January 07, 2015

AP Class 4A All-State football team

The Florida All-State Class 4A team as chosen by newspaper editors and reporters.


QB - Maurice Alexander 6-0 170 Sr., Miami Washington

RB - Mark Walton 5-11 195 Sr., Miami Washington

RB - Azende Rey 6-0 190 Jr., DeFuniakSpringsWaltonCounty

RB - Eric Bright 5-9 210 Sr., MadisonCounty

WR - Antonio Callaway 6-0 180 Sr., Miami Washington

WR - Jamel Dean 6-2 200 Sr., Cocoa

OL - Joe Hernandez 5-10 280 Sr., Clewiston

OL - Tammarick Collier 6-6 270 Sr., TallahasseeFlorida High

OL - Cody Temple 6-2 285 Sr., Callahan West Nassau

OL - Jawaan Taylor 6-6 360 Jr., Cocoa

OL - Ben Tirolia 6-4 280 Sr., Miami Washington

UT - Ronnie Harrison 6-2 210 Sr. Tallahassee Florida High

K - Isaac Mercado 5-10 165 Sr., Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest


DL - Steven Leggett 6-1 255 Sr., Belle Glade Glades Central

DL - John Matson 6-2 225 Jr., FortWhite

DL - Devonaire Clarington 6-6 230 Sr., Miami Washington

LB - Kyle Johnson 6-0 210 Jr., Jacksonville Bolles

LB - Sage Lewis 6-1 212 Sr, Miami Monsignor Pace

LB - Michael Pinckney 6-1 225 Jr., Jacksonville Raines

LB - Withney Simon 6-0 210 Sr., Orlando Jones

DB - Chauncey Gardner 5-11 190 Jr., Cocoa

DB - DaVante Davis 6-2 190 Sr., Miami Washington

DB — Ocie Rose 6-2 180 Sr., Miami Washington

DB - Jacari Footman 5-11 175 Sr., TallahasseeFlorida High

UT - Caleb Robinson 6-1 180 Jr., Umatilla

P - Austin Bentley 6-0 170 Sr., TallahasseeFlorida High


QB - Bruce Judson 5-11 170 So., Cocoa

RB - Davion Dubose 6-1 195 Jr. Callahan West Nassau

RB - Justin Weaver 5-10 180 Sr., Cocoa

RB - Jabari Jiles 5-9 190 So. Villages

WR - Tyrell Moorer 6-0 180 Sr., Jacksonville Bolles

WR - Ronald Patterson 6-2 180 Jr., Jacksonville Raines

OL - Zach Sprenkle 5-9 245 Sr., MadisonCounty

OL - Mike Ruess 6-1 235 Sr., Coconut Creek North Broward Prep

OL - Deonte Seal 6-3 370 So., Clewiston

OL - Jah'Shaun Seider 6-5 265 Sr., Belle Glade Glades Central

OL - Seth Standland 6-2 230 Sr., DeFuniakSpringsWaltonCounty

UT - Akevious Williams 6-2 190 Sr., MadisonCounty

K - Sander Bloshinsky 5-10 150 Jr., Coral Springs Charter


DL - Joseph Jackson 6-5 235 Jr., Miami Gulliver Prep

DL - Christian Helsel 6-4 280 Sr., FortWhite

DL - Nik Bonitto 6-5 220 Fr., Davie University

LB - James King 6-2 210 Sr., Miami Washington

LB - Michael Dudzinski 5-11 180 Sr., Callahan West Nassau

LB - Noah Justinger 6-2 220 Sr., The Villages

LB - Dominic Sheppard 6-2 210 Sr., Miami Gulliver Prep

DB - Trenton McGahee 6-2 205 Sr., Jacksonville Bolles

DB - AsanteGriffin 5-9 185 Sr., Cocoa

DB - Terry Jefferson 5-8 175 Sr., Miami Washington

DB - Bump Robinson 6-0 175 Sr., MadisonCounty

UT - Lenorris Gaines 5-9 175 Sr., Clewiston

P - Alex Rutledge 5-8 183 Jr., Jacksonville Raines


QB Akex Cavender 6-2 180 Sr., Port St John Space Coast; QB Justin Lewis 6-1 180 Sr., Umatilla; QB David Witt 6-2 200 Jr., Clewiston; QB David Vozzola 5-11 170 Jr., Coral Springs Charter; RB Dominique Spain 5-7 175 Sr., Clewiston; RB George Jacobson 5-11 190 Sr., Tavernier Coral Shores; RB Mekhi Sargent 5-10 217 Jr., Key West; UT Calvin Jackson 5-9 160 Jr., Coral Springs Charter; WR C.J. Riley 6-4 180 Jr., Coconut Creek North Broward Prep; WR Jason Browning 6-4 185 So., Port St John Space Coast; TE Kevin Ackerman 6-5 230 Sr., Jacksonville Bolles; OL Jeremiah Theus 6-6 270 Sr., Jacksonville Bolles; UT Dexter Carter Jr. 5-11 170 Sr., Jacksonville Bolles.

AP Class 3A All-State football team

The Florida All-State Class 3A team as chosen by newspaper editors and reporters.


