December 11, 2014

Miami's James Cook among National Youth Players of the Year

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Rockaway, N.J. - The Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl Selection Committee has narrowed down its list of nominees to five finalists for the prestigious 2014 General Dennis D. Cavin Youth Player of the Year Award, and one of the five is Miami standout James Cook - the brother of Florida State University freshman phenom Dalvin Cook.

The General Dennis D. Cavin Youth Player of the Year Award is given to the Nation’s most outstanding youth football player. General Dennis D. Cavin, one of the instrumental persons in the creation of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, has been a longtime supporter of developing young men through the game of football. The General Dennis D. Cavin Youth Player of the Year Award will be recognized at the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 in Naples, Florida. The winner will be presented with a trophy at the FBU National Championship desk located at Naples High School.

"The nominated players exhibit exemplary direction as they transition from their youth football careers to high school. Their proven leadership defines the Dennis D. Cavin award. The character traits General Cavin displayed throughout his career are a proven guide for these young men to continue," said Erik Richards, national recruiting director.

Past years recipients include Sony Michel from University of Georgia, Shane Simmons committed to Penn State University, and Dylan Moses committed to LSU.

The five finalists for the 2015 Retired General Dennis D. Cavin Youth Player of the Year Award are the following:

Cameron Coleman, Wide Receiver/Athlete, Maryland Heights, MO Cameron is pound for pound an all-around ball player. During his 8th grade campaign, he managed to compile 12 touchdowns, three interceptions, and over 2,000 all-purpose yards. Coleman’s warrior style heart, played in the 2014 Battle In Rocky Top national tournament in Knoxville, TN, with a lung infection and managed to carry his team to their 2nd straight national title by scoring all the teams touchdowns over the weekend. Cameron was offensive MVP in the 2014 Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl. Coleman can get it done on and off the field, while managing a 3.0 GPA along with all of his football accolades.

James Cook, Running Back, Miami, FL James is the #1 ranked player in the country by Youth1. Cook helped lead the South Florida 7th grade team to a FBU National Championship as a two way standout last year. National Championships run in the family as his brother Florida State University freshman Dalvin Cook won the 6A Florida High School Championship in 2013 with Miami Central.

JT Daniels, Quarterback, Irvine, CA JT led the Inland Empire Ducks to a 12-0 record and their 1st ever #1 National Ranking for a Midget team. The #2 overall player in the class of 2019 Rated by Youth1, he passed for 2,568 yards and 36 TD’s with a 68% completion percentage. JT also ran for 584 yards and another seven touchdowns His hard work also pays off in the class room as he maintains a 3.88 GPA.

Owen Pappoe, Athlete, Grayson, GA Owen had an amazing season for the Grayson Rams. Owen carried the ball 23 times for 616 yards and scored five touchdowns. He also caught 12 passes for 531 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Owen created havoc for opposing offenses. He tallied 50 tackles, 21 for a loss, 17 quarterback sacks and three interceptions. Owen had a 73 yard kickoff return for a touchdown, five punt returns for 215 yards and one touchdown and a 40 yard fumble return for a touchdown. This is also only Owens second season playing tackle football.

KJ Wallace, Athlete, Atlanta, GA Posted video game numbers during his final middle school season, Wallace contributed at all skills positions this year, for his 6-1 Lovett Lions, while resetting all previous school records. Posting an astonishing 1,982 total yards from scrimmage, Wallace scored 25 of his team’s 30 total touchdowns. Defensively, he tallied 59 tackles from the safety/corner position, forced seven fumbles, and recorded four interceptions. Academically KJ is an Honor Roll student posting a 3.84 GPA, while serving as his Class President.

James Cook (Miami-Dade County), Owen Pappoe (GFL), and KJ Wallace (GFL) are still in the running for the 2014 National Championship in Naples. Broward County will be facing off against West Palm Beach and GFL will be facing off against Kentucky on December 13th at Buford Youth Sports Complex in Buford, GA. If both teams advance they will be playing each other December 14th at 2pm at Buford Youth Sports Complex.

