Spotlighting Florida's High School Football Talent

Continue reading "Spotlighting Florida's High School Football Talent" »

September 19, 2014

Floridians Raise The Bar In The Colonial Athletic Association


As we head across the country in search of Florida high school football talent that is playing at colleges and universities, we come across a very competitive Colonial Athletic Association - where we uncover 52 more athletes who are from the Sunshine State.

By now, it should no longer be a surprise to find impressive talent spread across the nation - and it is our pleasure and honor to bring them to you.

We hope that this is helping you uncover those athletes that you lost track of after high school.

Anthony DeLuca, DB, Fr., 5-9, 165, Lake Mary
Brad Harris, WR, Fr., 6-3, 200, Orlando University
JoJo McClary, DB, Jr., Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.
Neil Morrison, LB, So., 5-11, 195, Pembroke Pines Charter
Martel Williams, LB, So., 6-0, 205, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

Craig Brodsky, DB, Jr., 5-11, 195, Orange Park Fleming Island
Jake Giusti, DB, Sr., 5-11, 190, Neptune Beach Fletcher
Michael Johnson, WR, Sr., 6-2, 210, Gainesville
Jalen Kindle, LB, Fr., 6-1, 230, Orange Park Fleming Island
Will Lewis, OL, So., 6-4, 265, Jacksonville Bishop Kenny
Kevin McGlaughlin, PK, So., 5-10, 190, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons.
Matt Rodriguez, TE, Jr., 6-4, 260, Lake Worth Park Vista
Roman Tatum, DB, So., 5-10, 175, Winter Garden West Orange
David Tinsley, DL, Jr., 6-1, 280, Seffner Armwood
Cedric Udegbe, DL, Fr., 6-3, 260, Orlando Monteverde Academy

Matt Arnholt, LS, Jr., 6-1, 200, Miami Gulliver Prep
Dominic Bourne, DL, So., 6-2, 272, Tampa Catholic
Dakota DeYent, OL, So., 6-3, 299, Tallahassee Lincoln
Jeremy Gloston, DB, Jr., 6-1, 203, Orlando Colonial
Justin Osborne, WR, So., 5-8, 163, Jacksonville First Coast
Javaris Seastrunk, LB, So., 6-2, 196, Crestview

Will Cunningham, DL, Fr., 6-1, 280, Cape Coral Ida Baker
Bryan Williams, S, So., 6-3, 200, Miramar
LaDarion Young, S, So., 6-1, 190, Pensacola Catholic

Jinathan Jerez, PK, Fr., 6-2, 181, Jupiter
Rhasheed Jiles, DB, Fr., 5-11, 170, Cape Coral
Jimmy Moreland, DB, Fr., 5-10, 175, Royal Palm Beach
Sean Tapley, WR, Sr., 6-0, 195, Jacksonville Raines

Max Avin, S, Fr., 5-11, 181, Coral Springs
Trevon Bryant, RB, Fr., 5-8, 175, St. Augustine Menendez
Marquis Carr, DB, Fr., 5-11, 180, Naples Berkshire Prep
Keith Parkinson, S, Jr., 6-1, 209, Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest

Dunston Payne, DB, Jr., 6-0, 183, Miami High
Phadrae White, WR, Jr., Gulfport Boca Ciega

Jacobi Green, RB, Jr., 5-9, 192, Jacksonville Ed White
Jeremiah Hamlin, RB, Fr., 5-10, 221, Jacksonville University Christian
Michael Strauss, QB, Sr., 6-3, 211, Miami Gulliver Prep

James Hall, OL, Fr., 6-5, 317, Cape Coral
Fred Overstreet, LB, Sr., 6-1, 220, Tampa Jefferson
Arione Scott, WR, Jr., 6-2, 170, Davie Nova
Max Tejada, DL, So., 6-2, 285, Jacksonville Bolles

Alex Coren, OL, Fr., 6-2, 290, Wellington Palm Beach Central
Nick Fernandez, DB, So., 5-8, 173, Miami Christopher Columbus
Trey Johnson, DB, So., 5-11, 166, Lutz Steinbrenner
Collin Linden, LS, Fr., Orlando Bishop Moore
Cameron McCurry, S, Jr., 5-11, 195, Orange Park Fleming Island
Malik Reaves, DB, Fr., 6-0, 186, Neptune Beach Fletcher
Preston Seiler, PK, Fr., 5-11, 168, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons
Wesley Smith, DB, Fr., 5-9, 171, Fort Lauderdale University
Pat Williams, DL, Sr., 6-0, 287, Fort Lauderdale University

Andrew Jones, OL, Jr., 6-1, 280, Naples
Zach Mahfood, OL, Jr., 6-3, 290, Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest

The Miami Herald spotlights more football talent from the Sunshine State than any other source. Currently, we have promoted 3,500 high school football prospects as well as following our Florida Kids throughout the country. Have prospects to add? Drop Larry Blustein a note at and we’ll get those players out there. THAT’S WHAT WE HAVE DONE FOR 44 YEARS!

Northeast Conference Boast 56 Floridians in 2014

Floridians Making An Impression On The Southern Conference

Talented Floridians Fill Patriot League Rosters This Season

'14 Florida High School Football Scoreboard - Week 4

This is a service that we provide for all football fans of the state of Florida. If there is a score that is not here, please let us know by posting below or e-mail us at

Gainesville Eastside 41, Belleview 22
Hialeah American 40, Goleman 0
Miami Central 42, Christopher Columbus 14
Miami Varela 38, Sunset 12
Miami Killian 43, Coral Reef 0
Miami Monsignor Pace 43, New Generation Prep 8
North Miami Beach-Dr. Krop, PPD. Friday. Traz Powell
North Miami Beach Hillel 37, Highlands Christian 6
Ocala Forest 17, Citrus 7
Orlando Jones 18, Port Orange Atlantic 14
Pembroke Pines Charter 21, Coral Glades 7
Tallahassee Rickards 23, Fort Walton Beach 13
Tampa Berkeley Prep 33, Lakeland Christian 28

September 18, 2014



PLAYER: Tarvarus McFadden
SCHOOL: Plantation American Heritage
HEAD COACH: Mike Rumph
COLLEGES: LSU, FSU, Georgia, Clemson and Notre Dame

WHAT TO LIKE: Yet another prospect we have watched since the day he began playing football. One of the most physical cover-corners we have watched. Has gotten better every year by working hard and going against some of the best receivers in the country. Developed a reputation as a defensive back who could not only cover, but also was physical enough to make tackles and deliver huge hits. Receivers who have gone against him have all said that he is one of the toughest to play against. Being tall and long give him a huge advantage of getting to balls that many cannot. His fluid motion and cover skills are also what has elevated his game to this point.





PLAYER: Tim Irvin
SCHOOL: Miami Westminster Christian
HEAD COACH: Sedric Irvin
COLLEGES: Miami, UCLA, West Virginia, Alabama and Arkansas

WHAT TO LIKE: Having watched him play since youth football for the national champion Richmond Giants, this is indeed one of the most versatile and talented prospects that we have in the state of Florida. Can play up to five positions - and do them all very well. The one thing that has separated this quality talent is he has played at the varsity level since the day he arrived in high school, and each year, has progressed and gotten better. He combines speed, athletic ability and the knowledge of this game - which are rare for a high school football player. There is no doubt that he will continue to make an impact at the next level - because he is such a quality talent who makes a difference when he gets his hands on the ball.



Northeast Conference Boast 56 Floridians in 2014


When the state of Florida produces well over 400 D1 level players every year, and another 500-700 athletes who will go on and participate at D2, D3, NAIA and junior college programs, there is a need to have a place for these quality athletes to play.

Thanks to schools in places like the Northeastern Conference, there are now schools that have that chance to bring in these quality athletes.

This year, there are 56 players from the Sunshine State who are playing this year at schools in this impressive conference. Here is a look at those prospects:

Sebastian Amedee, DB, Sr., 6-1, 195, Fort Lauderdale University
Brandon Dagnesses, DB. Jr., 5-10, 185, Miami Christopher Columbus
Dalton Easton, QB, So., 6-0, 192, Miami Gulliver Prep
Danny Epstein, RB, Jr., 5-10, 200, Weston Cypress Bay
Casey Gunderson, WR, Fr., 6-0, 175, Bradenton IMG Academy
Kevin Lazo, DL, Fr., 6-1, 285, Pembroke Pines West Broward
Ephi Levy, FB, Fr., 5-9, 220, Fort Lauderdale University
Willy Rivera, WR, So., 5-8, 150, Oakland Park Northeast
Gore Simervil, RB, Sr., 5-8, 170 Boca Raton Pope John Paul II
Brian Testorf, WR, Sr., 6-2, 195, Coconut Creek North Broward Prep
Keenan Thompson, WRWR, So., 5-11, 194, Pembroke Pines West Broward
Chad Ward, WR, Jr., 6-3, 185, Delray Beach Atlantic

Josh Celerin, S, Jr., 6-0, 205, Brandon
Darius Cohen, RB, So., 5-9, 175, Moore Haven
Julian Grant, S, So., 6--0, 195, Orlando Olympia
Jared Nation, OL, Fr., 6-6, 320, Sunrise Piper

