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Josh Lucas
WEEK 12
Josh Lucas
SouthWest Edgecombe
Junior linebacker helped kickstart a strong Hunt defensive effort in the first half of the Warriors' 41-34 double-overtime victory over archrival Fike that gave the Warriors sole possession of the 3-A Big East Conference title for the third straight season. Lucas intercepted a D.J. Daniels pass on the first Fike possession to set up a score; then intercepted a second Daniels pass and took it back 53 yards for TD that gave Hunt a 14-0 lead.
Marcus Williams
WEEK 11
Marcus Williams
SouthWest Edgecombe
Keyed visiting SouthWest Edgecombe's 35-0 2-A Eastern Plains Conference conquest of North Johnston on a rainy Friday evening with 196 yards on just 15 rushes. The sophomore back scored on a 49-yard gallop on the Cougars’ first play from scrimmage. His longest run was 51 yards to the Panthers’ 1-yard line on the final play of the first half.
Javius Nixon
WEEK 10
Javius Nixon
Beddingfield
Displayed relentless heart in Beddingfield's 33-7 loss to host Washington in a showdown for the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference lead last Friday evening.
The 5-foot-11, 205-pound junior caught four passes for 125 yards and the Bruins' only touchdown on an 86-yard play. Also quarterbacked the offense for the final quarter.
Deon Lavender
WEEK 09
Deon Lavender
Southern Nash
Senior quarterback led team on game-winning drive in final 1:55, hitting Tahj Deans with a 15-yard TD pass with 46 seconds to play to beat visiting Northern Nash 15-14. Threw for 132 yards on 11-of-21 passing while running for 51 yards, including a 5-yard TD scamper, on 15 carries. Also ran in the two-point conversion on the second-quarter TD.
D.J. Daniels
WEEK 08
D.J. Daniels
Fike
Sophomore quarterback kept the Golden Demons' record perfect through seven games as he had a career-high 237 yards and a touchdown on 9-of-16 passing in Fike's 33-27 win Friday against a previously unbeaten Southern Nash. Connected on 4-of-6 third-down throws and had a a 71-yard strike to Joe Ellis for the last TD. Ran for two TDs.
Richard Hall
WEEK 07
Richard Hall
Southern Nash
Senior was all over the field in the Firebirds' thrilling 24-23 victory over Tarboro on Friday night. The 5-foot-10, 174-pounder rushed for 119 yards on 21 carries with a 3-yard TD run. He also recovered a fumble that turned into a 20-yard gain and an 18-yard reception. On defense, Hall made three stops for no gain or a loss and was involved in six other stops.
Matt Fess
WEEK 06
Matt Fess
Beddingfield
Senior stuffed Hunt running back Dexter Wright on a 2-point conversion run a yard deep in the backfield when the Warriors needed just 1 yard with 12.2 seconds left on Friday to preserve the Bruins' 15-13 win. The 5-foot-10, 195-pound linebacker had 11 total tackles, including three for a loss all the while calling the defensive sets for Beddingfield.
Michael Mitchell
WEEK 05
Michael Mitchell
Greene Central
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound wide receiver caused his fair share of matchup problems in the Rams' 35-21 loss to archrival Farmville Central. Mitchell snared five passes for 120 yards, all in the second half. He added a 63-yard TD reception from Austin Batchelor in the final minute, catching the pass down the middle and beating the Jaguar secondary to the end zone.
Jaquay Mitchell
WEEK 04
Jaquay Mitchell
Southern Nash
The sophomore halfback duplicated his tremendous output for the second consecutive week, this time amassing 183 yards -- but this time on just nine carries -- in a 50-27 romp over Roanoke Rapids.
Mitchell, a 5-foot-8, 147-pounder, jaunted for the same total on 15 carries in a 28-23 win over Bunn two weeks ago.
Jaquay Mitchell
WEEK 03
Jaquay Mitchell
Southern Nash
Sophomore halfback making his first varsity start ran for 183 yards, a season high for the Firebirds, on just 15 carries as Southern downed visiting Bunn 28-23 for its third straight win to start the season. His 75-yard TD run in the third quarter was also the Firebirds' longest run from scrimmage this year.
Richard Hall
WEEK 02
Richard Hall
Southern Nash
After the Firebirds saw another running back go down to injury early in their 30-24 win over Beddingfield, Hall stepped up in a big way.
Hall carried the ball 15 times for 101 yards and two TDs. Defensively, Hall made his imprint by intercepting a pass and returning it 25 yards for another score.
Kavajae Ellis
WEEK 01
Kavajae Ellis
Beddingfield
In his debut as the Bruins varsity starting quarterback, the junior threw for 125 yards and three touchdowns while running for another score in their 46-20 win at home Friday night against Greene Central. Ellis, who hit 8-of-16 targets with no interceptions, threw scoring tosses of 50, 11 and 32 yards to go with a 1-yard QB sneak.
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