Eleven players from Wake County were among those honored with scholarships this week from the National Football Foundation. Each one of them at the annual scholars banquet of the NFF's Bill Dooley Triangle/East Chapter was presented with a plaque and will receive a $1,000 scholarship to be sent directly to the university of their attendance.
Southeast Raleigh is No. 2 in the state girls 4A basketball rankings ahead of No. 3 Millbrook and behind Charlotte Myers Park.
Cap 8 All-Conference baseball, 2012
Coach of the year: Ed Hall (Wakefield)
Player of the Year:Vance Vizcaino (Wakefield)
Co-Pitcher of the Year:Sean Ross (Leesville) & Lee Yates (Wakefield)
Time Warner Cable and News 14 Carolina will telecast all eight NCHSAA state championship basketball games live Saturday, March 10.
That includes the Millbrook girls game against West Forsyth, which is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.
All of the games will also be streamed live over news14.com. Beginning early next week, the games will be available on Carolina On Demand, digital channels 1047 and 199.
The full Saturday schedule is listed below.
Millbrook High football running back Keith Marshall was named at the North Carolina Gatorade football player of the year on Thursday.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Marshall rushed for 1,891 yards and 25 touchdowns. He led the Wildcats to a 6-6 season and a berth in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4AA playoffs.
Marshall ran for 1,550 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior in 2010 and 1,166 yards and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore.
He was the NCHSAA 4A state 100 meters champion last spring and has a 4.29 overall grade point average.
He is expected to make his college decision on Tuesday. Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Clemson are believed to be his leaders.
No. 1 Garner 41, No. 6 Southeast Raleigh 34 (FINAL)
No. 2 Leesville Road 55, Heritage 0 (FINAL)
No. 3 Hillside 45, East Chapel Hill 7 (FINAL)
No. 4 Wake Forest-Rolesville 55, Millbrook 23 (FINAL)
No. 5 Wakefield 45, Broughton 21 (FINAL)
No. 7 Fuquay-Varina 21, Apex 0 (FINAL)
No. 8 Triton 22, Eastern Wayne 0 (FINAL)
No. 9 Southern Durham 43, Northern Durham 7 (FINAL)
No. 10 Middle Creek 28, Holly Springs 14 (FINAL)
No. 11 Cary 28, Green Hope 8 (FINAL)
No. 12 Cardinal Gibbons 35, Orange 21 (FINAL)
Athens Drive 29, Lee County 21 (FINAL)
Chapel Hill 17, Southern Vance 12 (FINAL)
Cleveland 62, South Johnston 59 (FINAL)
East Wake 59, Smithfield-Selma 13 (FINAL)
Enloe 26, Sanderson 21 (FINAL)
North Johnston 30, Franklinton 29 (FINAL)
North Raleigh Christian 24, Wake Christian 21 (FINAL)
Northwood 42, Union Pines 7 (FINAL)
Panther Creek 20, Jordan 12 (FINAL)
Riverside 15, Person 12 (FINAL)
Ravenscroft 42, Charlotte Christian 21 (FINAL)
Warren County 40, Corinth Holders 6 (FINAL)
West Johnston 35, Clayton 30 (FINAL)
Friday night updates. East Wake stuns No. 1 Wake Forest-Rolesville in OT with fake field goal. Fuquay nips Clayton in OT. West Johnston out-scores South Johnston. Wakefield out-scores Holly Springs in a scoring battle.
The fifth annual Kick It for Cancer boys soccer showcase is scheduled for Saturday at CASL's WRAL soccer complex in Raleigh. The event is expected to involve 22 teams.
Will Baker of Wakefield was named as the Cap Eight 4-A baseball player of the year and Ben Duncan of Leesville Road was selected as the league's pitcher of the year.
Millbrook, Green Hope, Durham Jordan and Clayton lead their conferences in the NCHSAA's Wachovia Conference Cup standings after the winter sports season.