Chris Johnson, DB, Sr., 5-10,, 196, Ocala Trinity Catholic
Hunter Manning, OL, So., 6-2, 299, Jacksonville Providence
Reggie McKnight, WR, So., 6-2, 187, Hollywood Hills
Miguel Mesa, OL, Jr., 6-5, 291, Miami Jackson
Luis Quintana, DL, Jr., 6-1, 260, Miami Christopher Columbus
Devin Rahming, WR, Sr., 5-11, 170, Miami Coral Reef
Dave Thomas, WR, Jr., 5-8, 160, Ocala Trinity Catholic

Dominique Ellis, FB, Sr., 6-0, 255, St. Petersburg Northeast
Drew Fineberg, WR, Fr., 6-0, 180, Sarasota Out of Door Academy
Julian Jackson, DE, Jr., 6-1, 220, Coconut Creek North Broward Prep
Sean Kirshe, PK, So., 5-8, 155, Sarasota Out of Door Academy
Brandon Shed, WR, Fr., 6-2, 185, N. Palm Beach Benjamin
Jacob Stanley, LB, Jr., 6-0, 215, Palm Beach Gardens

Derik Abbott, QB, Jr., 5-11, 190, Orlando Freedom
Antwan Eddie, DB, Sr., 5-10, 180, Homestead South Dade
Warren Fields, WR, Jr., 5-11, 185, Miami Killian
Gerald Ferguson, LB, Fr., 6-3, 205, West Boca Raton
Henry Jartu, DL, Sr., 6-0, 310, Lake Worth Park Vista
Erich Maine, RB, So., 6-0, 220, Delray Beach Village Academy
Jimmy Masson, LB, So., 6-0, 195, West Boca Raton
Max Robertson, OL, Jr., 6-3, 305, DeLand
David Taylor, DB, Jr., 5-11, 175, DeLand
Joseph Uhatafe, LB, Fr., 6-1, 230, St. Petersburg Catholic

Jalyn Croom, RB, 5-10, 210, Tallahassee Ciles
James Rentz, LB, So., 6-1, 230, St. Augustine
Walter Scapechhi, OL, 6-2, 265, Sanford Seminole

Rodriguez Alexander II, WR, So., Miramar Everglades
Mederick Flavius, OL, Fr., 6-3, 275, Oakland Park Northeast
Lorenzo Jerome, DB, So., 5-11, 185, Coral Springs Taravella
Rashawn Pascal, WER, So., 6-0, 170, Fort Lauderdale
Ter'Shaudney Phillips, DB, So., 5-11, 170, DeLand

Daevonte Barnett, DL, Sr., 6-4, 280, Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer
Brett Buzzard, OL, Sr., 6-7, 285, Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest
Jarrett Dieudonne, DB , Sr., 6-1, 190, Fort Lauderdale Dillard
Eddie Garcia, OL, Jr., 6-2, 295, Miami Christopher Columbus
Tim Jackson, LB, Fr., 6-2, 240, Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer
Deangelo James, DB, Sr., 5-10, 170, Hialeah American
Daniel Mack, DB, Sr., 6-0, 200, Miami Dade Christian
Buzz Williams, LB, Fr., 6-2, 220, Lakeland
Otis Wright, RB, Jr., 5-10, 180, Fort Lauderdale Dillard

The Miami Herald spotlights more football talent from the Sunshine State than any other source. Currently, we have promoted 3,500 high school football prospects as well as following our Florida Kids throughout the country. Have prospects to add? Drop Larry Blustein a note at and we’ll get those players out there. THAT’S WHAT WE HAVE DONE FOR 44 YEARS!

Floridians Making An Impression On The Southern Conference

Talented Floridians Fill Patriot League Rosters This Season

September 17, 2014

Offensive Linemen Take Center Stage In South Florida


There was a time when college recruiters would come to south Florida, check out the receivers, running backs and defensive secondary prospects and then head back north to get their linemen. Times have certainly changed.

What has made this region of the country so special now is the quality athletes that you can recruit - and it's not just the skilled position athletes. The linemen we are now producing rival anyplace - and that includes Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio -  two of the hotbeds where many schools land the players in the trenches.

Nobody learned that more than Hollywood Hills senior offensive tackle Dusan Etienne. This past summer, the 6-7, 310-pounder, who was on nobody's radar screen, headed to a line camp in Ocala. In just one day, he vaulted himself from a virtual unknown to one of the elite prospects in the state.

Because he played in a Wing-T offense, Etienne was never showcased, but coaches who watched his film, and then saw him compete in person, were bowled over - including two former NFL linemen who worked the camp.

"I always knew that I had the ability, but very few coaches had said anything," Etienne said. "All it takes is for someone to see you, check out your athleticism and things take off."

Hollywood Hills head coach Al Lang always knew that Etienne was special. He watched him play on both sides of the ball, and because he is such an outstanding athlete, it was only a matter of time before he was discovered.

"There has never been any doubt that he is a very special line prospect," Lang said. "He is so athletic that he actually would travel with our 7-on-7 team, and that to me speaks volumes about what he brings to the table."

Etienne is not the only south Florida line prospect that has been turning heads in the Class of 2015. St. Thomas Aquinas also boasts Syracuse bound Colin Byrne (6-5, 295) and Sam Clausman (6-4, 290) as well as FIU commitment Rechard Desir-Jones (6-3, 285) and Philip Parchment (6-4, 280).

In addition there are Leeward Brown (6-4, 300, Miramar), Christian Strachan (6-4, 315, Hialeah Champagnat Catholic), Andy Moreira (6-3, 280, Coral Gables), FIU commit Richard Williams (6-2, 255, Everglades), UAB commitment Kirk Livingstone (6-4, 235, Stranahan), Montel Jordan (6-3, 320, Deerfield), William Gordon (6-4, 318, Norland), and Central’s Jason Jean (6-4, 290), who is committed to Marshall, and returning starter Robzel Sylvester (6-3, 285) as well as American Heritage Plantation’s Noah Bringas (6-4, 320) and Brett Kahn (6-4, 270).

The Class of 2015 is one of the deepest south Florida has had in a long time – with Carol City’s Michael Sawyer (6-3, 265), Marquise Barnes (6-5, 280, Hialeah Miami Lakes), and Booker T. Washington standouts Deiontae Lynch (6-3, 280), Clayton Cobb (6-2, 260) and Ben Tirolia (6-3, 300).

As the senior class has set some new standards for offensive linemen, the next two group of players – in the Class of 2016 and 2017, there are some very impressive big men to keep an eye on – such as elite juniors like Edison’s Keldrick Caesar (6-3, 290), Navaughn Donaldson (6-3, 310, Central), Louie Berkowitz (6-3, 260, Plantation American Heritage), Roodney Leon (6-3, 280, Deerfield Beach), Obinna Nwanko (6-3, 255, Miramar) and Michael Davis (6-1, 260), and Boman Swanson (6-4, 245) and Cameron Cope (6-2, 240) from South Dade.

The Class of 2017 is already leaving a mark and getting plenty of attention with prospects such as Teaki Fuller (6-3, 250, Booker T. Washington), Corey Gaynor (6-1, 220, Parkland Douglas), Kedonis Haslem (6-4, 285, Miami Dade Christian), Andre Lopez (6-4, 280, Braddock), Robert Perez (6-2, 270, Cardinal Gibbons) as well as elite prospects Tedarrell Slaton (6-5, 320, Plantation American Heritage), Kyron Taylor, 6-1, 265, Homestead South Dade) and Kadeem Telfort, 6-6, 310, Miami Norland).

We are always looking to help promote our area recruits for the current Class of 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. All you have to do is send a You Tube or Hudl link and information about the athlete to: Larry Blustein at

Follow Larry on Twitter at

Floridians Making An Impression On The Southern Conference


We continue our look at where our athletes from the Sunshine State are playing this year. As we head to a region of the country that has long stocked their rosters with players from Florida - the Southern Conference.

This year, there are 90 players from the state of Florida in this conference this season - and we bring you all of them.

We hope by shining the spotlight on our prospects, fans and media across the country will see how valuabl Florida is when it comes to building rosters. During the next few months, we will continue to bring you players who are competing at colleges and universities across the country.

