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Sunday, Apr 20, 2014

Tampa Tribune Prep Athletes of the Week: Nov. 24-30


Each week, the Tribune prep sports staff selects a Male and Female Athlete of the Week. The selections are based on athletic performance. For video, visit to meet our athletes of the week.

Noah Johnson, Armwood

WHY WE CHOSE HIM: The junior quarterback threw for 247 yards and three touchdowns and added a rushing TD in last week’s victory against Springstead. The Hawks play in the 6A state semifinals Friday against St. Johns Bartram Trail.

COLLEGE PLANS: This is Johnson’s first year as a starter, having played QB, receiver and defensive back last year. Though no schools have officially offered a scholarship, Armwood coach Sean Callahan said nearly every QB he has coached has gone on to play in college.

Brianna Thomas, Tampa Bay Tech

WHY WE CHOSE HER: At the Gateway Thanksgiving Shootout in Kissimmee last week, Thomas, a 6-foot-2 senior center, finished with 45 points, 32 rebounds and five blocks in two games while making the all-tournament team. Thomas is averaging a team-high 18.3 points and 14.1 rebounds this season.

COLLEGE PLANS: Thomas is being recruited by Texas Southern, Francis Marion, Jacksonville and Kennesaw State.

Nick Williams