Now in its sixth year, the two Eastbay Youth All-American Bowls pit the country’s top 7th and 8th grade football talent against each other in two East versus West format all-star games taking place on Saturday, December 20th at Naples High School in Naples, Florida. These games have seen outstanding talent come through its ranks, including past and present U.S. Army All-Americans; Sony Michel, Todd Kelly, Christian McCaffrey, Tristen Hoge, Zach Okun, T.J. Rahming, Brady White, and Khalil McKenzie.

All American Games (AAG), a sports management and marketing company, is the owner and producer of the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl. AAG produces and manages many of the nation’s premier high school and youth sporting events, including the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band, the U.S. Army National Combine, Football University (FBU), the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl, and the FBU National Championships.

All American Games reaches millions of youth and high school athletes annually, through AAG’s numerous events and properties. Each year, athletes across North America enhance their specific sports abilities and raise their level of play through the elite instruction and training received through All American Games. In total, AAG boasts 300 NFL Draftees, 72 First-Rounder’s and one overall No. 1 pick.

December 10, 2014

17th Annual Miami-Dade North vs. South All-Star Game (UPDATED ROSTERS)

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MIAMI - It's simply an event like no other held in the country.

The most prestigious areas in the country, the hotbed for high school football talent, will once again shine in the spotlight as the 17th edition of the Tournament of Champions Miami-Dade All-Star Football Game will take place on Saturday, Dec. 20th at Curtis Park (1901 NW 24th Avenue) in Miami.

The game, which had long featured the best of Miami-Dade and Broward - and most recently - other athletes from southeast and southwest Florida - has returned to its roots this year with a showdown between the best of 305 - when the lines are drawn and the county is split into North and South.

"This is high school football at its very finest," said game founder and organizer Wesley Frater. "Look on any NFL roster or watch a collegiate game on Saturdays and you will find that Miami-Dade County, the 305 area code is well represented."

The kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. and tickets are $10. For information, call 305-281-9461 or visit Bleechr.com.

The head coach for the South is David Cooney from Coral Gables and the North head coach is Aubrey Hill from Carol City.

ELITE UNDERCLASS COMBINE TO BE HELD EARLIER IN THE DAY In addition the North vs. South All-Star event, the day will start off with a prestigious underclassmen combine that will feature some of the best up-and-coming football prospects the entire south Florida region has to offer.

The combine will be the first forum of the off season to get rising seniors, juniors and sophomores into the spotlight. Every player that attends will be listed and promoted along with player evaluations and videos that they have had from this past year.

This is a chance for many underclassmen in Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe, Collier and Palm Beach to come down and get on the map. Players attending this event will get out there for all to see and start the ball rolling for the upcoming season.

The combine is just $45 - which is a small price to pay to get on the map and learn some football techniques from coaches who know what it takes to get to that next level.

For information, call 305-281-9461. http://www.bleechr.com/305.

TOC 305 SOUTH ALL STAR ROSTER (50)
QUARTERBACKS (3)

P.J. Coats, 6-2, 220, South Dade
Jowan Watson, 6-0, 195, Gulliver Prep
Deundre Pickett-White, 6-0, 190, Southwest Miami

RUNNING BACKS (3)
Wade Collier, 5-8, 180, Homestead
Johnnie Hankins, 5-10, 195, South Dade
Hans Supre, 5-8, 170, Coral Gables

RECEIVERS (6)
Frank Battle, 6-4, 200, Belen Jesuit
Raymond Gage, 5-10, 170, Keys Gate Charter
Chris Linares, 6-0, 175, Braddock
Austin Maloney, 5-11, 175, Christopher Columbus
Anthony Olivencia, 6-2, 190, Killian
Shaquery Wilson, 6-3, 190, Coral Gables

