Nijere Peoples, Butler: Senior running back ran 22 times for 275 yards and two touchdowns in last week’s 40-17 victory over Porter Ridge. That’s the 45th best single-game performance in Mecklenburg County history. It ties for the school record set by Gerrod Rivers in 2001. Rivers is now coaching track at Butler.
Quavaris Crouch, Harding: Ran for 350 yards, four touchdowns in a 46-23 victory over Providence. Crouch had scoring runs of 85, 76, 53 and 18 yards. He did it in 10 carries. Crouch set a school record for single-game rushing and turned in the ninth-best rushing performance in Mecklenburg County history.
Caleb Small, Hickory Grove: In a 49-26 victory over Asheville School, Small rushed 36 times for a school-record 276 yards and three touchdowns. He had two 2-point conversion runs. Small will use his team’s bye week to head to Houston next week to help with hurricane disaster relief efforts.
Jake Alexander, Belmont South Point: In a 35-13 victory over Ashbrook, Alexander had 22 carries for 267 yards and three scores. He ran for 219 yards in the second half.
Clayton Cribb, North Lincoln: Had 173 yards rushing, four touchdowns in a 55-7 victory at Lake Norman Charter on Charter’s homecoming.
Ishod Finger, Metrolina Christian: On 20 carries, had 240 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-6 victory over Northside Christian. He added 100 yards in punt returns on three attempts. Teammate Angel Gonzalez threw three touchdown passes.