QB - Brandon Ziarno 6-1 190 Sr., Melbourne Central Catholic

RB - Jamauri Wakefield 5-11 210 Jr., JacksonvilleProvidence

RB - Garrett Williams 6-4 220 Sr., OrlandoFirstAcademy

RB - Jordan Cronkite 5-10 200 Sr., Miami Westminster

WR - Max Erdman 5-9 175 Sr., Melbourne Central Catholic

WR - Jacob Mathis 6-5 220 Jr., TampaBerkeley Prep

OL - Abdul Bello 6-3 302 Sr., MontverdeAcademy

OL - Andrew Boselli 6-4 310 Jr., JacksonvilleProvidence

OL - Billy Atterbury 6-4 275 Sr., Clearwater Central Catholic

OL - Kendrick Norton 6-2 275 Sr., Jacksonville Trinity

OL - Geron Christian 6-6 305 Sr., Ocala Trinity

UT - Jeff Smith 6-1 175 Sr., Clearwater Central Catholic

K - Matt Sweeney 5-9 160 Sr., Tallahassee Maclay


DL - Bo Peek 6-2 300 Jr., TampaBerkeley Prep

DL - Malik Barrow 6-4 275 Jr., Tampa Catholic

DL - J'von Butler 6-2 200 Sr., Melbourne Holy Trinity

LB - Victor Alexander 5-10 235 Sr., Jacksonville Trinity

LB - Jeffery Holland 6-2 220 Sr., Jacksonville Trinity

LB - Ulysses Gilbert 6-1 230 Sr., Ocala Trinity

LB - Josh Ward 6-3 215 Sr., Delray Beach American Heritage

DB - Kevin Toliver 6-2 195 Sr., Jacksonville Trinity

DB - Desmond Cain 5-11 183 Sr., Delray Beach American Heritage

DB - Tyreke Johnson 6-2 190 Fr., Jacksonville Trinity

DB - Ben Edwards 5-11 200 Sr., Jacksonville Trinity

UT - Stephon Williams 6-2 230 Sr., ClearwaterCalvary Christian

P - Nick Rabinowitz 6-1 228 Jr., Delray Beach American Heritage


QB - Christian Alexander 6-3 210 Sr., Lakeland Christian

RB - Devin Singletary 5-10 190 Jr., Delray Beach American Heritage

RB - C.J. Cotman 5-11 170 So., Clearwater Central Catholic

RB - Mason Plante 6-0 175 Sr., OrlandoFirstAcademy

TE - Andrew Owers 6-2 235 Sr., West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman

WR - Rb Marlow 5-9 170 Jr., Lakeland Christian

OL - Richie Kallay 6-4 285 Sr., Clearwater Central Catholic

OL - Nick Vallano 6-3 275 Sr., Delray Beach American Heritage

OL - Donovan Welch 6-5 290 Sr., MontverdeAcademy

OL - Aiden O'Carroll 6-6 280 Sr., TampaBerkeley Prep

OL - Jaylen Miller 6-4 285 Jr., JacksonvilleProvidence

UT - Warren Robinson 5-9 185 Sr., Delray Beach American Heritage

K - Austin Lafzewski 6-3 180 Jr., Hollywood Chaminade


DL - Joe Schiano 6-1 215 Sr., TampaBerkeley Prep

DL - Brock Miller 6-4 200 Jr., Fort Pierce John Carroll

DL - Jordan Woods 6-3 240 Jr., Ocala Trinity

LB - Marquis Hendrix 6-1 230 Sr., Ocala Trinity

LB - Sam Leonard 6-2 210 Sr., Sarasota Cardinal Mooney

LB - Matt Deal 5-11 210 Sr., Tallahassee Maclay

LB - James Sutton 6-0 210 Jr., Miami Westminster

DB - Kenneth Coleman 6-0 175 Ar., JacksonvilleProvidence

DB - Kaleel Gaines 6-0 170 Sr. Frostproof

DB - Demetri Royer 6-0 195 Sr., Clearwater Central Catholic

DB - Deantai Williams 6-0 175 Sr., Jacksonville Trinity

UT - Jimmy Martin 6-0 210 Sr., Maitland Orangewood Christian

P - Robby Howard 5-11 175 Sr., Sarasota Cardinal Mooney


QB Jordan Watkins 6-1 185 Sr., Fort Pierce John Carroll; QB Brad Mayes 6-2 205 Sr., Tampa Berkeley Prep; QB Reese Vita 6-1 200 Sr., Sarasota Cardinal Mooney; RB Daniel Fisher 5-6 160 Sr., Jacksonville Episcopal; RB Kenneth Williams 5-11 180 Sr., Orlando First Academy; RB Ryan Fulse 5-9 185 Sr. Fort Meade; RB William Scott 5-10 175 Fr., Fort Myers Bishop Verot; RB Travis Homer 5-10 190 Jr., West Palm Beach Oxbridge Academy; WR Mason Wilfong 6-2 180 Sr., Fort Pierce John Carroll; WR Parker Collins 5-11 165 Sr., Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian; WR Larenz Deshazor 6-0 190 So., Lakeland Christian; TE Jake Bargas 6-3 225 Sr., Boca Raton St Andrew's; WR Chris Barr 5-10 175 Sr., Jacksonville Trinity; UT Timothy Irvin 5-9 185 Sr., Miami Westminster; UT Richie Denicola 6-1 183 Sr., Ocala Trinity; UT London Gaskin 5-9 172 Sr., Ocala Trinity; LB Eric Gallon 6-2 218 Sr., Lakeland Christian; LB Tristan Payton 6-0 200 Sr., Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian; UT George Schmelzle 6-3 195 Jr., Community School of Naples; UT Will Erdman 5-11 185 Jr., Melbourne Central Catholic.

December 22, 2014

Broward County defeats Utah to become the 8th Grade champs


NAPLES - Broward County-FL defeated Utah, 35-24 in the 8th Grade Football University National Championship (FBUNC) Game at Naples High School in Naples, Florida. With the win, Broward County-FL earns the title of 2014 8th grade FBU National Champions.


The 8th Grade Football University National Championship game, televised by NBC Sports Network, proved worthy of the national audience. The high-energy event started with a turnover when Utah QB Cooper Legas (Provo, UT) fumbled near his own 40-yard line on the first play from scrimmage, and Broward County took over. The hometown squad immediately moved down the field and QB Nik Scalzo (Parkland, FL) hit WR Christopher Benestad (Coconut Creek, FL) with a 15-yard touchdown pass, putting the team ahead 7-0 after K Billy McConnell’s (Plantation, FL) successful field goal attempt. Utah bounced back quickly with a 47-yard pass, setting up WR Dane Christiansen to snare a 20-yard TD pass from Legas, followed by a two-point conversion run by DB Chuck Alatini (West Valley, UT). Broward responded when RB James Cook (Coconut Creek, FL) sprinted 43 yards off a short pass by Legas, giving the Florida team the lead 15-8 after a two-point conversion. Entering the second quarter, Utah drove to the one-yard line but Broward got the ball back on downs. Utah regained possession, drove back down the field and RB Jacob Shaver (Riverton, UT) bolted up the middle for a ten-yard touchdown, taking the lead 16-15 with a two-point conversion at the half. Broward’s Cook raced 17 yards for a touchdown to start the third quarter, putting them back on top 21-16. A resilient Utah team marched right back down the field to take the lead on a two-yard quarterback plunge by Legas, and after a two-point conversion, Utah led 24-21 at the end of the third quarter. RB Nayquan Wright (Coconut Creek, FL) bolted 74 yards down the right sideline in the fourth quarter and after another successful McConnell kick, Broward was back on top 28-24. Wright sealed the deal with an 11-yard TD run and a 35-24 lead, earning him the Most Valuable Player Award.


