, Cleveland: Completed 8 of 10 passes for 139 yards and three scores. This was the fourth game this season that Ocean has more touchdown passes than incomplete passes.

Nick Frey, Cardinal Gibbons: Completed 12 of 17 passes for 163 yards and three scores in a 42-0 win over Southeast Raleigh.

Noah Burnette, Leesville Road: During a 31-28 win over Enloe, Burnette caught a touchdown pass, kicked a 25-yard field goal, was a perfect 2-for-2 on extra points and had one interception.

Ben Miller, Jordan: In a pouring rain, Miller completed 14 of 21 passes for 223 yards and three scores in a 27-18 win over Green Hope.

Zonovan Knight, Southern Nash: Senior running back rushed 23 times for 285 yards and one score in a win over Rocky Mount.

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