FloridaHSFootball.com’s Week 6 Top Performers

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Editor’s note: The following is written by FloridaHSFootball.com founder Joshua Wilson.

We are through six weeks of the regular season and we have another great list of top performances from 11-man and 8-man football to present to you. Check out who made the list of FloridaHSFootball.com’s Statewide Top Performance for Week 6.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Do you have a player you want to nominate for Statewide Top Performances of the Week? Submit your nomination after your game each Friday night through Sunday evening of the preceding week via email to [email protected]. Be sure to include player name, position, and statistics for possible inclusion into the list each week.

QB Daunte Giles, All Saints – Had 218 yards rushing on 19 carries, scoring twice while going 3-of-5 passing for 87 yards and three more touchdowns, leading the Saints to a 55-7 win over St. Johns Country Day.Advertisement

RB Abreon Torres, Astronaut – Had 24 carries for 288 yards rushing and three touchdowns for the War Eagles in their 38-6 win over Titusville.

RB/SAF Joe Brunson, Baker – Rushed for 208 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries on offense and then intercepted two passes, returning one for a pick-six on defense in the Gators’ 34-8 win over Freeport.

QB Carson Crawford, Baker County – Accounted for four total touchdowns – two passing, two rushing – in the Wildcats’ 42-14 win at Terry Parker.

QB Lin Johnson, Bartow – Went 16-of-24 passing for 182 yards passing and two touchdowns and also added 61 yards rushing in the Yellow Jackets’ 30-13 victory over Kathleen.

QB Jacob Azizi, Bishop Verot – Accounted for 408 of the Vikings’ 566 yards of offense and throwing three touchdowns in a 40-24 win over Cardinal Mooney.

QB Gavin Rupp, Berkeley Prep – Went 11-of-13 passing for 221 yards and threw three touchdowns in the Buccaneers’ 41-35 win over Victory Christian.

RB Xavier Townsend, Berkeley Prep – Rushed for 152 yards on 18 carries and scored two touchdowns as the Buccaneers squeaked by Victory Christian, 41-35.

QB Zander Smith, Bradenton Christian – The eighth-grader lead the way for the Panthers in their 55-34 victory over Out-of-Door throwing for 354 yards and accounting for five touchdowns – four passing and one rushing – in the win.

RB Xavier Guyton, Bronson – Rushed for 247 yards on 18 carries and three touchdowns, plus converted a two-point conversion in the Eagles’ 26-8 win over Tenoroc.

DL Jertavis Black, Cardinal Gibbons – Collected four tackles – three for a loss – and had 2.5 sacks in the Chiefs’ 28-12 win over Monsignor Pace.

QB Tre Griner, Clay – Had three total touchdowns – two passing, one rushing – for the Blue Devils in their 50-22 win over West Nassau.

RB Al’Querioius Ray, Clay – Had three rushing touchdowns on 243 yards rushing and 20 carries for the Blue Devils in their 50-22 win over West Nassau.

RB Landon Reed, Community School of Naples – Rushed for 150 yards and scored two touchdowns as the Seahawks bested rival St. John Neumann 28-16.

RB Preston Strope, Creekside – Rushed for 214 yards and three touchdowns in the Knights’ 31-17 victory over county rival Nease.

DE/TE Christian Yousefzadeh, Creekside – Had three punt blocks for the Knights in their 31-17 win over Nease.

RB Eli Jones, Deltona – Accounted for four touchdowns – three rushing and one receiving – in the Wolves’ 43-0 blowout win over Port Orange Atlantic.

QB Jojo Patti, Dr. Phillips – Went 11-of-20 passing for 173 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers’ come-from-behind 28-12 victory over Wekiva.

QB Daveon Palmer, Dunbar – Went 17-of-28 passing for 197 yards and two touchdowns in the Tigers’ 20-14 win over Fort Myers.

DB Marlow Freyre, East Bay – Collected eight tackles, a sack, and had an interception return for a pick-six in the Indians’ 41-35 win over Riverview (Riverview).

QB Cade Ross, Eau Gallie – Threw for 191 yards and three touchdowns plus had three carries for 46 yards as the Commodores went on to beat Palm Bay Heritage, 46-7.

RB Ershod Jasey, Episcopal – Rushed for three touchdowns for the Eagles in their 35-0 win over Deltona Pine Ridge.

WR Isaiah Shirley, Father Lopez – Had over 100 yards receiving and two touchdowns for the Green Wave in their 35-20 win over Wolfson.

DB Rodd Huntley, Fort Pierce Westwood – Intercepted two passes for the Panthers in their 19-12 win over Okeechobee.

ATH Danny Stutsman, Foundation Academy – Had 151 all-purpose yards for the Lions and three total touchdowns – two rushing, one receiving – on offense and collected three tackles on defense in a 35-14 win over Northside Christian.

DE Donovan Branch, Foundation Academy – Collected nine tackles on defense including five tackles for loss, and had four sacks in the Lions’ 34-14 win over Northside Christian.

RB Willie Knighton, Frostproof – Rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 34-18 win over Discovery.

