The PTP pick
QB Tre Simmons, Sr., Bloomingdale
A multidimensional force, Tre Simmons is a threat to score with his arm — and his feet.
Last week, he did both plenty of times against Plant City.
Simmons showed off his ability to dodge the rush, buy time and find the receiver who popped open at the last minute. When that does not work, Simmons can just take off, leaving defenders breathlessly behind.
In a game where points piled up, Simmons delivered. The dual-threat accounted for more than 300 yards of offense and five touchdowns to lead the Bulls to a 37-20 win over Plant City.
The fans’ pick
WR Jarquez Green, Sr., Clearwater Central Catholic
Because of their personnel, the Marauders changed their offensive philosophy this season. Instead of relying primarily on the ground game, the coaches decided to take to the air.
Part of that was to take advantage of their strengths at receiver.
Count Green among those go-to players.
After catching 30 passes for 288 yards a year ago, Green has been even more productive in pass-friendly attack this season. In just three games, he has 21 receptions for 330 yards and two touchdowns.
A big chunk of those totals came last week against Clearwater. Green finished with 10 receptions for 167 yards and two touchdowns. He saved his best for last, hauling in a 13-yard catch for the winning score with eight seconds remaining to beat the Tornadoes 14-10.
The fans had high praise for that performance. Green received more than 65 percent of the votes (3,205), finishing ahead of Dunedin’s Michael Rodriguez, who had more than 17 percent (871 votes).