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August 30, 2014

2014 Florida High School Football Scoreboard - Week 1

Clewiston 42, Blanche Ely 14
Kissimmee Gateway 34, Poinciana 0
Legacy Charter 61, Faith Christian 49
Miami Booker T. Washington 19, Tucker (Ga.) 7
Miami Central 21, Stephenson (Ga.) 20
Miami Jackson 32, North Miami Beach 0
Miami Killian 20, Carol City 16
Miami Norland 30, Martin Luther King Jr. (Ga.) 0
Naples Golden Gate 29, Goleman 28
Pensacola Escambia 35, Vidor 6
South Daytona Beach Warner Christian 35, Orangewood Christian 0
Sparr North Marion 27, Ocala Forest 10
Tallahassee FAMU 14, West Gadsden 7
West Orange 27, Boone 24

Armwood (Seffner) 37, Durant 14
Barron Collier (Naples) 41, Braddock 0
Berkeley Prep (Tampa) 44, Middleton 6
Bishop Kenny (Jacksonville) 23, Bartram Trail 20, OT
Bishop Moore (Orlando) 35, First Academy21
Bloomingdale (Valrico) 16, Strawberry Crest 7
Boca Raton Community 25, Seminole Ridge 21
Bolles School (Jacksonville) 44, Hernando 0
Boynton Beach 69, Olympic Heights 0
Bradenton Christian 13, Out-of-Door Academy 7
Brandon 21, Blake 20
Branford 26, Aucilla Christian 19
Brookwood School, Ga. 28, Bell 14
Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale) 29, Western 7
Cardinal Mooney (Sarasota) 20, LaBelle 0
Central Florida Christian 44, Ocala Christian Academy 3
Champagnat Catholic (Hialeah) 25 University School 7
Chiefland 42, Bronson 14
Citrus (Inverness) 6, Springstead 0
Clearwater Central Catholic 38, Lely 6
Coral Gables 19, Miami Southridge 7
Coral Shores (Tavernier) 33, Coral Springs Charter 28
Coral Springs 34, Cooper City 14
Crystal River 26, Nature Coast Tech 21
Cypress Bay (Weston) 27, Atlantic Community 7
Deerfield Beach 43, Oakland Park Northeast 6
Dickinson, Texas 26, Bay 0
Dillard (Fort Lauderdale) 20, Plantation 15
Dixie County (Cross City) 46, Taylor County 6
Doral Academy Charter 7, Somerset Academy-Pembroke Pines 6
Douglas (Parkland) 48, West Broward 5
Duval Charter (Jacksonville) 30, Bishop Snyder 9
East Lake (Tarpon Springs) 40, Palm Harbor University 10
Eau Gallie 9, Pine Ridge 0
Edgewater (Orlando) 41, Evans 6
Episcopal (Jacksonville) 49, Eagle's View 32
Everglades (Miramar) 21, South Broward 7
First Academy (Leesburg) 38, Cornerstone Charter 6
First Baptist (Naples) 28, St. Edward's 0
First Coast (Jacksonville) 41, Ribault 6
Flagler Palm Coast 48, Matanzas 8
Flanagan (Pembroke Pines) 36, Stranahan 0
Forest Hill (W. Plam Beach) 54, Inlet Grove 24
Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian 56, Archbishop Curley 6
Fort Myers 51, Bishop Verot 3
Fort Pierce Central 51, Fort Pierce Westwood 0
Gaither (Tampa) 35, Chamberlain 6
Glades Central (Belle Glade) 12, Dwyer 7
Glades Day (Belle Glade) 6, Okeechobee 0
Gulf (New Port Richey) 35, Wiregrass Ranch 20
Gulf Coast (Naples) 63, Pembroke Pines 6
Gulliver Prep (Miami) 47, Archbishop McCarthy 14
Hagerty (Oviedo) 20, Lyman 7
Hallandale 56, McArthur 6
Hialeah Gardens 26, Westland Hialeah 0
Hollywood Hills 21, Piper 14
