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Senior Spotlight: Florida High's Janae Scott ready to rise to next level despite shortened season

Posted at 6:40 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 23:25:43-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida High's Janae Scott has been a key asset to both the Seminoles soccer and flag football teams throughout her high school career.

For her opponents, Scott is a forced to be reckoned with, and she looks to keep that mindset at the next level.

Scott is like a video game character: Sometimes, even she doesn't know how she does what she does on the field.

"I've left a mark and I've left that impact on everybody coming through Florida High and the program," said Scott.

It's a mark on a program Scott helped build into what it is today.

"It's hard to see during the season," Scott said. "I guess you can see some stats and some games, but you don't really see how much of an impact you make on the program and the other players to come back and say, 'I was a part of that.'"

It's a part she won't get to finish, but Scott is looking towards the future. She's heading to Florida Southern to play soccer and gets to show off her skills at the next level.

"I've been dreaming of this since I started playing soccer when I was four," said Scott. "Trying to get the steps to take to make it to pro and the National team, because that is my dream."

A dream she's ready to take the next step in getting to, even if it means ending her flag football career a little sooner than planned.

"We put in the work in the summer and in the off-season when we could to try and make it to state," Scott said. "That was or role, that was our path, that was our goal. I actually invested in some football cleats this time! I got to use them for two games and for practices, and now I can't really use them."

Cleats that won't be used, but that left an impression for years to come.

Scott said she'll head to Florida Southern at the end of August. The season has already been shortened to just 14 games, but she's ready to be a college athlete.