Here is a look at the best of the second week of the state Florida high school championships in Orlando.
The following are players in 3A, 4A, 5A and 6A who stood out during the four games played at the Citrus Bowl.
2. Tampa Plant
5. Bradenton Manatee
8. Miami Belen Jesuit
WR – Quenten Brundrage, 6-1, 176, Jr., Bradenton Manatee: Caught 6 balls for 79 yards amd 1 TD.
WR – Ivan McCartney, 6-3, 185, Sr., Miramar: After a quiet season, one of the state’s premier players stepped it up in the state final with 3 TD receptions and 86 yards.
TE – Nick O’Leary, 6-3, 225, Jr., Dwyer: One of the top Class of 2011 prospects in the country, who not only plays offense, but punts, holds on kicks and plays a key role on defense.
OL – Andre Mondor, 6-5, 330, Sr., Tampa Plant: As he did all season long, this talented prospect protected and opened holes all night.
OL – Leeward Brown, 6-4, 265, Sr., Miramar: In proving protection fpor one of the best passing performances of the 2009 state playoffs, this three-year starter showed how valuable he is.
OL – DeAndre Nelson, 6-0, 292, Sr., Pensacola: One of the reasons why the Tigers dominated in the 3A title game as well as throughout the season.
OL – Mike Fleurizard, 6-1, 285, Jr., Dwyer: You could have taken your pick which lineman opened the most holes, but after watching him throughout the game, this gifted athlete did the most!
OL – Elliott Lowery, 6-4, 305, Sr., Pensacola: One of many “big men” up front that controlled the line of scrimmage and provided plenty of push against the defense.
QB – Ryan Williams, 6-5, 220, Sr., Miramar: Before the 6A state title game, very few people had an opinion on this impressive athlete, but after his record-setting performance, many are talking about one of the most dominating performances ever in a title game!
RB – Mike Blakely, 5-9, 194, Jr, Bradenton Manatee: Accounted for 183 total yards and a TD in a 5A title game loss.
RB – Roy Finch, 5-8, 170, Sr., Niceville: This University of Oklahoma-bound standout lived up to his billing with 175 all purpose yards and a touchdown.
ATHLETE – Matt Elam, 6-0, 200, Sr., Dwyer: Not only did this University of Florida commitment account for 215 yards and score 3 touchdowns on offense, but also was a force on defense.
DL – Chris Pompey, 6-3, 190, Jr., Bradenton Manatee: Finished with 8 tackles, 1 sack and 2 for loss.
DL – David McCarthy, 6-4, 180, Sr., Tampa Plant: Registered 10 tackles, 1 sack and 1 tackle for loss.
DL – Gerald Christian, 6-3, 230, Sr., Dwyer: Headed to the University of Florida, this impressive athlete had 10 tackles, 1 sack and a pass breakup.
DL - Jerome McClain, 6-1, 290, Sr., Pensacola: One of the most underpublicized defensive players in the state was impressive for a unit that was stingy in the 3A title game. While he only totaled 4 tackles, he was double teamed all game!
LB - Kemmrick Williams, 6-1, 190, Sr., Pensacola: Had a huge game with 12 tackles, 2 for loss in a 3A title game.
LB – Markies Hall, 6-0, 215, Jr., Miramar: After stepping in for the injured Jamaal Bass, this impressive athlete had 7 tackles, 2 for loss and put the pressure on all night.
LB - Alexander Black, 6-0, 210, Sr., Pensacola: While the stats only had him for 6 tackles, this is a player who flew around the entire field, making key plays.
DB – Clinton Heaven, 6-0, 176, So., Bradenton Manatee: Came up with 10 tackles, 1 for loss in the 5A state title game.
DB – Javonte Martin, 5-9, 155, Sr., Tampa Plant: Ended the 5A state title game with 9 tackles, 1 for loss and was a true force for the state champions.
DB – Robert Clark, 5-10, 170, Sr., Dwyer: Not only did this University of Florida-bound standout play a key role on defense, but also accounted for 191 yards and 2 touchdowns on the other side of the ball. He also ended the game with an 88-yard kick return.
DB - Vincente Fernandez, 5-11, 175, Sr., Miami Belen Jesuit: One of the defensive bright spots for the Wolverines, ending the season with 9 tackles.
ATHLETE - James Wilder, Jr, 6-3, 220, Jr, Tampa Plant: This impressive athlete not only ran for 142 yards and a score, but also caught one pass and had 4 tackles and 2 sacks.
P – Chris Finn, 5-11, 155, Sr., Tampa Plant: Averaged 42 yards on 5 punts.
Here is a look at the other players who impressed:
Eric Dungy, 6-1, 190, Sr., Tampa Plant
Jacoby Brissett, 6-4, 225, Jr., Dwyer
Brion Carnes, 6-2, 18, Sr., Bradenton Manatee
Nic Platt, 6-2, 185, Miami Belen Jesuit
Jalen Spencer, 6-0, 180, So., Pensacola
Prince Ashanti, 5-10, 175, Sr., Pensacola
Jeremiah Hicks, 5-10, 180, Sr., Miramar
Spencer Pullen, 5-11, 200, Jr., Niceville
Dante Chambers, 6-0, 165, Sr., Miramar
Denzell McCullum, 6-3, 175, Sr., Miramar
Ace Sanders, 5-8 168, Sr., Bradenton Manatee
Kody Williams, 6-3, 185, Sr., Niceville
Mark Brannan, 6-0, 240, Sr., Tampa Plant
Nick Busse, 6-0, 260, Jr., Miami Belen Jesuit
Clevon Davis, 6-3, 260, Sr., Miramar
Keir Dorney, 6-2, 200, Sr., Dwyer
Craig Dowdy, 6-0, 300, Sr., Dwyer
Michael Duff, 6-4, 232, Sr., Bradenton Manatee
Richard Giannotti, 6-2, 240, Jr., Pensacola
Glenn Jackon, 6-5, 270, Sr., Miramar
Brandon Persinger, 6-1, 230, Sr., Bradenton Manatee
Trey Pettis, 6-5, 285, Jr., DeLand
Tony Posada, 6-5, 295, Jr., Tampa Plant
Johnathan Smith, 6-3, 280, Pensacola
Jon Vega, 6-5, 290, Sr., Tampa Plant
Keith Bowers, 6-0, 240, Jr., Dwyer
Ken Shaw, 6-4, 220, Sr., Dwyer
Charles Snider, 6-0, 240, Jr., Pensacola
Gianni Blustein, 5-11 200, Jr., Miami Belen Jesuit
Layton Haynes, 6-1, 210, Sr., Dwyer
Francisco Hernandez, LB, 5-10, 175, Sr., Miami Belen Jesuit
Mike Mirabella, 6-0, 205, Sr., Tampa Plant
Matt Suarez, 5-10, 175, Jr., Tampa Plant
Trevon Griffin, 6-2, 190, Sr., Miramar
Deonte Huggins, 6-2, 165, Sr., Bradenton Manatee
Anthony Miles, 6-2, 2180, Sr., Niceville
Travon Montgomery, 6-1, 180, Sr., Bradenton Manatee
Mike Ruiz, 5-9, 165, Sr., Dwyer