Coaches Select Adam Lane as the Large-School Player of the Year
Thu. October 25, 2012 at 11:00 p.m. | By Solange Reyner
By SOLANGE REYNER
LAKELAND | Winter Haven running back Adam Lane was picked as the large-school player of the year Monday night at the Florida Athletic Coaches Association District 13 meeting, where coaches who are members of the FACA gathered to select players and coaches of the year in each classification and a first- and second-team offense and defense.
Lake Wales coach Rod Shafer, the district chairman, held the meeting in Lake Wales. Some coaches didn't show.
Devin McCalebb, a defensive back at Fort Meade who has 61 tackles, four forced fumbles and two interceptions this season, was the small-school player of the year. The senior also was picked as the player of the year in Class 3A. His coach, Jemalle Cornelius, was named the coach of the year in the small-school division.
Keith DeMyer, who coaches Lake Gibson in Class 6A, was picked as the coach of the year in the large-school classification. Lane, who has helped lead Winter Haven to a 6-1 record and a No. 10 state ranking in Class 6A, is third in the county in rushing with 826 yards. He's carried the ball 95 times this season. Bobby Leath, who plays offensive and defensive lineman at Lake Wales, was picked as the player of the year in Class 5A and Shykeem Pitts from Ridge Community in 7A. Pitts, who plays offense and defense, has seven interceptions this season.
In 2A, linebacker Bryan Rice of Victory Christian was selected as player of the year. He has 65 tackles and three forced fumbles this season.