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Players of the Week: Christian Rutledge, Taylor Baggett


Here are my picks for Cumberland County’s high school Athletes of the Week:

  • Christian Rutledge, South View, football

Rutledge carried the ball 21 times for 178 yards and scored a whopping six touchdowns in South View’s season-opening 47-22 victory against Overhills.

  • Taylor Baggett, Gray’s Creek, volleyball

A sophomore outside hitter for the Bears, Baggett had 31 kills, two blocks, two aces and nine digs last week in matches with Midway and D.H. Conley.

Other nominees:


  • Lilly Rayburn, Cape Fear, volleyball
  • Caroline McMillan, Pine Forest, tennis
  • Ava Osornio, Cape Fear, cheerleader
  • Annie Lieberman, Terry Sanford, tennis


  • Favour Murtala, Cape Fear, football
  • Jeremiah Melvin, Cape Fear, football
  • Bryan Charles, Cape Fear, football

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