QB Jaxson Rivera, Sr., Zephyrhills
The second-year starter is used to scoring. After all, Jaxson Rivera does it as a quarterback — and a kicker.
As a senior, Rivera is having the best season of his high school career. He already has 1,071 yards and 15 touchdowns, both career highs. And has made 28 of his 30 extra points.
Most of all, Rivera knows how to win.
Since taking over in the second game last season, Rivera is 16-3 as a starting quarterback.
Two weeks ago, Rivera had perhaps his best performance of the season, throwing for 262 yards and four touchdowns in a win over Nature Coast.
Fans were impressed. Rivera received 46 percent of the votes (465) in the Pasco County football player of the week poll to beat out Anclote’s Quinton Moore, who had 32 percent (329 votes).