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Friday night football heroes, week 8

Athens Drive's Dominique Lynch made the play of the week last Friday against Apex.
Athens Drive's Dominique Lynch made the play of the week last Friday against Apex.

Player of the week: Sean Bowman of South Granville rushed for 403 yards and scored three touchdowns in a 67-49 victory over Franklinton.

Play of the week: Dominique Lynch of Athens Drive: Ran 10 yards for a touchdown on a fourth-and-2 situation with 16 seconds left to lift the Jaguars to a 27-23 win over Apex.

Defense of the week: Orange, No.1 in The N&O rankings this week, held Cedar Ridge to 101 total yards in a 59-7 victory. Cedar Ridge gained 51 yards on 34 rushing attempts.

Special teams player: Middle Creek’s Michael Rubino booted a 31-yard field goal with one second left for a 23-21 victory over Panther Creek. Rubino also kicked field goals of 37 and 27 yards in the win.

This week’s number: 445 Nyheim Hines of Garner returned a kickoff 98 yards as part of his 445 all-purpose yards in a 35-28 win over Clayton. Hines scored five touchdowns, rushed for 207 yards, passed for 45 yards and had 89 yards in receptions.

Marcus Marshall, Millbrook: Ran for 197 yards and scored three touchdowns in a 34-13 win over Broughton.

Daquan Neal, Franklinton: Passed for 191 yards and rushed for 115 yards and accounted for five touchdowns in a 67-57 loss to South Granville.

Patrick Kearney, Broughton: Passed for 366 yards in a 34-13 loss to Millbrook.

Kendall Hinton, Southern Durham: Passed for 201 yards and rushed for 102 yards in a 45-28 vicory over Cardinal Gibbons.

Shawn Stankavage, Cardinal Gibbons: Rushed for 101 yards and passed for 324 yards in a 45-28 loss to Southern Durham.

Bryce Love, Wake Forest: Rushed for 243 yards in a 32-26 loss to Wakefield.

Josh Lowery, Wakefield: Caught two touchdown passes and had 123 yards in receptions in a 32-26 win over Wake Forest. Quarterback Evan Brabrand passed for 227 yards.

Jamie Herakovich, Ravenscroft: Passed for three touchdowns and 214 yards and ran for two touchdowns in a 50-22 win over Wake Christian.

Tray Staten, Holly Springs: Scored three touchdowns and ran for 147 yards in a 48-14 win over Cary.

Malcolm Hitchcock, Leesville Road: Rushed for 173 yards and returned an interception for a touchdown in a 28-17 win over Sanderson.

Richard Landis, North Raleigh Christian: Passed for 342 yards in a 72-35 loss to Harrells Christian. NRCA’s Daniel Rose had 173 yards in receptions.

Beau Barger, Wake Christian: Passed for 209 yards and ran for 135 yards in a 50-22 loss to Ravenscroft.

Luke Massei, Green Hope: Passed for 190 yards in a 14-12 loss to Fuquay-Varina.

Brant Grisel, Middle Creek: Passed for 233 yards in a 23-21 win over Panther Creek.

Ashod Meeks-Ewing, Southeast Raleigh: Rushed for 181 yards in a 31-28 victory over East Wake.

Joel Evans, Riverside: Ran for 148 yards in a 42-10 win over East Chapel Hill.

Trent Evans, East Wake: Passed for 177 yards and rushed for 124 yards in a 31-28 loss to Southeast Raleigh.