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.
The players from Wake included Davion Allred (Millbrook), John Barrett (Apex), Jacob Best (Green Hope), Carson Cattano (Sanderson), Aaron Chan (Panther Creek), Ben Grazen (Cardinal Gibbons), Jon Carlton McLamb (Broughton), Tre Perry (Garner Magnet), Josh Ricci (Fuquay-Varina), Lucas Seitz (Heritage High) and Sterling Wilder (East Wake).
Others receiving the NFF awards included: Solomon D. Banks (South Central), Jamarius Jones (Chapel Hill), Jorge Luis Martinez (Ayden-Grifton), Everett Paschal (D. H. Conley), Bradley Reynolds (C.E. Jordan), Lamar Smith (Cedar Ridge) and Tom Stanley (Carrboro).
Christopher Perry and Demareus Whitehurst of North Pitt split a scholarship, each getting $500.
The annual banquet was held Monday at Vaughn Towers at Carter-Finley Stadium. Bill Dooley, who coached at North Carolina, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech before retiring to the Carolina coast, was in attendance to help host the event.