The Top 22: Most outstanding athletes from the tenth week of high school football.

HighSchoolOT will publish the Starting 22 every week, which features the top performances from all positions in North Carolina.


Coaches are encouraged to submit nominations for outstanding performances each week to [email protected].


QB — Evan Medders, senior, Marvin Ridge

  • During Marvin Ridge’s surprising victory against Weddington, the player committed to the Air Force threw for 220 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for 130 yards and scoring a touchdown against the strong Warrior defense.

Friendship High School

Jayvion Danzy, a senior at Apex Friendship High School, has been recognized as RB.

  • The Apex team’s senior running back contributed 316 yards and scored three touchdowns in their 39-12 victory against Green Hope. He ended the regular season with a total of 1,700 yards and 24 touchdowns.

Cannot reword

  • The elder running back accumulated 201 yards and scored four touchdowns while carrying the ball 27 times in the Falcons’ dominant 42-14 victory against Tuscola. He has now reached over 1,700 yards and has 25 touchdowns in the current season.

WR — Brandon Albert, junior, Community School of Davidson

  • In his third year, Albert has assumed a significant rushing position. In a dominant victory against the second-ranked team in the Football Only 1A/2A Conference, Albert ran for a total of 131 yards and scored four touchdowns with 21 carries. He also had eight receptions for 179 yards and two touchdowns.

High School, Hendersonville, NC

Truitt Manuel is a senior at West Henderson High School in Hendersonville, NC.

  • The baseball recruit for NC State and current HSOT All-State player had nine receptions for 196 yards and two touchdowns during West Henderson’s victory against Tuscola.

High School

FLEX – Nyzir Bostick, a senior quarterback from Pine Forest High School.

  • The experienced quarterback ran for a total of 114 yards and scored four touchdowns on just nine carries. Additionally, he completed five passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns, leading Pine Forest to victory in the conference championship game against Overhills.

OL — Luke White, sophomore, Southern Alamance

  • The 6-foot-4, 285-pound tackle played a crucial role in Southern Alamance’s 246-yard rushing performance and two touchdowns against a formidable Western Alamance defense.

High School

Robert Magwood is a senior at New Bern High School.

  • Magwood, who was a key member of the state championship team last year, contributed to the Bears’ impressive performance with 372 rushing yards and five touchdowns in their dominant victory against D.H. Conley. Standing at 6 feet 1 inch and weighing 295 pounds, Magwood is a force to be reckoned with on the field.

OL — Kiande Marsh, junior, Hough

  • Recently, Marsh, a junior transfer from Ashbrook who stands at 6 feet and 2 inches and weighs 290 pounds, has been making a strong impact. He played a crucial role in Hough’s dominant performance of 56-0 against Hopewell, contributing to their 350 yards of total offense and seven touchdowns.

OL — Daniel Galvin, senior, Wallace-Rose Hill

  • The senior, who stands at an impressive 6 feet 7 inches and weighs 335 pounds, is known as one of the most imposing linemen in the state. He played a key role in Wallace’s success, contributing to a total of 332 rushing yards and four touchdowns against James Kenan, another formidable team from Duplin County.

High School

Brendan Pohl is a senior at A.C. Reynolds High School.

  • The tackle, standing at 6 feet 4 inches and weighing 250 pounds, has consistently performed well for the Rockets. He played a key role in their victory over McDowell, where they recorded nearly 400 yards of offense in the season finale.

View all past issues of the Starting 22 for review.

Access Previous Versions of the Starting 22

Check out all previous releases of the Starting 22 for a thorough overview.



Josh Smith, a junior at High Point Christian Academy, was named as a member of the EDGE team.

  • The top player for sacks in the state achieved a three-sack performance for the third time in a row, but it was not enough as their team lost 20-14 to Covenant Day in week 11.

Austin Hobson, a senior at Topsail High School, is a member of the DL team.

  • The senior nose guard made a total of 14 stops, including four tackles for a loss and one sack, in the game against Laney.

DL — Jaden Pierce, senior, Shelby

  • Pierce, who stands at 6 feet and 3 inches and weighs 290 pounds, dominated the game with Shelby, winning 58-27 against Burns and claiming the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A title. Pierce’s impressive performance included six tackles, a tackle for loss, and a half sack against the Bulldogs.

Isaiah Campell is a junior at Southern Durham High School and is a member of EDGE program.

  • The young player concluded his initial year at Southern Durham with an impressive performance. He was recognized for making 12 tackles, four of which were for a loss, three sacks, and a forced fumble in the team’s notable victory against Carrboro.

Isaac Ross, a junior at Bishop McGuinness, is a member of LB.

  • In Bishop McGuinness’ defeat against Christ the King, the player recorded an impressive 31 tackles and also scored a touchdown on offense.

LB — Taylor McClure, senior, Hayesville

  • The player committed to Gardner-Webb has been a standout on the Hayesville team for several years. In their defensive battle against Andrews, he made eight tackles, four of which resulted in a loss for the opposing team.

High School

Reagan Printy, a senior at Hoggard High School, is LB.

  • The exceptional middle linebacker concluded his impressive final season with a 14-tackle, 3.5-tackle for a loss showing in Hoggard’s dominant 44-7 victory against rival New Hanover.

High School

Kamari Westray, a senior at High Point Central High School, is a member of DB.

  • The defensive back, standing at 6 feet and 3 inches, played exceptionally well in HPC’s 40-12 victory against Southern Guilford. He made three interceptions and a few tackles, marking his best performance of the season.

DB — Christian Wilson, senior, Wilson Prep

  • The defensive back, who stands at 6 feet tall, currently holds the top spot in the state with ten interceptions. This was achieved after his impressive performance of nine tackles and two interceptions in Wilson Prep’s 24-8 victory against Southeast Halifax in the conference championship game.

High School

Gabriel Brewer is a senior at Jordan-Matthews High School.

  • At a height of 6 feet and a weight of 150 pounds, Brewer stood out for the Jets during their regular season, which only resulted in two wins. In a 22-12 victory against Graham, Brewer successfully intercepted three passes and made six tackles on his own.

Deonte Cofield, a senior from Hertford County, is a member of the FLEX program.

  • In Hertford’s exciting 48-44 victory against Holmes, the 5’9″ linebacker made 14 tackles, four of which resulted in a loss, and also had a half sack.