AWARDS Naples Marco Island Everglades MVP: Running Back Nayquan Wright (Coconut Creek, FL) *Ran for 94 yards with seven carries and two touchdowns.


The FBU National Championship (FBUNC) weekend kicked off Friday December 19th at Fleischmann Park in Naples, Florida. During the first two weekends of December, 192-region-based teams (64-teams in each age bracket—6th, 7th and 8th grade) each comprised of the top 30 all-star athletes from their area, played in four rounds of intense football games across the nation. Of those 192 teams, the final four teams in each age bracket earned the trip to Naples to compete for the 2014 FBU National Championship. The structure of the Football University (FBU) National Championship is a combination of the Little League World Series and the NCAA March Madness. This year’s tournament marks the fourth year of the biggest youth football event to date, with 192 teams nationwide, including more than 250 games, 6,000 athletes, and 1,200 coaches. The tournament showcased 250 games through a three-week period, resulting in more than 1,000 hours of play.


Official National Brackets, Scores, & In-Studio Video News Updates: Please visit www.fbunc.com for updated tournament brackets and news updates. For game photos and additional tournament updates, also visit https://twitter.com/FBU_NC and https://www.facebook.com/NationalChampionship.

All American Games, LLC: Rockaway, N.J.-based All American Games owns and produces elite youth/prep national sporting events and properties including the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Football University, FBU National Championship, and Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl. National sponsors of the FBU National Championship include, Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau, Paradise Coast Florida, Gatorade, Xenith, NCSA, Battle Sports Science, EvoShield, 23 Blast Movie and Youth Football Coaches Association.

December 17, 2014

Dolphins Honor Youth, High School Player, Coach of the Week During Ravens Game

All season, the Miami Dolphins have continued to step up by recognizing top youth football players, coaches and teams - as well as area high school players, coaches and football programs. On Dec. 7, when they hosted the Baltimore Ravens, more were added as they were introduced to a huge crowd at Sun Life Stadium.


The Seabring Bluestreaks 10u from the Mid Florida Football and Cheerleading Conference 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 game against the Ravens at Sun Life Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 7. The Seabring Bluestreaks 10u coach is Jay Williams.  


Among those that were honored by Troy Drayton and the Dolphins, presented by Under Armour, were running back Marcus Barthell of the Miami Youth Hurricanes Midgets 14u in the Greater Miami Pop Warner League, cornerback James Oliphant of St. Thomas Aquinas High School was honored as the High School Player of the Week, and Chris Merritt of Christopher Columbus High School, who was honored as the High School Coach of the Week.

Marcus Barthell is coached by Coach Brown and James Oliphant is coached by Rocco Casullo.

Photos Courtesy of the Miami Dolphins.

December 10, 2014

Mastrole Passing Academy Super 7 Select will be hosted at Fort Lauderdale's University School


Quarterback coach Ken Mastrole, in partnership with Larry Blustein and South Florida High School Sports (SFHSSports.com), have announced the field for the 2nd annual Super 7 Select QB competition. The event will be held at University School (3375 Southwest 75th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314) on Saturday, December 27th from 9 am to 12 pm. Forty-two of the top quarterbacks in South Florida, representing Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, Brevard, Indian River and Collier Counties will compete to see who is the top signal caller in the area.

The format has changed from a year ago. This year’s field is an invite only competition, and is not open for registration. Mastrole, with help from area experts, help construct the final list.

"With more and more quarterbacks being recognized nationally from this region of the country, an event like this has really been thrust into the spotlight," said Mastrole. "We are really excited about the field that has been invited this year and believe that is among the most talented we have had."

Mastrole, who has worked with such impressive athletes such as Buffalo Bills' first round selection E.J. Manuel as well as Clemson's Taj Boyd and current Alabama quarterback Blake Sims, has been recognized as one of the elite teachers and coaches who has proven results at every level.

2017 prospect Todd Centeio of Royal Palm Beach won the Super 7 MVP a year ago as a ninth grader. This season, Centeio led his team to the second round of the playoffs, before being knocked out by St. Thomas Aquinas in Class 7A.

With south Florida bred quarterbacks such as Teddy Bridgewater (Minnesota Vikings) being recognized at the professional level - and signal callers like John O'Korn (Houston), Jake Rudock (Iowa), Rakeem Cato (Marshall), Treon Harris (Florida), Sean White (Auburn), Mike White (USF), E.J. Hillard (FIU), Peyton Bender (Washington State) and record setter Brandon Doughty (Western Kentucky) getting it done at the collegiate level, south Florida has been in the news frequently over the past year.

"I have had the chance to work with many of these young men and watching them now really makes me feel great about their progress," said Mastrole. "To see them getting it done at the next level and beyond is tremendous."

