The News & Record’s Joe Sirera looks at some high school football players who will be in the spotlight in Wednesday night's games:
CODY KING, senior, WR-KR, Page: The speedy playmaker has caught four touchdown passes, rushed for a TD, passed for a TD and returned a punt for a TD for the top-ranked Pirates. But King's one-handed catch on an 89-yard pass play for a touchdown Friday night against Eastern Guilford was the play of the year so far in Greensboro, and he's probably good for a few more highlight-reel plays tonight against Reagan
MYLES MURPHY, junior, DE, Southwest Guilford: Senior NT John Oxce is the anchor in the middle of the unbeaten Cowboys' defense, but Murphy has emerged as a complement on the outside. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound junior, who also plays tight end, has 12 solo tackles (seven for losses) and four sacks. He'll try to add to those numbers tonight against Northwest Guilford.
JUSTIN WILSON, junior, QB, Northeast Guilford: The Rams have played solid defense through three games, but it's the development of Wilson that could make them a dangerous team offensively tonight at Ragsdale and moving forward. He's completing just 50 percent of his passes, but Wilson is averaging 19.2 yards per completion with five touchdowns and has taken advantage of opportunities opened up by the bruising runs of RB Quan'Dre Clagon (5 TDs).
MICHAEL WYMAN, junior, WR, Dudley: One of the big reasons Dudley dropped a 28-7 decision at Page on Aug. 31 was the Panthers' inability to throw the ball downfield. One of the big reasons they were unable to stretch the Pirates' defense vertically was the absence of Wyman. The 6-foot-4, 195 receiver missed the last three games with an ankle injury, but is healthy and will offer a big target to QBs Alston Hooker and Richard Monroe IV tonight against Southeast Guilford.