Here are the nominees for The Charlotte Observer’s high school offensive player of the week. The poll will close Friday.
Note: results may not be shown all week, but the poll will remain open until Friday midday.
This week’s nominees
Chris Culliver, Maiden: in a 60-6 win over West Caldwell, the UNC recruit caught nine passes for 177 yards and three touchdowns.
Will Curtis, Watauga: In a 56-7 win over West Caldwell, Curtis ran 24 times for 181 yards and five touchdowns. Teammate Maddox Green, a sophomore quarterback, also had a strong game: rushing 11 times for 93 yards and a score and throwing for 146 yards and another.
Aidan Gallos, Providence Day: freshman running back ran 11 times for 117 yards and three touchdowns in a 55-20 win over rival Charlotte Country Day.
Elijah Holmes, Olympic: 13-of-13 passings for 285 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-0 win over Palisades. Holmes also rushed once for seven yards and caught a 20-yard touchdown pass.
Jawarn Howell, Mooresville: in a 40-28 come-from-behind win at Providence, Howell ran 16 times for 145 yards and three touchdowns.
Will Jones, Cannon School: 23 carries for 250 yards and three touchdowns, plus a receiving score in a 47-0 win over Harrells Christian.
Kaden Kline, Central Cabarrus: 320 yards passing, a career-high, plus four TDs, in a 43-20 win over South Rowan.
Zach Lawrence, Butler: QB was 6-for-6 for 126 yards and five touchdowns in a 76-8 win over East Mecklenburg.
Justin Little, Independence: in a 75-0 win over Garinger, the sophomore quarterback completed 11-of-16 passes for 201 yards and two scores. He ran two times for 82 yards and two scores.
Xavier McCleave, Bunker Hill: junior wide receiver had nine catches for 160 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-34 win over West Lincoln Thursday as his team improved to 6-0. McCleave also had five carries for 22 yards. In all, he had 197 all-purpose yards.
Tony McFadden, Sun Valley: rushed for three touchdowns in a 35-13 win over Cuthbertson.
Dashawn Medley, Hickory: In a 42-28 win over St. Stephens, Medley had five catches for 224 yards and three touchdowns. He had two carries for 78 yards and a score. That’s seven touches 302 yards and four scores in all.
Adriel Miller, Central Cabarrus: senior wide receiver caught seven passes for 197 yards and four touchdowns in a 43-20 win over South Rowan. Miller also had an interception on defense and was named Homecoming King at halftime.
Beylor Morgan, Ardrey Kell: 19 carries for 148 yards and three touchdowns in a win at rival Myers Park Thursday.
Mozes Morris, Lake Norman: freshman running back ran 14 times for 112 yards and a score in Thursday’s 34-16 win over West Cabarrus. He also had an 85-yard kickoff return for a score.
Noah Murphy, Pine Lake Prep: In a 21-10 win over Christ The King, Murphy ran 31 times for 231 yards and a touchdown.
Tre’ Robinson, Mallard Creek: in a 48-3 win over West Meck, Robinson completed 14-of-21 passes for 174 yards and a touchdown. He ran six times for 67 yards and two scores.
AJ Sirianni, Community School of Davidson: only playing one half of Thursday’s 42-16 win over Winston-Salem Carver, Sirianni was 25-of-29 passing for six touchdowns.
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