Here is a look at the 42 quarterbacks invited to this year's event:

Jake Allen, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons - 2017
Chatarius "Tutu" Atwell, Miami Northwestern - 2018
Tyree Bibby, Hialeah American - 2017
Eddie Brill, Miami Beach - 2017
Alec Brown, Pompano Beach - 2018
Jason Brown, Plantation American Heritage - 2017
Jack Buetel, Naples Barron Collier - 2017
Steven Calvert, Miami Carol City - 2016
Todd Centeio, Royal Palm Beach - 2017
Henri Columbi, Fort Lauderdale University School - 2017
Kory Curtis, Cape Coral Island Coast - 2017
Matt Dame, Riviera Beach Suncoast - 2016
Tyler Dean, Naples First Baptist Academy - 2016
Blake Dever, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas - 2016
Kaden Frost, Naples Gulf Coast - 2018
Matthew Gross, West Boca Raton - 2016
Savion Harris, Palm Beach Central - 2016
Jhakari Harrison, Coconut Creek - 2016
Mo Hassan, Miami Gulliver Prep - 2016
T.J. Herrington, Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy - 2016
Tyler Huntley, Hallandale - 2016
Hayden Kingston, Viera - 2016
Stone Labanowitz, Stuart South Fork - 2017
Christian Matos, Miami Westminster Academy - 2016
Chris Mauck, West Palm Beach Berean Christian - 2016
Patrick Mayes, Lantana Santaluces - 2016
Teddrick Moffett, Jr., Pompano Beach Blanche Ely - 2016
Angel Navaroli, West Palm Beach Oxbridge Academy - 2017
Kato Nelson, Hialeah Champagnat Catholic - 2016
Grant Papenfuss, West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman - 2016
Desmond Phillips, Miami Jackson - 2016
Carson Proctor, Vero Beach - 2016
Rodrick Robinson, Miami Norland - 2016
Marcelo Rodriguez, Jr., Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna - 2017
Alejandro Ros, Miami Christopher Columbus - 2016
Murphy Theodore, Miami High - 2017
Jerrod Thomas, Miami Central - 2016
Brennan Simms, Punta Gorda Charlotte - 2016
Kole Stealy, Weston Cypress Bay - 2016
Malcolm Vigile, Miami Edison - 2017
Voshon Waiters, Coral Gables - 2016
Eric Walker, Miami Monsignor Pace - 2016

December 08, 2014

2015 Private vs. Public Football All-Star Game, Jan. 10, 2015


Ninety standout high school athletes representing Miami-Dade and Broward counties school districts will compete in TRU Sports Foundation’s 6th Annual Private vs. Public All Star High School Football Showcase. The game will be played at Monsignor Edward Pace High School football stadium on Saturday, January 10, 2015 with kickoff slated for 6:30p.m. Players will be joined on the sideline by former and current NFL players.

"This all-star game is a unique opportunity for these athletes to showcase their talents, and we are proud to have received such a high level of interest from athletes around the tri-county area willing to travel to participate in this game," said Mario O. Smith, Executive Director of the TRU Sports Foundation.

The Private vs Public All Star High School football game is an effort to provide graduating seniors an opportunity to showcase their talent among their peers, and obtain one last look by coaches and recruiters, representing colleges and universities across the country. In order to be considered for participation, students are required to maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average and have already taken the ACT or SAT exam.

"I commend TRU Sports Foundation for providing this type of opportunity and exposure to these players," said Denver Broncos cornerback Kayvon Webster, who was coached by Smith when he played at Monsignor Pace High School. "Coming from the same neighborhood as many of these kids, programs like these are so necessary and important in helping to ensure talented athletes, who may otherwise be overlooked, to have an opportunity to be seen by college coaches. That second or third look might be the one to make a difference, and help them realize their dream of getting a college education and playing football."

In addition to the game, players will also participate in a number of events leading up to the game, including a Christmas Food Drive event on Wednesday, December 17, where each athlete will bring canned goods to be distributed to families for the holidays, and a Media Day press event on Saturday, December 27 where student athletes will have an opportunity to gain interview experience and be addressed by members of the media.

The game will feature a Battle of the Bands Halftime event between two bands TBD. Gameday sponsors include U18 Sports Medicine, Gatorade, DeMarcus Van Dyke, Kayvon Webster, Hibbert Group Real Estate, Gateway Video Production (GVP), South Florida High School Sports, Global Speech Therapy, Digital Ink, IScore Foundation, Discovery Orange Bowl, and Flyer Addict.

Trailing 3-1 in the series, the Public All-Stars dominated and romped to a 31-0 win last year to cut the deficit to 3-2. After splitting the first two years, Private winning 12-8 in the Inaugural game in 2010 and Public prevailing 26-7 in 2011, the Private Stars recorded a pair of exciting back-to-back last minute one point victories, 18-17 in 2012 and 28-27 in 2013.

"We are extremely excited to host an all-star game that not only allows players, parents and fans alike the opportunity to experience an action-packed and competitive contest between some of the state’s top ranked schools, but incorporates time in the schedule for athletes to go out and make a difference in the lives of others," said Smith. "We are truly making this a community-wide event." Game tickets are $5 for high school students with a valid I.D. and $10 for general admission (Children under three admitted free).

For more information, contact Mario Smith or Claudienne Hibbert at info@trusportsfoundation.org or visit www.trusportsfoundation.org.

November 29, 2014

DESTINATION ORLANDO: 2014 State Football Playoffs


As we do each year, we will make it easy for fans as well as high school and college coaches who want to follow the exciting Florida high school state playoffs. We have all 8 classes on one post and will record all the scores and update records all the way until the final game is played.

We make it very easy for you to have all the information on one file.

Enjoy the playoffs!


Jacksonville First Coast 34, Deland 19
Lake Mary 43, Flagler Palm Coast 30
Apopka 41, Oviedo 34
Winter Garden West Orange 42, Orlando Timber Creek 21

Jacksonville First Coast 56, Lake Mary 36
Apopka 42, Winter Garden West Orange 0

Apopka 64, Jacksonville First Coast 48


Orlando Dr. Phillips 24, Valrico Bloomingdale 21
Tampa Plant 29, Orlando Boone 7
Bradenton Manatee 28, Fort Pierce Central 20
Vero Beach 35, St. Petersburg 28

Orlando Dr. Phillips 24, Tampa Plant 10
Bradenton Manatee 47, Vero Beach 28

Bradenton Manatee 24, Orlando Dr. Phillips 21

Bradenton Manatee (12-1) at Apopka (9-4)


Wellington 53, Lake Worth Park Vista 29
Palm Beach Gardens 24, Palm Beach Central 20
Coconut Creek Monarch (VACATED)
Pembroke Pines Flanagan 49, Coral Springs 28

Wellington 16, Palm Beach Gardens 10
Pembroke Pines Flanagan 27, Coconut Creek Monarch 21 OT

Pembroke Pines Flanagan 32, Wellington 0


Coral Gables 19, North Miami 14
Miami Columbus 31, North Miami Beach 0
Miami Belen Jesuit 20, Miami Southridge 7
Miami Killian 21, Southwest Miami 3

