Dalvin Cook has seen several of his touchdowns called back this season or received limited touches due to his team building large leads.
His statistics have suffered in some games as a result, but Friday was an exception.
Miami Central turned to Cook early and often against rival Northwestern, which stayed within two scores of the Rockets for most of the night.
But in the middle of the fourth quarter, Cook broke free for a 91-yard touchdown run and gave Central a 30-13 edge. He finished with a season-high 234 rushing yards on 19 carries as the Rockets went on to beat the Bulls, 44-13.
QB Will Grier, Davidson (N.C.) Day: Grier accounted for 412 yards (329 passing, 83 rushing) and eight touchdowns (six through the air, two on the ground) in a 61-21 win over Indian Trail (N.C.) Metrolina Christian.
WR Ermon Lane, Homestead: Lane made a pair of touchdown receptions in his team’s 23-20 loss to Miami Carol City. He was ejected from his game on Oct. 10 for allegedly throwing a punch and faced a possible six-game suspension for fighting from Florida High School Athletic Association. The FHSAA reviewed Homestead’s appeal and reduced Lane’s penalty to time served.
TE C’yontai Lewis, Alabaster (Ala.) Kingwood Christian: Lewis only had two catches in a 39-10 victory over Cecil (Ala.) Macon-East Montgomery, but both went for touchdowns and totaled a team-high 87 receiving yards.
DE Justus Reed, Clearwater Central Catholic: Reed recorded nine tackles, a sack and two quarterback hurries to help his team defeat Clearwater Calvary Christian, 47-23.