The highlight of the Marco Island Academy’s 32-6 win over
Gateway Charter undoubtedly came when Sean White, a sophomore role-player, went up high to pick off a pass to extinguish any hopes the visitors had for a comeback in the fourth quarter.
Teammates and coaches alike were as giddy as White himself after the 5’6” defensive back made a nifty interception, then turned upfield for a nice return.
Head coach Damon Coiro ran onto to the field to embrace White, as did all of the assistant coaches and several of White’s Rays teammates.
“Sean White was a home schooled student from St. Petersburg who came to us as a sophomore,” Coiro said. “Sean does everything we ask him to do. He’s a great kid. Strong in his faith. Makes sure he’s always on time for youth group on Wednesday. Sean White is what’s right with the game. What’s right with young kids. He’s continuing to get better. He’s a role player for us. He deserved to get in. He had a great week of practice, we got him in and he made a big play.”