Marquis Green, RB, Sr., 5-7, 175, Palmetto
Jeremiah Hay, DB, Jr., 5-10, 180, Miami Booker T. Washington
T.J. Jenkins, LB, Fr., 6-2, 225, Tampa Plant
Daniel Ring, DL, Jr., 6-2, 275, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons
Faysal Shafaat, TE, Sr., 6-5, 250, Orlando Lutheran Academy

P.J. Blazejowski, QB, Fr., 6-0, 182, Fruitland Cove Bartram Trail
Shawn Boone, DE, Sr., 6-2, 246, Lithia Newsome.
Kedar Bryant, TE, Fr., 6-3, 232, Jacksonville Providence
Donovan Franks, DB, Fr., 6-0, 188, Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley
Jordan Hawkins, NT, So., 6-1, 290, Jacksonville Wolfson
Connor Jackson, DE, Fr., 6-2, 239, Tallahassee Florida High
Evan Jager, WR, Fr., 6-3, 202, Orlando Lake Highland Prep
Hank McCloud, RB, Sr., 5-9, 195, Tampa Catholic
Harrison Magee, OC, Jr., 6-2, 287, Jacksonville Mandarin
Kevin Mall, TE, So., 6-2, 237, Viera
Adekunle Olusanya, FS, Fr., 5-11, 194, Tampa Sickles
Danny Palmer, NT, Sr., Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley
Reeves Rogers, LB, Fr., 5-10, 204, Tampa Plant
Brian Moss, DT, So., 6-5, 257, Bratt Northview
Hunter Tremaine, S, Sr., 5-11, 190, St. Petersburg Shorecrest
Grayson Weber, OC, Sr., 6-5, 286, Sarasota Cardinal Mooney

Trey Bartlett, LB, Jr., 6-0, 190, St. Cloud Harmony
Lee Bennett, LB, Fr., 6-2, 202, Leesburg
Isaiah Buehler, LB, Fr., 6-2, 226, Apopka
Eli Grambling, TE, So., 5-11, 217, Perry Taylor County
Mike Gray, DB, So., Jacksonville Creekside
Justin Johnson, WR, Fr., 6-4, 194, Ponta Vedra Beach Nease
Jagger Lieb, PK. Fr., 5-8, 181, Port Orange Spruce Creek
Jack Lightsey, OL, So., 6-3, 262, Seffner Armwood
Tee Mitchell, RB, Fr., 5-10, 186, Jacksonville Bolles
Josh Moore, QB, Fr., 5-11, 207, Orange Park Ridgeview
Grant Reynolds, PK, Fr., 6-0, 156, Eustis
Zac Rice, OL, Fr., 6-3, 283, Newberry
Garrett Smith, OL, 6-2, 327, Fort Pierce Central
Hal Weaver, OL, Fr., 6-2, 240, Live Oak Suwannee

Royus Amos, OL, So., 6-7, 320, Deerfield Beach
Jamerson Blunt, FS, So., 6-1, 190, Tallahassee Lincoln
Armando Bonheur, OL, So., 6-4, 266, Orange Park Fleming Island
Jeremy Brown, WR, Sr., 6-5, 220, Coral Springs
Robert Clark, WR, Sr., 5-9, 173, Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer
Justin Cooper, LB, Jr., 6-2, 230, Fort Lauderdale University School
Gordon Crozier, OL, So., 6-1, 290, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Roosevelt Donaldson, DL, So., 6-2, 258, Miami Southridge
Jeremiaha Gates, RB, Sr., 5-10, 216, Ocala Trinity Catholic
Karel Hamilton, WR, So., 6-1, 190, Dover Strawberry Crest
Darius Harvey, WR, Fr., 5-11, 170, Tallahassee Lincoln
Malik Johns, WR, Fr., 5-10, 170, Dade City Pasco
Krondis Larry, RB, Fr., 5-7, 145, Miami Booker T. Washington
Emmanuel Obajimi, WR, So., 6-1, 200, Miramar Everglades
Greg Peranich, P, Sr., 6-4, 185, Pace
Deion Pierre, LB, Fr., 6-3, 220, Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy
Shaheed Salmon, LB, Fr., 6-2, 215, Land O'Lakes
Anthony Preston, FB, Fr., 5-11, 220, Bradenton IMG Academy
Connor Raferty, OL, Fr., 6-3, 295, Tampa Robinson
Calvin Ruff, DL, Sr., 6-0, 240, Tampa Jesuit
Gavin Sinclair, WR, Jr., 5-11, 165, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Tyler Small, TE, Fr., 6-4, 220, Tampa Jefferson
Brad Starace, WR, Fr., 5-11, 175, Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer
Brandon Whitaker, LB, Fr., 5-10, 181, Bradenton IMG Academy
Brandon Wilkinson, DL, Sr., 6-5, 242, Venice

Tevin Floyd, LB, So., 6-1, 230, Tallahassee Florida High
Steven Knowles, DL, Fr., 6-1, 225, Inverness Citrus
Aaron Perry, DL, Jr., 6-0, 215, Melbourne
Nick Rudman, OL, Jr., 6-2, 265, Pensacola Catholic
Jake Stenson, RB, Sr., 5-11, 200, Jacksonville Bolles
Quinlan Washington, RB, Fr., 6-0, 185, Gainesville Buchholz
Kalik Williams, DB, Fr., 5-11 190, Daytona Beach Mainland
Reggie Williams, DB, Fr., 5-9, 190, Palm Bay

Nate Murray, OL, Jr., 6-3, 325, Satellite

Terrence Green, DB, Jr., 5-10, 210, Jacksonville First Coast
Tyran Reynolds, WR, Fr., 6-1, 190, Crystal River

Brion Anderson, DB, Jr., 5-11, 200, Fruitland Cove Bartram Trail
T.J. Chamberlin, OL, Jr., 6-2, 290, Land O'Lakes
Steven Cornellier, DL, Fr., 6-2, 245, Jacksonville Bishop Kenny
Brandon Curtis, DL, Fr., 6-3, 240, Bushnell South Sumter
Connor Forades, OL, 6-6, 305, Brooksville Hernando
Jaleel Green, S, So., 6-2, 208, Jacksonville Providence
Will Irwin, WR, Jr., 6-2, 195, Land O'lakes
Mark Isom, DL, Jr., 6-0, 275, Winter Garden West Orange
Brandon Kuhn, DB, Fr., 5-10, 180, Fleming Island
Lorenzo Long, RB, So., 5-9, 210, Cantonment Tate
Bryce Motes, WR, Fr., 6-0, 175, Fleming Island
Tarek Odom, DE, Sr., 5-10, 258, St. Augustine
Philemon Permis, S, Jr., 6-1, 199, Stuart South Fork
Malik Rivera, S, Fr., Fruitland Coive Bartram Trail
Nathan Sanders, LB, Fr., 5-11, 180, Jacksonville Bolles
Michael Sarafianos, S, Fr., 6-0, 190, Tampa Catholic
Lincoln Stewart, LB, So., 5-11, 228, DeLand

The Miami Herald spotlights more football talent from the Sunshine State than any other source. Currently, we have promoted 3,500 high school football prospects as well as following our Florida Kids throughout the country. Have prospects to add? Drop Larry Blustein a note at and we’ll get those players out there. THAT’S WHAT WE HAVE DONE FOR 44 YEARS!

September 16, 2014

AP Week 3 Florida High School Football poll

The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings:

Class 8A
Record Pts Prv
1. Orlando Dr. Phillips (12) 3-0 154 1
2. Jacksonville First Coast (3) 3-0 145 2
3. Pembroke Pines Charles Flanagan 3-0 109 7
4. Miramar (1) 2-1 107 4 5. Apopka 2-1 82 8
6. Miami Christopher Columbus 3-0 55 NR
7. Lake Mary 2-0 49 10
(tie) Tampa Plant 2-1 49 9
9. Coral Gables 2-1 42 3
10. Fort Pierce Central 2-1 29 5
Others receiving votes: Bradenton Manatee 15, Winter Garden West Orange 14, Vero Beach 11, Oviedo 5, Orange City University 4, Palm Beach Gardens 2, Miami Killian 2, Coral Springs 2, Coconut Creek Monarch 1, St. Petersburg 1.

Class 7A
Record Pts Prv
1. Tarpon Springs East Lake (6) 3-0 149 2
2. Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (8) 1-1 137 1
3. Niceville (1) 3-1 118 3
4. Lakeland (1) 3-0 108 4
5. Kissimmee Osceola 2-1 88 6
6. Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer 2-1 84 4(tie)
7. Royal Palm Beach 2-0 53 8
8. Neptune Beach Fletcher 2-1 37 9
9. Tampa Sickles 2-1 27 10
10. Viera 2-0 17 NR
Others receiving votes: Orlando Oak Ridge 14, Clearwater Countryside 14, Punta Gorda Charlotte 13, Tallahassee Lincoln 7, West Boca Raton Community 7, Fort Myers 5, Plant City Durant 1, Contonment Tate 1.

Class 6A
Record Pts Prv
1. Daytona Beach Mainland (5) 3-0 147 2
2. Seffner Armwood (5) 3-0 144 1
3. Miami Central (6) 3-1 140 3
4. Boynton Beach 3-0 98 5
5. Venice 3-0 94 6
6. Naples 2-1 71 4
7. Hallandale 3-0 64 7
8. Lake City Columbia 2-1 29 9
9. St. Augustine 3-0 28 NR
10. Pensacola Escambia 3-0 25 10
Others receiving votes: South Fort Myers 12, Navarre 11, Groveland South Lake 10, Miami Northwestern 2, Fort Walton Beach Choctawhatchee 2, Palm Bay Bayside 2, Sunlake 1.

