Top football performances: Week 1

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Posted 3/1/21

Week 1 of the high school football season is in the books. Take a look at the top performances from local programs.

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Top football performances: Week 1


A busy opening week to the high school football season saw games on both Thursday and Friday. Here's a look at the top performances from local teams.  

Wyatt Holland, Midway, QB 

In his second season leading the Raiders offense, the junior signal-caller threw for a career-high 300 yards and tied a career-best with four touchdown tosses in the 53-13 win over rival Hobbton last Thursday. 

Holland also rushed for 32 yards and a touchdown on the ground.  

Lane Baggett, Midway, WR 

 The senior wideout hauled in a career-high seven receptions for 102 yards and three touchdowns to help the Raiders to a season-opening victory. 

Chris Perkins, Overhills, QB

The senior collected 275 total yards and accounted for both Jags touchdowns in the 13-0 win over Cape Fear last Thursday. 

Perkins also ran for a career-best 134 yards on 11 carries. 

Tyler Godwin, Midway, OLB 

The senior outside linebacker led a dominating opening day performance by the Raiders, grabbing an interception for a touchdown return while also forcing a fumble. 

Jaden Bryant, Harnett Central, WR

The former Trojans quarterback totaled seven catches for a team-high 111 receiving yards while scoring a rushing touchdown in his first action at wideout. 

Jahmel Arnold, Overhills, LB 

Arnold represents a host of Jags worthy of recognition, totaling 12 tackles, four for a loss, and a forced fumble in the shutout win over Cape Fear. 

De'Andre McAllister, Harnett Central, QB

In his first contest since transferring from Southern Lee, McAllister ended Thursday's loss at West Johnston with 193 yards passing and a touchdown. 

Tristin Ung, Western Harnett, QB

Ung finished with 104 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns in the 28-12 loss at Smithfield-Selma.  

Xavier Jackson, Western Harnett, LB

Jackson finished with a team-high 13 tackles, three for a loss, in the season-opening loss. 

Kyseem Green, South Johnston, FS

Green's interception return for a touchdown was the Trojans' only points in the 21-7 loss to Hunt. 


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