Isaiah Eli-Bembry, Kingsley Ifedi, Vance: Eli-Bembry intercepted a pass in the end zone with 15 seconds left in regulation to force overtime against Butler Friday. Ifedi scored the game-winning two-point conversion in overtime, giving Vance a 50-49 victory. In the game, Ifedi, an East Carolina recruit, ran 24 times for 160 yards and four touchdowns. He was 11-of-19 passing for 165 yards
Joey Hobbs, Weddington: Intercepted pass that set up Weddington’s final score in a 21-13 victory at Asheville Reynolds. He also broke up a pass in the final minute to end a potential game-tying drive at the Weddington 30.
Cordel Littlejohn, Sage Surratt, Lincolnton: In a 72-44 victory over Hendersonville, Littlejohn set a Lincoln County record for touchdown passes and Surratt, a Harvard recruit, set a state record for career touchdown receptions. Littlejohn threw for 427 yards and eight touchdowns, one off the state record. Surratt caught 11 passes for 254 yards and four scores, giving him 79 career touchdown catches, snapping the record of 76 set by Independence’s Mohammad Massaquoi in 2004. Surratt’s receiving yards in 19th most receiving yards in game by a player in NCHSAA history. Lincolnton broke the school-record for most points in a game (72), which was set in 1963.
Jack Lowe, Charlotte Catholic: Intercepted East Forsyth quarterback Brandon Bullins late in Friday’s 28-24 N.C. 4A quarterfinal victory, sending the Cougars to a seventh straight appearance in the regional round.
Trevor Shue, Hickory Ridge: Led his team to a 55-49 victory over Marvin Ridge in four overtimes, scoring the game-winning 1-yard scoring run. He completed 13-of-21 passes for 250 yards and four touchdowns. He rushed for 178 yards and three touchdowns.