Posted On: 05/3/21 6:00 AM

I was on the sidelines for the highly anticipated matchup between Cardinal Gibbons HS and New Bern HS for the Eastern Regional 4A Championship Game.  The players listed played at a higher level throughout the game and earned the recognition:

Connor Clark Connor Clark 6'6" | QB Cardinal Gibbons | 2023 NC , QB, Cardinal Gibbons HS displayed poise and leadership in the pocket while directing the offense.  Connor completed a series of short passes which developed into runs for big yardage throughout the game.  Connor Clark Connor Clark 6'6" | QB Cardinal Gibbons | 2023 NC displayed good footwork and deception while handing the ball off to the running backs throughout the game.

Brock Biestek, WR caught several short passes which developed into big yardage.  Brock is a solid runner with good speed and displays the ability to make the initial tackler miss and gain additional yardage.  Brock Biestek lined up as quarterback on a few offensive series and ran the ball, gaining big yardage.  Brock’s performance throughout the game was outstanding.

Donovan Shepard, RB displayed quickness and change of direction to elude defenders throughout the game.  Donovan displayed quick acceleration on the inside runs for tough yardage.  Donovan Shepard is a solid running back who displayed the ability to separate from the defender on the

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