Miami Columbus 22, Coral Gables 0
Miami Killian 31, Miami Belen Jesuit 0

Miami Columbus 33, Miami Killian 7

Miami Columbus (12-1) at Pembroke Pines Flanagan (13-0)


Niceville 44, Tallahassee Leon 6
Cantonment Tate 34, Tallahassee Lincoln 24
Orange Park Oakleaf 17, Apopka Wekiva 14
Neptune Beach Fletcher 33, Orlando Oak Ridge 7

Niceville 34, Cantonment Tate 0
Orange Park Oakleaf 28, Neptune Beach Fletcher 24

Niceville 35, Orange Park Oakleaf 0


Lakeland 48, Orlando Lake Nona 38
Kissimmee Osceola 35, Bartow 7
Tampa Sickles 9, Plant City 7
Tampa Bay Tech 42, Plant City Durant 25

Kissimmee Osceola 35, Lakeland 28, OT
Tampa Bay Tech 20, Tampa Sickles 16

Kissimmee Osceola 35, Tampa Bay Tech 15

Niceville (11-2) at Kissimmee Osceola (12-1)


Tarpon Springs East Lake 24, Palmetto 3
Bradenton Braden River 44, Pinellas Park 28
Fort Myers 36, Melbourne 12
Punta Gorda Charlotte 48, Viera 0

Tarpon Springs East Lake 37, Bradenton Braden River 21
Fort Myers 33, Punta Gorda Charlotte 26

Tarpon Springs East Lake 40, Fort Myers 7


Royal Palm Beach 44, Fort Lauderdale 13
Delray Beach Atlantic 21, Pompano Beach Blanche Ely 13
Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas 57, Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy 0
Plantation 34, Hialeah American 13

Royal Palm Beach 28, Delray Beach Atlantic 7
Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas 38, Plantation 6

Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas 52, Royal Palm Beach 7

Tarpon Springs East Lake (13-0) at Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (12-1)


Navarre 44, Pensacola Escambia 30
Fort Walton Beach Choctawhatchee 27, Pensacola 24
Jacksonville Ed White 36, St. Johns Creekside 13
St. Augustine 33, Lake City Columbia 21

Fort Walton Beach Choctawhatchee 35, Navarre 14
Jacksonville Ed White 26, St. Augustine 14

Fort Walton Beach Choctawhatchee 38, Jacksonville Ed White 14


Gainesville 24, New Port Richey Mitchell 17
Land O'Lakes Sunlake 24, Ocala Vanguard 6
Venice 35, Tampa Hillsborough 29
Seffner Armwood 38, Largo 0

Gainesville 27, Land O’Lakes Sunlake 19
Seffner Armwood 42, Venice 14

Seffner Armwood 56, Gainesville 0

Seffner Armwood (13-0) at Fort Walton Beach Choctawhatchee (11-2)


Daytona Beach Mainland 42, Groveland South Lake 7
Orlando Edgewater 35, Daytona Beach Seabreeze 0
Winter Haven 55, Cape Coral Ida Baker 15
South Fort Myers 23, Lakeland Lake Gibson 17

Daytona Beach Mainland 30, Orlando Edgewater 28
South Fort Myers 41, Winter Haven 23

Daytona Beach Mainland 21, South Fort Myers 7


Palm Bay Bayside (7-2) at Naples 42, Palm Bay Bayside 0
Palm Bay Heritage 28, Naples Gulf Coast 3
Hallandale 47, Miami Northwestern 20
Miami Central 49, Boynton Beach 6

Palm Bay Heritage 30, Naples 28
Miami Central 35, Hallandale 19

Miami Central 20, at Palm Bay Heritage 12

Miami Central (12-1) at Daytona Beach Mainland (13-0)


Pensacola West Florida Tech 41, Crawfordville Wakulla 34
Tallahassee Godby 35, Lynn Haven Mosley 30
Jacksonville Bishop Kenny 38, Palatka 15
Green Cove Springs Clay 46, Jacksonville Westside 6

Tallahassee Godby 41, Pensacola West Florida 6
Jacksonville Bishop Kenny 34, Green Cove Springs Clay 26

Tallahassee Godby 35, Jacksonville Bishop Kenny 14


Live Oak Suwannee 42, Zephyrhills 34
Bushnell South Sumter 16, Citra North Marion 12
New Port Richey River Ridge 29, Tarpon Springs 28
St. Petersburg Lakewood 30, New Port Richey Gulf 27

Live Oak Suwannee 24, Bushnell South Sumter 22
St. Petersburg Lakewood 30, New Port Richey River Ridge 27

Live Oak Suwannee 37, St. Petersburg Lakewood 0

Tallahassee Godby (11-2) at Live Oak Suwannee (12-1)


Tampa Jesuit 35, Auburndale 28
Riverview Spoto 42, Lake Wales 6
Orlando Bishop Moore 24, Titusville 7
Merritt Island 21, Mount Dora 14

Tampa Jesuit 18, Riverview Spoto 14
Orlando Bishop Moore 24, Merritt Island 7

Orlando Bishop Moore 30, Tampa Jesuit 29, 2 OT


Cape Coral 37, Arcadia DeSoto 21
Cape Coral Island Coast 35, Sarasota Booker 7
Naples Lely 28, Miami Jackson 25
Plantation American Heritage 51, Immokalee 0

Cape Coral Island Coast 15, Cape Coral 0
Plantation American Heritage 43, Naples Lely 13

Plantation American Heritage 56, Cape Coral Island Coast 8

Orlando Bishop Moore (13-0) at Plantation American Heritage (10-3)


Madison County 35, DeFuniak Springs Walton 34
Tallahassee Florida High 20, Fort White 14

Madison County 37, Tallahassee Florida High 30


Jacksonville Bolles 63, Umatilla 0
Jacksonville Raines 54, The Villages 0

Jacksonville Bolles 20, Jacksonville Raines 13

Jacksonville Bolles 34, Madison County 15


Clewiston 35, Orlando Jones 7
Cocoa 67, Avon Park 0

Cocoa 26, Clewiston 21


Miami Booker T. Washington 70, Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy 0
Belle Glade Glades Central 32, Miami Gulliver Prep 13