Class 5A
Record Pts Prv
1. Bushnell South Sumter (13) 3-0 156 1
2. Plantation American Heritage (2) 1-1 139 2
3. Geen Cove Springs Clay (1) 3-0 123 5
4. Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons 3-0 117 6
5. Palm Bay 2-0 96 8
6. Lake Wales 2-1 54 3
7. Live Oak Suwannee 3-0 49 NR
8. Merritt Island 2-1 32 4
9. Miami Jackson 1-0 23 NR
10. Citra North Marion 2-1 20 7
Others receiving votes: Orlando Bishop Moore 16, Tallahassee Godby 14, Tampa Jesuit 12, Cape Coral 12, Crawfordville Wakulla 7, Mount Dora 5, St. Petersburg Lakewood 4, Sarasota Booker 1.

Class 4A
Record Pts Prv
1. Miami Booker T. Washington (16) 4-0 160 1
2. Cocoa 2-0 141 2
3. Jacksonville Bolles School 3-0 129 3
4. Clewiston 3-0 104 5
5. Madison County 3-0 57 NR
Others receiving votes: Belle Glade Glades Central 49.

Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Clearwater Central Catholic (11) 3-0 154 1
2. Miami Westminster Christian 3-0 127 2
3. Jacksonville Trinity Christian (4) 1-1 110 3
4. Melbourne Central Catholic 3-0 99 4
5. Ocala Trinity Catholic 2-0 79 5
Others receiving votes: Delray American Heritage (1) 39, Frostproof 14, Tampa Berkeley Prep 12, Sarasota Cardinal Mooney 6.

Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. Largo Indian Rocks (15) 3-0 159 1
2. Glades Day (1) 3-0 131 4
3. Tallahassee North Florida Christian 1-1 122 2
4. Lakeland Victory Christian 2-1 85 5
5. Hialeah Champagnat Catholic 1-2 54 2(tie)
Others receiving votes:
Tampa Cambridge Christian 44, Deltona Trinity Christian 24, Jacksonville Duval Charter 21.

Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. Cross City Dixie County (16) 3-0 160 2
2. Lake Butler Union County 3-0 144 3
3. Bratt Northview 3-0 109 5
4. Trenton 2-1 99 1
5. Mayo Lafayette 2-1 83 4
Others receiving votes: Jasper Hamilton County 19, Baker School 14, Bristol Liberty County 12.

Talented Floridians Fill Patriot League Rosters This Season


As we continue to spotlight programs and conferences throughout the country that have Floridians on the football roster for the 2014 season, we head toward the competitive Patriot League Football.

This is a conference that always has Floridians making a difference on the football, field and in the classroom.

Here is a look at the 56 players from the Sunshine State calling this region of the country home:

Audrey Diejuste, LB, Jr., 5-11, 215, Boynton Beach
Jake Lawton, LB, Fr., 6-0, 215, Orlando Bishop Moore

Jose Alvarado, FB, Fr., 6-2, 220, Miami Christopher Columbus
Mike Armiento, DB, Sr., 5-11, 185, Southwest Ranches Archbishop McCarthy
Nikko Armiento, P, Jr., 6-1, 195, Plantation American Heritage
Chase Bender, WR, Jr., 6-3, 200, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons
Duncan Brennan, PK, Jr., 6-0, 200, Orlando Bishop Moore
Tyler Butler, LB, Jr., 6-2, 225, Loxahatchee Seminole Ridge
Cameron Buttermore, LB, Jr., 6-2, 220, Plantation American Heritage
Jordi Dalmau, OL, So., 6-2, 300, Miami Gulliver Prep
Kyle Diener, LB, So., 6-0, 235, Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest
Joe Figueroa, DB, So., 5-9, 190, Fort Pierce Central
Christian Hardegree, DB, Jr., 5-11, 200, Tampa Berkeley Prep
Jeff Koch, OL, Sr., 6-0, 310, Ponta Vedra Beach Nease
Ty McCollom, DB, Jr., 5-10, 170, Tampa Gaither
Zach Provin, OL, So., 6-1, 265, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Grant Siegel, OL, So., 6-3, 285, Miami Gulliver Prep
Zac Swain, OL, Jr., 6-2, 295, Lake Mary

Kevin Anderson, QB, So., 6-2, 195, Boca Raton
Alejandro Cardenas, PK, Fr., Miami LaSalle
Kendall Pearcey, RB. So., 5-10, 192, Lutz Steinbrenner
Jorge Solano, WR, So., 5-9, 180, Coral Springs Charter
Ian Williams, DB, Sr., 6-1, 200, West Palm Beach King's Academy

Elijah English, DL, Fr., 6-6, 230, Bushnell South Sumter
Tommy Jesson, WR, So., 6-1, 180, Orlando East River
Myles Braxton-Johnson, DB, So., 5-11, 185, Bradenton Southeast
Michael McFarlane, OL, Fr., 6-4, 280, Frostproof
Mike Roland, OL, Sr., 6-5, 310, Coral Gables
Marquis Wright, WR, Jr., 6-3, 185, Coconut Creek North Broward Prep
Warren Wynn, LS, Fr., 5-1, 220, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons

Daniel Bernard, DL, Fr., 6-3, 315, Coconut Creek North Broward Prep
Dewayne Cameron, DL, Jr., 6-4, 238, Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest
Darrius Lacy, WR, Fr., 5-11, 175, St. Petersburg Northeast
Nick McBeath, LB, Fr., 6-1, 210, Miami Christopher Columbus
Diego Quintanar, LB, Sr., 5-10, 205, Winter Garden West Orange
Sam Ranieri, OL, Jr., 6-3, 295, Orlando Dr. Phillips
Chase Ullman, LB, Sr., 6-2, 234, Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest
DiJuan Walker, RB, Fr., 5-10, 180, Clearwater Central Catholic

Deuce Gruden, RB, Jr., 5-6, 181, Tampa Carrollwood
Draeland James, DB, So., 6-1, 200, Jacksonville Providence
Steve Mercado, DL, Jr., 6-1, 288, North Fort Myers
Tyler Vickers, DL, Jr., 6-5, 257, Miami Southridge

Gatlin Casey, WR, Fr., 6-3, 175, Navarre
Colton Caslow, LB, So., 6-1, 210, Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley
Harrison Johnson, DL, Fr., 6-4, 250, Frostproof
Evan Harvey, LB, So., 6-1, 230, Delray American Heritage
Sasha Kelsey, WR, Fr., 6-0, 185, Miami Christopher Columbus
Derek Knott, WR, Jr., 5-9, 165, Orlando Colonial
John Mahoney, LB, Sr., 6-2, 215, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons
Tim Newton, DL, Sr., 6-5, 245, Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley
Ryan Pandy, K, So., 5-11, 185, Clearwater Countryside
Drew Paulsen, TE, Fr., 6-3, 225, Tampa Jesuit
Olivier Rigaud, DB, Jr., 6-0, 180, Pembroke Pines Charter
Brad Smith, DL, So., 6-4, 230, Tampa Jesuit
Kadeem Smith, OL, Fr., 6-3, 290, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons
Matthew Verdon, LB, Jr., 6-5, 205, Orlando Timber Creek

The Miami Herald spotlights more football talent from the Sunshine State than any other source. Currently, we have promoted 3,500 high school football prospects as well as following our Florida Kids throughout the country. Have prospects to add? Drop Larry Blustein a note at and we’ll get those players out there. THAT’S WHAT WE HAVE DONE FOR 44 YEARS!

September 15, 2014

Norland-Jackson football game considered non-result after being suspended

Just posting here in case you hadn't seen mine or anyone else's tweets about it yesterday.

The Norland-Jackson game, which Jackson led 19-14 after three quarters Saturday at North Miami Stadium has been ruled a suspended game by the GMAC.

The game was stopped due to lightning at the start of the fourth and never resumed after heavy rain caused the field conditions to deteriorate severely.

"A football game, unlike soccer, baseball or softball does not have a weather clause to end after so many innings or the start of the second half," GMAC executive secretary Cheryl Golden said in a statement to both schools Monday. "In football, if a game does not come to its normal conclusion it is SUSPENDED. That means if the game is to be resumed it would pick up from the exact point of suspension. Same score, quarter, time on clock, time outs left etc. With that said, since it is a non-district game it does not need to be completed."

The game will likely not be completed since it is not a district game.

Both Norland and Jackson remain 1-0 so far this season heading into this week's games. Jackson plays Booker T. at Traz Powell Friday at 7:30 p.m. Norland plays Homestead at 7:30 p.m. Friday at North Miami Stadium.

Mercer Making The Most of Florida Talent


While Mercer has plenty of talent on its roster from the state of Georgia, the Macon-based college is getting an infusion of Florida talent this year as well.

Head Coach Bobby Lamb and the Bears have 13 players from the Sunshine State on this year’s team – and with a coaching staff that knos Florida very well, expect more players to make their way into the program as well.

The coaching staff includes Mike Kolakowski (Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator / Outside Linebackers Coach), Casey Vogt (Offensive Coordinator / Offensive Line Coach), Kenny Baker (Defensive Line Coach), Carter Barfield (Running Backs Coach), Grant Cain (Inside Linebackers Coach / Recruiting Coordinator / Co-Specials Teams Coach), Dominique Davenport (Defensive Quality Control Coach), Mitch Doolittle (Secondary Coach / Co-Specials Teams Coach), Chino Fontenette (Wide Receivers Coach) Tre Lamb - Quarterbacks Coach), Will Patterson (Tight Ends Coach / Video Coordinator) and Jon Mangel (Director of Strength and Conditioning).

