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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@new­sob­

The Start­ing 11: Week 12

Robert Batchelder, St. David’s: Caught seven passes for 182 yards and one score in a 24-20 loss to Faith Chris­tian. Matthew Haist, St. David’s: Line­backer recorded 13 tack­les, seven solo.

A.J. Boul­ware, Lee County: Rushed for 216 yards and three touch­downs.

De­an­drew Prince, Lee County: Recorded eight tack­les, five solo, with two sacks, two tack­les for loss and one safety. Maquel Hay­wood, Wake For­est: Rushed 14 times for 203 yards and three touch­downs in a 38-2 win over ri­val Her­itage. Do­minic Car­lucci,

Car­di­nal Gib­bons: Se­nior tight end caught six passes for 111 yards and one score in a 45-0 win over En­loe. Ben Smith, Jor­dan:

Knights’ quar­ter­back com­pleted 17 of 29 passes for 229 yards and two scores in a two-point win over Cary. Dar­ius Ocean, Cleve­land: Ju­nior quar­ter­back com­pleted 18 of 29 passes for 241 yards and three touch­downs. Alexan­der Ah­lquist, Pan­ther Creek: Com­pleted 15 of 26 passes for 280 yards and five scores.

Jonathan Streeter, Pan­ther Creek: Wide re­ceiver caught five passes for 111 yards and two scores in a 38-34 win over Green Hope. Rashad Lo­gan, South Granville: Rushed 12 times for 150 yards and one score in a 49-0 win over J.F. Webb.

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Wake For­est run­ning back Maquel Hay­wood runs be­hind line­man Ryan Mo­ran for his sec­ond touch­down run against the Rich­mond Raiders on Aug. 24.

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