Miami Booker T. Washington 35, Belle Glade Glades Central 7

Miami Booker T. Washington 14, Cocoa 12

Miami Booker T. Washington 54 (14-0), Jacksonville Bolles 35 (11-3)


Ocala Trinity Catholic 49, Jacksonville Providence 14
Jacksonville Trinity Christian 44, Tallahassee Maclay 13

Jacksonville Trinity Christian 20, Ocala Trinity Catholic 10


Lakeland Christian 32, Melbourne Central Catholic 26
Orlando The First Academy 42, Tampa Berkeley Prep 35

Lakeland Christian 53, Orlando The First Academy 27

Jacksonville Trinity Christian 42, Lakeland Christian 20

Sarasota Cardinal Mooney 17, Clearwater Calvary Christian 14
Clearwater Central Catholic 62, Fort Myers Bishop Verot 18

Clearwater Central Catholic 14, Sarasota Cardinal Mooney 10


Miami Westminster Christian 41, W. Palm Beach Cardinal Newman 10
Delray Beach American Heritage 58, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna 21

Delray Beach American Heritage 23, Miami Westminster Christian 7

American Heritage Delray 63, Clearwater Central Catholic 13

Jacksonville Trinity Christian 27 (12-2), American Heritage Delray 7 (12-2)


Tallahassee North Florida Christian 30, Jacksonville Duval Charter 6
Jacksonville University Christian 43, Tallahassee FAMU DRS 8

Tallahassee North Florida Christian 44, Jacksonville University Christian 27


S. Daytona Beach Warner Christian 41, Winter Garden Foundation Academy 13
Lakeland Victory Christian 49, Vero Beach St. Edward’s 0

Lakeland Victory Christian 41, S. Daytona Beach Warner Christian 34

Lakeland Victory Christian 51, Tallahassee North Florida Christian 22


Largo Indian Rocks Christian 62, Fort Myers Evangelical Christian 14
Naples First Baptist 42, St. Petersburg Northside Christian 27

Largo Indian Rocks Christian 48, First Baptist-Naples 12


Belle Glade Glades Day 28, Miami Dade Christian 0
Jupiter Christian (VACATED)

Belle Glade Glades Day 41, Jupiter Christian 0

Largo Indian Rocks Christian 40, Belle Glade Glades Day 19

Lakeland Victory Christian (12-1) 54, Largo Indian Rocks Christian (13-1) 16


Baker 21, Graceville 7
Vernon 36, Bratt Northview 19

Vernon 40, Baker 13


Port St. Joe 37, Santa Rosa Beach South Walton 14
Blountstown 25, Bristol Liberty County 10

Port St. Joe 6, Blountstown 0

Port St. Joe 35, Vernon 0


Jasper Hamilton County 34, Hilliard 21
Trenton 40, Mayo Lafayette 14

Jasper Hamilton County 45, Trenton 20


Cross City Dixie County 40, Pierson Taylor 9
Lake Butler Union County 55, Crescent City 0

Cross City Dixie County 50, Lake Butler Union County 37

Jasper Hamilton County18, Cross City Dixie County 12

Port St. Joe 16 (12-2), Jasper Hamilton County (10-4) 0

November 26, 2014

BCAA North/South All-Star game set for Dec. 11th


With the opportunities for many of the local football players to attract college scholarship offers dwindling, it's always great too know that south Florida is home to some of the better post season all-star football events.

One of the post season games that has really opened doors for local athletes is the BCAA North/South All-Star game that has attracted some of the top players from across Broward County as they showcase their skills in practices and on game day.

This year, the annual BCAA North/South All-Star game will be played on Thursday night, Dec. 11th at 7 p.m. as Nova Senior High in Davie will host this quality game that is always competitive. Over the years, some of the best the BCAA has to offer have thrilled the fans.

The top seniors will clash in this annual event that will determine the future for some prospects who have been working hard all season - only to have yet another chance to make that impression.

In addition to the game, the annual banquet will be held on Wednesday evening, Dec. 10th, for players, coaches, cheerleaders and parents at the Signature Grand in Davie.

"It is always a first class event that showcases everything positive about the schools we have," said Damian Huttenhoff, Director, Athletics & Student Activities. "The practices, banquet and game is such a highlight for all involved.

Here is a look at the rosters for this year's game:

