Boys Prep of the Week: Scott Brooker, Community School soccer

The Community School boys soccer team has found its groove at the perfect time of the season. A big reason for the Seahawks' torrent march through the early goings of the playoffs has been the offensive outbursts by Scott Brooker.

"He's our 'go-to' guy and in the last week he has been really good," CSN coach Ed Bradley said. "He's very quick in the box and the final third of the field. He tends to get loose, and that puts pressure on the other team. He's a good player. He's quick and he has a nose for the goal."

That "nose for the goal" has allowed the senior striker to sniff out five goals in his last two games as the Seahawks captured the 1A-District 10 title.

In the district opener, an 8-0 rout of Seacrest, Brooker scored four goals in the first 20 minutes of play.

"I just had the finishing touch," Brooker said of his big week. "I was incredibly pumped (going into districts). When I started that run, I was definitely in the zone. I was so focused that there was no way I was going to miss."

Brooker would again get the Seahawks on the right track as he led off the scoring again in the district finals against First Baptist. Bradley was especially impressed with the ice-breaking goal against a stout Lions defense in what eventually became a 2-0 win.

"With a guy chasing him on his back he was still able to get it past their goalkeeper," Bradley said.

Brooker's recent success, which he attributes in large part to the play of his midfielders in getting him the ball, has spurred the team's overall success, bringing them closer together. That, in turn, makes the team play even better. CSN plays at home against Canterbury in the regional quarterfinals Wednesday.

"Some guys have been looking forward to this the last three or four years," Brooker said. "We had really good chemistry, but we've really bonded through the districts.

"It has pumped us all up. We've all had a really good season and we are going to play amazing (going forward).

OTHERS CONSIDERED:

Christian Edmond, Immokalee soccer — Scored five goals in two games as Indians finished runner-up in Class 3A-District 12.

Ricky Lopez, Estero soccer — His five goals helped lead the Wildcats to the 3A-12 championship.

Alik Morgan, Barron Collier soccer — Led the 4A-12 champion Cougars with three goals and an assist in the district tournament.

George Obidiegwu, St. John Neumann basketball — Averaged 21.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists last week.

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