With high school football back in full swing around the state, the scoutSMART Florida Player of the Week Awards have returned for the 2023 season. Along with nominations from coaches and media and research from scoutSMART and FloridaHSFootball.com we will present to you five candidates for the scoutSMART Florida Player of the Week.
Voting is open to fans to help decide who should be the scoutSMART Florida Player of the Week for Week 10 is now through 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 4 and the winner will be announced on Saturday by scoutSMART and FloridaHSFootball.com social media platforms later that afternoon!
EDITOR’S NOTE: The scoutSMART Florida Player of the Week poll is intended to be fun, and without limits, and be supported with good sportsmanship. However, at anytime that is suspected that votes received for an athletes that are generated by any means outside of human voting will be disqualified from the poll.
QB Cedrick Bailey, Chaminade-Madonna (Hollywood) – Went 6-of-6 passing for 161 yards and four touchdowns in the Lions, 70-0 victory over St. John Paul II (Boca Raton).
WR Naeem Burroughs, Bolles (Jacksonville) – Had seven catches for 203 yards and two touchdowns as well as 25 kickoff return yards, 30 punt return yards giving Burroughs 258 all-purpose yards in a 52-18 victory over Bishop Kenny (Jacksonville).
QB Sammy Freitas, Mosley (Lynn Haven) – Had 364 yards passing and four touchdowns including the game winning touchdown with two-point conversion to upset Niceville 29-28 to clinch the District 4S-2 championship. Frietas also accounted for 77 yards rushing on the ground.
OLB/DE Messiah Marlow, Lake Wales – Had eight tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks and a quarterback hurry in the Highlanders 42-7 victory over Auburndale.
RB Nigel Nelson, Pensacola Catholic – Had 390 yards rushing on 32 carries and scored five touchdowns in the process in the Crusaders 49-35 victory over West Florida (Pensacola).
RB Girard Pringle Jr., Armwood (Seffner) – Rushed 31 times for 200 yards and three touchdowns in the Hawks’ 51-34 victory over Tampa Bay Tech.
MLB Eli Seed, Venice – Recorded 12 tackles, two tackles-for-loss, two sacks, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery for the Indians in their 43-0 victory over IMG Academy White (Bradenton)
QB Ennio Yapoor, Miami Norland – Went 14-of-24 passing for 342 yards and three touchdowns in a 54-7 victory over North Miami Beach.
NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED EVERY WEEK
Nomination form opens every week on Friday nights and will close at Noon Eastern Time on Monday’s. Make sure you have your statistician compile stats in a timely manner over the weekend to allow time to have your athlete nominated for scoutSMART Florida Player of the Week. Click on the banner below to access the form.