The Sonic Drive-In Player-of-the-Game for Thursday, October 4, is Joleeco Gaskin of the North Marion (Citra) football team.
Gaskin scored three touchdowns to help lead the visiting Colts to a 48-27 win against Eastside (Gainesville) in a key Class 5A-District 6 game. He had scoring runs of 29, 12 and 2 yards.
The senior’s first score, a 2-yard TD run, gave North Marion a commanding 21-6 lead in the second quarter.
After the Rams closed it to single digits in 28-19 in the third quarter, Gaskin ran in it from 29 yards out. He followed that up with his 12-yard TD run to put the game on ice.
North Marion (4-2, 1-0) will host Dunnellon Friday.
The Colts can win the district and clinch an automatic state playoff berth with a win at home against Belleview on Oct. 19.
Every game The Prep Zone will recognize a Player-of-the-Game. The recipient receives a $10 gift certificate courtesy of Sonic Drive-In of Gainesville & Ocala.