Video: Drake Maye - 2019 Highlights
Junior highlights of Myers Park's 4-star quarterback and North Carolina's Player of the Year.
Myers Park's Drake Maye captured Player of the Year honors in the Tar Heel State after a terrific junior season that saw the 6-foot-5 quarterback pass for 50 touchdowns against two interceptions.
The top-ranked quarterback from North Carolina threw for 3,512 yards while completing an efficient 72.4 percent of his passes, boasting an impressive 149.6 passer rating.
The 2021 Alabama commit led Myers Park to a 12-1 record, advancing the Class 4AA state quarterfinals before falling in a 35-32 shootout to Richmond (Rockingham). He finished 18-of-34 passing for 286 yards and two touchdowns in the season ending defeat. For it all, he was selected the MaxPreps North Carolina Player of the Year presented by Suddenlink by Altice.
Two years ago, Trent Lowman took over the helm at East Surry two years ago for longtime head coach David Diamont, taking over a program that finished 9-5 in 2017.
In Lowman's first season, he led East Surry to an 11-4 seasons and a 50-10 Class 1AA state title game loss to Tarboro 50-10.
After some offseason adjustments, Lowman guided one of the most dominant programs in the state to a 15-0 record. The Cardinals also avenged last year's loss to Tarboro, blasting the previously unbeaten Vikings 56-28 to win the Class 1AA state title.
Lowman earns Coach of the Year honors as his team won by an average of 39.5 points per contest.
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QB — Drake Maye, Myers Park (Charlotte), 6-5, 215, Jr.
The Alabama pledge led Myers Park to a 12-1 record, completing 72.4 percent of his passes with 50 touchdowns and two interceptions. Maye threw for 3,512 yards and had a passer rating of 149.6.QB — Jefferson Boaz, East Surry (Pilot Mountain), 6-8, 230, Sr.
Although listed as a 3-star tight-end on 247sports, the North Carolina commit was dominant at the quarterback position for the unbeaten 1AA state champions. Boaz led the state in passing with 4,615 yards and 65 touchdowns, while rushing for 17 touchdowns as well.
RB — Quinton Cooley, Southern Nash (Bailey), 5-8, 193, Sr.
The Wake Forest commit led the Firebirds to the Class 3A state title game, rushing for a state best 2,977 yards on 294 carries with 54 total touchdowns.RB — Will Shipley, Weddington (Matthews), 5-11, 200, Jr.
The North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year guided Weddington to its second consecutive Class 3AA state championship, rushing for 256 yards on 26 carries in the state title game. WR — Moose Muhammad III, Myers Park, 6-0, 190, Sr.
Texas A&M pledge and son of former NFL wide receiver Mushin Muhammad had 63 catches for 1,270 yards and 17 touchdowns for the Class 4AA state quarterfinalist.
WR — Stephen Gosnell, East Surry, 6-2, 198, Sr.TE — Michael Frogge, Northern Guilford (Greensboro), 6-5, 220, Sr.
Carolina commit was the state's leader in receiving yards with 68
catches for 1,544 yards and 22 touchdowns for the 1AA state champions.
The Wake Forest pledge reeled in 67 catches for 899 yards and 15 touchdowns for 8-5 Northern Guilford.OL — Mitchell Mayes, Leesville Road (Raleigh), 6-5, 315, Sr.
The top-ranked offensive lineman in the state anchored a potent offense that averaged 32.2 points per game en route to a Class 4AA state title game appearance.
OL — Jonathan Adorno, Rolesville, 6-4, 290, Sr.
No. 2 ranked offensive lineman in the state will attend North Carolina next season.OL — Malik McGowan, Charlotte Catholic (Charlotte), 6-4, 350, Sr.
North Carolina signee earned first team NCISAA All-State honors after a strong senior campaign.OL — Jared Wilson, West Forsyth (Clemmons), 6-4, 335, Jr.
Georgia commit ranks as the second-best offensive lineman in North Carolina's Class of 2021.AP — Cannon Bridges, West Lincoln (Lincolnton), 6-0, 175, Sr.
