Each week, MoCo360 will select Shining Stars of the Week from Montgomery County public and private schools.
Here are the standouts from the week of Nov. 16:
Churchill running back David Avit continued his dominant late season stretch with another major impact in the Potomac school’s second round victory over the Gaithersburg Trojans on Nov. 10.
Avit, a senior, ran for 30 for 207 yards with a 6.9 yard per carry average and five touchdowns. The victory led to Churchill becoming the new No. 1 seed in the 2023 Maryland High School MPSSAA 4A tournament. Next up for Churchill is a clash with No. 8 seeded Bethesda-Chevy Chase at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
Northwest senior Tony Berry did a little of everything to help the Germantown school snap Quince Orchard’s 39-game winning streak in a 29-26 upset Friday.
Berry rushed for 27 yards, caught three passes for 75 yards, had 80 kick return yards, two punt return yards and threw a pass for nine yards to have a total of 184 all-purpose yards.
Varsity Boys Soccer
Senior Nick Weaver helped pace the Damascus Hornets in their 3-2 Nov. 11 victory against the North Harford Hawks in the semifinals of the Class 2A Soccer Playoff Brackets.
Weaver scored a goal and an assist for a total of three points. Weaver took four shots, with two on goal for a .5 percentage.
Next up for the Hornets is the championship game against the Century Knights of Sykesville at 5 p.m. Nov. 16.
Varsity Girls Volleyball
Ema Djordjevic led the way for the Richard Montgomery Rockets in their 3-0 victory Tuesday against the Reservoir Gators of Fulton in the MPSSAA Maryland 4A state semifinals.
Djordjevic, a junior, led the Rockville squad with 16 kills with a 5.3 average per set, a 57.1 kill percentage, 28 attacks, a .500 hit percentage, one block, seven digs, 15 assists, five serving points and a 90.9 serve percentage.
Next up for the Rockets is the championship game against the Leonardtown Raiders at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
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