High School Sports

Vote for Charlotte Observer high school football player of the week (10.11.19).

Here are this week’s finalists for Charlotte Observer high school football player of the week. Readers can vote as often as they like.

A winner will be named later this week.

Last week’s winner was West Mecklenburg’s J’mari Taylor. Click here to see this week’s complete list of nominees.

Jamarion Dawkins, Gastonia Forestview: junior had 19 carries for 237 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-35 win over Gastonia Ashbrook. He scored the game-winner with 30.5 seconds left. Dawkins also had three catches for 72 yards, three passing yards and made a 50-yard kickoff return.

Cedric Gray, Ardrey Kell: UNC recruit threw a key block on Jared Joseph’s 41-yard touchdown run in the second period of a 29-28 win over Harding; made a 49-yard reception to set up another score; and snagged a pass near the end zone that had bounced off a defender. He had eight tackles on defense.

Luca Lutzel, SouthLake Christian: leads the nation in interceptions this season with nine. In Friday’s 49-35 win over Cabarrus Warriors, Lutzel had two carries for 12 yards, eight catches for 103 yards and a touchdown, two tackles and his ninth interception.

Drake Maye, Myers Park: Alabama recruit completed 15-of-20 passes for 345 yards and five touchdowns in a 62-7 win over Rocky River. May connected with Texas A&M recruit Muhsin Muhammad five times for 137 yards and two scores. N.C. State recruit Porter Rooks caught four passes for 116 yards and a score.

Gary Tillman, Richmond Senior: 18 tackles in Friday’s win over Southern Pines Pinecrest, which tied a school-record. Tilman had six tackles for a loss, two sacks and a forced fumble at the goal line.

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