Homestead 6, Boyd Anderson 0
Immaculata-La Salle (Miami) 20, Benjamin 14
Immokalee 21, Park Vista Community 13
Jefferson (Tampa) 28, Alonso 12
Jesuit (Tampa) 31, Hardee 17
King's Academy (W. Palm Beach) 42, Florida Christian 0
Lake Mary 38, Winter Springs 14
Lake Minneola 42, Lake Weir 13
Lake Worth 33, Jensen Beach 21
Lakeland Christian 41, Foundation Academy 0
Lakeland 41, Treasure Coast 7
Lakewood Ranch (Bradenton) 37, Southeast 14
Lennard 28, East Bay 7
Liberty (Kissimmee) 14, Tenoroc 0
Liberty County (Bristol) 42, Maclay 0
Lincoln (Tallahassee) 31, Pensacola 27
Mainland (Daytona Beach) 41, DeLand 0
Mandarin (Jacksonville) 57, Terry Parker 7
Marco Island 49, Highlands Christian 6
Merritt Island 35, New Smyrna Beach 28
Miami-Dade Christian 37, Moore Haven 0
Miami Edison 53, Miami Krop 14
Miami Northwestern 42, Mater Academy 20
Miami Ransom Everglades 28, Palmer Trinity 0
Middleburg 28, Menendez 16
Milton 28, Crestview 14
Miramar 14, Delray American Heritage 7
Mitchell (New Port Richey) 36, Anclote 7
Mount Dora 41, Astronaut 6
Naples 47, Dunbar 6
Northview (Bratt) 47, Bozeman 0
Nova (Davie) 27, Fort Lauderdale 6
Orlando Christian 64, Merritt Island Christian 0
Oviedo 28, Lake Brantley 6
Oviedo Master's Academy 53, International Community 7
Pahokee 35, Suncoast 0
Palm Beach Gardens 21, John I. Leonard 0
Palm Beach Lakes 25, Jupiter 0
Paxon (Jacksonville) 15, Englewood 12
Ponte Vedra 21, Nease 20
Providence (Jacksonville) 27, Port Orange Atlantic 6
Raines (Jacksonville) 13, Ed White 7
Rickards (Tallahassee) 44, Chiles 7
Ridgeview (Orange Park) 42, Orange Park 21
River Ridge (New Port Richey) 21, Land O'Lakes 14
Royal Palm Beach 21, Palm Beach Central 6
Sandalwood (Jacksonville) 42, Creekside 14
Sanford Seminole 20, Lake Howell 3
Seffner Christian 42, Lake Mary Prep 0
Sickles (Tampa) 33, Robinson 7
South Fork (Stuart) 27, Martin County 6
South Sumter (Bushnell) 63, Wildwood 0
South Walton (Santa Rosa Beach) 49, Christ's Church 0
Southwest Miami 69, Miami Coral Park 0
Spoto 35, Wharton 2
St. Augustine 20, Baker County 6
St. John's, D.C. 35, Bradenton IMG Academy 2
St. Stephen's Episcopal (Bradenton) 42, Bishop McLaughlin 0
St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale) 38, Plantation American Heritage 7
Sunlake 17, Pasco 13
Suwannee (Live Oak) 38, Bradford 0
Tampa Bay Tech 25, Newsome 17
Tampa Freedom 9, King 6
Tate (Cantonment) 19, West Florida 7
Trenton 17, Lafayette 14
Trinity Christian-Deltona 34, Lake Highland 17 Umatilla 49, Lecanto 42
Union County (Lake Butler) 60, Potter's House Christian 6
University (Orange City) 48, Deltona 0
Venice 46, Palmetto 44
Village Academy (Delray Beach) 22, Chaminade-Madonna College Prep 9
Ware County, Ga. 23, Manatee 7
Weeki Wachee 42, Interlachen 6
Wekiva 40, Jones 2
Wellington 26, Santaluces 6
West Boca Raton Community 47, Spanish River 6
West Nassau County (Callahan) 35, Keystone Heights 14
Westminster Academy (Fort Lauderdale) 26, Pine Crest 10
Zephyrhills 45, Wesley Chapel 9

