Below are the nominees for the Charlotte Observer/Deer Park Water high school football offensive player of the week.
Eligible players are at schools in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln and Union counties in North Carolina and in York and Lancaster counties in South Carolina.
The weekly winner will receive a trophy from Deer Park.
This week’s offensive nominees
Landen Agee, North Lincoln: The freshman ran 15 times for 258 yards and five touchdowns in a 50-7 win over Rockingham County Friday. Coming into the game, he had played in six games with 32 carries for 157 yards and one score.
Trey Blakeney, Hough: In a 51-0 win over Asheville, Blakeney completed 16-of-20 passes for 290 yards and five touchdowns.
Jadyn Davis, Providence Day: In a 57-14 win over Metrolina Christian, Davis completed 12 of 14 passes for 249 yards and five touchdowns, finding receiver Jaylen Himes for 104 yards and four touchdowns on six passes.
Christian Dixon, Mallard Creek: In a 41-7 win over Marvin Ridge on Friday, Dixon ran 12 times for 155 yards and three touchdowns.
Brady Hibbard, Forest Hills: In a 28-7 win over Anson County, Hibbard completed 16 of 27 passes for 235 yards and four touchdowns. He connected with Ross Smith eight times for 114 yards and a score.
Jayden Jones, Independence: The Patriots’ sophomore ran 12 times for 156 yards in a 35-0 win at Lake Norman. Jones averaged 13 yards per attempt.
Jaden Marshall, Chambers: In a 45-20 win over Northwest Guilford, the junior quarterback — starting in place of Tre’ Robinson — completed 13 of 19 passes for 330 yards and four touchdowns.
Jacob Monsour, Mooresville: Monsour’s field goal late in regulation forced overtime at AL Brown and helped unbeaten Mooresville avoid a big upset. The Blue Devils won 24-18 in overtime.
Anthony Smith, Bessemer City: He ran 22 times for 277 yards and three touchdowns in a 52-22 win over South Stanly.
Charlie Smith, Charlotte Catholic: In a 42-24 upset win over Myers Park, a win that ended the Mustangs’ seven-game win streak, Smith completed 12-of-14 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns. He led his team to a 403-yard night.
Jaylin Winnex, West Lincoln: In a 53-35 win over Chase, Winnex ran 14 times or 133 yards and four scores. He also had 52-yard kickoff return and three tackles on defense.
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