Beast of the Hill Preview

Beast of the Hill Preview

A diverse group of high school teams are expected to compete at the "Beast of the Hill," North Carolina's seven-on-seven passing tournament, on Friday. The group of nearly two dozen teams represent four states.

Anderson (Anderson, S.C.)
Coach: Michael Cousar
2013 Record: 10-2 League: GFC
Players to watch: Davis Cousar (QB, Jr.), Jesse Fisher (WR, Sr.), Wayne Johnson (WR/CB, Sr.),  Isaac Moorhouse (TE, Sr.), C.J. Parsons (QB, Sr.)

Cannon School (Concord, N.C.)
Coach: Michael Cox
2013 Record: 2-8
League: NCISAA Division 2
Players to watch: Mitchell Carlson (RB/OLB, Sr.), Tre' Davis (WR/SS, Jr.), Bryce Estes (QB/LB, So.), Jordan Johnson (RB/DB, So.), Dalton Phillips (RB/DB, So.), Joseph Szilagyi (TE, Sr.).

Carrboro (Carrboro, N.C.)
Coach: Melvin Griffin
2013 Record: 4-7
League: NCHSAA 2A
Players to watch: Sam Blobe (LB, Sr.), Darius Glober (WR, Sr.), Austin Martin (WR/CB, So.), Greyson McAgee (RB, Jr.), Rowe Mellott (QB/S, Sr.), Tabian Sales (RB/CB, So.), Trai Sharp (RB, 5-10, 185, Sr.), and Niam Solomon (TE/LB, So.).

Croatan (Newport, N.C.)
Coach: David Perry
2013 Record: 0-11 League: NCHSAA 2A
Players to watch: Ethan Bridges (RB/LB, 6-0, 185, Jr.), Beau Bryan (WR/FS, 6-2, 200, Sr.), Andrew Colborn (QB/LB, 5-11, 205, Sr.), Fred Lewis (WR/FS, 6-3, 175, Jr.), Justin Locklear (WR/CB, 5-9, 150, Sr.), Sam Nay (RB/CB, 6-0, 190, So.), Duncan Nelson (RB/LB, 6-0, 195, Jr.), Bobby Staub (TE, 6-1, 230, Sr.), and Zach Tracy (RB/FS, 5-11, 180, Sr.).

Enloe (Raleigh, N.C.)
Coach: Steve Johnson
2013 Record: 0-11 League: NCHSAA 4A
Players to watch: Nyles Fleming (LB, 5-11, 225, Sr.)

Hayfield School (Hayfield, Va.)
Coach: Eric Henderson
2013 Record: 5-6 League: VHSL 6A
Players to watch: Mike Cobbs (DB/WR, 6-2, 190, Sr.), Kobe Marfo (DB, 6-1, 180, Sr.), Jordan McIntyre (ATH, 5-10, 180, Sr.)

Hoggard (Wilmington, N.C.)
Coach: Scott Braswell
2013 Record: 12-2 League: NCHSAA 4A
Players to watch: Gene Beckwith (DB, 6-0, 175, Sr.), Xavier Johnson (QB, 6-6, 180, Jr.), Hashim Michel (LB, 6-1, 190, Sr.), Robert Pigford (DB, 5-11, 155, Sr.), Julius Reynolds (LB, 5-10, 206, Sr.), Austin Schoeleber (QB, 5-11, 175, Sr.), Harrison Smith (WR, 5-11, 175, Sr.), Keevin Thompson (RB, 5-9, 188, Sr.), and Qadhafi Turner (DB, 5-9, 170, Jr.).

Liberty Christian Academy (Lynchburg, Va.)
Coach: Frank Rocco
2013 Record: 9-2 League: VISAA Division 1
Players to watch: Jordan Foster (RB/DB, 5-7, 180, Jr.), Jaylyn Gill (RB/LB, 5-9, 185, Sr.), Tim Glass (S, 6-2, 200, Jr.)Jared Jauch (WR/DB, 5-11, 165, Sr.), Cameron Jones (WR/DB, 5-11, 180, Sr.), Brian Ogle (TE/LB, 6-2, 180, Sr.), Hunter Sherman (TE/LB, 6-0, 200, Sr.)

Magna Vista (Ridegeway, Va.)
Coach: Joe Favero
2013 Record: 11-2
League: VHSL 3A
Players to watch: Traveon Redd (DB, 5-11, 186, Jr.)

