All NWFL offensive players
There were a few strong candidates for offensive player of the year, but ultimately the choice became clear.
Gulf Breeze quarterback Tyler Phelps was a huge difference maker in the Dolphins breakthrough season. Phelps missed most of his junior year with a broken collarbone, but really made up for lost time.
High on the IQ meter, Phelps mastered Bobby Clayton's offense with tremendous results. He hit on 63 percent of his passes for nearly 2,700 yards with 25 touchdowns against only five interceptions.
Very much a pocket passer, but he can run when he needs too and scored ten touchdowns on the ground.
Opposing coaches raved about Phelps, calling him a gamer, incredibly precise and the area's biggest difference maker.
Gulf Breeze's Tyler Phelps, our offensive player of the year.
Navarre running back Michael Carter is another guy whose junior season was ruined by an injury, but there was no slowing him down this year.
A North Carolina commit, carter electrified with 1,600 plus yards rushing over eight yards a carry and also caught 23 balls for almost 300 yards.
Pace's Anthony Johnson Jr. led the area in rushing with 1,953 yards plus 25 touchdowns. A very physical runner, he's been a workhorse his entire career with a mind boggling 4,800 plus yards.
Many opposing coaches called Crestview’s Andrew Adkins the area's best receiver. The bulldogs senior, a big play machine, made 56 grabs for over 1,100 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Damond Johnson delivered a huge season for West Florida Tech. The Duke commit combines great athleticism with blazing speed and despite missing a game put up 41 catches for 688 yards and 13 scores.
Tristan Covell was Tyler Phelps favorite target at Gulf Breeze. The senior caught 55 balls for just under 1,000 and 10 touchdowns.
Our offensive line is anchored by Washington tackle Alex Leatherwood. The Alabama commit is one of the nation's top-rated players and it's easy to see why. A stud in the summer prospects camps, his 15 pancake blocks against Milton is the stuff of legend.
Joining him on our offensive line is Tate guard Jared Bethea, Pine Forest tackle Derrick Clarke, Catholic High tackle Blake Brazwell and Milton guard Keith Waitman.
Rounding out the all-area offense is Tate kicker Evan Legassey. The Troy University commit made all but one of his 53 extra point attempts and hit on five of nine field goal tries including a 51 yarder.