Vote for the Charlotte Observer high school football player of the week (4.16.21)

Langston Wertz Jr.
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Here are this week’s nominees for the Charlotte Observer’s high school football player of the week. Readers may vote as often as they want until Friday, around noon, when a winner will be named.

Xavion Brower, Mallard Creek: threw for 282 yards and five touchdowns in a 62-0 win over Mooresville.

Jack Curtis, Ardrey Kell: returning from injury, Curtis completed 18-of-31 passes for 327 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-10 win over previously unbeaten Providence. Coming into the game, Providence had allowed 19 points all season.

Jamarion Dawkins, Forestview: in a 45-19 win over Stuart Cramer, the quarterback ran 22 times for 276 yards He also completed 6-of-10 passes for 60 yards and a score.

Jordan Hanson, Myers Park: sack and an interception in Friday’s 32-22 win over Independence that clinched the outright Southwestern 4A conference championship.

Kyle Kovalchuk, North Lincoln: in a 40-19 wino ver Bandys, Kovalchuk ran 22 times for 149 yards and a touchdown.

Matthew Moonan, Weddington: made a 51-yard field goal in a 54-13 win over Cuthbertson.

Curtis Neal, Hough: junior defensive lineman had 10 tackles, including five tackles for a loss and a sack in Friday’s 29-22 upset of Sweet 16 No. 1 Vance.

Trae Nickelson, Mountain Island Charter: 268 yards, two scores in Thursday’s 60-19 win over Union Academy.

Sammy Pinckney, East Rowan: 393 yards rushing and a school-record six touchdowns in a 51-23 win over North Iredell. It’s ties for the 31st most rushing yards ever by a N.C public school player in a single game.

Luke Shaver, North Stanly: 11-for-19 passing for a career-high 269 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-21 win over Forest Hills. Shaver completed passes to seven different receiver, and North Stanly polished off the first unbeaten regular-season in school history. North Stanly beat Forest Hills for the first time in 38 years.

Cam’ron Sweezy, Burns: threw for three touchdowns and ran for three in a 70-39 win over R-S Central.

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