Trey Bartlett, LB, Jr., 6-0, 190, St. Cloud Harmony
Lee Bennett, LB, Fr., 6-2, 202, Leesburg
Isaiah Buehler, LB, Fr., 6-2, 226, Apopka
Eli Grambling, TE, So., 5-11, 217, Perry Taylor County
Mike Gray, DB, So., Jacksonville Creekside
Justin Johnson, WR, Fr., 6-4, 194, Ponta Vedra Beach Nease
Jagger Lieb, PK. Fr., 5-8, 181, Port Orange Spruce Creek
Jack Lightsey, OL, So., 6-3, 262, Seffner Armwood
Tee Mitchell, RB, Fr., 5-10, 186, Jacksonville Bolles
Josh Moore, QB, Fr., 5-11, 207, Orange Park Ridgeview
Grant Reynolds, PK, Fr., 6-0, 156, Eustis
Zac Rice, OL, Fr., 6-3, 283, Newberry
Garrett Smith, OL, 6-2, 327, Fort Pierce Central
Hal Weaver, OL, Fr., 6-2, 240, Live Oak Suwannee

The Miami Herald spotlights more football talent from the Sunshine State than any other source. Currently, we have promoted 3,500 high school football prospects as well as following our Florida Kids throughout the country. Have college programs to add? Drop Larry Blustein a note at and we’ll get those players out there. THAT’S WHAT WE HAVE DONE FOR 44 YEARS!

September 12, 2014

Dolphins Salute Youth and High School Teams, Coaches


The Coral Springs Chargers 12U from the American Youth Football League were honored on the field by the Miami Dolphins as Coach Philbin’s Youth Team of the Week presented by Walgreens during the Dolphins home opener against the Patriots at Sun Life Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 7. The Coral Springs Chargers coach is Teddy Bussie.


The Miami Gardens Bulldogs from the Florida Youth Football League also were honored on the field as Coach Philbin’s Youth Team of the Week presented by Walgreens on Sunday, Sept. 7. The Miami Gardens Bulldogs coach is Chavis Wright.


Ricardo Hallman of the Davie Broncos 11U team was honored on the field as the Youth Player of the Week presented by Under Armour on Sunday, Sept. 7, and Troy Drayton of the Miami Dolphins . Ricardo Hallman is coached by Dolphins greats Sam Madison and Jason Taylor.


Quarterback Maurice Alexander of Booker T. Washington High School was honored on the field as the High school player of the Week presented by Under Armour on Sunday, Sept. 7. Alexander is coached by Tim Harris, Jr.


Roland Smith of Miami Central High School was honored on the field as the High School coach of the Week on Sunday, Sept. 7.


Nebraska Kearney Taps Into Florida's Talent Pool


When it comes to the talent in the state of Florida, very few coaches know it better than Andy Siegal. A longtime football coach in the Sunshine State, he has also found a way to get the talented athletes at several colleges he has been at.

Siegal is the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks coach at the University of Nebraska Kearney - where he has been able to get 20 Floridians to infuse the Lopers' roster this season.

Head Coach Darrell Morris has athletes from as far south as Miami - and in pockets throughout the Jacksonville area and north of Tampa.

"When I came here we didn't have any Floridians on the roster," Siegal said. "Now, we have added 20 prospects this season, which is going to help this program grow and get better. I am excited about the very talented football prospects we have added from a great and talent-rich state like Florida."

C.J. Barbee, OC, Fr., 6-3, 305, Inverness Citrus
Romello Bentley, WR, Fr., 5-8, 150, Fruitland Cove Bartram Trail
Willie Burgos, WR, Fr., 5-7, 160, Jacksonville Mandarin
Jonas Clark, FS, Jr., 6-1, 170, Miami Booker T. Washington
Nekari Jones, WR, Fr., Lakeland Victory Christian
Jaimee Juse, DE, Fr., 6-4, 205, Inverness Citrus
Ryan McFarlin., QB, Fr., 6-2, 205, Jacksonville Atlantic Coast
Famous McKinnon, Fr., DB, 5-8, 170, Miami Booker T. Washington
Tityus Mitchell, WR, Fr., 6-2, 185, St. Augustine Menendez
Anthony Neris, S/LB, Fr., 6-3, 210, Orange Park
James Pouncey, RB, Fr., 5-9, 170, Inverness Citrus
Allen Sampson, WR, Jr., 5-8, 160, Tampa Plant
Cameron Singletary, RB, Fr., 5-7, 200, Jacksonville Bishop Kenny
Julius Smith, WR, 6-4, 165, Jacksonville Ribault
Rod Theodore, LB, Fr., 5-10, 195, Lantana Santaluces
LaDarrius Thomas, DB, Fr., 6-0, 160, Dunnellon
Corey Van Dorn, LB, Fr., 6-0, 225, Orange Park
Tyler Wiley, FS, Fr., 6-3, 175, Weeki Wachee
Damien Wilson, DB, So., 5-9, 165, Dade City Pasco
Kalen Woodyard, WR, Fr., 6-2, 180, Ocala West Port

No media outlet in the state of Florida promotes and tracks its football prospects more than the Miami Herald. To date, we have spotlight 3,500 current high school football players as well as continues to track and highlight football talent away at colleges and universities across the country. Have additional players to highlight? Send Larry Blustein a note at

'14 Florida High School Football Scoreboard - Week 3

This is a service that we provide for all football fans of the state of Florida. If there is a score that is not here, please let us know by posting below or e-mail us at

Don Bosco Prep (NJ) 24, St. Thomas Aquinas 7
Jupiter Christian 44, Inlet Grove 20
Miami Florida Christian 46, Archbishop Curley 23
Miami Jackson 19, Miami Norland 14
Orlando Faith Christian 17, Silver Star Center 0
Port Orange Spruce Creek 46, Ozen High 23