Blanche Ely (Pompano Beach) vs. Clewiston, ppd. to Aug 30.
Buchholz (Gainesville) vs. Eastside, ppd. to Aug 30.
Eustis vs. Heritage, ccd.
Father Lopez Catholic (Daytona Beach) vs. Holy Trinity Episcopal, ccd.
Gateway (Kissimmee) vs. Poinciana, ppd. to Aug 30.
Legacy Charter vs. Faith Baptist, ppd. to Aug 30.
Montverde Academy vs. Ocala Trinity Catholic, ccd.
Mount Dora Bible vs. Windermere Prep, ccd.
Ocala Forest vs. North Marion, ppd.
Palatka vs. Ocala Vanguard, ccd.
Space Coast vs. Harmony, ppd. to Sep 1.
West Orange (Winter Garden) vs. Boone, ppd. to Aug 30.
Williston vs. P.K. Yonge, ccd.

Boca Raton Pope John Paul II 38, Saint Andrews 21
Coconut Creek North Broward Prep 29, Pompano Beach 6
Doral Ronald Reagan 16, Monsignor Pace 13
Fort Pierce John Carroll 45, Coral Glades 3
Groveland South Lake 61, East Ridge 3
Hialeah American 45, North Miami 12
Lake City Columbia 44, Gainesville 43
Lynn Haven Mosley 27, Tallahassee Leon 21 2 OT
Melbourne Central Catholic 40, Columbine, Co. 35
Miami Beach 33, Mourning 0
Miami Christopher Columbus 45, Homestead South Dade 34
Miami Coral Reef 24, Varela 7
Miami Ferguson 41, Palmetto 7
Miami Senior 35, Hialeah Miami Lakes 0
Miami Springs 21, Hialeah 14
Port Orange Spruce Creek 19, Daytona Beach Seabreeze 12
St. Cloud 69, Centennial, Eaglecrest, Col. 56
North Miami Beach Hillel 24, Miami Country Day 12
St. Augustine School For The Deaf 33, Gainesville Oak Hall 0

Miami Sunset 7, South Miami 6

August 28, 2014

2015 BROWARD HERALD SPOTLIGHT: Jordan Scarlett, St. Thomas Aquinas


PLAYER: Jordan Scarlett
SCHOOL: Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
HEIGHT: 5-11
HEAD COACH: Rocco Casullo
COLLEGES: Committed to the University of Miami

WHAT TO LIKE: Having watched his progress since his youth football days, here is another off the charts speedster who is going to be very special. A quality football talented who spent this first three years of his career at University School before making the move to play for the Raiders this season. Has been learning the position every year - and this season is truly expected to be a breakout year - joining three other USchool teammates who came along this year. Watching his progress as a runner, he now sets up his blocks and uses every resource available. A national sprint champion as a youngster, his speed and size are rare for a back at this level. Will be a huge addition to a program that has been that has been playing at a high level for a long time.


2015 MIAMI-DADE HERALD SPOTLIGHT: Jaquan Johnson, Killian

Jaquan Photo

PLAYER: Jaquan Johnson
SCHOOL: Miami Killian
HEIGHT: 5-10
HEAD COACH: Cory Johnson
COLLEGES: Committed To The University of Miami

WHAT TO LIKE:Ever since he played youth football, this is a talent that everyone talked about. A quiet leader, his ability to line up anywhere on the field has made him a solid prospect and one of the leaders who continues to get better. Was an All-State selection as a freshman, and after shaking off an early season injury in 2013, led the Cougars to the district title. While some have taken his talents for granted, this is someone who has never moved from the top spot in Miami-Dade County. Too valuable a talent to ever believe he is not as good as you get!


