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Tue. September 3, 2013 | Times Staff

Jamil MorrisShyanne Dove

A spotlight on the Times’ bay area players of the week.

Male Hot Shot: Jamil Morris, Osceola
Sport: Football
Skinny: This offseason has been filled with setbacks and sorrow for the senior. He had shoulder surgery, which forced him to miss spring football. He watched a close friend die of stomach cancer, while a cousin died before she was able to get a heart transplant. Those low points served as a powerful motivational tool for Morris, who delivered a captivating performance in Friday’s season-opening win against neighboring rival Seminole. Morris rushed for a career-high 185 yards and two touchdowns to help the Warriors win 23-15. “It was tough dealing with so much, but I’m able to put all of that behind me when I’m playing football,” Morris said. “I expected to have a good game because I was dedicating it to my friend and cousin, who both died. …This past week was probably the best game I’ve ever had. But I know I have plenty more of those kinds of games in me.”

Female Hot Shot: Shyanne Dove, Mitchell
Sport: Golf
Skinny: Dove had one of the best rounds of the week, shooting an eagle and finishing 2-under 31 against Land O’Lakes to help the Mustangs start their season 2-0. Her strong nine-hole performance is just the latest sign of progress for the sophomore. She spent the summer playing junior golf tournaments, winning a few of them. Dove also focused on her short game, to avoid giving strokes away after her typically good drives. “She was always a good ball striker,” Mustangs coach Tom Stratman said. “Now her chipping and putting have improved.”

Player    votes    percentage

Shyanne Dove, Mitchell golf    3156    13.932%
Alyssa Lamoureux, Northside Christian golf    2950    13.023%
Casey Houlton, St. Petersburg volleyball    2921    12.895%
Jamil Morris, Osceola football    2606    11.504%
Christian Trinidad, Mitchell football    2084    9.2%
Sarah Morales, King volleyball    1680    7.416%
Tyler Sroufe, Tampa Catholic volleyball    1570    6.931%
Grace Olsen, Wiregrass Ranch volleyball    1370    6.048%
Deiondre Porter, Jefferson football    1161    5.125%
Logan Wolfe, Sunlake football    1106    4.882%
Isaiah McIntyre, Bloomingdale football    1020    4.503%
Mekhi Reynolds, Countryside football    1029    4.542%
Total: 22653 votes


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