All Saints (Winter Haven) 29, Ocala Christian Academy 25
Andrew Jackson (Jacksonville) 22, Terry Parker 0
Apopka 56, Wekiva 7
Archbishop McCarthy (Southwest Ranches) 35, University School 7
Armwood (Seffner) 26, Hillsborough 0
Arnold (Panama City) 37, Freeport 7
Atlantic Coast (Jacksonville) 58, Wolfson 6
Atlantic Community (Delray Beach) 42, Spanish River 0
Auburndale 49, Ridge Community 31
Aucilla Christian (Monticello) 28, St. Joseph Academy 13
Baker School 42, Holmes County 13
Bartow 30, Lake Region 0
Bayside (Palm Bay) 21, Sebastian River 19
Belen Jesuit (Miami) 41, Pembroke Pines 0
Benjamin (N. Palm Beach) 21, Pope John Paul II 7 Berean Christian (W. Palm Beach) 57, Highlands Christian 7
Berkeley Prep (Tampa) 22, Booker 12
Bishop Moore (Orlando) 27, Edgewater 7
Blake (Tampa)35, Leto 0
Blountstown 21, Graceville 9
Boca Raton Christian 34, Zion Christian 18
Bolles School (Jacksonville) 17, North Marion 6
Boone (Orlando) 38, Orlando University 29
Braden River (Bradenton) 23, Southeast 0
Bradenton Christian 2, Citrus Park Christian, 0, forfeit
Brandon 14, Riverview 7
Bronson 52, Branford 14
Brooksville Central 20, Poinciana 13
Brookwood School, Ga. 49, John Paul II Catholic 0
Calvary Christian (Clearwater) 42, Northside Christian 7
Cambridge Christian (Tampa) 55, Hawthorne 6
Cape Coral 38, Ida S. Baker 35
Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale) 31, Cooper City 7
Cardinal Mooney (Sarasota) 40, Lake Placid 7
Carrollwood Day (Tampa) 26, Foundation Academy 21
Cedar Hill Trinity, Texas 35, Montverde Academy 21
Central Florida Christian 44, International Community 6
Choctawhatchee (Fort Walton Beach) 54, Gulf Breeze 38
Citrus (Inverness) 30, Hernando 13
Clay (Green Cove Springs) 33, Orange Park 13
Clearwater 30, Palm Harbor University 23
Clearwater Central Catholic 41, Jesuit 27
Clewiston 38, Cardinal Newman 20
Cocoa 49, Astronaut 14
Coconut Creek 55, Nova 24
Columbia (Lake City) 28, Buchholz 23
Community School of Naples 42, Fort Myers Canterbury 7
Coral Springs 24, Fort Lauderdale 14
Coral Springs Charter 42, Pine Crest 21
Countryside (Clearwater) 15, Palmetto 14
Crescent City 70, Halifax Academy 0
Deerfield Beach 14, Blanche Ely 12
DeLand 34, Seabreeze 17
Delray American Heritage 20, Glades Central 18
DeSoto County (Arcadia) 56, East Lee County 7
Dixie County (Cross City) 48, Trenton 25
Dixie Hollins (St. Petersburg) 33, Seminole 27
Doral Academy Charter 38, Cornerstone Charter 0
Dr. Phillips (Orlando) 44, Sanford Seminole 7
Dunnellon 57, Wildwood 13
Durant (Plant City)34, Tampa Bay Tech 20
Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens) 34, Palm Beach Gardens 10
Eagle's View (Jacksonville) 48, Temple Christian 18
East Bay (Gibsonton) 16, Alonso 15
East Lake (Tarpon Springs) 36, Dunedin 6
Eau Gallie 36, Gateway 26
Ed White (Jacksonville) 26, Mandarin 3
Englewood (Jacksonville) 35, Baldwin 20
Episcopal (Jacksonville) 63, Christ's Church 0
Escambia (Pensacola) 45, Rutherford 7
Eustis 14, Harmony 7
Evangelical Christian (Fort Myers) 44, Southwest Florida Christian 22
Everglades (Miramar) 42, Hollywood Hills 7 Father Lopez Catholic (Daytona Beach) 32, Warner Christian 20
Fernandina Beach 7, Hilliard 3
First Academy (Orlando) 48, Agape Christian 6
First Coast (Jacksonville) 62, Raines 7
Flanagan (Pembroke Pines) 42, Boyd Anderson 0
Fleming Island 42, Middleburg 6
Fletcher (Neptune Beach) 45, Sandalwood 14
Florida (Tallahassee) 47, FAMU Developmental Research 6
Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian 28, King's Academy 21
Fort Meade 41, Avon Park 17
Fort Myers 55, Cypress Lake 6
Fort White 37, Bradford 7
Frostproof 43, Mulberry 0
George Steinbrenner (Lutz) 21, Spoto 14
Glades Day (Belle Glade) 44, Moore Haven 0
Godby (Tallahassee) 42, East Gadsden 0
Golden Gate (Naples) 35, Barron Collier 20
Gulliver Prep (Miami) 27, Chaminade-Madonna 7
Hagerty (Oviedo) 15, Winter Springs 8
Haines City 26, Tenoroc 3
Hallandale 61, South Broward 0
Hamilton County (Jasper) 33, Chiefland 7
Hardee County (Wauchula) 23, Sebring 13
Heritage (Palm Bay) 27, Rockledge 10
Hialeah-Miami Lakes 34, Hialeah 0
Hudson 42, Weeki Wachee 28
IMG Academy (Bradenton) 61, Dillard 0
Indian Rocks (Largo) 21, Admiral Farragut 7
Jefferson County (Monticello) 26, Newberry 20
Jefferson (Tampa) 24, Robinson 7
Jupiter 9, Jensen Beach 7
Keswick Christian (St. Petersburg) 26, Bishop McLaughlin 21
King (Tampa) 34, Middleton 6
Kissimmee Osceola 28, Fort Pierce Central 14
Lafayette (Mayo) 56, Bell 19
Lake Brantley (Altamonte Springs) 26, Evans 7
Lake Gibson (Lakeland) 7, Kathleen 5
Lake Nona (Orlando) 35, Colonial 14
Lake Weir (Ocala) 34, Deltona 20
Lake Worth 23, Santaluces 21
Lakeland Christian 41, Liberty 20
Lakeland 49, Lyman 28
Lakewood Ranch (Bradenton) 22, Bayshore 7
Land O'Lakes 29, Ridgewood 19
Largo 13, Gibbs 6
Lecanto 21, Crystal River 20
Lehigh 36, Estero 29
Lemon Bay (Englewood) 33, LaBelle 14
Lennard 27, Chamberlain 13
Leon (Tallahassee) 48, Strawberry Crest 9
Liberty County (Bristol) 63, Wewahitchka 0
Lincoln (Tallahassee) 38, Sarasota 0
Madison County 48, Gainesville 23
Mainland (Daytona Beach) 53, Lake Wales 9
Manatee (Bradenton) 31, Naples 19
Martin County (Stuart) 10, Okeechobee 3
Matanzas (Palm Coast) 24, Jones 21
Melbourne Central Catholic 57, St. Petersburg Catholic 7
Menendez (St. Augustine) 45, Interlachen 13
Miami Central 47, Coral Reef 0
Miami Christopher Columbus 14, Coral Gables 13
Miami Killian 38, North Miami Beach 9
Miami La Salle 36, St. Andrew's 0
Miami Southridge 33, Goleman 6
Miami Washington 38, Miami Carol City 14
Milton 48, Ft. Walton Beach 21
Miramar 42, Plantation 0
Monarch (Coconut Creek) 40, Western 0
Mount Dora 34, Leesburg 28
Mount Dora Bible 31, Santa Fe Catholic 21
Navarre 49, Pace 21
Nease (Ponta Vedra) 35, West Nassau County 20
Niceville 41, Pine Forest 0
North Fort Myers 34, Gulf Coast 30
North Port 19, Palmetto Ridge 18
Northview (Bratt) 24, Chipley 6
Oakleaf (Orange Park) 31, Wayne County, Ga. 25
Ocala Vanguard 13, West Port 12
Orlando Freedom 20, Olympia 19
Out-of-Door Academy (Sarasota) 42, St. John Lutheran 0
Oviedo 41, Lake Howell 0
Oviedo Master's Academy 40, Merritt Island Christian 0
Oxbridge Academy (West Palm Beach) 48, Keys Gate 17
P.K. Yonge (Gainesville) 26, Bishop Snyder 10
Pahokee 33, John I. Leonard 7
Palatka 28, Creekside 13
Palm Bay 28, Melbourne 14
Palm Beach Lakes 20, Suncoast 0
Pasco (Dade City) 37, Wesley Chapel 13
Pensacola Washington 14, Lake Area New Tech Early College, La. 0
Pensacola 25, Pensacola Catholic 17
Pine Ridge (Deltona) 29, Lake Highland 14
Pinellas Park 10, Seminole Osceola 7
Piper (Sunrise) 28, West Broward 0
Plant (Tampa) 37, Gaither 10
Ponte Vedra 47, Arlington Country Day 12
Port Charlotte 43, Mariner 6
Port St. Joe 46, Bozeman School 0
Providence (Jacksonville) 29, Baker County 28
R.E. Lee (Jacksonville) 7, Westside 0
Reagan (Doral) 48, Westland Hialeah 0
Rickards (Tallahassee) 28, Crestview 12
River Ridge (New Port Richey) 42, Wiregrass Ranch 21
Riverdale (Fort Myers) 14, Dunbar 7
Rocky Bayou Christian (Niceville) 28, St. Johns Country Day 14
Satellite 22, Treasure Coast 20
Seminole Ridge (Loxahatchee) 23, Park Vista Community 14
Seven Rivers Christian (Lecanto) 54, Munroe Day 24
Shiloh Christian, Ark. 12, First Baptist 8
Sickles (Tampa) 27, Newsome 14
Sneads 33, Franklin County 20
Somerset Academy (Homestead) 24, Miami Community Charter 12
South Fort Myers 31, Island Coast 0
South Lake (Groveland) 44, Ocala Forest 14
South Sumter (Bushnell) 45, East Ridge 0
Space Coast (Cocoa) 49, Celebration 3
Springstead (Spring Hill) 23, Nature Coast Tech 20
St. Augustine 31, Ridgeview 0
St. Cloud 42, Cypress Creek 0
St. John Neumann (Naples) 35, Shorecrest Prep 13
St. Lucie Centennial 30, Merritt Island 24
St. Petersburg Canterbury 30, Oak Hall 0
St. Petersburg Northeast 16, Boca Ciega 6
St. Petersburg 39, Lakewood 22
St. Stephen's Episcopal (Bradenton) 47, Lake Mary Prep 7
Sunlake 42, Anclote 0
Suwannee (Live Oak) 21, Santa Fe 12
Tarpon Springs 35, Tampa Catholic 14
Tate (Cantonment) 47, Bay 0
Tavares 42, Umatilla 38
Taylor County (Pierson) 28, Potter's House Christian 24
The Villages 33, Taylor 7
Timber Creek (Orlando) 55, East River 42
Titusville 15, Port Orange Atlantic 6
Trinity Christian (Deltona) 28, Harvest Community School 7
Trinity Christian (Jacksonville) 42, University Christian 12
Trinity Prep (Winter Park) 21, John Carroll Catholic 15
Union County (Lake Butler) 41, Keystone Heights 0
University (Orange City) 35, Flagler Palm Coast 0
Venice 35, Sarasota Riverview 7
Vernon 48, Jay 3
Vero Beach 52, Lake Minneola 35
Victory Christian (Lakeland) 20, Holy Trinity Episcopal 15
Viera 64, Cocoa Beach 0
Wakulla (Crawfordville) 47, Marianna 20
Walton (Defuniak Springs) 27, South Walton 17
Wellington 45, South Fork 36
West Boca Raton Community 37, Palm Beach Central 13
West Florida (Pensacola) 19, Cairo, Ga. 7
West Gadsden (Greensboro) 36, Cottondale 6
West Orange (Winter Garden) 42, Oak Ridge 20
Westminster Academy (Fort Lauderdale) 36, Coral Shores 30
Westminster Christian (Miami) 16, Immokalee 11
Wharton (Tampa) 19, Tampa Freedom 17
Windermere Prep 46, Seffner Christian 20
Winter Haven 44, George Jenkins 17
Winter Park 49, Ocoee 0
Zephyrhills 45, Mitchell 14

Duval Charter vs. Williston, ppd.

