Beast of the Hill Preview

Two dozen teams are expected to compete at the "Beast of the Hill," North Carolina's seven-on-seven passing tournament, on Friday, including defending two-time champion Raleigh (N.C.) Leesville Road.

Carrboro (Carrboro, N.C.)
Coach: Jason Tudryn2010 Record: 10-4 League: NCHSAA 2A
Players to watch: Marlin Johnson (WR, So.), Jared Lennon (LB, Sr.), James O'Grady (LB, Sr.), DeAndre White (RB/DB, Sr.), and Tykeem Woodard (WR/DB, So.).

Cummings (Burlington, N.C.)
Coach: Steve Johnson2010 Record: 12-2 League: NCHSAA 2A
Players to watch: Terrance Alford (RB, 5-9, 160, Sr.), Alan Barnwell (RB, 5-9, 170, Sr.), Dedric Bowman (WR/TE, 6-1, 170, Jr.), D.J. Cearnal (LB, 6-1, 185, So.), Jamison Jeffers (QB, 5-11, 165, Jr.), J.J. Johnson (DB, 6-0, 170, Jr.), Keith McAdoo (QB, 5-10, 155, Jr.), Tyler McAllister (WR, 6-0, 165, Sr.), DeRice Mills (RB/LB, 5-10, 165, Sr.), Chris Woods (SS, 6-2, 185, Sr.), and Mossi Williams (WR, 5-10, 170, So.).

East Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Coach: Bill Renner2010 Record: 1-10 League: NCHSAA 4A
Players to watch: Drew Davis (QB, 6-2, 195, Sr), Mohammed Mansaray (LB, 5-9, 160, Sr.), Alex Moore (WR, 6-1, 190, Sr.), and Andrew Moore (DB, 5-11, 175, Sr.).

Eastern Randolph (Ramseur, N.C.)
Coach: Seth Baxter2010 Record: 5-7League: NCHSAA 2A

Freedom (Woodbridge, Va.)
Coach: Gary Wortham, Sr.2010 Record: 1-9League: VHSL Division 5
Players to watch: Chris Braswell (QB/DB, 5-10, 170, Sr.), Desmund Burnett (WR, 5-6, 145, Sr.), Brandon Campbell (CB, 5-11, 170, Sr.), Deondre Lainer (DB/WR, 6-0, 180, Sr.)

Great Bridge (Chesapeake, Va.)
Coach: Pete Gale2010 Record: 10-2League: VHSL Division 5

Players to watch: Dre Mayes (LB/RB, 5-8, 174, Sr.)


Hermitage (Richmond, Va.)
Coach: Patrick Kane2010 Record: 13-1League: VHSL Division 6
Players to watch: Derrick Green (RB/LB, 6-1, 215, Jr.), Damian Jones (WR/DB, 6-1, 170, Sr.), Raynard Revels (RB, 6-0, 235, Sr.), and Triston Wright (WR, 5-8, 160, Sr.).

Hillside (Durham, N.C.)
Coach: Antonio King2010 Record: 16-0 League: NCHSAA 4A
Players to watch: Kris Francis (RB, 5-9, 175, Jr.), Javier Knight (TE, 6-3, 330, Jr.), Aaron Krah (CB, 5-11, 175, Sr.), Jamal Marcus (LB, 6-2, 225, Sr.), Keenan Stalls (CB, 5-11, 170, Sr.), Lee Williams (LB, 5-10, 200, Sr.), and Korrin Wiggins (S, 6-1, 185, Jr.).

Jordan (Durham, N.C.)
Coach: Mike Briggs2010 Record: 7-5 League: NCHSAA 4A
Players to watch: John Brown (RB, 5-9, 170, Jr.), Jeff Clark (WR, 5-10, 185, Sr.), Nick Drew (CB, 5-9, 175, Sr.), Joey Mangili (QB, 6-1, 190, Sr.), Josh Neal (LB, 5-10, 210, Sr.), and UNC Commitment Phillip Williamson (WR/SS, 6-3, 215, Sr.).

Leesville Road (Raleigh, N.C.)
Coach: Chad Smothers2010 Record: 9-3 League: NCHSAA 4A
Players to watch: Tucker Bell (RB/LB, 5-10, 180, Jr.), Austin Berrios (QB/DB, 5-9, 160, Sr.), Braxton Berrios (WR/DB, 5-10, 165, So.), D.J. Hunt (RB/LB, 5-11, 195, Sr.), Kamir Bowen (RB/LB, 5-11, 205, Jr.), Selo Kevuna (WR/LB, 6-2, 205, Jr.), De'Rahjaiai Robinson (WR/DB, 5-11, 170, Jr.), and Jake Woodrow (TE/LB, 6-2, 235, Sr.)