Made a major impact on both sides of the ball, carrying 296 times for 2,294 yards and 32 touchdowns while recording 166 tackles, 25 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks on the defensive end.
K — Joshua Karty, Western Alamance (Elon), 6-2, 175, Sr.
The No. 1 kicker in the nation converted on 16-of-21 field goals, with a long of 45 yards. He also averaged 44.8 yards per punt with 12 of his 36 punts landing inside the 20.
Ranked as one of the top defensive lineman in the country, Evans guided the Yellow Jackets to the Class 3AA state title game after racking up 35 tackles for loss and 11 sacks among his 76 total tackles.
DL — Myles Murphy, Dudley (Greensboro), 6-5, 285, Sr.
The 4-star North Carolina commit racked up 70 total tackles with 9.5 sacks and 21 tackles for loss.
DL — Davin Vann, Cary, 6-2, 273, Sr.
The North Carolina pledge recorded 100 total tackles with 17 sacks and 25 tackles for a loss.
DL — Payton Page, Dudley (Greensboro), 6-4, 335, Jr.LB — Trenton Simpson, Mallard Creek (Charlotte), 6-3, 228, Sr.
No. 2 ranked defensive tackle in the Class of 2021 recorded 71 total tackles with 26 tackles for loss and three sacks.
Recent Clemson commit had 98 total tackles with 18 sacks, 45 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles in 10 games on the defensive end.LB — Power Echols, Zebulon B. Vance (Charlotte), 6-1, 210, Jr.
Named MVP of the Cougars state title game triumph with 6.5 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss. He also had a pair of carries for 16 yards and a touchdown.
LB — Jack Hollifield, Shelby, 6-3, 230, Jr.
The leading tackler for Shelby, Hollifield helped guide Shelby to the Class 2AA state championship with 164 total tackles, 24 tackles for loss and nine sacks.DB — Luca Lutzel, SouthLake Christian Academy (Huntersville), 6-0, 160, Sr.
Ranks third in the nation with 15 interceptions and 3 interceptions for touchdowns in 12 games. Lutzel also had 42 receptions for 528 yards and four touchdowns.
DB — Devan Boykin, Ragsdale (Jamestown), 6-0, 175, Sr.
The North Carolina State commit dominated both sides of the ball, finishing the year with 44 tackles and four interceptions along with 49 receptions for 641 yards and 16 touchdowns.
DB — Ja'Qurious Conley, Northside - Jacksonville (Jacksonville), 6-2, 201, Sr.
The 4-star North Carolina pledge made an impact with 121 carries for 1,332 yards and 15 touchdowns, 31 receptions for 810 yards and 6 touchdowns. He also had three interceptions, three force fumbles and 52 tackles.
AP — Kaemen Marley, Eastern Randolph (Ramseur), 6-2, 206, Jr.
One of the most dynamic players in the state impacted the game in a variety of ways, leading Eastern Randolph to a strong 10-3 finish.
P — Luke Lassiter, West Johnston (Benson), 5-10, 170, Sr.
Averaged a state best 53.3 yards per punt with 12 of his 26 punts landing inside the 20. Lassiter had a long of 76 yards.QB — Andrew Harvey, Cardinal Gibbons (Raleigh), 6-3, 190, Sr.
Helped to navigate Cardinal Gibbons to the Class 4A state title game, passing for 3,307 yards and 32 touchdowns.
QB — Isaiah Bess, Shelby, 6-4, 214, Sr.
Led Shelby to its second consecutive state champions, throwing for 3,608 yards and 42 touchdowns.RB — Elijah Burris, Mountain Island Charter, 5-8, 205, Sr.
North Carolina commit averaged over 12 yards per carry, finishing with 184 carries for 2,231 yards and 38 touchdowns.RB — Tresean Stewart, Winston-Salem Prep (Winston-Salem), 6-1, 170, Jr.
Stewart was the ultimate dual-threat back this season, finishing with 161 carries for 2,045 yards and 21 touchdowns along with 73 receptions for 1,493 yards and 21 touchdowns.
