• Channel 9 announces 'Big 22' players to watch class of 2018


    WSOC-TV Channel 9 and High School Football Extra’s Big 22 announced the 22 high school football players who have been determined as the top pre-season standouts from area high school teams for the 2018 season.  

    They will be featured throughout the season on Channel 9’s weekly “High School Football Extra” show, along with in-depth coverage on wsoctv.com.  

    Coaches from public and private high schools located in the WSOC-TV, Channel 9 viewing area in North Carolina and South Carolina were asked to nominate three players from their team and two players from other schools to be considered for the “Big 22.”  

    The final 22 were selected by the WSOC-TV sports department after reviewing the coaches’ nominations and using a set of judging criteria.

    For the 2018 High School Football season, the “Big 22” are (in alphabetical order by last name):

    Elijah Bowick - senior WR for Myers Park High School in Charlotte   




    Derek Boykins - senior LB for Central Cabarrus High School in Concord, NC



    Khafre Brown -  senior WR for West Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte        




    C.J. Clark - senior DL for North Stanly High School in New London, NC      



    Jacolbe Cowan - junior DE for Providence Day School in Charlotte    




    Quavaris Crouch - senior RB for Harding University High School in Charlotte        




    Tony Davis - senior CB for Hunter Huss High School in Gastonia, NC          



    Terrell Dawkins - senior DL for Cox Mill in Concord, NC   




    Tyus Fields - senior QB for William Hough High School in Cornelius, NC  




    Nolan Groulx - senior WR for William Hough High School in Cornelius, NC           




    Jamario Holley - senior WR for Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, SC



    Landon Honeycutt - senior LB for Mount Pleasant High School in Mount Pleasant, NC 




    Sam Howell - senior QB for Sun Valley in Monroe, NC     



    Traevon Kenion - senior TE for Monroe High School in Monroe, NC   




    Keyon Lesane - senior WR for Butler High School in Matthews, NC    




    Damarcus Mills - senior OL for Mooresville High School in Mooresville, NC        




    Parker Moorer - senior OL for Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte



    Caleb Ogunmola - senior ATH for Providence High School in Charlotte                     



    Ari Rodriguez - senior DL for Charlotte Catholic High School in Charlotte 



    Porter Rooks - junior WR for Providence Day School in Charlotte                



    Garrett Shrader - senior QB for Charlotte Christian in Charlotte



    Lannden Zanders - senior Safety for Crest High School in Shelby, NC              



    The “Big 22” players will also be featured on “High School Football Extra Kickoff,” a LIVE prime-time special airing Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 8 p.m. on WSOC-TV Channel 9.  

    “High School Football Extra” will air Fridays on Channel 9 at 11:35 p.m. starting August 17.


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