Votes are in: QB, two-sport standout are Hot Shots of the week



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Mon. October 1, 2012 | Times Staff

Northeast's Ryan DavisMitchell's Claudia Cancello

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

Male Hot Shot: Ryan Davis, Northeast
Sport: Football
Skinny: The sophomore quarterback had a wild night Friday against Tarpon Springs. After throwing two interceptions to end the first half, he completed his next 13 passes and helped the Vikings to a 41-37 comeback win. He threw for 343 yards and six touchdown passes, five in the second half. “The kid just doesn’t give up,’’ Northeast coach Mike Jalazo said. “He’s a great competitor.”

Female Hot Shot: Claudia Cancello, Mitchell
Sport: Swimming, cross country
Skinny: The senior two-sport star had one of the best weeks of her career, earning her first cross country victory at the Mitchell Invitational. Her time of 20:18 beat Gulf star Kari Grippo by 20 seconds on a challenging course. Four days later, Cancello placed first in the 500 freestyle and 200 individual medley in meets against Ridgewood and Anclote. She also joined the Mustangs’ winning 200 free relays. Cancello says competing in one sport helps her increase her cardio for the other. She first fell in love with swimming but now hopes to run competitively in college.

Week 4 voting
Name, school    Votes    Percentage

Claudia Cancello, Mitchell swimming & cross country    620    34.349%
Ryan Davis, Northeast football    362    20.055%
Karissa Rhoads, Bloomingdale volleyball    328    18.172%
Jessica Steidl, East Lake volleyball    306    16.953%
Javaughn “JJ” Johnson, Robinson football    149    8.255%
Eddie Burgos, Sunlake football    40    2.216%
Total: 1805 votes

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