December 1, 2006

Brantley receives big time award

John Brantley and his Trinity Catholic teammates boarded a bus Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. to make the nearly five-hour trek to Miami with hopes of bringing a second straight Florida 2B state title back to Ocala. The Celtics will put their 27-game winning streak on the line Saturday at 1 p.m. at Dolphins Stadium against a Pahokee team they beat 37-30 for the school's first state title a year ago.

While hoisting a second 2B state title trophy is the best award Brantley could receive as the leader of the Trinity Catholic team, Thursday was the announcement of yet another individual honor awarded to the Texas Longhorn commit.

High schools football players from coast to coast often get caught thinking about what it would be like to be named the Gatorade Player of the Year in their home state. On Thursday, Brantley got to feel what it was like to be the player of the year in the state of Florida.

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