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Record-setting Quavaris Crouch of Harding High among Observer players of the week

Harding University running back Quavaris Crouch, center, is among Observer high school football players of the week
Harding University running back Quavaris Crouch, center, is among Observer high school football players of the week jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Players of the Week

Quavaris Crouch, Harding: Gained 334 yards on 21 carries in a 36-7 victory over East Forsyth. Crouch also had a sack. It was the 14th-best single-game rushing performance in Mecklenburg County history. For the season, Crouch has 2,880 yards and 31 touchdowns. That’s the third-most single-season rushing yards in county history behind Charlotte Catholic’s Elijah Hood. Hood ran for 3,309 in 2012, his junior season. He had 3,609 as a senior in 2013.

Knowledge Gainey, Mallard Creek: Caught a 57-yard, game-winning, fourth-quarter touchdown pass from Jadyn Washington in a 9-5 come-from-behind win over Greensboro Page.

Sam Howell, Sun Valley: Led his team to an upset of Winston-Salem Mount Tabor. Howell threw for 180 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 72 yards and another score.

Derion Kendrick, Rock Hill South Pointe: Accounted for more than 400 total yards and seven touchdowns in Friday’s 67-21 victory over Greer in the S.C. 4A semifinals. He had 162 rushing yards and five touchdowns. He completed 16-of-21 passes for 240 yards and two more scores.

Jarrett Nagy, Nolan Groulx, Hough: Nagy had 25 carries for 167 yards and three touchdowns in a 39-17 victory over Myers Park. Groulx caught nine passes for 121 yards and a score.

Chase Orrock, Que Reid, Concord Robinson: Orrock was 10-for-17 for 196 yards passing and four touchdowns in a 47-46 overtime victory over Kings Mountain. Reid had 149 yards rushing and a score.

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