Tinashe Bere, LB, Cincinnati (OH) Sycamore: The Aviators finished their regular season with a 35-28 victory over Mason. Sycamore lead 21-7 into the third quarter before their hosts made a game of it. Mason took a 28-21 lead before Sycamore rallied with under five minutes to play. The Aviators won in overtime to finish the year 6-4.
Zavier Carmichael, LB, Mobile (Ala.) St. Paul's: St. Paul's closed out the regular season with a 28-0 victory over class 4A No.1 UMS-Wright. It was the first time UMS-Wright had been shut out in 22 years. The Saints open the 5A playoffs next week at home.
Quaven Ferguson, DT, Easley (S.C.) High: Easley fell to 4-6 on the season with a 25-7 defeat to Hillcrest on Friday. Easley finished 3-3 in conference play and will be able to make an appearance in the playoffs. The Green Wave will face Mann next week. The team was out-gained on offense by a 285-55 margin in the loss to Hillcrest.
Zach Harmon, OL, Toledo (OH) Central Catholic: Central Catholic won for the tenth consecutive time, beating Clay High 60-13. Harmon continues to rehab a neck injury which will rob him of his senior season.
Christian Harris, OL, Suwanee (Ga.) Collins Hill: Collins Hill won a third straight game on Friday, defeating Duluth by a score of 49-14. Collins Hill finishes the regular season on the road against Mill Creek next week. A win guarantees the Eagles at the very least a three-way tie atop the region depending on what North Gwinnett and Norcross do in their games.
Davis Koppenhaver, TE, Newhall (Calif.) Hart: Hart dropped its first game of the season, losing to Valencia 24-19. The future Blue Devil TE accounted for 5 catches and 44 yards on the night.
Johnathan Lloyd, ATH, Graham (N.C.) Southern Alamance: Southern Alamance assured itself a winning season with a victory over Smith High by a 56-41 margin. It was the final home game for Lloyd who finished 318 yards passing while completing 17 of 21 attempts. He added three touchdowns.
"We got a little complacent there in the third quarter, and we didn't come out with the intensity that we had in the first half," Lloyd said. "We had a little bit of everything … turnovers, mistakes, things like that. We can't kill ourselves."
Tripp McNeill, OL, Mocksville (N.C.) Davie County: The War Eagles vented the frustration of a long season with a 38-13 victory over RJR. Here's a link to the local TV station's feature on the game of the week: Link.
Zach Muniz, CB, St. Louis, (MO) Christian Brothers: CBC won their playoff opener with a 29-7 victory over Hazelwood West. The second round will be a game against St. Louis University School, a team CBC beat 31-6 in September.
Nicodem Pierre, QB, Miami (Fla.) Coral Reef: Coral Reef dropped a second straight game, this time out of a bye week, losing to South Dade 19-3. Pierre was limited to 8 completions on 20 attempts for 80 yards with one interception. Coral Reef, which entered the game with playoff aspirations of its own and could have won the district with a win, fell to 5-4 overall and 2-2 in the district.
Jake Sanders, OL, Carrollton (Ga.) Carrollton: Sanders and Carrollton dropped their first game of the season, reducing their record to 8-1 with a 24-7 loss to Sandy Creek on Friday. Sandy Creek is the power program in the region, having won 48 straight games.
Alonzo Saxton, CB, Columbus (OH) Bishop Hartley: Bishop Hartley moved to 9-1 on the season with a 21-14 victory over Bishop Ready. Saxton factored in on offense, rushing seven times for a team high 69 yards as Hartley earned its fourth consecutive CCL-Gold Division championship.
Kameron Schroeder, OL, Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks: A sixth straight win for Elk Grove and Schroeder as the Wolfpack ran over Liberty Ranch by a 45-13 margin.
Taariq Shabazz, DE, Kennesaw (Ga.) Kennesaw: Shabazz and the Mustangs finished a painful regular season with a 34-21 loss to Pebblebrook. .
Chris Taylor, WR, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School Nova: University suffered rebounded from the first loss of the year to beat Island Coast 49-7 on Friday. Taylor and University were up 35-0 in the first half before relaxing. Taylor accounted for a 43 yard touchdown after half-time.
Shaun Wilson, RB, Charlotte (N.C.) West Mecklenburg: West Meck moved to 8-2 on the year with a 33-13 victory over Berry Academy on Friday. Wilson, who suffered a concussion last week, was not cleared to play.