FHSAA: Notes and Quotes from State 4A Game

Post game quotes from Armwood after the 4A State Championship Game. Compiled by Columnist Mark McLeod

Placekicker Reid Macko (5-9, 175, Sr., Armwood): 7/7 PAT; Repeated kickoffs sent into the endzone

"Yes, another state championship. This is my third state championship. I worked out hard with my team and kept my leg strength up. I practiced and really worked hard. I'll probably play soccer this year. I'm still kind of open regarding my college choices. I talk to a lot of scouts and see what's going to happen. I talk to USF a lot. I talk to Coach Locksley at Florida. East Carolina. I mean, I'd love to come here, it'd be great"

Tailback Demetrius McCray (5-11, 185, Sr,. Armwood): Six rushes for 40 yards; Two receptions for 27 yards and two touchdowns

"This feels great. I told my team tonight that what we do here, we can make history in Hillsborough County. We could be the first team to go back to back and just dominate. We don't pass that much, but I'll do whatever I have to do to contribute. I'm a capable receiver. The schools looking at me are Rutgers, USF, Akron. Now, I can go home and concentrate on that. I put all of that aside so that I could focus on winning a state championship"

Defensive end Torrey Davis (6-4½, 285, So., Armwood): 11 tackles; one tackle for loss (second on team in tackles)

"Bailey gave me some advice on recruiting. He said don't let the scouts give you advice and steer you. Go take your visits and go where you fell it's best for you. I'm going to the USF camp. I'm going to try and lose a few pounds so that I can get faster."

Running back Kalvin Bailey (6-0, 245, Sr., Armwood): 23-138 yards rushing and three touchdowns

"We prepared for this all week. The coaches did a great job. The defense came out and played great. Everybody just came out and got it done. They came out and were keying on me, but that opened up the game for Jameel and Demtrius. They were bunched up, but they had to widen it spread the field. Now, I get to go to school and be an average guy. I'm supposed to leave for Georgia Tech tomorrow. I'm supposed to visit Miami next weekend. Me and Demetrius are supposed to go up to Iowa for a visit together, but I'm not when that will be. I don't know about the other visits at this time"


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