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High school football: Cross's Wright, First Baptist's Fishburne named players of the week

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Cross senior running back Caleb Wright. File/Staff

Cross High School senior Caleb Wright had a game to remember, even if his team came up short in its upset bid.

Wright rushed for 228 yards and scored three touchdowns in Cross's 42-41 loss to Baptist Hill, the state's fourth-ranked team in Class A, on Oct. 22.


First Baptist junior wide receiver Dove Fishburne. Provided photo

Another Lowcountry player had the best game of his high school career on Friday night. First Baptist junior Dove Fishburne scored three touchdowns in leading the Hurricanes to a 31-29 victory over Pinewood Prep. Fishburne caught 11 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns, and on defense he returned an interception for a touchdown.

For their performances, Wright and Fishburne are The Post and Courier's high school football players of the week. 

Lowcountry football honor roll

Jaleb Barry, Stratford – 142 passing yards, 3 TDs

Brendan Carter, Stratford – 3 TD receptions

Calvin McCombs, First Baptist – 301 passing yards, 3 TDs; rushing TD

Ellis Chang, Porter-Gaud – 98 passing yards, 52 rushing yards

Freeman Barber, Porter-Gaud – 107 rushing yards, 4 TDs

TJ Wilson, Ashley Ridge – 17 total tackles, 2 TFL

Jahleel Porter, West Ashley – 166 rushing yards, 2 TDs

Zolten Osborne, Fort Dorchester – 122 passing yards, 2 TDs

Michael Smalls, Fort Dorchester – 126 rushing yards

Dan Wojtech, Philip Simmons – 10 tackles, interception

Josh Shaw, Hanahan – 164 rushing yards, 2 TDs

Kevon Rivera, Hanahan – 112 rushing yards, 4 TDs

Harold Gathers, Baptist Hill – 238 passing yards, 4 TDs

Tripp Williams, Philip Simmons – 156 passing yards, 2 TDs; 60 rushing yards

Jacquez Prioleau, Timberland – 99-yard kickoff return for TD

Evan Howell Smith, Summerville – 12 tackles

Xavier Mitchell-Brown, Summerville – 10 tackles, sack, forced fumble

John Grant, James Island – 9 tackles, 2.5 TFL, forced fumble, 2.5 sacks, TD reception

Walker Woodall, James Island – 13 tackles

Braxton Scott, James Island – 164 passing yards, TD; 70 rushing yards

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