Posted On: 09/20/21 8:24 AM

I was on the sidelines for the highly-anticipated game on Friday night.  New Bern’s high-powered offensive unit performed up to their expectations and the fans in attendance were pleased.  The players listed performances caught my attention throughout the game:

Aronne Herring, RB, 5’10" 175, New Bern HS.  Aronne follows his blockers looking for an opening then he accelerates past defenders to gain big yardage.  He displays the ability to run inside between the tackles and accelerates past defenders into the open field, scoring often.  Aronne Herring was the dominant player on offense, finishing with 18 carries for 207 yards and 3 TD’s.

De’Kwan Bradley, QB, 6’0" 175, New Bern HS.  De’Kwan leads the high-powered run-oriented offensive unit handing the ball to two fast running backs.  He does a good job of tucking the ball and running when needed.  De’Kwan Bradley was accurate on the few short passes that were thrown.

ZyKeem Brooks ZyKeem Brooks 5'10" | RB New Bern | 2022 State NC , RB, 5’10" 200, New Bern HS.  ZyKeem does a good job following his blockers looking for an opening then he accelerates past defenders for big yardage.  He is a strong inside runner who has the quickness to dart to the outside to gain additional yardage.  ZyKeem Brooks ZyKeem Brooks 5'10" | RB New Bern | 2022 State NC , RB, 5’10" 200, New Bern HS.  ZyKeem does a good job following his blockers looking for an opening then he accelerates past defenders for big yardage.  He is a strong inside runner who has the quickness to dart to the outside to gain additional yardage.  ZyKeem Brooks ZyKeem Brooks 5'10" | RB New Bern | 2022 State NC and Aronne Herring form an explosive backfield for the offensive unit. Dylan Wagner Dylan Wagner 6'1" | OL New Bern High School | 2023 NC , OT, 6’2" 280, New Bern HS.  Dylan displayed good footwork and technique in controlling the defenders.  He moves well in short spaces and drives defenders out of the play with technique and strength opening lanes for the running backs.  Dylan Wagner Dylan Wagner 6'1" | OL New Bern High School | 2023 NC is one of the dominant players on the offensive line. Noah Grummert, OG, 6’2" 290, New Bern HS.  Noah displayed good footwork and technique in controlling the defenders.  He is quick out of his stance and moves with power and speed to open lanes for the running backs.  Noah Grummert is one of the dominant players on the offensive line.  Noah and Dylan are the leaders of the offensive line which controlled the line of scrimmage throughout the game. Andrew Frazier Andrew Frazier 6'0" | QB Havelock | 2023 State NC , QB, 6’0" 190, Havelock HS.  Andrew displayed poise as he remained in the pocket while under pressure to complete short passes.  He displayed good arm strength on a pass thrown into the end zone for a TD.  Andrew Frazier Andrew Frazier 6'0" | QB Havelock | 2023 State NC is a very active quarterback who had a lot of pass attempts throughout the game. Javonte Vereen Javonte Vereen 6'4" | WR Havelock | 2023 State NC , WR, 6’4" 204, Havelock HS.  Javonte displayed good pass route running and the ability to separate from defenders to make the catch.  He is a big wide receiver who uses his body to shield defenders to make catches in traffic.  Javonte Vereen Javonte Vereen 6'4" | WR Havelock | 2023 State NC runs well in the open field accelerating past defenders for a TD reception in the end zone. Shyheem Taylor-Austin, WR, 6’1" 160, Havelock HS.  Shyheem displayed speed and quickness on pass routes while making catches in traffic.  He made an acrobatic catch which was the highlight of his performance.  Shyheem Taylor-Austin plays at a high-energy level and gives maximum effort on every play.

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