WR — Jhari Patterson, A.C. Reynolds (Asheville), 6-0, 190, Sr.
as one of the state's top receivers by 247Sports, Patterson had 68
receptions for 1,251 yards and 17 touchdowns for the Class 3A state
WR — Landon Stevens, East Surry (Pilot Mountain), 6-1, 180, Sr.
Reeled in 61 receptions for 1,459 yards and 21 touchdowns for the 1AA state champions.OL — Michael Gonzalez, Sun Valley (Monroe), 6-4, 280, Jr.
One of the top offensive lineman in the state had an impressive junior campaign despite his team finishing just 2-9.
OL — Yousef Mugharbil, Murphy, 6-5, 315, Jr.
Ranks as the top offensive lineman in North Carolina's junior class by 247Sports.
OL — Andrew Canelas, Leesville Road, 6-8, 300, Jr.OL — Jaleel Davis, Richmond (Rockingham), 6-5, 290, Sr.
Combined with Mayes to build the foundation for one of the top offensive lines in the state.
One of the top-ranked offensive lineman in the state anchored a potent offense that averaged over 40 points per game.OL — Jaden Lindsay, East Forsyth (Kernersville), 6-3, 270, Sr.
Anchored the offensive line of the Class 4A state champions who averaged 36.4 points per contest.AP — Rylee Anderson, Robbinsville, 5-10, 160, Sr.
Dominated both sides of the ball, rushing for 2,029 yards on 272 carries with 30 touchdowns and compiling 97 total tackles with 25 tackles for loss.K — Noah Burnette, Leesville Road, 5-11, 160, Sr.
Burnette connected on 13-of-15 field goal attempts this season with a long of 51 yards. He was also 49-of-50 extra point attempts and had 848 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns on offense.
DL — Malaki Hamrick, Shelby, 6-3, 195, So.
a state championship defense with 129 total tackles with 19 sacks and
39 tackles for loss. Hamrick also had one interception and two blocked
Key cog in the Cougars' state title run, earning first team NC Preps All-State honors.DL — Kedrick Bingley-Jones, Providence Day (Charlotte), 6-5, 275, Sr.
The North Carolina-bound 4-star tallied 54 tackles, seven sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one blocked punt.DL — Kaveon Freshwater, Northeastern (Elizabeth City), 6-3, 225, So.
The Elite underclassman guided Northeastern to a Class 2A state championship game appearance, posting 110 total tackles and 24 sacks.LB — Javon Cobbs, East Fosyth, 5-11, 190, Sr.
Led the Class 4A state champions in tackles with 179 total tackles on the year, along with 17.5 tackles for loss, one blocked punt and a blocked field goal.
LB — Alec Mock, Weddington, 6-3, 225, Sr.
The Air Force commit racked up 21 tackles in the Warriors Class 3AA state championship game triumph.
LB — Wistar Allen, High Point Christian Academy (High Point), 6-2, 230, Sr.
NCISAA first team All-State selection posted 148 total tackles, 21 tackles for loss, five interceptions and five sacks to guide High Point Christian the the Division II state semifinals.
DB — Cameron Roseman-Sinclair, Myers Park, 6-1, 195, Sr.
the state title game, Chalmers had 41 tackles, 20 passes defended and four
interceptions. He also had 23 receptions for 445 yards with nine
the 4-star North Carolina commit only had two interceptions on the
season, he returned both for touchdowns and recorded 35 total tackles.
DB — Aydan White, Christ School (Arden), 6-2, 180, Sr.
The North Carolina State commit earned NCISAA first team All-State honors after picking off two interceptions and catching 27 passes for 536 yards and eight touchdowns.
AP — Deandre Boykins, Central Cabarrus (Concord), 5-11, 184, Jr.
Talented 4-star made an impact in a variety of ways with 99 carries for 603 yards and nine touchdowns, 48 total tackles and three interceptions.P — Dillon Smith, Western Harnett (Lillington), 6-0, 183, Sr.
Was called upon a lot this year with 38 punts averaging a distance of 43.7 yards per punt and a long of 66 yards.