1 JOHN O’KORN, St. Thomas Aquinas 2013 QB
O’Korn finished the night 11 of 26, 339 yards passing, 2 TDs, 1 INT; 10 carries for 95 yards, 2 TDs and averaged 9.5 yards per carry. He had a .42 completion % but had several drops from receivers. He was hot as a stove in the first half and could not miss. Precise ball placement and excellent touch.
2 ZACK DARLINGTON, Apopka 2014 QB
Besides the eye popping numbers, it was how Darlington performed. The execution was a “Thing of beauty”. His ball handling, pocket awareness and passes were pretty. 13 of 21, 354 yards passing, 2 TDs; 15 carries for 125 yards, 1 TD. Darlington completed .62 % of his throws.
3 TREON HARRIS, Booker T Washington 2014 QB
Unstoppable would be the best way to describe him. A 5 touchdown performance as he toyed with the Bolles defense. 72 rushing yards and 3 TDs. 11 for 19 for 245 yards passing and 2 TDs. He completed .59 % of his passes and was the best player on the field.
4 MATT DAYES, Cypress Bay 2013 RB
If you would have told someone who was not at the game that Matt Dayes had 170 yards rushing and 4TDs and Cypress Bay lost, the response you got back would probably be “No Way”?! Of all the stud RBs that performed in the state championships, Dayes was the top dog. 22 carries, averaged 7.7 yards per carry and 239 All purpose yards.
5 ALEX MONTGOMERY, Cypress Bay 2013 WR
“Mr. ESPN”, “Top Shelf”, “High Riser” or any other nickname you can give Mr. Montgomery, would likely be fitting. The video below speaks for itself, but…9 receptions, 199 yards receiving and 3 TDs. There you go! Now watch the video.
6 JARANTA LEWIS, Cypress Bay 2013 QB
Sometimes, when you put an athlete at QB, it does not workout as expected. You expect to get a player that can run the offense, make plays with his legs and complete some easy passes when needed. Lewis was all of the above and more. He made plays with his legs, managed the game, threw strikes and showed that he is not just an athlete behind center, but a QB. 87 rushing yards, 12 of 19 for 244 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT.
7 FRED COPPET, St. Thomas Aquinas 2013 RB
Just get the job done. John O’Korn doesn’t get the #1 spot if Fred Coppet doesn’t do his job. As O’Korn was throwing over the top of the defense, Coppet was drawing them in. It was pick your poison. He was making them pay each carry, averaging almost 7 yards per carry on his way to a 200 all purpose yard night. Finished with 22 carries for 141 rushing yards and 1 TD.
8 KEITH KELSEY, Gainesville 2013 ILB
The baddest dude on the field. Would walk down a dark alley with this guy any night. Not only did he look like a bad “mamma jamma”, he played like it. Though the game did not go as planned for the Hurricanes, Kelsey played his last high school game with his teammates, with pride. Headhunter all game long. 12 solo tackles, 3 assisted, 15 total and 2 tackles for loss
9 JOE YEARBY, Miami Central 2014 RB
Sweet feet! If you blinked, you might have missed him. 23 carries, 125 yards, 2TDs averaging 5.4 yards per carry. If not for a few assignment bust by the offensive line, Yearby would have ran wild.
10 CEDRIC STOKES, Trenton 2014 RB
You don’t account for 260 all purpose yards, 192 rush yards and 2 rushing TDs by accident. Stokes earned every bit of his credit. He was an inside and outside back for Trenton and played bigger than his stature.