TIGHT END (1)
Andres Saldivar, 6-2, 210, Coral Gables

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (7)
Jose Garcia, 6-2, 280, Killian
Alex Helms, 6-5, 310, Westminster Christian
DeAndre McCrae, 6-4, 280, Southridge
Andy Moreira, 6-1, 270, Coral Gables
Gabriel Necuze, 6-2, 240, Christopher Columbus
Jake Perez, 5-11, 210, Southwest Miami
Jason Rodriguez, 6-1, 265, Christopher Columbus

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (8)
DE - Shawn Curtis, 6-3, 240, Reagan
Dhany Dye, 6-3, 345, Coral Gables
DE - Kenneth Herring, 6-2, 220, Coral Gables
DE - Damien Horton, 6-3, 215, Killian
Jarred McGhee, 6-0, 265, Coral Gables
DE - Eric Santil, 6-2, 190, Homestead
Joe Suarez, 6-3, 230, South Dade
Marcus Stevenson, Southridge

LINEBACKERS (7)
James Bowe, 6-2, 190, Killian
Rashad Broadway, 5-10, 200, Westminster Christian
Bruce Davis, 6-1, 195, Killian
Emilio Gibbs, 5-1, 230, Coral Gables
Doyle Grimes, 6-2, 200, South Dade
Dominic Sheppard, 6-2, 225, Gulliver Prep
Jontavis Testa, 6-0, 205, Coral Gables

DEFENSIVE BACKS (9)
Wendell Ashley, 5-11, 185, Coral Gables
Jaheart Buford, 5-8, 170, Southridge
Tarvandus Donaldson, 6-0, 175, Southridge
S - Terill Hanks, 6-2, 200, LaSalle
Tobias Moss, 5-10, 170, Westminster Christian
Sheldrick Redwine, 6-1, 190, Killian
S - Elijah Reed, 6-4, 195, South Miami
S - Anthony Sotolongo, 6-1, 195, Gulliver Prep
S - Tadarius Wilson, 5-10, 170, South Dade

ATHLETES (3)
Jimmy Armstrong, 5-9, 170, Westminster Christian
Jonte Barrett, 5-8, 160, Homestead
Trevon Sands, 5-10, 180, Southwest Miami

SPECIALIST (1)
Uriel Hernandez, 5-6, 180, Homestead

TOC 305 NORTH ALL STAR ROSTER
QUARTERBACKS (2)

Gerald Anderson, 5-11, 200, Miami Springs
Hilton Joseph, 5-11, 165, North Miami

RUNNING BACKS (4)
Markel Anderson, 5-9, 180, Miami Beach
Ronneldon Ellington, 5-10, 180, Carol City
Michael Frederick, 5-10, 185, Champagnat
Jeremiah Pierce Johnson, 5-9, 195, American

RECEIVERS (5)
Steven Claude, 6-2, 190, Champagnat
Tavaris Harrison, 6-3, 190, North Miami
Johnny Rembert, 5-10, 175, Miami Springs
Terrance Rutherford, 5-11, 190, Jackson
Victor Sam, 6-0, 185, North Miami

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (9)
Marquise Barnes, 6-5, 300, Hialeah Miami Lakes
Darell Cherubin, 6-3, 310, American
Samuel Dervil, 6-4, 275, Northwestern
William Gordon, 6-3, 300, Norland
Chris Mainer, 5-10, 255, Jackson
Christopher Menendez, 6-3, 285, Westland Hialeah
Malik Rogers, 6-1, 335, Jackson
Michael Sawyer, 6-1, 280, Carol City
Dwayne Thomas, 6-1, 330, Northwestern