Boynton Beach 48, The Village Academy 20
Homestead South Dade 23, American 14
Lynn Haven Mosley 33, Chiles 16
Miami Dade Christian 3, Somerset Academy
Miami Ferguson 21, Braddock 6
Miami Dr. Krop 13, Mourning 0
Miami Springs 19, Edison 6
Ocala Trinity Catholic 45, Gainesville Eastside 21
Pompano Beach 16, Miami Country Day 12
Pulaski (AR) Academy 52, New Smyrna Beach 20
St. Augustine Florida School For Deaf & Blind 36, Saint Francis Catholic 7

September 11, 2014



PLAYER: Calvin Ridley
SCHOOL: Coconut Creek Monarch
HEAD COACH: Calvin Davis
COLLEGES: Committed to the University of Alabama

WHAT TO LIKE: While he will only play three games this year, do to his age, this is an impressive talent who already showed everyone that he is indeed one of the best in the country. Having watched him since his youth football days, this is a dominating football talent who will only get better as he moves on to the next level. Stretches the field as well as anyone. Has impressive speed, tremendous hands and runs exceptional pass routes. No matter what setting you put him in - 7-on-7 or in game conditions - he will dominate. This is one of those gifted football prospects who continues to make a difference - and that is not likely to step when he gets to college.





PLAYER: Da'Vante Davis
SCHOOL: Miami Booker T. Washington
HEAD COACH: Tim Harris, Jr.
COLLEGES: Ohio State, Miami, Georgia, FSU, Florida, Auburn, Clemson.

WHAT TO LIKE: One of four players to join the Tornadoes this year from Homestead, this is an elite prospect who many believe is one of the best in the nation. Played receiver for the Broncos as well, but has been a mainstay in the secondary for BTW since arriving. A dominating cover-corner who is long and gets to plays that most simply cannot. A very smooth prospect who makes plays in all settings. Whether it's in full gear or 7-on-7 events, he just continues to get it done. Can matchup against kind of receiver because of his overall athletic ability and understanding of the game. Those who competed against him are impressed by the little things he does away from the action. Was a huge addition to the defending national champions.



September 10, 2014

National Showdown at West Point: St. Thomas vs. Don Bosco Prep on Saturday


On Saturday, Sept. 13 at 4:00 p.m., FOX Sports Florida will be featuring the rematch between national title contenders St. Thomas Aquinas and Don Bosco Prep live on the network via Prep Zone, presented by Checkers and UHealth. Paul Kennedy will call the game, alongside color commentator Keith Jones, and Kavita Channe will be reporting from the sidelines at West Point.

FOX Sports Florida’s broadcast will be carried in more than 50 million homes across the country through participating regional sports networks including: FOX Sports Arizona, FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Wisconsin, FOX Sports Ohio, FOX Sports Southwest Plus, Prime Ticket, FOX Sports San Diego, FOX College Sports and YES Network (on tape delay at 7:00 p.m.).

The visiting Raiders (1-0), ranked No. 1 in Florida and a consensus top 10 choice nationally, opened their season with a dominating 38-7 victory over defending Class 5A state champion American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.). Aquinas, which boasts 10 Division I commits and likely an additional 10 seniors who will eventually play at college football’s highest level, have a bevy of offensive weapons, led by 5-foot-11, 205-pound running back Jordan Scarlett (Miami) and 6-foot-6, 200-pound wide receiver Devante Peete (Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State). Defensively, the Raiders have an all-star secondary with a trio of top performers in 6-foot-2, 185-pound Damon Arnette (South Carolina), 6-foot, 190-pound Rashard Causey (Florida Atlantic) and 6-foot, 190-pound Tyson Cisrow (Penn State, South Florida, West Virginia).

“As the Athletic Director at St. Thomas Aquinas, I feel this is a tremendous experience for students, athletes, our band, cheerleaders and administration with the game being played West Point,” George Smith said. “Plus the chance to play Don Bosco again will be a great test for both schools.”

The host Ironmen (1-0), ranked No. 1 in New Jersey and a consensus top 15 team nationally, finished a disappointing 8-4 in 2013, but opened last week in fine fashion, topping defending Pennsylvania state champion St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia) 35-7. Don Bosco is a defensive powerhouse led by a suffocating front line, headlined by a two-way standout, 6-foot-9, 305-pound Kevin Feder (Ohio State). The Ironmen also have a super back seven, led by 6-foot, 230-pound senior linebacker Zack Chakonis and 5-foot-9, 178-pound senior defensive back Davion Ellison (Syracuse). Offensively, Don Bosco has a dual-threat leader at quarterback in 6-foot, 180-pound senior Wes McCoy.

“It will be a memorable experience for all those involved in this unforgettable game,” Don Bosco Prep Athletic Director Brian McAleer said. “Both institutions have a tremendous amount of respect for each other, and the student athletes involved will remember this game the rest of their lives. It is an honor for Don Bosco Prep to be playing at the oldest Military Academy in the United States.”

“Since we launched Prep Zone, our goal has been to produce games featuring big time high school football programs competing in major league venues such as; Raymond James Stadium, Sun Life Stadium, and the Superdome,” said Stephen Grecsek, President of OUR TEAM. “For these elite teams to be able to play at Michie Stadium and experience West Point, it will be a moment they will treasure for years to come. Thank you to FOX Sports Florida / Sun Sports, Checkers, UHealth and all of our sponsors for making this event possible.”

About FOX Sports Florida / FOX’s Sun Sports

FOX Sports Florida and Sun Sports are the regional television homes of the Orlando Magic, Tampa Bay Rays, Miami HEAT, Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers. The regional sports networks are available in more than 6.5 million cable & satellite homes across the state. FOX Sports Florida and Sun Sports are committed to making a positive impact in the communities we serve by engaging our audiences and providing award winning TV and web coverage of Florida’s hometown sports teams. For more information, channel listings and how you can get involved with FOX Sports Florida / Sun Sports, visit

Florida Football Is Well Represented at Ivy League Schools


There is little doubt that the impact that the state of Florida makes every year on football programs across the country. That same impact is also felt at schools within the prestigious Ivy League - where 63 players from the Sunshine State are among the gifted student/athletes who compete at this impressive level.

Quality education and rich in tradition programs that have alumni across the globe - watching every Saturday in the fall - and helping assist these young men achieve high standards after graduation.

At a time when Florida high school football is recognized as among the best in the country, it's good to know that we have some gifted prospects who continue on at schools that have been regarded as the best in education as well.

Here is a list of Floridians playing this year in the Ivy League:

Adrian Caesar, LB, Fr., 5-11, 185, Miami Coral Park.
Hershel Caywood, OLB, Jr., 5-11, 200, Bradenton Manatee.
Chad Ginsburg, OLB, 5-9, 180, Sr., Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest.
Gabriel Gonzalez, DB, Jr., 6-0, 190, Boca Raton.
Conor Kruger, OL, Jr., 6-0, 270, Sarasota Riverview.
Rakeem Marcelle, WR, Jr., 6-0, 185, Vero Beach.
Zachary Marti, OL, Fr., 6-2, 275, Miami Christopher Columbus.
Grant Senne, PK, Jr., 6-5, 235, Winter Park Trinity Prep.
Jared Shimberg, TE, Fr., 6-5, 250, Tampa Berkeley Prep.
Isaac Whitney, DB, Fr., 5-9, 175, Venice.

John Keefe, WR, Sr., 6-1, 195, Fort Walton Beach Choctawhatchee.
Max Keefe, LB, Jr., 6-2, 216, Fort Walton Beach Choctawhatchee.
Ryan Thomas, OL, Sr., 6-5, 257, Gainesville Buchholz.

Taylor Betros, LB, Sr., 5-11, 226, Jacksonville Bolles.
Evan Brovender, RB, 6-4, 236, Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest. James Few, QB, Jr., 6-2, 203, Tampa Plant.
Javier Rodriguez, WR, Sr., 5-10, 177, Miami Belen Jesuit.
Mike Tate, OLB, Jr., 6-0, 183, Tampa Plant.

Jarius Brown, DB, Fr., 5-8, 175, Fort Lauderdale University School.
Jon Marc Carrier, WR, So., 5-11, 170, Lutz Steinbrenner.
Joshua Clark, OL, Jr., 6-5, 290, Bradenton Christian.
Darius George, DB, So., 6-1, 180, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons.
Brian Grove, RB, Jr., 5-10, 195, West Palm Beach Kings Academy.
Vernon Harris, DB, Jr., 6-2, 195, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.
Frankie Hernandez, DB, Jr., 5-9, 195, Miami Belen Jesuit.
Blake Orvis, TE, So., 6-4, 240, Orlando Boone.
Justin Porter, DB, Fr., 5-8, 175, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna.
Sean Ronan, OL, Sr., 6-3, 275, Boca Raton.
Zach Slafsky, LB, Jr., 6-2, 245, Delray American Heritage.

