The PTP football defensive players of the week

The Prime Time pick

DB Juju Galdos, Sr., Sunlake

Down by 11 points in the fourth quarter, the Seahawks needed some kind of spark to come back against rival Land O’ Lakes. 

Galdos provided it. 

He picked off a pass — his first of the season — and returned it for a touchdown. 

The momentum shifted on that play. Sunlake rallied to beat the Gators 20-17 and win the Butter Bowl for the second straight season. 

Galdos also had a season-high 13 tackles and forced two fumbles, the last one coming late in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. 

The fans’ pick

DL Colin Kroeger, Sr., Countryside

A three-year contributor on varsity, Krueger took on an even bigger role as one of the anchors on the defensive line. 

Last week, he kept applying the pressure, finishing with 11 tackles, six quarterback pressures and a sack in a 13-10 double overtime victory over Palm Harbor University.

Kroeger already has surpassed his sack total from last season and is six tackles away from tying his career high in that category. 

The fans approved of his performance. Kroeger won the poll with 43 percent of the votes (10,453), beating Jefferson’s Eric Felder, who had more than 31 percent of the votes (7,677).