August 27, 2014

It's St. Thomas Aquinas and American Heritage Friday Night at Sun Life

On Friday, Aug. 29 at 7:00 p.m., FOX Sports Florida will be featuring the season opening battle between state title contenders St. Thomas Aquinas and Plantation American Heritage live on FOXSportsFlorida.com via Prep Zone, presented by Checkers and UHealth. Eric Reid will call the game, alongside color commentator John Kaleo, and Kavita Channe will be reporting from the sidelines at Sun Life Stadium.

The game will be streamed live on FOXSportsFlorida.com and televised on tape delay that same evening on FOX Sports Florida following the Marlins LIVE postgame show. Additional airings of the highly touted matchup will be televised on Sun Sports on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 31 at 10:00 a.m.

The visiting Patriots return 10 starters and added a number of key transfers to bolster their ranks in defense of last year’s Class 5A state championship. Torrance Gibson (Ohio State, Alabama, Florida State, LSU), a 6-foot-4, 195-pound quarterback/athlete, who passed for 1,864 yards and rushed for 1,032 more, will power an American Heritage offense that averaged 40.4 points per game. He has plenty of help up front, thanks to a senior-laden offensive line keyed by 6-foot-5, 320-pound Tedarrell Slaton, 6-foot-4, 320-pound Noah Bringas, 6-foot-4, 270-pound Brett Kahn and 6-foot-3, 285-pound Louie Berkowitz. The Patriots are equally loaded on the defensive side of the ball, led by 6-foot-2, 195-pound five-star defensive back Tarvarus McFadden (32 scholarship offers).

The host Raiders, who were knocked out of last season’s Class 7A state playoffs by eventual champ Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer, are absolutely loaded, with 10 Division I commits and an additional 10 who could end up signing. Offensively, Aquinas will be breaking in a first-time quarterback, but he’ll be surrounded by 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).

Additional details and ticket information can be found at:



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 www.FOXSportsFlorida.com

Miami Central, BT Washington and Norland featured on FOX Sports/Sun Sports

On Saturday, Aug. 30, Florida high school football will reign supreme on FOX Sports Florida, Sun Sports and FOXSportsFlorida.com as Prep Zone heads to Georgia for the Chick-fil-A Battle of the Borders High School Football Classic, featuring four games showcasing elite programs from Florida and the Peach State. The highly anticipated interstate series will feature Paul Kennedy on play-by-play, with Keith Jones providing color, and Jessica Blaylock on the sidelines.

In the televised opener, Tallahassee Godby will take on Atlanta Marist at 11:30 a.m. on FOX Sports Florida. The visiting Cougars, Class 5A state titlists in 2012, won 12 games last season but were upset in the first round of the playoffs. New coach Todd Lanter’s team lost a number of players to graduation, but do return some talented leaders, spearheaded by 5-foot-9, 165-pound athlete Jaylin Hayward, 6-foot-6, 282-pound offensive lineman Brendan Loftus (Miami) and 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker Danny Thomas (South Florida). The host War Eagles, who are coming off a pair of 12-win seasons, feature a top notch offensive line, anchored by 6-foot-3, 285-pound Jack Trainor and 6-foot-6, 260-pound Sage Hardin (Georgia).

The next televised matchup will feature Miami Norland and Lithonia Martin Luther King Jr. at 2:30 p.m. on FOX Sports Florida. The visiting Vikings, state champions in 2012, are coming off a disappointing 3-7 season. A defense that surrendered 28.8 points per game in 2013 has a new coordinator in Luther Campbell, the former front man for rap group 2 Live Crew. That unit will be led by a pair of ball-hawking defensive backs in 6-foot-2, 178-pound Carlton Davis (Ohio State). The host Lions have a new coach in Nick Kashama, who will be looking to help MLK rebound from a 7-4 season and a first-round playoff loss in 2013. The Lions defeated Pompano Beach Ely 41-15 in last year’s classic.

