HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for Sept. 3-9
Each week, our HomeTeam staffers nominate male and female Hot Shot athletes from each of the counties we cover. Then we turn the voting over to readers. These nominations span Saturday, Sept. 3 through Friday, Sept. 9. Read up on all of our nominees then vote until noon Monday.
Jennifer Aten, volleyball, Springstead: The sophomore had a team-high 17 kills in a three-game sweep over rival Nature Coast for the Eagles’ first win of the season.
Emily Draper, volleyball, Robinson: The Knights remained undefeated after a sweep of Wharton and Spoto this week, and Draper’s defense was key. A senior libero, Draper had 24 and 15 digs, respectively, in those matches.
Caroline Eichelberger, volleyball, Wiregrass Ranch: The junior has been a key player for the Bulls in the past two weeks. She had 11 kills in a win over Mitchell and 10 kills in a sweep against River Ridge.
Cameron Fitzpatrick, volleyball, Clearwater Central Catholic: The junior was named MVP at the Karl Flammer tournament. She had 59 kills in five games to help lead the Marauders to the tournament championship. She now has 75 kills in eight matches.
Jennifer Lima, cross country, East Lake: The senior has started the season strong with a second-place finish at the Jim Ryan Invitational, followed by a win at the Cougar Invitational with a time of 19 minutes, 14 seconds.
Latanna Stone, golf, Cambridge Christian: Stone shot 5-under 66 to win the Mustang Invitational at Seminole Lake Country Club. Stone won the tournament by two shots and also helped Cambridge win the team championship.
Trent Burnett, football, Freedom: Just two days after losing his dad to cancer, the senior rushed twice for 107 yards, had three receptions for 78 yards and tallied three total touchdowns in the Patriots’ 37-8 victory over Alonso.
Braxton Johnson, football, Anclote: The running back scored twice as the Sharks gave coach Matt Kingsley his first victory. Johnson rushed 24 times for 178 yards and a touchdown, while also catching a 34-yard TD pass.
Zach Mayes, football, Berkeley Prep: With Cardinal Mooney pushing late for a possible tie, the senior linebacker came through with his third interception of the night to preserve the Bucs’ 14-7 victory.
TJ Owens, football, Nature Coast: The senior tailback had a big night against his former team, carrying the ball 21 times for 163 yards and two touchdowns as the Sharks topped rival Springstead 28-7.
Dsoni Ross, football, Boca Ciega: The junior was a big part of the Pirate running attack in a 39-27 win over Countryside. Ross scored two touchdowns, the first of which was a 45-yard run to give the Pirates a 14-6 lead. He gained 76 yards overall.
Andrew Schaedler, football, Seminole: The quarterback was responsible for all five Warhawk touchdowns in Friday’s 34-6 victory over Dunedin. His four TD passes? All came on third downs. He also ran for a score.
Voting is now closed.