David Bicknell, PK, Sr., 6-2, 195, Boca Raton.
Dan Melow, WR, Sr., 6-1, 190, Miami Gulliver Prep.
Denzel Paige, DE, DE, Jr., 6-2, 230, Coconut Creek North Broward Prep.
Semar Smith, RB, Fr., 5-10, 200, Coral Springs Taravella.
Seitu Smith II, WR, Sr., 5-10, 185, Deerfield Beach.
Bryce Walker, WR, Jr., 5-9, 180, Tampa Jesuit.

Patton Chillura, QB, Sr., 6-2, 190, Tampa Jesuit.
Tyler Drake, DE, Jr., 6-2, 220, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.
Drew Harris, DB, Sr., 6-3, 200, Davie Western.
Nathan Kirchmier, OL, Fr., 6-4, 310, Plantation American Heritage.
Ron Moore, WR, Jr., 5-10, 170, Boca Raton.
Tryrone Quarterman, DL, So., 6-0, 230, Neptune Beach Fletcher.
Nick Rittenhouse, QB, Fr., 6-3, 215, Cocoa Space Coast.
Kyle Wilcox, WR, Sr., 5-10, 200, Seffner Armwood.
Gerhard Williams IV, OL, Fr., 6-6, 285, Fleming Island.

Nolan Bieck, PK, Jr., 6-1, 185, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.
Kedric Bostic, QB, Jr., 6-3, 225, Jupiter Christian.
Khalil Bryant, DL, Fr., 6-2, 250, Fleming Island.
Richard Bush, OL, Fr., 6-2, 260, Tampa Plant.
Rohan Hylton, LB, So., 5-11, 220, Ocoee.
Max Lescano, DB, Jr., 5-10, 190, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.
Scott Northcutt, LB, So., 6-0, 215, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.
Julian Perez, DL, Fr., 6-2, 250, Plantation American Heritage.
Will Powers, RB, Sr., 5-9, 195, Jupiter Christian.
Caleb Slate, OL, Jr., 6-3, 300, Green Cove Springs Clay.
Jimmy von Thron, DB, Sr., 6-0, 210, Jacksonville Providence.

Aaron Ault, LB, Jr., 6-2, 212, Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley.
Stephen Buric, TE, Jr., 6-5, 237, Tarpon Springs East Lake.
Cole Champion, DB, Jr., 5-11, 191, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.
Myles Gaines, WR, So., 5-11, 184, Tallahassee Lincoln.
Blake Horn, PK, Fr., 6-1, 178, Davie Western.
Mikhail Reece, DT, Jr., 6-5, 277, Tampa Gaither.
Ryan Stanney, LB, Sr., 6-0, 212, Orlando Bishop Moore.
Adam Van Valkenburg, LB, Jr., 6-3, 213, Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley.

September 09, 2014

AP Week 2 Florida High School Football poll

The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings (area teams in bold)

Rcd Pts Prv
1. Orlando Dr. Phillips (17) 2-0 195 2
2. Jacksonvile First Coast (2) 2-0 173 3
3. Coral Gables 2-0 148 4
(tie) Miramar (1) 1-1 148 1
5. Fort Pierce Central 2-0 123 5
6. Palm Beach Gardens 2-0 86 6
7. Pembroke Pines Flanagan 2-0 80 7
8. Apopka 1-1 48 8
9. Tampa Plant 1-1 42 9
10. Lake Mary 2-0 35 10
Others receiving votes: Miami Christopher Columbus 9, Vero Beach 5, Bradenton Manatee 3, Weston Cypress Bay 2, Coconut Creek Monarch 1, Oviedo 1, Winter Garden West Orange 1.

Rcd Pts Prv
1. Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (20) 1-0 200 1
2. Tarpon Springs East Lake 2-0 168 4
3. Niceville 2-1 163 2
4. Lakeland 2-0 108 10
(tie) Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer 1-1 108 7
6. Kissimmee Osceola 1-1 81 3
7. Orlando Oak Ridge 2-0 56 NR
8. Royal Palm Beach 2-0 37 NR
9. Neptune Beach Fletcher 1-1 35 6
10. Sickles 1-1 34 5
Others receiving votes: Punta orda Charlotte 30, Clearwater Countryside 18, Viera 14, Tallahassee Lincoln 13, Cantonment Tate 10, West Boca Raton Community 10, Apopka Wekiva 5, Plant City Durant 5, Hialeah American 3, Fort Myers 1, Port Charlotte 1.

Rcd Pts Prv
1. Seffner Armwood (2) 2-0 179 2
2. Daytona Beach Mainland (8) 2-0 178 3
3. Miami Central (9) 2-1 171 1
4. Naples (1) 2-0 146 4
5. Boynton Beach 2-0 115 5
6. Venice 2-0 66 NR
7. Hallandale 2-0 64 9
8. Fort Lauderdale Dillard 2-0 33 NR
9. Lake City Columbia 1-1 28 6
10. Pensacola Escambia 2-0 23 NR
Others receiving votes: St. Augustine 16, Groveland South Lake 14, Palm Bay Heritage 14, Navarre 10, Miami Carol City 9, Lakeland Lake Gibson 7, South Fort Myers 6, Stuart South Fork 5, Tampa Hillsborough 5, Gainesville 2, Largo 2, Jacksonville Ed White 2, Miami Northwestern 2, Miami Norland 1, Fort Walton Beach Choctawhatchee 1, Palm Bay Bayside 1.

Rcd Pts Prv
1. Bushnell South Sumter (12) 2-0 191 1
2. Plantation American Heritage (8) 1-1 183 2 (tie)
3. Lake Wales 2-0 132 2 (tie)
4. Merritt Island 2-0 127 4
5. Green Cove Springs Clay 2-0 115 5
6. Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons 2-0 108 6
7. Citra North Marion 2-0 84 7
8. Palm Bay 1-0 65 10 (tie)
9. St. Petersburg Lakewood 1-1 24 10 (tie)
10. Tampa Jesuit 2-0 16 NR
Others receiving votes: Cape Coral Island Coast 14, Tallahassee Godby 12, Live Oak Suwannee 10, Miami Jackson 5, Cape Coral 5, Jacksonville Bishop Kenny 3, Pensacola Catholic 3, Crawfordville Wakulla 2, Sarasota Booker 1.

Rcd Pts Prv
1. Miami Booker T. Washington (20) 3-0 200 1
2. Cocoa 1-0 173 2
3. Jacksonville Bolles 2-0 160 3
4. Belle Glade Glades Central 2-0 142 5
5. Clewiston 2-0 89 NR
Others receiving votes: Madison County 24, Miami Gulliver Prep 12.

Rcd Pts Prv
1. Clearwater Central Catholic (13) 2-0 190 1
2. Miami Westminster Christian (2) 2-0 177 2
3. Jacksonville Trinity Christian (5) 0-1 149 3
4. Melbourne Central Catholic 2-0 114 4
5. Ocala Trinity Catholic 1-0 73 5
Others receiving votes: Delray American Heritage 46, Tampa Berkeley Prep 24, Frostproof 14, Lakeland Christian 7, Sarasota Cardinal Mooney 6.

Rcd Pts Prv
1. Largo Indian Rocks (15) 2-0 189 4
2. Tallahassee North Florida Christian 1-1 124 3
(tie) Hialeah Champagnat Catholic (2) 1-1 115 1
4. Belle Glade Glades Day (1) 2-0 112 NR
5. Lakeland Victory Christian (2) 1-1 109 2
Others receiving votes: South Daytona Beach Warner Christian 82, Tallahaseee FAMU Developmental Research 22, Naples First Baptist 14, Jacksonville University Christian 12, Miami Dade Christian 9, St. Petersburg Northside Christian 9, Deltona Trinity Christian 6, Jacksonville Duval Charter 6.

Rcd Pts Prv
1. Trenton (19) 2-0 198 1
2. Cross City Dixie County (1) 2-0 181 2
3. Lake Butler Union County 2-0 161 3
4. Mayo Lafayette 1-1 105 4
5. Bratt Northview 2-0 74 NR
Others receiving votes: Chiefland 44, Blountstown 18, Bristol Liberty County 7, Baker School 6, Port St. Joe 6.

Area Football Talent Getting It Done At Dartmouth College


When it comes to producing football talent in south Florida, everyone knows that we have more than our share of top-flight prospects competing at colleges across the country.

Nearly any game on Saturday will have a number of Miami-Dade and Broward County athletes making an impact throughout the nation. But did you also realize that this a region of the country that also has a number of student-athletes getting it done at schools in the Ivy League?

At Dartmouth College, the Big Green feature a number of Floridians on the roster - including a south Florida defensive backfield that includes (27) Vernon Harris, (St. Thomas Aquinas), (28) Justin Porter (Chaminade-Madonna), (3) Frankie Hernandez, Belen Jesuit, (24) Jarius Brown, University School and (19) Darius George from Cardinal Gibbons.

In all, Dartmouth features Floridians Brian Grove (W. Palm Beach King's Academy), Zach Slafsky (American Heritage Delray), Sean Ronan (Boca Raton), Joshua Clark (Bradenton Christian), Jon Marc Carrier (Lutz Steinbrenner) and Blake Orvis (Orlando Boone).