Troy Saladin is our week 3 offensive player of the week. Saladin led the Panthers to a 41-20 victory against the Tavares Bulldogs. He threw for 219 yards while racking up 4 touchdowns in the process. Saladin had 3 passing touchdowns and also had a rushing touchdown. Tavares kept Saladin in check for most of the night but he made the most of his opportunities.
Saladin is a 5’11 205 lb senior. He and Frank Scott had a challenge the previous week with a Leesburg team that looks like it could be a serious contender for not only a district championship but a state championship in 2023. The duo got back on track with a much more competitive contest against Tavares.
(#2 Troy Saladin far right stands with his teammates and coaches after a big 42-20 win against Tavares High School last week.)
The Bulldogs held their own in this game but Saladin led the offense well in the second half. Saladin got plenty of help from his wide receivers. Saladin threw two of his three touchdown passes to #3 Damarian Hagins who had 4 receptions for 86 yards and two touchdowns on the evening.
#1 Leshawn Williams also had a terrific night. He had 4 receptions totaling 104 yards of total offense and a touchdown. He has had a nice start to the season and the Panthers will rely on Williams and Hagins later on in the season.
(Saladin throwing at a summer football camp. He came into 2023 looking much improved. He has a great arm and can scramble out of the pocket when needed.)
Meanwhile Saladin just plugged away all night long. Tavares High School has a new coach this year in Gavin Jones who has been a huge reason Tavares is contending for wins again this year.
Saladin had one of his best performances of the year so far. Although he has 3 interceptions on the season he has amassed nearly 600 yards of total offense this year through just 3 games. He has 7 touchdowns and is averaging 16 yards per throw. We hope Saladin continues his excellent start to the 2023 season!
South Sumter – #26 RB – Tyrese Keiler 12 Rushes 132 Yards 3 TDs
South Sumter High School has been truly amazing with what they have produced so far this year. The Raiders had another stellar performance by #26 Tyrese Keiler, the 6’1 175 lb Junior. Keiler rushed 12 times for 132 yards and 3 touchdowns. Excellent job by this young man who shares a committee approach with #3 Jamare Dorsey who is a senior. Both running backs had fantastic nights.
South Sumter – #3 RB – Jamare Dorsey 14 Rushes 127 Yards 3 TDs
Jamare Dorsey rushed 14 times racking up 127 yards of total offense and 3 touchdowns. A dominating performance for Dorsey as we have seen time after time. Dorsey is one of the fastest players on the field and he is averaging close to 9 yards per carry to begin the year. He and Keiler are neck and neck as far as statistics go. Keiler has 6 touchdowns compared to Dorsey who has 3. But these two ram the ball down the opposing defense throats. A huge shoutout to the offensive line of South Sumter High they have opened up holes all year long for the running backs. Dorsey now has 2 games of 100+ yards so far only 3 games into the season. Look out for this duo!
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