The third game of the day, which will be streamed live on FOXSportsFlorida.com at 5:30 p.m. and televised in the evening on Sun Sports via tape delay following the Rays LIVE postgame show, will be a battle between two-time defending Class 6A state champion Miami Central and Stone Mountain Stephenson. The Rockets, an offensive juggernaut in recent years, will turn to its defense to lead the way in 2014. A talented secondary, featuring 5-foot-11, 171-pound Calvin Brewton (Florida State) and 5-foot-8, 160-pound Olin Cushion (Florida International), will be the strength of this unit. The offense will still be potent and will showcase one of the state’s best pass catchers in 6-foot-1, 206-pound Da’Vante Phillips. The host Jaguars, who finished 9-3 last season, boast a trio of explosive wide receivers in 6-foot-2, 197-pound Dexter Neal (South Carolina), 6-foot-2, 210-pound Nekyle Lundle (Nebraska) and 6-foot, 171-pound Isaiah Zuber (Kansas State). Defensively, Stephenson also has a wealth of talent, especially at linebacker, which includes 6-foot-2, 254-pound end Chauncey Rivers (Georgia) and 6-foot-1, 224-pound Dareus Brown.

The classic will conclude with a showdown between 2013 National Champion Miami Booker T. Washington and Tucker. The 8:00 p.m. kickoff will be streamed live on FOXSportsFlorida.com and televised in the evening on FOX Sports Florida via tape delay following the Marlins LIVE postgame show. The visiting Tornadoes, who have won 24 consecutive games, have a new head coach in Tim Harris Jr., who was the offensive coordinator last season and rose to the top spot after his father left for a position at the University of Miami. The team returns seven starters on offense, led by 5-foot-10, 180-pound junior running back Mark Walton (Miami), 5-foot-10 quarterback Maurice Alexander (FIU) and a physical offensive line. Defensively, a quartet of starters are back, including 6-foot-2, 200-pound linebacker James King (FAU). The host Tigers, who went 14-1 and finished as Class 5A state runners-up, have a suffocating defense, led by 6-foot-3, 272 pound end Jonathan Ledbetter (Alabama), a pair of rangy linebackers in 6-foot-1, 204-pound Elijah Sullivan (Auburn) and 5-foot-11, 229-pound Maurice Williams and in the backfield by 5-foot-9, 155-pound Duke Shelley (Clemson, South Florida, Tennessee).

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 www.FOXSportsFlorida.com

August 26, 2014

Little River Saints Dolphins Youth Team of the Week


Miami Pop Warner’s Little River Saints were the youth football team of the week and were featured on the field for our preseason Cowboys-Dolphins game this past Saturday.

August 22, 2014

The Gridiron Report: Top 20 preseason poll breakdown

August 21, 2014

Miami Central ready to surprise some people on offense in Saturday showdown with Hoover

Everybody might be expecting a defensive battle when Miami Central visits Hoover (Ala.) Saturday at noon in a battle of high school football titans.

But Rockets coach Roland Smith said Thursday at practice his team could have quite a few surprises on offense for ESPN's national TV audience.

"I think our offense is going to show up and surprise a lot of people," said Smith, who has nine starters back on defense from last year's 13-1 Class 6A state champions, but only four back on offense. "We've got three running backs nobody ever heard of because  of the guys we had last year. But believe me these guys are good."

Those guys last year were Mr. Florida Football Dalvin Cook (Florida State) and tag team partner Joseph Yearby (Miami).

Yearby finished his career with 5,593 yards and 68 touchdowns, second-most behind only Bobby Washington in Miami-Dade history. Cook, who had 322 fewer carries than Yearby (721), finished with 4,267 yards and 64 touchdowns. Together, they were the most prolific rushing duo ever in Dade, and quite possibly the state, too.