North Pitt (Bethel, N.C.)
Coach: David Boal
2013 Record: 6-5
League: NCHSAA 2A
Players to watch: Redroquez Bradley (QB/DB, 6-0, 185, Jr.), Jacob Barnes (WR/DB, 5-11, 170, Sr.), Monte Foreman (WR/DB, 5-9, 150, Sr.), Adi Knight (RB/DB, 5-7, 145, So.), Anthony Harris (RB/LB, 6-2, 205, Sr.), T.J. Harris (TE/LB, 6-2, 215, Sr.), Marquan Person (RB/LB, 5-9, 200, Sr.), Dell Wells (RB/LB, 5-9, 185, Sr.), Jalin Williams (LB, 5-11, 195, Jr.), and Jamel Williams (LB, 5-11, 195, Jr.).

North Raleigh Christian (Raleigh, N.C.)
Coach: Rich Landis
2013 Record: 4-7 League: NCISAA Division 2
Players to watch: Lonhlan McKinion (WR/S), Jansen Kigg (WR/CB), and Tripp Norris (RB/LB).

Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, Va.)
Coach: Chris Scott
2013 Record: 12-1 League: VHSL 6A
Players to watch: Jahque Alleyene (WR/DB, 6-0, 172, Sr.), Tahj Capehart (WR, 5-9, 164, So.), T.J. Griffin (CB, 5-10, 175, Sr.), Jaason Lewis (WR/SS, 6-3, 247, Sr.), Jahvoni Simmons (LB, 6-1, 240, Sr.), Levonta Taylor (DB, 5-9, 171, Jr.), and Anthony Womack (DB, 5-10, 185, Jr.).

Red Springs (Red Springs, N.C.)
Coach: Ron Cook
2013 Record: 2-9
League: NCHSAA 2A
Players to watch: Dwayne Fairley (TE/LB, 6-6, 220, Sr.), Eric Graham (ATH, 6-2, 214, So.), and Deondre Hallman (RB/LB, 6-0, 220, Jr.).

South Central (Winterville, N.C.)
Coach: Tim Carter
2013 Record: 4-7 League: NCHSAA 4A
Players to watch: Shawn Furlow (RB/DB, 6-0 185, Sr.) and Majestic Jordan (LB, 6-3, 210, Jr.).

South Johnston (Four Oaks, N.C.)
Coach: Hunter Jenks
2013 Record: 2-9 League: NCHSAA 3A
Players to watch: Tyler Barefoot (SS, 6-0, 205, Sr.), Eric Bowles III (RB, 5-9, 185, Sr.), D.D. Harris (ATH, 5-9, 180, Sr.), Chandler Johnson (LB, 6-2, 200, Jr.), Fabian McDonald (ATH, 5-5, 145, So.), Lawrence Reddick (ATH, 6-0, 155, So.), Tyreckus Reddick (WR, 6-2, 195, Jr.), Caeleb Robinson (ATH, 6-1, 195, So.), Javonte Smith (WR, 6-2, 150, So.), and D'Angelo Surles (FS, 5-7, 175, Sr.).

Travelers Rest (Travelers Rest, S.C.)
Coach: Ray Gould
2013 Record: 2-8 League: SCHSL 2A
Players to watch: Xavier Terry (ATH, 5-10, 165, Jr.).

University Chrisitan (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Coach: David Penland
2013 Record: 9-3 League: NCHSAA 3A
Players to watch: Billy Cobb (QB, 5-10, 180, Jr.), Hussein Howe (CB, 5-9, 175, Jr.), Ke'Shan Pennamon (CB, 5-10, 170, Jr.), and Chris Riddle (QB, 6-3, 200, Sr.).

West Stokes (King, N.C.)
Coach: Jimmy Upchurch
2013 Record: 9-4
League: NCHSAA 2A
Players to watch: Caustin Beckner (RB/LB, 6-4, 215, Jr.), Jacob Bratcher (LB, 6-1, 245, Sr.), Matthew Craver (TE, 6-0, 200, Jr.), Alex Manley (QB, 6-1, 205, Jr.), and Rashad Witherspoon (RB, 5-9, 210, Sr.).

Wide Receiver University (Newport News, Va.)
Coach: David Porter
2013 Record: N/A League: N/A
Players to watch: Ian Bell (OLB/SS, 5-10, 175, Sr.), William Beverley (LB, 6-1, 200, Jr.), Jeremiah Boyd (QB, 6-1, 181, So.), Darrell Brown (WR, 5-9, 165, Sr.), Terry Chisley (DB/WR, 5-9, 171, Sr.), Tyre Givers-Wilson (QB, 6-0, 171, Jr.), Justin Jefferies (WR, 6-0, 180, Jr.), Jacari Lee (WR, 6-1, 175, Jr.), Quinton Lee (RB, 5-10, 210, Sr.), L.J. Taylor (QB/DB/WR, 6-0, 170, Jr.), Terrell Toliver (QB/WR, 6-0, 171, So.), Nolan Tyler (OLB/CB, 5-9, 165, Sr.), Tamir Walker (RB, 5-8, 170, So.), and Amonyae Watson (WR. 6-1, 170, So.).

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