Beast of the Hill Preview
Leesville Road
Leesville Road
Inside Carolina
Posted Jul 20, 2011


Two dozen teams are expected to compete at the "Beast of the Hill," North Carolina's seven-on-seven passing tournament, on Friday, including defending two-time champion Raleigh (N.C.) Leesville Road.

Carrboro (Carrboro, N.C.)
Coach: Jason Tudryn2010 Record: 10-4 League: NCHSAA 2A
Players to watch: Marlin Johnson (WR, So.), Jared Lennon (LB, Sr.), James O'Grady (LB, Sr.), DeAndre White (RB/DB, Sr.), and Tykeem Woodard (WR/DB, So.).

Cummings (Burlington, N.C.)
Coach: Steve Johnson2010 Record: 12-2 League: NCHSAA 2A
Players to watch: Terrance Alford (RB, 5-9, 160, Sr.), Alan Barnwell (RB, 5-9, 170, Sr.), Dedric Bowman (WR/TE, 6-1, 170, Jr.), D.J. Cearnal (LB, 6-1, 185, So.), Jamison Jeffers (QB, 5-11, 165, Jr.), J.J. Johnson (DB, 6-0, 170, Jr.), Keith McAdoo (QB, 5-10, 155, Jr.), Tyler McAllister (WR, 6-0, 165, Sr.), DeRice Mills (RB/LB, 5-10, 165, Sr.), Chris Woods (SS, 6-2, 185, Sr.), and Mossi Williams (WR, 5-10, 170, So.).

East Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
Coach: Bill Renner2010 Record: 1-10 League: NCHSAA 4A
Players to watch: Drew Davis (QB, 6-2, 195, Sr), Mohammed Mansaray (LB, 5-9, 160, Sr.), Alex Moore (WR, 6-1, 190, Sr.), and Andrew Moore (DB, 5-11, 175, Sr.).

Eastern Randolph (Ramseur, N.C.)
Coach: Seth Baxter2010 Record: 5-7League: NCHSAA 2A

Freedom (Woodbridge, Va.)
Coach: Gary Wortham, Sr.2010 Record: 1-9League: VHSL Division 5
Players to watch: Chris Braswell (QB/DB, 5-10, 170, Sr.), Desmund Burnett (WR, 5-6, 145, Sr.), Brandon Campbell (CB, 5-11, 170, Sr.), Deondre Lainer (DB/WR, 6-0, 180, Sr.)

Great Bridge (Chesapeake, Va.)
Coach: Pete Gale2010 Record: 10-2League: VHSL Division 5

Players to watch: Dre Mayes (LB/RB, 5-8, 174, Sr.)


Hermitage (Richmond, Va.)
Coach: Patrick Kane2010 Record: 13-1League: VHSL Division 6
Players to watch: Derrick Green (RB/LB, 6-1, 215, Jr.), Damian Jones (WR/DB, 6-1, 170, Sr.), Raynard Revels (RB, 6-0, 235, Sr.), and Triston Wright (WR, 5-8, 160, Sr.).

Hillside (Durham, N.C.)
Coach: Antonio King2010 Record: 16-0 League: NCHSAA 4A
Players to watch: Kris Francis (RB, 5-9, 175, Jr.), Javier Knight (TE, 6-3, 330, Jr.), Aaron Krah (CB, 5-11, 175, Sr.), Jamal Marcus (LB, 6-2, 225, Sr.), Keenan Stalls (CB, 5-11, 170, Sr.), Lee Williams (LB, 5-10, 200, Sr.), and Korrin Wiggins (S, 6-1, 185, Jr.).

Jordan (Durham, N.C.)
Coach: Mike Briggs2010 Record: 7-5 League: NCHSAA 4A
Players to watch: John Brown (RB, 5-9, 170, Jr.), Jeff Clark (WR, 5-10, 185, Sr.), Nick Drew (CB, 5-9, 175, Sr.), Joey Mangili (QB, 6-1, 190, Sr.), Josh Neal (LB, 5-10, 210, Sr.), and UNC Commitment Phillip Williamson (WR/SS, 6-3, 215, Sr.).

Leesville Road (Raleigh, N.C.)
Coach: Chad Smothers2010 Record: 9-3 League: NCHSAA 4A
Players to watch: Tucker Bell (RB/LB, 5-10, 180, Jr.), Austin Berrios (QB/DB, 5-9, 160, Sr.), Braxton Berrios (WR/DB, 5-10, 165, So.), D.J. Hunt (RB/LB, 5-11, 195, Sr.), Kamir Bowen (RB/LB, 5-11, 205, Jr.), Selo Kevuna (WR/LB, 6-2, 205, Jr.), De'Rahjaiai Robinson (WR/DB, 5-11, 170, Jr.), and Jake Woodrow (TE/LB, 6-2, 235, Sr.)

