High School Sports

Peak Performers for Week 1 of gridiron action

Posted August 25, 2011

Each and every Saturday morning of the football season, I comb through the stats from area high school football games and find the guys that got the job done.

We recognize these players on High School OT Wrap-Up on 620 the Buzz from 9-10 am each Saturday.

Coaches and AD's, help us out in recognizing the best of the best each week by sending in your stats each Friday night to

Here's the list for week 1 . . .

- Fuquay Varina – RB – Ricky Ferguson – 13 carries for 147 yards and 2 TD’s including a 92 yard scamper – Fuquay over West Johnston 42-19.

- Green Hope – QB – Will Nassif – Big night for him, leads team to first victory in 39 games ending the state’s longest losing streak. Nassif goes 13-15 for 182 yards and 2 scores. Rushed for 96 yards on 12 carries, 1TD. The Falcons end the 38 game losing streak ironically enough with a point for every game lost during the streak, they win it 38-0 over Smithfield Selma.

- Athens Drive – QB – Jason West – 14-28 for 227 yards and 3 TD’s, 10 Carries 52 yards and 2 TD’s, the Jags take care of Sanderson 40-20.

- Ravenscroft – RB - Quentin Taylor – 15 Carries, 110 yards and 2 TD – Ravens beat Northern Vance 43-28

- New Bern – RB Jaquin Watkins – 17 Carries, 149 yards and 3 TDs – New Bern knocked off Hillside 27-19

- Hillside – RB – Khris Francis 28 carries for 168 yards with 2 TDs, including a 69 TD dash, losing effort though as the Hornets fall to New Bern 27-19

- East Duplin – Whole Offensive Line - Piled up 318 yards rushing, and no single back had a 100 yard night against Northwood in a 56-6 win.

- Southern Durham – RB – Akeem Judd – 15 carries for 161 yards – 3 TDs as the Spartans held off Greensboro Dudley 35-28.

- Leesville Road – ATH – Braxton Berrios – 6 carries for 157 yards and 2 TDs

- Leesville Road – RB – DJ Hunt – 16 carries for 128 yards and 2 TD’s as the Pride hammered Panther Creek 49-0

- Middle Creek – RB – Naylon Lopez – 14 carries for 143 yards, 1 catch for 23 yards and a TD in the air. Middle Creek shut out Northern Durham 32-0

We also recognize the top performer each week of the season, selecting our Player of the Week award.  Each week HanDee Hugo's will award a $50 gift card to HanDee Hugo's for the athletic department of the player of the week's school.

This week, after much deliberation, the award goes to Southeast Raleigh's senior signal-caller David Washington who had a monster night against the Millbrook Wildcats

Washington went 15-22 for 239 yards, 2 TDs and 16 carries for 96 yards and a score as the Bulldogs pounded the Wildcats 36-6

Congratulations to David Washington and each of our Peak Performers for Week 1.

Send in your stats each Friday night to so we can consider your school's athletes in future weeks and be sure to tune in to High School OT Wrap-Up each Saturday morning from 9-10 a.m. to be the first to find out who made the list!



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  • capitalwildcat66 Aug 25, 2011

    maybe Garner's coach didn't send in stat lines....

  • markamitchell3 Aug 25, 2011

    Where is Juwan Moye (Garner) 201 yds on 12 carries and 3 tds in 62-42 win over Enloe?

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