Our Defensive Player Of The Week Blake Banks MDCA
Blake Banks who plays for Mount Dora Christian Academy is our defensive player of the week. Banks has had a tremendous start to the 2023 season on defense for MDCA. Banks is just a sophomore but is already emerging as a leader on the team. He and senior #19 Connor Calfy have led the team in tackles this season.
Blake Banks has 24 total tackles this season and had the best game of his career this past week against Duval Charter. Banks made a handful of important tackles including a big interception that helped MDCA blow past Duval Charter with at 37-6 win.
#17 Sophomore Blake Banks has been truly impressive. Here he is making a tackle for a loss.)
MDCA could actually be 4-0 at this point. The Bulldogs lost to Mount Dora High 13-7 in the first game of the year and then lost a close one to P.K. Yonge 22-20. Other victories include Orangewood Christian 22-0 and Duval Charter 37-6. So the team is playing good and the overall and coach Tackett has the boys right where they need to be to contend for another state championship run in 2023.
There are plenty of players we could pick for defensive player of the week but we are picking Blake Banks due to his heart and the way he composes himself on the football field. This kid is always helping people up off the ground after plays, he is rooted in faith and he has a great career in front of him at MDCA.
(Being just a sophomore, Blake Banks is always ready to learn something. He has come a very long way in a very short amount of time. He is one of our surprise breakout stars this season.)
While Blake Banks is our Defensive Player of the week we have to give a shout out to senior Connor Calfy who is having himself the best season of his career. Banks brings a ton of heart to the team but so does Calfy who brings that senior leadership to the defense. Calfy is a three-sport athlete and competes in Football, Soccer and Weightlifting. Between these two players, they are the backbone of the defense for MDCA.
(Connor Calfy has been brought that much needed experience to the linebacker position for MDCA this season.)
Other Notable Defensive Stars in Week 4
#6 Zsacari Minnis 8 tackles, 3 solo, 1 TFL
#12 Nick Chandler 8 Tackles, 3 solo, 1 TFL