The Davidson Day sophomore quarterback sparked a state championship team by passing for 3,785 yards and 49 touchdowns, and rushing for 925 yards and 11 touchdowns. Grier completed 63 percent of his passes (250 of 398) and is drawing attention from major-college scouts.
The Mooresville junior defensive tackle was a consistent force with 105 tackles, 12 stops for losses, 14 sacks and an interception he returned for a touchdown.
The East Lincoln senior running back was a scoring machine, with 30 rushing touchdowns and eight receiving scores. He ran for 1,850 yards on 195 carries and caught 13 passes for 463 yards.
Hopewell’s senior running back/linebacker was picked for the Shrine Bowl after a dominant season in which he rushed for more than 1,500 yards and averaged about eight tackles per game. He also had six scoring runs of 50 or more yards.
Mooresville’s senior linebacker made 113 tackles, including 12 for losses, and had eight sacks and an interception for a playoff team.
The North Mecklenburg receiver/kick returner led the Vikings in receptions and yards, and returned three kicks for touchdowns. Clyburn also had three interceptions as a cornerback, which helps explain why he’s drawing attention from college scouts.
Mooresville’s senior quarterback was a true dual threat, rushing for 1,719 yards and 30 touchdowns, and passing for 990 yards and 12 scores. Black has dynamic speed and is extremely elusive.
The Davidson Day junior receiver made 65 catches for 1,075 yards and 14 touchdowns for a state championship team. He has excellent hands and speed.
SouthLake Christian’s junior receiver/defensive back filled the stat sheet every week. He caught 48 passes for 1,004 yards and 16 touchdowns, rushed for 464 yards and seven touchdowns on 54 carries, made 41 tackles and had six interceptions.
Mooresville senior defensive end, despite almost always being double-teamed, had 91 tackles, including 12 for losses, and 10 sacks.
The Mooresville senior running back was consistent all season and finished with 1,137 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns on 175 carries.
West Mecklenburg’s senior linebacker was a team leader and had the most tackles among the Hawks. His size and speed have college scouts interested.
The East Lincoln junior quarterback was 128-of-205 passing for 2,206 yards and 29 touchdowns in his first year as a starter.
The Davidson Day senior linebacker/center was a key ingredient on a state championship team, leading the Patriots in tackles (147) and being a solid blocker for a high-powered offense.
East Lincoln’s senior linebacker isn’t big (5 foot 8), but he plays a large game. A consistent tackler for one of the area’s top teams.
The SouthLake Christian senior defensive end used his quickness and speed to total 18 sacks and 70 tackles for a team that reached the state semifinals.
The Lake Norman senior kicker booted five field goals and set a school record with a 44-yarder (twice). He had touchbacks on 21 of 41 kickoffs and punted 68 times for a 35.2-yard average.
Hough’s senior defender made 80 tackles, including 19 for losses, two sacks and an interception. Craig’s productive at both safety and linebacker.
The Lake Norman Charter junior receiver/linebacker caught 44 passes for 813 yards and 10 touchdowns, ran 28 times for 450 yards (a 16-yard per carry average) and seven touchdowns, threw a scoring pass, and made 37 tackles with two interceptions and two sacks.
West Mecklenburg senior safety had five interceptions, was a four-year varsity player and won a CMS Do-The-Right-Thing award.