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A spotlight on the Times’ players of the week:
Female Hot Shot
Jocelyn Williams, Land O’Lakes High
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 High
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.