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Class 1A-2A-3A-4A All-Tournament Team

Like we have every year, Elite Scouting Services and the Miami Herald took a look at the eight teams playing in the first weekend of the Florida state high school championships.

Watching every game, and breaking down each athlete who participated in the finals, here is a look at the athletes who stood out and made a lasting impression.

Win or lose, Jefferson County, Chipley, North Florida Christian, Admiral Farragut, Delray American Heritage, Madison County, Booker T. Washington and Jacksonville Bolles came to play hard and left Orlando with so many memories.

OFFENSE
MVP : Greg Bryant -American Heritage Delray- 39 -247-Yards (3 TD's)

QB-Matt Dobson -North Florida Christian. (7-9 200 Yards -3TD's). Dobson has been starting at North Florida Christian since his freshman season. He took over as quarterback and the Eagles were once again holding up a championship trophy.

RB-Greg Bryant-American Heritage Delray. (39-247 Yards-3TD's). This top-flight junior was outstanding as he helped lead the Stallions over Madison County. In the 2nd half he took over the game. Bryant finished with a game high three touchdowns.

RB-Tim Betros-Jacksonville Bolles-(14-117-2TD's). Following a family tradition for the Bulldogs, this impressive junior helped in a 21-pont fourth quarter to beat No. 1 Booker T. Washington. He had a huge run, which made several highlight reels, leaping over a BTW player on his way to a big play.

WR-Branton Lee-North Florida Christian. (3-86 Yards and 2 TD's). This gifted junior had just three catches, but they were enough to give the 2A state champions just the spark they needed, putting up a pair of TDs.

WR-Ladarian Smiley-Jefferson County. (5-116 Yards-2 TD's). This gifted sophomore showed just what kind of athlete he was in the 1A title game, making key catches and finding the end zone.

OL-John Theus-Jacksonville Bolles. If you watched this young man play over the past five years, you know why he is regarded as the top offensive lineman in Florida. He dominated against a very physical and athletic Booker T. Washington defense. Another reason for the 21-point fourth quarter.

OL-Tyler Daniels-Chipley. While his team didn't score a lot of points in the 1A final, this sophomore was aggressive, held his blocks and provided protection. This is a player to keep an eye on over the next two years.

OL-Drew Sarvary-North Florida Christian. This three-year varsity performer came to Orlando and was a major part of the Eagles' domination up front. The 6-6, 290-pounder was able to do pretty much do whatever he wanted all game long.

OL-John Heck-Jacksonville Bolles. Another three-year starter on an experienced line that dug down deep in the fourth quarter. The North Carolina-bound standout played one of his best games of the season.

OL-Denver Kirkland-Booker T. Washington. This gifted junior has been opening holes, pass blocking and showcasing his athletic frame for two years. In the 4A title game, he helped give his quarterback plenty of time to throw. We would not be surprised to see him back on this list next year.

DEFENSE
MVP: Matthew Thomas-Booker T. Washington.15 Tackles, 2 Fumble recoveries and 1 Forced Fumble.

DL-Kenneth Madison-Jefferson County. (11 Tackles-3 Tackles For Loss). This impressive two-way performer put his name on the recruiting map for the future. Even though he is a sophomore, this is an impressive, physical specimen. He played very well as he helped shut down Chipley in the 1A finale.

DL-Max Tejada-Jacksonville Bolles. (12 Tackles-1 Sack-1 Tackle for loss- 2 Pass Break Ups). This three-year starter was quite impressive in the 4A state final game. He is a very active play maker who follows the flight of the ball as well as anyone on the field.

DL-Evan Gentry-North Florida Christian. (4 Tackles-1 Sack-1.5 Tackles for Loss). One of the most impressive players on a team loaded with talent, Gentry played all over the field, showing his football skills and athletic ability in the 2A title game. Just a junior!

DL- Giancarlo Bennardo, Delray American Heritage. (6 tackles, 4 tackles for loss). This gifted junior was all over the field, making life tough for Madison County in the 3A title game. An aggressive play-maker who made the difference on an athletic Stallion unit.

LB-Matthew Thomas-Booker T. Washington. (15 Tackles-2 FR-1 FF). There may not be a more talented junior defensive player in the state of Florida this year. A versatile football player who can pay DE, LB or safety. Quick, agile and plays the pass as well as anyone you will see in the state. Big time future ahead!

LB-Dallas Griffiths-North Florida Christian. (14 Tackles-2 Tackles for Loss). Ask anyone who watched this 6-2, 225-pound junior play in the 2A state title game, and everyone will tell you he was simply one of the best on the field. Big time senior prospect.

LB-Shavarist Alexander, Jefferson County. (13 Tackles-1 Tackle for loss). Just a junior, this was a huge reason why his team brought home another state title. He was all over the field and made it difficult for Chipley to get much going late in the game.

DB-Travis Blanks-North Florida Christian. (3 Tackles). Having watched this quality football prospect performer the past three years, it was no surprise to see him make a major statement in the Eagles' convincing 2A state title win. He was without a doubt one of the best defensive backs to have played this past weekend.

DB-Keyvon Caffey-Booker T. Washington. (12 Tackles-1 Forced fumble-1 Pass Break Up). The Tornadoes leading tackler during the regular season, showed why he is a prospect to be watched. This senior had quite a career as a safety.

DB-Michael Johnson-Booker T. Washington. With all the tremendous defensive backs this program continues to churn out each year, this is a junior who turned heads in Orlando, and will continue to make a splash in the off season. Will be a top-flight 2013 prospect.

DB-Deshawnte Gallon, Madison County. (9 Tackles). Coming into the game, this is one of the players that everyone wanted to watch performer, and by the time the game had ended against American Heritage Delray, this senior was indeed everything he had been the past two seasons.

DB-Tony Fields, North Florida Christian. Looking for a prospect to follow the next few years? Here is a player who just took over in the secondary, and when you have a sophomore stepping up to make so many plays, it's little wonder why the Eagles rolled in 2A.

In addition, there were some other players who made an impression as well:
* QB - Treon Harris-Booker T. Washington. (85 Yards Rushing-2 TD's / 12-20 172 Pass -1 TD).
* RB - Alphonso Footman-Jefferson County. 19-137 Yards -2 TD's.
* RB - D.J. Stewart, Jacksonville Bolles.
* RB - Dvon Ballard-Booker T. Washington. 8 - 83 Yards
* RB - Ryan McIntyre, Chipley. 126 yards, TD.
* WR - Lamar Parker, Booker T. Washington.
* WR - Warren Hart. North Florida Christian. 10-77 2 TD's.
* OL - Kelly Parfitt, American Heritage Delray.
* OL - Connor Benson- Epstein, American Heritage Delray.
* OL - Ira Denson, Madison County.
* OL - Denzel Whitfield, Jefferson County.
* DE - Drew Faintch. North Florida Christian. 6 Tackles, 1 sack 1 tackle for loss.
* DE - Chad Thomas, Booker T. Washington. -1 tfl, 1 tackkle, 1 sack.
* DE - Justin Akerman, Jacksonville Bolles. 7 tackles -1 tackle for loss.
* LB - Jordan Smallenski, Jacksonville Bolles. 9 tackles - 2 tackles for loss
* LB - Zach Slafsky, American Heritage Delray.
* LB - Silmore Dallaway, American Heritage Delray.
* LB - Tevin Roundtree, Madison County. 11 tackles- 2 tackles for loss.
* LB - Jacob Pugh, Jefferson County. 9 tackles.
* DB - Rayshawn Jenkins, Admiral Farragut.
* P/PK - Brooks Abbott, Jacksonville Bolles.

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