The new guys are seniors Cedric Miller, Clifford Cooper and Malik Witherspoon. 

"We told them it's a system," Smith said. "If they stick to the plan and run our system they're going to have the same success those guys had."

Hoover has won eight national titles since 2000 including the last two state titles in Class 6A and 30 games in a row. Seven offensive starters are back including highly touted four-star tailback Bradrick Shaw (6-1, 193) and 6-4, 220-pound receiver Justin Johnson (Mississippi State). Defensively, Auburn-bound linebacker Darrell Williams (6-2, 225) and Alabama-bound defensive end Christian Bell (6-3, 216) lead the charge.

Hoover has won six games in a row against out-of-state opponents. The last time Central went to Alabama they won 49-28 over Pratville in 2010.

The Rockets also have some star power themselves. Four-star receiver Da'Vante Phillips (6-2, 204) has every school in the country recruiting him. Defensively, Florida State-bound safety Calvin Brewton leads the charge.

Receiver Anthony Jones, Cook's nephew, and junior quarterback Gerard Thomas are two other players to watch, Smith said.

"If you want to be good or you want to be great you've got to play the best teams out there," Smith said. "When we took over this program, [Telly] Lockett did a good job of doing that. Same thing with my other school, Northwestern. In order to be the best you have to play the best. We feel like we're one of the best teams in the nation.

"We're not fortunate enough to have teams come down here to play us so we have to go to their venue and also play with their refs, guys who could be graduates of their school. We just want to play football. The thing I always tell the referee is let our kids play. Let's let the kids decide the game not the referees."


Talented Norland making a push in a crowded district


By Larry Blustein
Nobody has to tell Daryle Heidelberg about building a football program. He knows exactly how to do it - and plans on getting it done again.

After finishing second and then winning a state title a few years back at his alma mater, Norland, Heidelberg and his Vikings sundered through a few lean years. Last year, he moved into a district that included nationally-rated Miami Central, Carol City, Northwestern and Homestead. While his team failed to grab a playoff spot, there was a move in bringing this program back in the spotlight.

Off season additions - including veteran Defensive Coordinator Luther Campbell - has put this program back in the spotlight, and while many of the experts are still not picking this team to be one of the two that qualify for the playoffs in 6A, Heidelberg likes that roll just fine.

"In the past I think our teams have done better when we are doubted - not counted on the be the team to beat," he explained. "I think people will be very surprised at the kind of talent we have on this team."

While everyone fully understands that Duke Johnson, Erick Flowers and Bam Brown aren't going to walk through the front doors of the school and immediately infuse this program, but for those who know what kind of athletes are available to program each year, know that talent is not going to be a problem.

The senior class will showcase a quality defense. One that features Ohio State defensive back commit Carlton Davis (6-2, 180), who leads a very talented secondary that also includes D’andre Smart (5-11, 175), Elliot Miller (5-10, 165), Cameron Cooper (5-10, 160) and Kevin Hollis (5-9, 170).

"We knew going into the season that our secondary would be very strong," said Davis. "I am very excited to work with Coach Campbell and real impressive group of defensive players."

The Vikings are also very strong up front on defense with end Rayshad Jackson (6-1, 190), and interior players Anthony Hall (6-0, 270), Jahim Lawrence (6-0, 205) and Dwayne Spencer (6-4, 290).

Offensively, the senior class boasts linemen William Gordon (6-4, 300), Jabari Barnwell (6-0, 320) and and Lowell Richardson, a 6-4, 275-pounder. In addition, talented and versatile receiver Steven McIntosh (6-0, 175) and Clarence Walker (5-6, 160), and running back Ruben Bresier (5-9, 175).

"We are happy about the seniors we have on this team," Heidelberg said. "They are going to be very productive and really lead our younger players as well."