Northeast Guilford (McLeansville, N.C.)
Coach: Tommy Pursley2010 Record: 9-4 League: NCHSAA 3A
Players to watch: Gael Castelo (WR/FS, 5-11, 165, Sr.), Tyrone Hamer (SS, 5-11, 175, Jr.), Kyle Martin (QB, 5-8, 160, Sr.), Caleb McCann (HB/LB, 6-0, 185, Sr.), Jacob McCann (RB/LB, 6-1, 220, Sr.), Jonathan Morehead (HB, 5-5, 175, Jr.), and Cole Wyrick (TE, 5-10, 200, Sr.).

Northern Durham (Durham, N.C.)
Coach: Gary Merrill2010 Record: 5-7 League: NCHSAA 4A

Northern Nash (Rocky Mount, N.C.)
Coach: Mickey Crouch2010 Record: 10-4 League: NCHSAA 3A

Players to watch: Marquez Farmer (QB/DB, 5-8, 185, Jr.), Quay Mann (WR/DB, 5-10, 180, Jr.), and Tevin Marshall (RB/LB, 5-9, 237, Sr.).


Northern Vance (Henderson, N.C.)
Coach: Darian Harris2010 Record: 4-7 League: NCHSAA 3A

Players to watch: Trey Elam (RB/LB, 5-8, 180, Jr.), Vincent Merritt (RB/DB, 5-9, 175, Sr.), and Armani Williams (WR/DB, 6-3, 170, Sr.).


Overhills (Spring Lake, N.C.)
Coach: Tim Karrs2010 Record: 5-7 League: NCHSAA 3A
Players to watch: Donnie Alexander (QB/WR, 5-10, 175, Jr.), Lawrence Bullock (RB, 5-11, 198, Jr.), Robert Johnson (LB, 6-1, 210, Jr.), Danny Karrs (QB, 6-4, 188, Jr.), Terrill Ray (WR/DB, 5-10, 175, Sr.), and Kyleo Rogers (WR, 6-0, 165, Jr.).

Person (Roxboro, N.C.)
Coach: Lou Geary2010 Record: 4-6 League: NCHSAA 4A
Players to watch: Marquist Claibourne (WR, 6-0, 175, Sr.) and Joseph Downey (WR, 6-0, 165, Jr.).

Ravenscroft (Raleigh, N.C.)
Coach: Ned Gonet2010 Record: 7-4 League: NCISAA 3A
Players to watch: Quinn Billerman (QB, 6-2, 195, Sr.) and Garrett Bird (WR/S, 5-11, 175, Sr.).

South Johnston (Four Oaks, N.C.)
Coach: Joe Salas2010 Record: 9-4 League: NCHSAA 3A
Players to watch: Brandon Beasley (WR, Sr.), Michael Booker (QB, Sr.), Chris Crumity (WR, Sr.), and Quentin Williams (DB, Jr.).

Wake Christian (Raleigh, N.C.)
Coach: Randy Johnson2010 Record: 5-6 League: NCISAA 2A
Players to watch: D.J. Carper (WR/CB, 5-11, 170, Sr.) and Tyler Renfroe (QB, 6-3, 205, Sr.)

Wakefield (Raleigh, N.C.)
Coach: Jason Dinwiddie2010 Record: 10-3 League: NCHSAA 4A
Players to watch: Courtney Crews (RB, 5-7, 190, Sr.), Connor Mitch (QB, 6-3, 190, Jr.), and Terrance Scott (RB/DB, 5-9, 172, Sr.).

West Charlotte (Charlotte, N.C.)
Coach: Marcus Surratt2010 Record: 8-5 League: NCHSAA 4A
Players to watch: Gregory Cunningham (CB, 6-0, 173, Sr.).

T.C. Williams (Alexandria, Va.)
Coach: Dennis Randolph2010 Record: 6-4 League: VHSL Division 6
Players to watch: Alex Grosser (QB, 6-2, 165, Jr.) and Zaquan Summers (RB, 5-7, 155, Sr.).

Western Branch  (Chesapeake, Va.)
Coach: Lewis Johnston2010 Record: 2-8 League: VHSL Division 6
Players to watch: Willie Ponder (WR, 5-11, 175, Sr.) and William Thompson (DB, 6-0, 175, Jr.).

West Mecklenburg (Charlotte, N.C.)
Coach: Jeff Caldwell2010 Record: 2-9 League: NCHSA 4A
Players to watch: Prince Mayela (CB, 5-10, 153, Sr.), Tashion Singleton (LB, 6-4, 225, Sr.), and Jakareen Smith (WR, 6-0, 158, Sr.).

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