Each week during the high school football season, beat writer Sean Begin evaluates to top individual performances in the area and selects his Fabulous 15. The best from Week 8:
Lavarey Banton, Hartford Public: Banton rushed 15 times for 157 yards and three touchdown and added 12 tackles on defense in Hartford Public's 24-14 win over Bristol Eastern.
Jordan Davis, Sheehan-Wallingford: Ran 33 times for 195 yards and a touchdown and also had three catches for 29 yards and another score as Sheehan beat Plainfield, 27-14.
Kevin Dunn, Berlin: The junior quarterback was 17-for-22 for 190 yards and four touchdowns and added 65 yards and a fifth score on six carries to help Berlin defeat Tolland, 41-10.
Robert Ecker, Ellington: Ran 12 times for 176 yards, including a 67-yard touchdown run that opened the scoring in Ellington's 26-0 win at Gilbert/Northwestern.
Carter Gavin, Canton: Carried 13 times for 133 yards and a tying touchdown and rushed for two two-point conversions, including on the last TD of the game to help Canton outlast Nonnewaug, 30-28.
Dathan Hickey, Bristol Central: Rushed 20 times for 66 yards and three touchdowns, including the go-ahead TD and two-point conversion rush that followed, and was 4-for-10 for 62 yards through the air in Bristol Central's 35-28 win over Capital Prep/Achievement First.
Devin Hill, SMSA/University/Classical: Hill carried the ball 20 times for 163 yards and two touchdowns and also tossed two touchdown passes in a 37-16 win over Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby.
Julian Jackson, Windsor: Finished 16-for-25 for 288 yards and three touchdowns, including an 87-yard strike in the fourth quarter, to lead Windsor to a road win over Wethersfield, 39-0.
Ernest Jean-Pierre, Valley Regional/Old Lyme: Had 161 yards on four receptions, including a 49-yard touchdown to regain the lead in a back-and-forth win over Cromwell/Portland, 34-28.
Will Levis, Xavier- Middetown: The Penn State-bound quarterback was 24-for-37 for 467 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 45 yards and a fifth score in Xavier's wild 50-49 overtime loss to North Haven.
Dalton Modehn, Haddam-Killingworth: The sophomore running back had 17 carries for 151 yards and two touchdowns to help Haddam-Killingworth top North Branford, 35-12.
Rafael Nieves, Simsbury: Rushed for 168 yards and three touchdowns, including one in the fourth quarter that proved to be the winner, to help Simsbury survive Enfield, 36-35.
Raquan Tompkins, East Hartford: Rushed nine times for 127 yards and a tying touchdown and was 8-for-15 for 225 yards and a go-ahead TD pass in East Hartford's 27-20 upset win over undefeated Southington.
Aden Valentin, Maloney-Meriden: Carried the ball 30 times for 225 yards and three touchdowns to lead Maloney to a 40-28 road win over Farmington.
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