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Sat. November 19, 2011 | John C. Cotey | Email

Cotey: The Hot List, Week 12

You can read it, put your coffee on it to keep it warm, clip it out and use it to fry eggs on, but just don’t touch it. It’s hot! Every weekend, St. Petersburg Times columnist John C. Cotey brings you the Hot List, telling you what’s trending most in the world of high school sports.

1. #JordanBurgess
The greatest player in Berkeley Prep volleyball history. ’Nuff said.

2. #TheEstes
Dad Mike was the volleyball coach. Oldest daughter Lyndsie was an assistant. Youngest daughter Brittnay was the star. Somebody better be getting more allowance after this weekend.

3. #TheFews
Dad’s defense was strong again, but I wonder — could he stop his own son right now? James Few threw for six touchdowns Friday night as Plant keeps keeping on.

4. #TheDagostinos
I wonder if winning state volleyball championships for Berkeley Prep ranks above or below brushing your teeth and flossing when it comes to Randy and MacKenzie’s daily routine?

5. #TheBrownings
Kids, they can be so inquisitive, like when a son asks his father “Did you come here to win or tie” as dad is debating an extra point to tie, and a run for two to win. (By the way, Bill came to win, going for two as Sunlake won 22-21 over Ocala Vanguard on Friday. Thanks for asking, Brandon!)

6. #TheBaileys
They have a strong football tradition at Armwood, which has only been strengthened by the littlest one Alvin, who saved the Hawks — again! — Friday night.

7. #TheEvelds
Bobby saw a little action under center for USF against Miami, but I know that Tommy played Friday night and was nearly perfect. His past two games for Jesuit: 23-for-27, five touchdowns.

8. #Dynasties
I say we stick Berkeley Prep volleyball, Plant girls cross country and Brandon wrestling in a room and, you know, settle this once and for all.

9. #JackieWegner
Brianna McComeskey is bigger, Brittnay Estes is louder, Rachel Reed is smoother. But no one on the East Lake volleyball team was quite as consistent as the always smiling and happy Wegner in leading the Eagles to a second straight championship.

10. #RayshawnJenkins
Jenkins ran for 356 yards in a playoff win a week after choosing Miami over USF. This is what it sounds like, when Bulls cry.

Think your football team or basketball player or soccer player belongs on John C. Cotey’s Hot List? Let him know at [email protected] or follow him at @JohnnyHometeam on Twitter.


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