High School Football Fabulous 15

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.

Kevon Jones, East Hartford: Jones had 182 yards rushing/receiving and two rushing touchdowns and added 13 tackles and a blocked extra point to help East Hartford upset Southington, 27-20.

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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