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Hickory Ridge QB among six Charlotte Observer prep football players of the week

Hickory Ridge quarterback Dylan Ratliff is a Charlotte Observer high school football player of the week
Hickory Ridge quarterback Dylan Ratliff is a Charlotte Observer high school football player of the week jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Ishod Finger, Metrolina Christian: Carried 28 times for 262 yards and three touchdowns in a 54-6 victory over Rabun Gap. He had four catches for 74 yards and a score. Finger has rushed for 2,084 yards this season and is closing in on the Union County record of 2,342, set by Sun Valley’s Allen Funderburke in 2014.

Dylan Ratliff, Hickory Ridge: Was 15-for-27 passing for 256 yards and three touchdowns in a 43-42 victory over Butler. Ratliff, who ran for 44 yards, scored the game-winning two-point conversion with 28 seconds left, delivering perhaps the biggest win in school history.

Nigel Summerville, Vance: Junior quarterback had 420 yards passing and six touchdowns in a 70-17 victory at home against Lake Norman. That’s the 31st best single-game passing performance in Mecklenburg County history. The touchdown passes are tied for the fifth-most in a single game among Mecklenburg County quarterbacks.

Dylan Bryan, Independence: Had 10 catches for 232 yards and three touchdowns in Friday’s 35-21 victory over Garinger. Bryan’s yardage ranks fourth in school history and 10th in Mecklenburg County history. Dylan is fifth in the state with 984 yards receiving this season.

Brady Pope, South Iredell: Was 15-for-20 passing for 362 yards and six touchdowns – all in the first half of Friday’s 63-20 victory over East Rowan.

Marcus Graham, Mountain Island Charter: Was 9-for-11 passing for 240 yards and a score, plus 10 carries for 146 yards and two scores in Friday’s 48-18 victory over Pine Lake Prep.

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