The future of this program will indeed be with the gifted underclass. The Vikings do have a quality group of 2016 prospects - led by Rodrick Robinson (6-2, 175), running backs Chavis Wright (5-7, 170) and Tyson Dorvillier (5-7, 170), receivers Damian Barry (5-11, 180), Jordan Robinson (6-2, 175) and Terrell Scott (5-11, 170).

The Vikings also feature a number of impact linemen as well. Prospects such as Henry Pierre (6-1, 240), Deundre Gatlin (5-11, 240), Joshua Greene (6-3, 255) and even Class of 2017 prospect Kadeem Telfort, a 6-6, 310-pounder.

The Class of 2016 will also be a place where defensive standouts will make major strides this year. Linemen Eric Mitchell (6-2, 230) and Reoshard Donald (6-2, 190), linebackers Keon Holder (5-10, 185), Emmett Rice (6-3, 190), Edlet Satil (6-0, 220), versatile Vosean Joseph (6-1, 190) and Dejardins Paul (5-10, 185).

As the season begins, Norland may be the team on the outside looking in, but with a tremendous amount of talent and a coaching staff that knows how to teach and win, anything can happen - and the Vikings are banking on it.

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 Floridakids1@aol.com.

Follow Larry on Twitter at twitter.com/larryblustein.

Fort Lauderdale Flying Ls make push toward the next level

Southwest Miami Eagles soar back to the top of the district

Coconut Creek adds to a crowded District 15-6A race

NMB, Jeff Bertani never far from the top

Booker T. Washington Wins National NFL HSPD 7-on-7 Tournament

Hollywood Hills wins Ocala 7-on-7 tournament

Cypress Bay looks to a number of quality underclassmen in 2014

South Florida Class of 2017 Football Prospects

Productive June Boosts UM's Recruiting Perception

8A Football: Monarch May Be The Biggest Surprise!

Bush, Flanagan Have Built A Quality Football Team

Columbus will rely on a more experienced team in 2014

Not Paying Attention To Miramar Would Be A Mistake!

August 20, 2014

AP Preseason High School Football poll

By The Associated Press

   The Associated Press Preseason Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and AP poll 2013 final rankings:

Class 8A

                                               Record  Pts Prv

 1. Miramar (11)                               0-0     133 2 

 2. Apopka (2)                                 0-0     117 3 

 3. Dr. Phillips (3)                           0-0     115 4 

 4. First Coast                                0-0     97 RV

 5. Coral Gables                               0-0     74 NR

 6. Plant                                      0-0     69 7 

 7. Fort Pierce Central                        0-0     58 8 

 8. Palm Beach Gardens                         0-0     44 NR

 9. Charles Flanagan                           0-0     37 9 

10. Monarch                                    0-0     26 NR


   Others receiving votes: South Dade (0-0) 25, West Orange (0-0) 23, Lake Mary (0-0) 22, Manatee (0-0) 17, Winter Park (0-0) 8, Christopher Columbus Catholic (0-0) 5, Coral Glades (0-0) 4, Spruce Creek (0-0) 2, Vero Beach (0-0) 2, Cypress Bay (0-0) 1, Alonso (0-0) 1.

Class 7A

                                               Record  Pts Prv

 1. St. Thomas Aquinas (14)                    0-0     156 4 

 2. Dwyer (2)                                  0-0     126 1 

 3. Niceville                                  0-0     123 7 

 4. Kissimmee Osceola                          0-0     99 6 

 5. East Lake                                  0-0     89 2 

 6. Sickles                                    0-0     69 5 

 7. Fletcher                                   0-0     47 NR

 8. Port Charlotte                             0-0     31 9 

 9. Lake Nona                                  0-0     29 NR

10. Tate                                       0-0     26 NR


   Others receiving votes: Fleming Island (0-0) 17, Lakeland (0-0) 16, Pinellas Park (0-0) 15, Haines City (0-0) 11, Melbourne (0-0) 7, Lincoln (0-0) 7, Royal Palm Beach (0-0) 7, Lake Worth (0-0) 3, Plantation (0-0) 2.

