Player of the week: Will McClain of Green Hope returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown and returned a fumble 74 yards for another score after stripping the ball carrier during a 35-33 win against Athens Drive.
Game of the week: Fuquay-Varina 34, Enloe 29. Fuquay-Varina scored the winning points with 1 minute, 42 seconds left, on a 61-yard touchdown pass from Brycen Braswell to Eric Sugarman.
Defender of the week: Yorick Sands of Middle Creek intercepted three passes in a 56-28 win against Wakefield.
Defense of the week: Cleveland. The Rams held Southern Wayne to 5 yards on 26 rushes and 38 yards on 32 pass attempts in a 49-0 win. The Cleveland offense also did a nice job holding down the score. The Rams led 42-0 in the second quarter.
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Special teams player: Sophomore Atavious Taylor of Raleigh Word of God returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown in a 56-25 loss to Ravenscroft. It was his third kickoff return for a score this season. He also caught touchdown passes of 38 and 19 yards.
Jay Parker, Granville Central: Completed 16 of 31 passes for 350 yards and four touchdowns in a 46-22 win against Winston-Salem Prep. Tamile Royster had five catches for 193 yards.
Melvin Briggs, St. David’s: Ran for 289 yards and scored four touchdowns in a 56-44 eight-man win against Hobgood Academy.
Brant Grisel, Middle Creek: Threw for 283 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a score in a 56-28 win against Wakefield.
Greg Mullin, Hobgood Academy: Rushed for 288 yards and four scores in a 56-44 loss to St. David’s.
Grayson Boyd, Apex: Passed for 245 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-25 win against Durham Riverside.
Tiger Harris, Ravenscroft: Scored on runs of 14, 15, 39 and 13 yards as he rushed for 222 yards in a 56-25 win against Raleigh Word of God.
Johnny Frasier, Princeton: Rushed only eight times, but gained 184 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 48-20 win against Clinton Union.
Cole Sakowski, Corinth Holders: Passed for 248 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-28 win against Pikeville Aycock.
Corey Brown, Cleveland: Rushed for 182 yards in a 49-0 win against Southern Wayne.
DeParis Patterson, South Johnston: Passed for 192 yards in a 30-24 loss to Fayetteville Cape Fear.
Damarcus Williams, Fuquay-Varina: Rushed for 155 yards in a 34-29 win against Enloe.
Luke Massei, Green Hope: Passed for three touchdowns and 169 yards in a 35-33 win against Athens Drive.
Brenden Magner, Panther Creek: Threw for 183 yards in a 27-0 win against Leesville Road.