RALEIGH, N.C. --- In helping Shelby High win its fourth consecutive NCHSAA 2AA Championship, Dax Hollifield posted a game-high 16 tackles. For his efforts, the 6-foot, 220-pound linebacker was named the Western Champion Most Outstanding Defensive Player.
Hollifield set the tone early. On Jacksonville (N.C.) Northside's first offensive play, he hit running back Dwayne Washington behind the line-of-scrimmage jarring the ball loose. For good measure, Hollifield recovered the fumble. He was credited with 3.5 total TFLs on Saturday.
Shelby skated to a 28-6 victory.