WR Carson Vetor, Gulf Coast – Had 10 catches for 170 yards and four touchdowns for the Sharks in their 33-29 win over Lely.

RB Sedrick Irvin Jr., Gulliver Prep – Had only six carries for 124 yards rushing and two touchdowns in just one-and-half quarters of play in the Raiders’ 78-0 win over Somerset South Homestead.

DB Alloysius Tyson, Jefferson – Had two interceptions including one for a pick-six, and collected four tackles in the Dragons’ 40-30 win over King.

QB Joe Pesansky, Jesuit – Went 11-of-17 passing for 148 yards and threw three touchdowns in the Tigers’ 45-10 win over rival Clearwater Central Catholic.

WR Prince Strachan, John Carroll – Had 10 catches for 143 yards receiving and two touchdowns in the Golden Rams’ 37-12 win over South Fork.

QB Jay Allen, John Carroll – Threw for 326 yards and four touchdowns in the Golden Rams’ 37-12 win over South Fork.

QB Tysan Robbins, Jones – Went 12-of-19 passing for 210 yards and threw both touchdowns in the fourth quarter for the No. 14 Tigers in their 22-21 comeback win over No. 6 Apopka.

QB Chris Wiener, Jupiter Christian – Was 6-of-9 passing for 191 yards and threw for four touchdowns in the Eagles’ 66-0 blowout win over Bell Creek Academy.

LB Avenksy Ariste, Jupiter Christian – Collected two sacks on top of having six tackles for the Eagles’ in their 66-0 win over Bell Creek Academy.

Lake Gibson Defense – The Braves defense collected three sacks and had three interceptions in their 38-0 win over Hardee.

QB Gunnar Smith, Lake Mary – Went 21-of-31 passing for 328 yards and four touchdowns in the Rams’ 38-23 win over Oviedo.

RB Duke Walker, Lake Minneola – Had 28 carries for 232 yards rushing and three touchdowns in the Hawks’ 42-0 win over East Ridge.

QB J.J. Dervil, Lely – Accounted for 388 yards of total offense – 242 passing, 146 rushing – as well as four total touchdowns – two passing, two rushing – in the Trojans’ 33-29 loss to Gulf Coast.

RB Jason Hogan, Lemon Bay – Scored three rushing touchdowns for the Manta Rays in their 40-0 drubbing of DeSoto County.

Marianna Offensive Line – The Bulldogs offensive line was responsible for opening up holes for five rushing touchdowns and controlling the line of scrimmage in their 35-0 win over Bay.

DE Rex Robich, Matanzas – Recorded a sack plus had a fumble recovery that was returned for a touchdown in the Pirates’ 38-3 win over Lake Howell.

RB Andy Treto, Mitchell – Rushed for 129 yards on 12 carries and scored two touchdowns for the Mustangs in their 42-14 win over Wiregrass Ranch.

CB Cole Castro, Mitchell – Collected four tackles and intercepted two passes for the Mustangs in their 42-14 win over Wiregrass Ranch.

RB Kendrick Raphael, Naples – The sophomore had 151 all-purpose yards for the Golden Eagles and scored one rushing touchdown, and had a kickoff return for a touchdown as Naples defeated Lehigh 39-0.

RB Jaden Rivera, Navarre – Had 13 carries for 169 yards and scored two total touchdowns – one rushing and one receiving – in the Raiders’ 50-21 win over Choctawhatchee.

DE Jeremiah Ross, Newsome – Had a huge game with six total tackles, five tackles for loss and three sacks in the Wolves’ 26-7 win over Lennard.

QB Trey Wainwright, Niceville – Went 11-of-14 passing for 236 yards and three touchdowns in the Eagles’ 45-0 win over Mosley.

RB Brett Reed, North Fort Myers – Rushed for 148 yards on seven carries and scored three touchdowns as the Red Knights trounced Cape Coral, 64-0.

QB Andrew Pickens, Oak Hall – Had 17 carries for 187 yards rushing and two touchdowns for the Eagles in their 54-8 win over Academy at the Lakes.

WR Cobie Bates, Oakleaf – Hauled in two catches including the game-winner as well as passing for a two-point conversion to help the Knights stun rival Fleming Island 29-22 in overtime.

RB Rommarrus Hinson, Olympia – Rushed for 241 yards on 24 carries and scored two touchdowns in the Titans’ 42-25 win over Orlando University.

RB JoJo Restall, Orange Park – Had 270 yards rushing and three touchdowns in helping lead the Raiders with a come-from-behind 38-35 win over Bishop Kenny

Palmetto Ridge Defense – The Bears have marked it three games in a row without giving up a single point on defense which scored four defensive touchdowns in a 63-0 shutout win over Immokalee.

QB Nick Felice, Plant City – Went 30-of-38 passing for 424 yards passing and five touchdowns in the Raiders’ 43-42 win over Tampa Bay Tech.

WR Regan Ealy, Plant City – Had 12 catches for 220 yards receiving and two touchdowns for the Raiders in their 43-42 win over Tampa Bay Tech.