Musa Abuzarieh, DE, 6-2, 220, Monarch
Nick Aiello, LB, 6-0, 180, Douglas
Wajih Albaroudi, OL, 6-3, 290, Fort Lauderdale
Alvyns Alcenord, WR/DB, 5-7 170, Northeast
Demetrius Amerson, LB, 5-10, 2305, Cardinal Gibbons
Noe August, LB, 6-0, 195, Coral Springs
Wolky Belancourt, LB, 6-0, 185, Coral Springs
Jake Bofshever, QB, 6-0, 190, Coral Springs
Devin Brown, S, 5-11, 190, Fort Lauderdale
Jaquon Bush, FS, 6-1, 185, Plantation
Enrique Caraballo, OL, 6-5, 320, Taravella
Antonio Cartagena, WR/DB, 5-8, 175, Deerfield Beach
Josh Cerra, P, 6-0, 150, Taravella
Nevelle Clarke, DB, 6-1, 180, Taravella
Ellex "Pooh" Davis, WR, 5-10, 175, Monarch
Michael Delello, P/PK, 6-1, 185, Coral Glades
Tayion Devers, DE, 6-4, 210, Blanche Ely
Braxton Dunlap, OL/DL, 5-9, 275, Northeast
Marquice Flowers, RB, 5-9, 175, Plantation
Thomas Gatlin, FB/LB, 5-11, 195, Coral Glades
Michael G'Francisco, TE/LS, 6-3, 210, Piper
Zachary Good, FB/LB, 5-8, 220, Pompano
David Goodwin, RB, 5-9, 175, Coral Springs
Michael Harris, QB, 6-1, 180, Monarch
George Heck, DB, 5-9, 180, Blanche Ely
Antwuan Haynes, RB/WR, 5-9, 165, Plantation
Tevin Hyatt, RB, 5-10, 190, Fort Lauderdale
Brett Israel, QB, 6-0, 180, Douglas
Winston Jackson, WR, 5-11, 185, Cardinal Gibbons
Montell Jordan, OL/DL, 6-3, 308, Deerfield Beach
Tate Lehtio, WR, 6-1, 190, Douglas
Joseph Marcus, S, 5-10, 175, Boyd Anderson
Demetrious Meuse, OL, 6-0, 330, Northeast
Mitch Milfort, WR, 6-0, 180, Plantation
Roberto Montanez, OL, 6-3, 280, Monarch
Tavares Moore, DB, 5-9, 170, Cardinal Gibbons
Jawanza Evans-Morris, RB, 5-8, 180, Taravella
Cavari Morss, RB, 5-9, 170, Monarch
Robby Pham, OL/DL, 5-11, 260, Pompano
D'Angelo Phillips, LB, 5-11, 210, Taravella
Vincent Prochilo, WR, 6-0, 185, Douglas
Joe Riggins, LB, 6-0, 210, Cardinal Gibbons
Michael Rispoli, LB, 5-10, 185, Coral Glades
Landyn Rivadeneria, WR/DB, 5-11, 185, Douglas
Rochelle Romain, OL, 6-5, 290, Blanche Ely
Austin Romonav, DT, 6-2, 245, Monarch
Korron Rozier, WR/DB, 5-10, 185, Coconut Creek
Fritz Saintil, DT, 6-1, 185, Coral Springs
Daquain Saulsby, LB, 5-9, 205, Fort Lauderdale
Jordan Senner, OL, 6-0, 255, Coral Springs
Adam Sinclair, QB, 6-3, 190, Taravella
LaDerrick Smith, WR/KR, 5-9, 175, Blanche Ely
Marcus St. Louis, LB, 5-11, 185, Coconut Creek
Jason Strowbridge, DE/OT, 6-5, 249, Deerfield Beach
Colin Thomas, DE, 6-3, 185, Pompano
Urlin Toussaint, DE, 6-3, 205, Piper
Lickandre Vasser, OL/DL, 6-2, 230, Blanche Ely
Jean Louis, WR/DB, 5-10, 168, Boyd Anderson
Bershen Vildor, DL, 5-10, 215, Boyd Anderson
David Wanliss, OL, 5-11, 210, Coconut Creek
Jonathan Washington, WR, 6-1, 200, Cardinal Gibbons
Taiwain Watkins, RB, 5-9, 195, Coconut Creek
Jayshawn Webster, OL, 6-4, 285, Piper
Zach Wilson, OL/DL, 6-2, 250, Coconut Creek

Edward Aldred, WR, 6-3, 180, Hollywood Hills
Anthony Allen, RB, 5-11, 190, Western
Rashard Allen, DB, 6-1, 180, Nova
Sammy Antoine, OL, 6-4, 280, Cypress Bay
John Antkiewicz, LB, 6-2, 220, Cypress Bay
Rodrick Archer, OLB, 6-1, 210, South Plantation
Steven Barnes, OL/DL, 6-4, 290, Pines Charter
Keiyon Batten, OL, 5-9, 275, Stranahan
Anthony Bennett, DE, 6-2, 230, Cypress Bay
William Bethel, LB, 6-0, 200, Dillard
Matt Bukovi, DE, 6-0, 228, Cypress Bay
Christian Bouie, DB, 5-7, 165, Dillard
Brandon Briggs, DT, 5-11, 235, Everglades
Leeward Brown, OL, 6-4, 330, Miramar
Khantrell Burden, LB/LS, 6-1, 200, Everglades
Michael Butler, OL, 6-3, 275, Cooper City
Kyle Carr, OL/DL, 6-2, 270, Cooper City
Jason Collins, QB, 6-2, 180, Dillard
Kevin Davis, OL, 6-2, 240, Nova
Dusan Etienne, OL, 6-7, 320, Hollywood Hills
Connor Fee, TE, 6-2, 210, St. Thomas Aquinas
Sydney Francois, S, 5-10, 180, McArthur
Kevin Gonzalez, QB/DB, 5-10, 170, Pines Charter
Arkeem Granger, RB, 6-0, 205, Flanagan
Darius Green, QB/DB, 5-10, 170, Hollywood Hills
Anthoney Hairston, OL, 6-4, 265, South Broward
Marcus Harris, DB, 5-8, 180, Dillard
Javonne Heastie, Athlete, 5-7, 150, Stranahan
Jeffrey Hill, DB, 5-10, 175, Miramar
Rodney Holmes, RB/WR, 5-10, 190, Hallandale
Tyler Holloway, WR, 6-3, 215, Nova
Anthony Hunt, Jr., RB, 5-7, 175, Stranahan
Valentino Jean, Athlete, 5-10, 180, Stranahan
Winston Job, WR, 6-2, 180, Hollywood Hills
Ronald Kennedy, RB/DB, 5-8, 165, South Plantation
Michael Keys, FB/LB, 5-10, 180, Cooper City
Kevin Lambert, DE, 6-2, 206, Flanagan
Kirk Livingstone, DE, 6-4, 225, Stranahan
Josh Lovins, DB, 6-0, 175, Cooper City
Bradley Martin, WR, 6-1, 180, Flanagan
Josmar Diaz-Martinez, DB, 5-11 175, Miramar
Mike Mele, QB, 6-0, 185, South Plantation
Julien Noel, DE, 6-0, 215, McArthur
Griffin Norberg, TE/LS, 6-3, 230, Western
Joshua Osborn, WR, 5-11, 182, Western
Romain Richards, LB, 5-10, 200, McArthur
Jerel Ricketts, DB/WR, 5-11, 170, Western
Nick Rivero, LB, 6-1, 225, Western
Jake Rizzo, QB, 6-1, 180, St. Thomas Aquinas
Tyler Rogers, OL/DL, 6-3, 300, West Broward
Tyler Sabine, QB/DB, 6-1, 180, Cooper City
Deltron Sands, RB, 5-9, 175, St. Thomas Aquinas
Ernie Sariol, S/TE, 5-11, 188, West Broward
Bernard Scott, WR, 6-1, 175, Hallandale
Emonee Spence, WR, 6-2, 185, Flanagan
Jamari Stephenson, LB, 6-1, 205, Western
David Stewart, OL/DL, 6-1, 215, Pines Charter
Darryl Swanson, DL, 6-4, 205, Miramar
Krisna Thomas, RB, 5-11, 180, South Broward
Theodore Victorin, OL, 6-3, 260, Hallandale
Leopold Villa, OL/DL, 6-1, 235, West Broward
Demetrius Whitehead, S, 5-10, 189, Hallandale
Terry Whittington, WR/OLB, 6-3, 205, Cooper City
Joshua Wilson, OL/DL, 5-9, 300, South Broward
Jimel Wright, DT, 6-1, 255, Everglades

