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Mon. November 5, 2012 | Matt Baker | Email

Land O'Lakes' Jocelyn WilliamsFivay's Tyler Degen

HomeTeam Hot Shots   
A spotlight on the Times’ bay area players of the week

Female Hot Shot: Jocelyn Williams, Land O’Lakes
Sport: Swimming
Skinny: Racing in memory of her late club coach, Kelley Allen, Williams had one of the best performances of her career in last week’s Class 2A, Region 2 meet, finishing with personal bests in all of her events. The junior rebounded from a runnerup finish at districts to win the 200 individual medley (2:13.19). She also placed third in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.09) to qualify for state. Williams was a part of the Gators’ 400 freestyle relay that set a school record (3:45.97) and qualified for state. Williams’ performance helped Land O’Lakes finish third as a team.

Male Hot Shot: Tyler Degen, Fivay
Sport: Football
Skinny: The Falcons faced a gritty Ridgewood team in Friday’s must-win game. And Degen helped squash any hopes of an upset early. Degen threw for five first-half touchdowns to lead Fivay to an early lead in a 55-28 win over Ridgewood. He matched a season best in accuracy (12-of-18 passing) and set a career high with 319 yards. He also rushed for 19 yards on two carries. Degen’s performance pushed Fivay into a three-way tie for second place in Class 5A, District 6.

Voting results
Tyler Degen, Fivay football    2915    41.225%
Garrett Young, Cambridge Christian football    1948    27.549%
Jocelyn Williams, Land O’Lakes swimming    756    10.692%
Kylee Gorngpratum, Robinson volleyball    475    6.718%
Alex Eaton, Shorecrest cross country    298    4.214%
Nick Buliga, Gulf cross country    235    3.323%
Austin Lawrence, Osceola football    227    3.21%
Hannah Brookover, Calvary Christian cross country    86    1.216%
Nikita Shah, Wiregrass Ranch cross country    52    0.735%
Jack Maguire, St. Petersburg golf    49    0.693%
Tyler Bakich, Newsome golf    18    0.255%
Barbara Caraballo, Newsome swimming    12    0.17%
Total: 7071 votes

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