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Top Performers of the Playoffs (so Far)

Clearwater 2022 WR Censere Lee

When the Tornadoes opened up the post-season against Hudson, Lee had 4 receptions for 160 yards and 3 touchdowns. Then in the second round against Nature Coast, he had 5 receptions for 121 yards and 1 touchdown, and a 91 yard punt return for a touchdown. In total, the explosive athlete has 10 touches for 371 yards and 5 touchdowns in two playoff games. Teams game-plan against him and he still goes off. He is special! Clearwater hosts Sebring this week.

Lake Gibson 2022 RB Jaylon Glover

The Braves kicked off the post-season with their second win of the season over Lakeland by a score of 24-20. Even though Glover was held to 57 yards, he scored 2 touchdowns. Then on Friday night, he played an incredible game against an excellent Edgewater team. Glover put his team on his back carrying the ball 31 times for 224 yards and 2 touchdowns. Lake Gibson travels to Melbourne this week.

Lake Gibson 2022 RB Jaylon Glover

Lakewood 2023 RB/OLB Montravius Lloyd

Fresh off of Lakewood’s first-round bye, Lloyd took 11 carries for 122 yards and 2 touchdowns against Glades Central. He will have another great opportunity to show off his talent on Friday against Clewiston.

The Villages 2022 RB Ed Williams

The Villages enjoyed an opening-round bye also. Then on Friday night, the Buffalo steamrolled Keystone Heights 34-6. Williams carried the ball 12 times for 141 yards and 1 touchdown. His physical running has been a key to The Villages success this season. In nine games, Williams has 1,456 total yards and 18 touchdowns. He also has 27 tackles.

Jesuit 2022 ATH Junior Vandeross

Vandeross is an incredibly versatile athlete who scored 4 touchdowns last week against a scrappy Braden River team. Against the Pirates, he had 2 touchdown receptions, 1 rushing touchdown, and 1 punt return touchdown. Overall, he has 222 total yards and 5 touchdowns this post-season. As a team, Jesuit has put up 99 points in two playoff games. A rematch with Hillsborough awaits them this Friday. The Tigers won 28-7 on September 17th, but I have a feeling they will see a much better version of the Terriers this time. We can’t wait for this one.