One of the better defenses on the Coast came through with the plays when it needed to Friday night as Gulfport topped St. Martin 42-35 in two overtimes.
Gulfport senior defensive back Princeton Fells provided a couple of big plays to put his team in position to win the ball game. He came up with a pair of interceptions, including one he took back 40 yards for a crucial touchdown.
That's why Fells is the Sun Herald Defensive Player of the Week.
The touchdown came with 8:48 left in the fourth quarter as Fells stepped in front of a Wayne Overman pass and had nothing but green grass in front of him on the way to the end zone. Gulfport led 28-17 at that point.
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The interceptions were the first two of the season for Fells.