Beyond the Scoreboard: Week 5 top performances, team & individual

FILE - Some of the best performances from Week 5 of the 2017 WNC high-school football season. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

Some of the best performances from Week 5 of the 2017 WNC high-school football season.


Trey Robinson, Mountain Heritage

On pace to be the most prolific accumulator of total yardage in the history of mountain football, the Cougars’ senior quarterback passed the 10,000 mark in total offense in a 49-0 whitewash of Hayesville. Robinson rushed 17 times for 214 yards and completed 4-of-9 passes for 74 yards to increase his four-year, 43-game total to 10,241 yards.

He needs 41 yards to surpass what is believed to be WNC’s all-time leader, Erwin quarterback Damien Ferguson (10,281 yards from 2014-160.

Tye Mintz, Cherokee

The Braves’ quarterback keyed a 35-28 win over Smoky Mountain and passed the 7,000-yard mark in total offense for his career. He rushed for 87 yards and three TDs and also passed for 133 yards. In leading Cherokee to a 4-0 start, Mintz has accumulated 855 yards of offense and 12 TDs.

Three Hillier, Asheville

Bouncing back from a benching the week before, the Cougars’ junior quarterback completed 14-of-28 passes for 258 yards and two touchdowns. Both scores went to Trevon Robinson, whose TD receptions of 20 and 15 yards highlighted, a 7-catch, 106-yard effort.

Rylee Anderson, Robbinsville

Scoring on runs of 21 and 28 yards for the Black Knights’ first two scores, Anderson finished with 14 carries for 163 yards to key a 33-0 shutout of Rabin Gap (Ga.).

Luke Stewart, Rosman

Stewart produced fiv e touchdowns to key the Tigers’ first win, a 49-0 rout of Trinity (Tenn.) Academy. He threw for three TDs and ran for two more.

Alex Flinn, Reynolds

Continuing his strong play, the Rockets’ quarterback was nearly flawless in a 43-7 romp over Enka. Flinn completed 19-of-21 passes for 300 yards and three TDs and also ran for a 1-yard score. Flinn has completed 82-106 passes for 1,301 yards and 14 TDs this season.

Alex Williford, Hendersonville

The Bearcats’ quarterback accounted for all four scores in a 27-21 overtime win at Burns. He ran for TDs from 29 and 25 yards and threw for two TDs, including a 10-yard toss to Kanlin Ensley in overtime for the winning score.

Neal Coffey, Smoky Mountain

The Mustangs’ signal caller completed 17-of-28 passes for 180 yards and two TDs in a 35-28 loss to Cherokee. Coffey has thrown for 915 yards and nine scores this season.

Nathan St. Onge, Reynolds

A do-it-all kind of player, St. Onge caught nine passes for 71 yards, including a 23-yard TD, in a 43-7 win over Enka. He also threw for a 9-yard score and rushed 3 times for 14 yards.

Audan Meyers, Owen

Rallying his team to the lead twice in the second half, Meyers completed 12-of-24 passes for 237 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-22 loss to Brevard.


Polk County

The Wolverines entered the WLOS WNC Top 10 Football Poll at No. 10 with their fourth straight win, a 42-0 romp over East Henderson. Getting great all-around play from Dillon Overholt (774 total yards, 30 tackles) on offense, the defense has pitched back-to-back shutouts and hasn’t allowed a point in 10 quarters.


The Black Knights (3-1) recovered from a 33-8 loss to Christ School with a 33-0 waltz past Rabun Gap (Ga.). The offense produced nearly 400 yards and the defense allowed just 114.


After an uncharacteristic 0-3 start, the Cougars are a familiar 2-0 in conference play after a 33-6 win over Erwin. The offense produced more than 400 yards and the defense limited the Warriors to one score and just over 200 yards.

Mountain Heritage

The Cougars (4-0), No. 2 in the WLOS Top 10 Poll, have yet to be tested. Starting with the second half of the season opener vs. Brevard, Heritage has outscored its opponents 177-20 over the past 14 quarters and has back-to-back shutouts by a combined 104-0.


WNC’s most dominant program keeps bulldozing, a 43-7 win over Enka the program’s 27th straight over an area school and the 20th in a row over a conference team. The third-ranked Rockets have scored 31 or more points in each of their last 26 victories.

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