QB Logan Rogers, Port Charlotte – Went 8-of-14 passing for 223 yards and four touchdowns in the Pirates’ 35-13 win over Mariner.

QB Tyler Stone, Port St. Lucie – Had three passing touchdowns for the Jaguars in getting their first win of the season, a 26-6 win over Sebastian River.

RB Beau Herrington, Ridge Community – Had 270 yards rushing and scored six touchdowns for the Bolts in their 52-21 win over Poinciana.

RB Eddie Whipple, Ridgeview – Accounted for four touchdowns including the game-winner in the Panthers’ 34-27 win over Middleburg.

ATH Raheim Sanders, Rockledge – Had six catches for 165 yards and two touchdown, two carries for 59 yards, and had a kick return for 94 yards – giving 318 all-purpose yards – in the Raiders’ 35-7 win over Bayside.

QB Dillyn Richardson, Rutherford – Went 10-of-23 passing for 173 yards and two touchdowns in the Rams’ 30-28 win over Arnold.

QB Sammy Edwards, St. Augustine – Had three passing touchdowns and rushed for one more in the Yellow Jackets’ 27-7 win over Flagler Palm Coast.

LB Branden Jennings, Sandalwood – Collected three sacks and had two safeties for the Saints in their 17-8 win over their crosstown foe, Raines.

QB Gage Malkin, Satellite – Went 12-of-15 passing for 199 yards and four touchdowns in the Scorpions’ 63-33 win over Holy Trinity

ATH Dimitri Campbell, Seabreeze – Had two interceptions, forced a fumble and seven tackles on defense, plus had 26 yards passing touchdown and 25 yards rushing on offense for the Sandcrabs in their narrow 21-14 loss to Spruce Creek.

RB Jason Patterson, Sneads – The freshman running back rushed for 103 yards and three touchdowns in the Pirates’ 34-13 win over Bozeman.

Treasure Coast High Football Team – The entire No. 23 Titans football team gets huge credit for ending a winning streak of 65 regular-season games that Vero Beach had with their 17-16 win. It is a record that is likely to stand for many years to come.

RB Treyaun Webb, Trinity Christian (Jacksonville) – Had 20 carries for 209 yards rushing and three touchdowns for the Conquerors in their 33-7 win over Mandarin.

QB Nick Vattiato, TRU Prep Academy – Had 313 yards of total offense – 270 passing, 43 rushing – and scored four touchdowns – two passing, two rushing – in the Saints’ 47-29 win over Champagnat Catholic.

QB Colin Blazek, Venice – Had 378 yards passing and threw for four touchdowns in the No. 12 Indians’ 41-20 win over No. 9 Lakeland.

RB K’wan Powell, Vernon – Had 170 yards rushing and three touchdowns for the Yellowjackets in their 49-8 win over Graceville.

RB Cornelius Shaw, Victory Christian – Rushed for 334 yards on 23 carries and scored four touchdowns for the Storm in their close 41-35 loss to Berkeley Prep.

QB C.J. Simms, Viera – Went 15-of-30 passing for 201 yards and three touchdowns for the Hawks in their 44-6 win over Palm Bay.

QB Tyler Huff, West Orange – Went 7-of-11 passing for 205 yards and four touchdowns in the Warriors’ 62-0 win over Windermere.

ATH Tobias Lewis, Westminster Academy – Had six catches for 160 yards receiving and scored twice in the Lions’ 26-21 loss to Somerset Academy (Pembroke Pines).

QB Alex Williams, Wewahitchka – The junior quarterback was one of two Gators players to rush over 300 yards in their 61-35 win over Liberty County, rushing 20 times for 345 yards and seven touchdowns.

RB Zay McDaniel, Wewahitchka – The other player for the Gators that had over 300 yards rushing having 23 carries for 319 yards rushing and a touchdown plus had a kickoff return for a touchdown in the Gators’ 61-35 win over Liberty County.

QB J.J. Harding, Wildwood – The 8th grader making his first start for the Wildcats went 23-of-34 passing for 435 yards and four touchdowns in a 49-16 win over Williston.

RB/LB Jackson Bennett, Windermere Prep – Had 351 total yards – nine carries for 162 yards, six catches for 187 yards – seven total touchdowns, a two-point conversion, and collected six tackles with two for loss in the Lakers’ 64-21 win over Trinity Prep.

QB Zane Fullmer, Windermere Prep – Went 11-of-15 passing for 284 yards and six touchdowns in the Lakers’ 64-21 win over Trinity Prep.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Do you have a player you want to nominate for Statewide Top Performances of the Week? Submit your nomination after your game each Friday night through Sunday evening of the preceding week via email to [email protected]. Be sure to include player name, position, and statistics for possible inclusion into the list each week.

Top performances of the week was compiled from nominations received from coaches and information from reports from the Charlotte Sun, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Florida Times-Union, Florida Today, Fort Myers News-Press, Lakeland Ledger, Naples Daily News, Northwest Florida Daily News, Orlando Sentinel, Panama City News Herald, PrimeTimePreps.com, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Tampa Bay Times, and TC Palm

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