Posted On: 04/5/21 6:00 AM

I was on the sidelines for the Rolesville HS and Heritage HS football game.  Listed below are the top offensive and defensive performers in the game.

Rolesville HS Byrum Brown Byrum Brown 6'3" | QB Rolesville | 2022 State NC , QB displayed good leadership in leading the offensive unit throughout the contest.  He displayed pin-point accuracy with the short range passes while under defensive pressure.  He displayed good arm strength and accuracy on the long ball throws.  Byrum showed good speed and acceleration to avoid being sacked.  Byrum Brown Byrum Brown 6'3" | QB Rolesville | 2022 State NC finished with 300 yards passing and 2 TD’s, 60 yards rushing and 1 TD.

Noah Rogers Noah Rogers 6'3" | WR Rolesville | 2023 NC , WR displayed good separation from the defensive back to be able to make catches in traffic.  He ran good pass routes and displayed acceleration to run past defenders in the open field.  Noah was able to shield the defender with his body to make catches.  Noah Rogers Noah Rogers 6'3" | WR Rolesville | 2023 NC was difficult to defend in man coverage.

Isiah Jones Isiah Jones 5'11" | RB Rolesville | 2024 NC , RB is a special player who is putting up big numbers as a freshman.  He displayed speed and power while running inside and explosive acceleration and displayed separation speed from the defender in the open field. Isiah blocked on passing plays and was very effective.  Isiah Jones Isiah Jones 5'11" | RB Rolesville | 2024 NC finished with 156 yards rushing and 1 TD.

Jesiah Henderson Jesiah Henderson 6'4" | OL Rolesville | 2022 State NC , OT displayed good footwork and technique while pass blocking.  Jesiah was quick out of his stance to make contact with the defender on the running plays.  Jesiah Henderson Jesiah Henderson 6'4" | OL Rolesville | 2022 State NC displayed good footwork and strength to move the defender to open up holes for the running backs to gain yards.

Heritage HS:  Cade Cunningham, QB displayed good arm strength and accuracy on two long ball throws for TD’s.  Cade has a good throwing motion and was able to make short and long range throws while under defensive pressure. Cade Cunningham displayed good speed and the acceleration in the open field to gain yardage.

Jonah Portugal, TE displayed good speed and pass route running on the short range passing plays.  Jonah displayed sure hands on several catches in traffic. Jonah Portugal uses his body to shield the defender to make the catch.

Marques Roper, RB displayed the ability to find openings and acceleration in the open field to run past defenders for big yardage.  Marques ran with power and displayed separation speed from the defender while running in traffic.

William Hawkins IV William Hawkins IV 6'4" | WR Heritage | 2022 State NC , WR was double-teamed on several plays, plus the passes were either delivered at his feet or behind him.  William displayed solid blocking throughout the game.