Class 6A

                                               Record  Pts Prv

 1. Miami Central (12)                         0-0     155 1 

 2. Armwood (3)                                0-0     144 2 

 3. Mainland (1)                               0-0     130 5 

 4. Naples                                     0-0     93 RV

 5. Ed White                                   0-0     78 9 

 6. Miami Carol City                           0-0     58 10

 7. Columbia                                   0-0     45 6 

 8. Boynton Beach                              0-0     38 NR

 9. Heritage                                   0-0     20 3 

10. Pace                                       0-0     19 NR

 (tie)Springstead                              0-0     19 NR


   Others receiving votes:  Largo (0-0) 16, Hallandale (0-0) 13, Escambia (0-0) 10, South Fort Myers (0-0) 10, Jefferson (0-0) 9, Winter Haven (0-0) 9, St. Augustine (0-0) 8, South Lake (0-0) 5, Venice (0-0) 1.

Class 5A

                                               Record  Pts Prv

 1. Plantation American Heritage (16)          0-0     160 3 

 2. South Sumter                               0-0     132 7 

 3. Pensacola Catholic                         0-0     121 1 

 4. Lake Wales                                 0-0     73 NR

 5. Lakewood                                   0-0     65 NR

 (tie) Clay                                    0-0     65 NR

 7. Merritt Island                             0-0     50 4 

 8. Cardinal Gibbons                           0-0     40 NR

 (tie) West Florida                            0-0     40 5 

10. Palm Bay                                   0-0     34 RV


   Others receiving votes: Godby (0-0) 27, North Marion (0-0) 22, Bishop Kenny (0-0) 15, Wakulla (0-0) 12, Jesuit (0-0) 11, Pasco (0-0) 8, Suwannee (0-0) 4, Island Coast (0-0) 1.

Class 4A

                                               Record  Pts Prv

 1. Miami Washington (16)                      0-0     160 1 

 2. Cocoa                                      0-0     141 2 

 3. Bolles School                              0-0     131 NR

 4. Gulliver Prep                              0-0     86 NR

 5. Clewiston                                  0-0     69 5 


   Others receiving votes: Glades Central (0-0) 28, Florida (0-0) 13, Madison County (0-0) 6, Fort Lauderdale University (0-0) 6.

Class 3A

                                               Record  Pts Prv

 1. Trinity Christian-Jacksonville (16)        0-0     160 1 

 2. Clearwater Central Catholic                0-0     139 5 

 3. Westminster Christian                      0-0     115 3 

 4. Ocala Trinity Catholic                     0-0     89 RV

 5. Melbourne Central Catholic                 0-0     61 2 


   Others receiving votes: Tampa Catholic (0-0) 37, Delray American Heritage (0-0) 26, Lakeland Christian (0-0) 7, Pahokee (0-0) 6.

Class 2A

                                               Record  Pts Prv

 1. Champagnat Catholic (15)                   0-0     159 1 

 2. Victory Christian (1)                      0-0     140 NR

 3. North Florida Christian                    0-0     110 4 

 4. Indian Rocks                               0-0     72 RV

 5. University Christian                       0-0     60 3 


   Others receiving votes: Glades Day (0-0) 48, Warner Christian (0-0) 24, Carrollwood Day (0-0) 6, First Baptist (0-0) 6.

Class 1A

                                               Record  Pts Prv

 1. Trenton (13)                               0-0     157 4 

 2. Blountstown (3)                            0-0     142 1 

 3. Dixie County                               0-0     113 2 

 4. Lafayette                                  0-0     107 NR

 5. Union County                               0-0     84 3 


   Others receiving votes: Baker School (0-0) 15, Port St. Joe (0-0) 13, Northview (0-0) 9.