Duke Dawson turned in another lock-down performance in the secondary, and his coverage skills helped his team capture its first league title in District 7-1A since 2009.
The Semper Fidelis All-American made six tackles and returned an end zone interception 85 yards in the fourth quarter as Dixie County blanked Chiefland 33-0.
Dawson will officially visit Alabama this weekend but says his commitment to the Gators is 100-percent solid. He plans to enroll early at UF.
QB Will Grier, Davidson (N.C.) Day: Grier threw for 382 yards and three touchdowns on 27-of-41 passing in a 40-6 route of Charlotte Victory Christian Center. He also added two more scores and 66 yards rushing on 13 carries.
WR Ermon Lane, Homestead: Lane snagged three passes for 55 yards and a touchdown in a 22-12 victory at Miami Northwestern.
ATH J.C. Jackson, Immokalee: Jackson only touched the ball twice on offense, but his carries went for a total of 62 yards and a touchdown, which turned out to be the difference in a 20-14 win over Naples Levy.
DE Justus Reed, Clearwater Central Catholic: Reed recorded six tackles and his team’s only sack in a 19-13 loss to Bradenton IMG Academy.