Keonte Cherry, West Mecklenburg: Had four interceptions in the Hawks’ 62-12 win over Independence. Four interceptions is second-most in state and Mecklenburg County history. Cherry returned two for touchdowns, covering 84 and 40 yards. He tied the 19-year-old N.C. record for interception returns for touchdowns in a season with four. Teammates Preston Brown (13-of-18, 345 yards, four touchdowns) and Khafre Brown (four catches, 147 yards, two touchdowns) also had big games.
Jadus Davis, Metrolina Christian: Had 298 yards total offense in a 33-8 win over SouthLake Christian. He ran seven times for 125 yards, including a 90-yard touchdown. He had five catches for 82 yards, and he had a 91-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Sam Howell, Indian Trail Sun Valley: Led his team, No. 8 in the Sweet 16, to a 38-21 win over rival and No. 16 Indian Trail Porter Ridge. Howell, a Florida State recruit, had 440 passing yards, 100 rushing yards and four total touchdowns (three passing, one rushing).
Drake Maye, Myers Park: Sophomore quarterback played only one half of the Mustangs’ 56-6 win over South Meck, but completed 13-of-16 passes for 127 yards and three touchdowns. Tailback Jatoine Fields ran seven times for 79 yards and two scores.
Robert Stone, Covenant Day School: Covenant Day fielded a varsity for the first time this season and Stone threw for 218 yards and two touchdowns to lead Covenant Day to a 28-14 win over Concord Cannon in the school’s first home game. Covenant Day (1-2) won its first game ever.
Langston Wertz Jr.