Northeast Guilford (McLeansville, N.C.)
Coach: Tommy Pursley2010 Record: 9-4 League: NCHSAA 3A
Players to watch: Gael Castelo (WR/FS, 5-11, 165, Sr.), Tyrone Hamer (SS, 5-11, 175, Jr.), Kyle Martin (QB, 5-8, 160, Sr.), Caleb McCann (HB/LB, 6-0, 185, Sr.), Jacob McCann (RB/LB, 6-1, 220, Sr.), Jonathan Morehead (HB, 5-5, 175, Jr.), and Cole Wyrick (TE, 5-10, 200, Sr.).

Northern Durham (Durham, N.C.)
Coach: Gary Merrill2010 Record: 5-7 League: NCHSAA 4A

Northern Nash (Rocky Mount, N.C.)
Coach: Mickey Crouch2010 Record: 10-4 League: NCHSAA 3A

Players to watch: Marquez Farmer (QB/DB, 5-8, 185, Jr.), Quay Mann (WR/DB, 5-10, 180, Jr.), and Tevin Marshall (RB/LB, 5-9, 237, Sr.).


Northern Vance (Henderson, N.C.)
Coach: Darian Harris2010 Record: 4-7 League: NCHSAA 3A

Players to watch: Trey Elam (RB/LB, 5-8, 180, Jr.), Vincent Merritt (RB/DB, 5-9, 175, Sr.), and Armani Williams (WR/DB, 6-3, 170, Sr.).


Overhills (Spring Lake, N.C.)
Coach: Tim Karrs2010 Record: 5-7 League: NCHSAA 3A
Players to watch: Donnie Alexander (QB/WR, 5-10, 175, Jr.), Lawrence Bullock (RB, 5-11, 198, Jr.), Robert Johnson (LB, 6-1, 210, Jr.), Danny Karrs (QB, 6-4, 188, Jr.), Terrill Ray (WR/DB, 5-10, 175, Sr.), and Kyleo Rogers (WR, 6-0, 165, Jr.).

Person (Roxboro, N.C.)
Coach: Lou Geary2010 Record: 4-6 League: NCHSAA 4A
Players to watch: Marquist Claibourne (WR, 6-0, 175, Sr.) and Joseph Downey (WR, 6-0, 165, Jr.).

Ravenscroft (Raleigh, N.C.)
Coach: Ned Gonet2010 Record: 7-4 League: NCISAA 3A
Players to watch: Quinn Billerman (QB, 6-2, 195, Sr.) and Garrett Bird (WR/S, 5-11, 175, Sr.).

South Johnston (Four Oaks, N.C.)
Coach: Joe Salas2010 Record: 9-4 League: NCHSAA 3A
Players to watch: Brandon Beasley (WR, Sr.), Michael Booker (QB, Sr.), Chris Crumity (WR, Sr.), and Quentin Williams (DB, Jr.).

Wake Christian (Raleigh, N.C.)
Coach: Randy Johnson2010 Record: 5-6 League: NCISAA 2A
Players to watch: D.J. Carper (WR/CB, 5-11, 170, Sr.) and Tyler Renfroe (QB, 6-3, 205, Sr.)

Wakefield (Raleigh, N.C.)
Coach: Jason Dinwiddie2010 Record: 10-3 League: NCHSAA 4A
Players to watch: Courtney Crews (RB, 5-7, 190, Sr.), Connor Mitch (QB, 6-3, 190, Jr.), and Terrance Scott (RB/DB, 5-9, 172, Sr.).

West Charlotte (Charlotte, N.C.)
Coach: Marcus Surratt2010 Record: 8-5 League: NCHSAA 4A
Players to watch: Gregory Cunningham (CB, 6-0, 173, Sr.).

T.C. Williams (Alexandria, Va.)
Coach: Dennis Randolph2010 Record: 6-4 League: VHSL Division 6
Players to watch: Alex Grosser (QB, 6-2, 165, Jr.) and Zaquan Summers (RB, 5-7, 155, Sr.).

Western Branch  (Chesapeake, Va.)
Coach: Lewis Johnston2010 Record: 2-8 League: VHSL Division 6
Players to watch: Willie Ponder (WR, 5-11, 175, Sr.) and William Thompson (DB, 6-0, 175, Jr.).

West Mecklenburg (Charlotte, N.C.)
Coach: Jeff Caldwell2010 Record: 2-9 League: NCHSA 4A
Players to watch: Prince Mayela (CB, 5-10, 153, Sr.), Tashion Singleton (LB, 6-4, 225, Sr.), and Jakareen Smith (WR, 6-0, 158, Sr.).


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