November 24, 2014

Southeastern Football Conference Makes A Splash


When the Southeastern Football Conference was first talked about four years ago, one of the main concerns from coaches and parents was the recruiting exposure the "independent" league would receive.

Because there had been so much emphasis put on teams who compete for a chance to get to the state championships, it was felt that while the league was designed to have the programs in south Florida compete on a level playing field, they would compromise by getting less college exposure, and in the process, lose out on that valuable chance to be recruited.

While low exposure was evident the first two years of operation, this year changed everything as the 12 teams who competed in the league produced several quality football players as well as fielding teams that were in the spotlight from the start of the season until the Nov. 15 championship game at FAU.

The title game - which featured unbeaten Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian and Coral Springs Charger not only attracted attention from nearly 6,000 fans who attended the championship game, but also college coaches from across the country who wanted to see film and get information on players.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for the smaller schools in south Florida to compete on a level playing field while producing college prospects," said Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy head coach Jake Sorg. "The games were competitive and every team in the conference had some quality talent on the roster."

While the league was designed to make the entire season interesting and keep nearly every team in the hunt for a playoff spot, it was also a chance for some players who sat the bench at larger schools to see extensive playing time at Norther Division schools such s West Palm Beach The King's Academy, Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest, N. Palm Beach Benjamin School and Boca Raton Pope John Paul. Add in Coral Springs Charter and unbeaten champion Calvary Christian, and you had talented prospects as well as elite coach like former collegiate coach and coordinator Kirk Hoza, who has elevated Calvary to a level where the Eagles do more than compete.

"We have our share of outstanding young men on this team," Hoza shared. "They are not only quality young men, but very good athletes."

Calvary boasts Defensive Player of Year Tristan Peyton, a 6-2, 215-pound linebacker as well as fellow seniors in receiver/defensive back Parker Collins, lineman Vas Furman and defensive back Rod Sylvester. The Eagles also boast standout junior lineman Storm Sims (son of former Miami Dolphins Keith Sims) and one of the most talented sophomore quarterbacks in south Florida in Nick Holm.

Coach Adam Miller's Coral Springs Charter squad was equally as talented with college prospects Marcos Hilera (senior lineman), juniors Chris Judge, Joshua Paul, Calvin Jackson and Kalen Carson, and sophomore standout defensive end Michael Carrion among others.

"This is a very talented and young team we have," Miller said. "Many of our players compete year round which helps give them exposure."

Pine Crest, which advanced to the quarterfinals boasted seniors Patrick Haley, Isaac Mercado and Nick Nolting.

The Southern Division was loaded with prospect and quality teams as well. Sorg's Westminster Academy squad was stacked with elite prospects such as senior and Co-Offensive Player of the Year Johnnie Gaines, a running back transfer who came in this year from St. Thomas. Fellow seniors Les Dalger, Ryan Moore, Micah Smith, Houston Underwood and Joe Vairo were all tremendous football talent, and sophomore linebacker Zack Ledbetter is setting himself up to be one of the best in the Class of 2017.

In addition to Westminster Academy, south teams such as coach Willie Trimmer's Miami LaSalle, which boasted seniors Terrill Hanks, Manny Readon and Montrel Thomas - and junior John Pierce - were one of the most talented teams. Trimmer, a longtime coach, was the biggest proponent of the league and the exposure the teams have received.

"I have nothing but great things to say about this league and the way we have been covered by colleges and the media," he said. "Our kids have gotten plenty of exposure by attending events in the off season as well."

Florida Christian (Alex Bosque, Nick Tejedor and Paul Gonzalez), Archbishop Curley (Richard Champagne and Beethoven Moise), Boca Raton St. Andrew's Academy and Tavernier Coral Shores have also been competitive.

Coral Shores relished the opportunity to compete in a conference where they were on a level playing field. Coach Ed Holly had some of the more publicized players in the league -such as Co-Offensive Player of the Year, George Jacobsen, his twin brother, Henry, as well as senior Paul Pauchey and Eddie Dunn, and juniors Chris O'Berry and David Williams.

"This league really provided our young men with plenty of exposure," Holly pointed out. "Not just from a football standpoint, but the SFC also rewarded the players in the league for doing well in the classroom."

As Calvary wrapped up the title this year, the SFC was pleased in knowing that the attendance in the championship game at FAU would have been the third largest in last year FHSAA championship weekends (eight games) in Orlando!

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.

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November 17, 2014

Dolphins Honor Youth, High School Player, Coach of the Week During Buffalo Bills Game

Every home game during the 2014 season, the Miami Dolphins salute local youth and high school teams, coaches and players.

Before last Thursday night's win over the Buffalo Bills, the Dolphins honored a youth player, a high school player and coach as Players and Coaches of the Week.


Kenneth Hall - far left - was with Hilton Joseph, Devin Bush, who led his Flanagan football team to an 11-0 record so far this season and Troy Drayton of the Miami Dolphins.


Running Back K.C. Hall of the Kendall Boys and Girls Club 145s in the Miami Xtreme Football League was honored on the field by the Miami Dolphins as the Youth Player of the Week presented by Under Armour. Kenneth Hall is coached by Victor Amant. Troy Drayton of the Miami Dolphins.


Quarterback Hilton Joseph of North Miami High School was the leading passer in Miami-Dade County and was honored as the High School Player of the Week presented by Under Armour. Hilton Joseph is coached by Ed Williams. Troy Drayton of the Miami Dolphins presented the award.