QB David Wright, Sr., Tampa Bay Tech
In every game this season, David Wright has put up impressive numbers.
Only problem was his performance was often overshadowed by some last minute panache.
Twice in a three-week span, the Titans lost on the final play of the game. Against Bloomingdale, it came on a desperation heave. Against Plant City, it was a mad scramble by the opposing quarterback.
Two games. Two dramatic finishes. Both losses.
For much of the first half last week, Tampa Bay Tech did not have to worry about another dramatic ending. The Titans trailed by 20 points to Armwood going into the third quarter.
Wright kept throwing. He racked up yards — and touchdowns.
In the fourth quarter, he threw his fifth — and final touchdown — to give Tampa Bay Tech the lead.
Still, the Titans had to sweat it out.
The Hawks scored with seconds remaining. On the play, Armwood’s two-point conversion attempt to win was thwarted with a Tampa Bay Tech sack.
After so many close calls, the Titans finally pulled one out, winning 48-47.
The fans’ selection
OL TJ Demas, Jr., Calvary Christian
Calvary Christian has plenty of balance on offense. The Warriors can pass the ball with efficiency (770 yards in six games). They also can run effectively (990 yards).
As for scoring, well, the Warriors do that often, too.
They are averaging nearly 27 points per game and have scored 30 or more in three of the last four games.
Potent passes. Pushing runs. Plenty of points.
It is all there.
So are the wins. After all, Calvary Christian is undefeated.
There is an abundance of talent at the skill positions. But what really makes this unit click are the guys up front.
TJ Demas helps anchor the offensive line. He protects the quarterback and paves the way for running backs.
Last week, he did both with aplomb.
Demas played a pivotal role in the Warriors’ 35-14 win over defending Class 3A state champion Lakeland Victory Christian.
Fans took notice. Demas received 50 percent of the votes (22,550) to edge Jesuit quarterback Joe Pesansky, who had more than 48 percent (21,979 votes).