6A – Jesuit Tigers
2024 QB Luke Knight – 5’10” 171 pounds
Against Miami Northwestern, Knight completed 13 out of 16 passing attempts for 115 yards and 2 touchdowns. He has now completed 73% of his passes this season. Overall, he has completed 157 out of 215 attempts for 2,164 yards and 27 touchdowns with just 5 interceptions for the 14-0 Tigers. He is a natural passer with great instincts. He has an excellent presence on the field and throws a pretty ball with high accuracy.
2022 SS/OLB Wade Woodaz – 6’3” 205 pounds
You don’t see too many 6’3” defensive backs flying around a secondary making plays like Woodaz does. The Clemson signee moves really well and is versatile enough to play down in the box. He makes an impact on special teams also. He is a smart football player with great energy. He had 8 tackles, 1 forced fumble, and 1 blocked field goal against Miami Northwestern. On the season, he now has 82 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 2 interceptions, and 4 forced fumbles. He also has 1 receiving touchdown and 1 punt return for a touchdown.
7A – Tampa Bay Tech Titans
2022 RB Ronald Sims – 5’7” 183 pounds
Sims carried the ball 9 times for 98 yards and 3 touchdowns in Tampa Bay Tech’s 42-24 win against Lake Gibson. James Evans gets the bulk of the Titans’ carries for a good reason, but Sims has displayed excellent ability when given opportunities. The Braves slowed down Evans last week, but Sims stepped up with a huge playoff performance that showed exactly what he is capable of. He is a quick and powerful back who has a low center-of-gravity which makes him difficult to tackle. On the season, Sims has touched the football 87 times for 609 yards and 9 touchdowns. He averages 7 yards per carry.
2023 OL Kai Gadson – 6’3” 290 pounds
Tampa Bay Tech has accumulated 4,876 yards and 63 touchdowns on offense this season. They average 348 yards and 34 points per game. We have shown their incredible defensive line a ton of love this season, but the offensive line is also a huge part of this dream season which has them sitting at 14-0 with their first state championship game appearance a few days away. As a former lineman, us big guys never get credit, and most of us never want any. Regardless, the fact remains that these types of accomplishments don’t happen unless you have an excellent offensive line. Kai Gadson is one of the players helping keep Xavione Washington’s jersey clean. He is a powerful interior lineman with a powerful punch. He maintains a low pad level and maintains blocks well.