Halfway Home: Breakout stars making a name as season enters second half
| 8:32 a.m. October 8, 2015
While the varsity football season has been full of big plays and exciting moments produced by players with whom we were all familiar with before the season began, one of the great things about prep sports is seeing which players will have a breakout season and emerge as new stars. Here are a few of those emerging stars who have caught our eye so far:
Defensive back, Dr. Phillips (So.)
Part of a super talented, super young defensive backfield, Tanner Ingle is on pace to set all sorts of school records. He already has five interceptions for Dr. Phillips — even considering the rugged schedule the Panthers have played — and is closing in on Roderick Ryles’ 2010 record of 7 interceptions.
Wide receiver, Windermere Prep (Jr.)
An addition to the Lakers’ receiving corps from the school’s basketball program, Seelman has become a favorite target of Parker Davis’ with his height. He has three touchdowns to his credit.
Defensive back, Olympia (Sr.)
James has been a big part of the Titans’ breakout season on defense with his five interceptions in just six games. Even more impressive: James went in at receiver for Olympia in a crucial spot and scored a game-winning, 70-yard touchdown reception. This senior has become a star for the Titans.
Running back, CFCA (Sr.)
Stone has been an absolute breakout star for the Eagles, averaging 125.8 yards per game on the ground while accumulating 10 touchdowns on foot. His average carry goes for more than 10 yards, and he’s tied for third on the team in tackles (25).
Safety, West Orange (Sr.)
A transfer from Winter Springs, Bollinger has injected a new level of energy into the Warrior defense. His 11 tackles against the Blue Darters were a big part of West Orange’s ability to hold Apopka to only 3 points.
Running back, Ocoee (Sr.)
The senior running back has gotten a steady workload, and his two touchdowns against East Ridge were a big part of Ocoee’s biggest win so far this season.
Wide receiver, Legacy (Sr.)
Carmean, a favorite target of quarterback Hilton Lamp-recht, leads the Eagles with 18 receptions for 392 yards and four touchdowns.
Foundation Academy (So.)
The younger brother of talented Foundation alum Conrad Brown, Konrie has become a do-it-all sort of player for the Lions this fall. Brown is second on the team in rushing to Gabe Walker and is tops for Foundation as a receiver. Brown also has contributed 27 tackles and four sacks on defense.