Today’s Rising Senior spotlight is on Tiger Days of Williston High School.
Days will participate in football and basketball during his senior year. He will play point guard for the basketball team, which advanced to the state playoffs this past February.
Days will play quarterback and defensive back for the Red Devils’ football team this fall. He is looking for an expanded role after recording 27 tackles and throwing for 194 yards last year as a junior. His favorite high school sports moment was throwing a 65-yard TD pass against rival Chiefland.
His favorite quote is by former Florida Gators and Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer who said, "A leader is someone who inspires and empowers people to get to places that they wouldn't be able to reach otherwise, but you also need to have people who are willing to be led by you."
Days’ goal for his senior season is to throw for over 1,000 yards. He’s also hoping to get an opportunity to play college football.
Week one high school football games are set for teams in the Tri-County area.
On Friday, September the 4th, Bronson will host Ocala Christian Academy. Marion County made an announcement yesterday that its public schools will play county only games. However, that does not affect Ocala Christian, which is a private school. Last year, Bronson defeated OCA on the road, 54-19. The Eagles are coached by Russell Holley, who enters his first season as the head coach at Bronson.
Dixie County (Cross City) will travel to Trenton on the 4th. Trenton coach Bill Wiles said that while the time is not ideal because of a very short prep time, he does believe it is possible to get ready in time. The Bears won last year’s meeting in Cross City, 34-8, but the Tigers rebounded to win four of their next six to make the state playoffs.
On September the 11th, Williston will host North Florida Educational Institute of Jacksonville, Chiefland will travel to Lafayette (Mayo), and Bell will host Branford.
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