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (9)
Andy Jean-Baptiste, 6-4, 250, Edison
DE - Rodrick Golden, 5-11, 215, Mater Academy
Armani Kerr, 6-0, 225, Jackson
Jabari Lawrence, 6-2, 250, Hialeah Miami Lakes
Jessie Lemonier, 6-2, 220 Hialeah
DE - Irick McDonald, 6-5, 215, Miami Springs
Jay Ortiz, 6-3, 255, Mater Academy
DE - Dwayne Paddyfoot, 6-3, 215, Mater Academy
DE - Darius Rolle, 5-11, 215, American

LINEBACKERS (6)
Jean Bazile, 6-0, 190, Hialeah
James Bell, 5-9, 190, North Miami
Rayshad Jackson, 6-1, 215, Norland
Ryan Jackson, 6-0, 195, Dr. Krop
Duanne Jones, 5-11, 190, North Miami Beach
Quinten Moore, 5-9, 200, Carol City

DEFENSIVE BACKS (11)
S - Xavier Bailey, 5-11, 175, Northwestern
Wesley Charles, 6-0, 165, North Miami
Rashad Fenton, 6-1, 190, Carol City
Karon Jackson, 5-9, 170, American
S - Robert Knowles, 6-0, 180, Edison

Emmanuel Lubin, 6-1, 175, North Miami Beach
Tovias Parker, 5-11, 170, Jackson
S – Edward Rolle, 5-11, 185, Carol City
John Toussaint, 5-11, 178, Northwestern
Bobby Washington, 5-7, 165, Northwestern
Marcus Williams, 5-11, 165, Northwestern

SPECIALIST (1)

Baymar Piraquvie, 6-0, 175, Central

ATHLETES (3)
Leon Brown, 5-9, 170, Carol City
Robert Henderson, 5-10, 170, Dr. Krop Cedric Wiggins, 6-1, 190, North Miami Beach

November 29, 2014

DESTINATION ORLANDO: 2014 State Football Playoffs

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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!

CLASS 8A
REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
REGION 1

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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Apopka 64, Jacksonville First Coast 48

REGION 2
REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS

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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Bradenton Manatee 24, Orlando Dr. Phillips 21

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

REGION 3
REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS

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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Pembroke Pines Flanagan 32, Wellington 0

REGION 4
REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS

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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Miami Columbus 33, Miami Killian 7

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

CLASS 7A
REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
REGION 1

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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Niceville 35, Orange Park Oakleaf 0

REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
REGION 2

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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Kissimmee Osceola 35, Tampa Bay Tech 15

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

REGION 3
REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS

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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Tarpon Springs East Lake 40, Fort Myers 7

REGION 4
REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS

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

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

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

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

CLASS 6A
REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
REGION 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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Fort Walton Beach Choctawhatchee 38, Jacksonville Ed White 14

REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
REGION 2

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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Seffner Armwood 56, Gainesville 0

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


REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
REGION 3

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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Daytona Beach Mainland 21, South Fort Myers 7

REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
REGION 4

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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Miami Central 20, at Palm Bay Heritage 12

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

CLASS 5A
REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
REGION 1

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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Tallahassee Godby 35, Jacksonville Bishop Kenny 14

REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
REGION 2

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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Live Oak Suwannee 37, St. Petersburg Lakewood 0

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

REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
REGION 3

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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Orlando Bishop Moore 30, Tampa Jesuit 29, 2 OT

REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
REGION 4

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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Plantation American Heritage 56, Cape Coral Island Coast 8

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

CLASS 4A
REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 1

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

REGION FINALS
Madison County 37, Tallahassee Florida High 30

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 2

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

REGION FINALS
Jacksonville Bolles 20, Jacksonville Raines 13

STATE SEMIFINALS
Jacksonville Bolles 34, Madison County 15

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 3

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

REGION FINALS
Cocoa 26, Clewiston 21

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 4

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

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

STATE SEMIFINALS
Miami Booker T. Washington 14, Cocoa 12

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


CLASS 3A
REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 1

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

REGION FINALS
Jacksonville Trinity Christian 20, Ocala Trinity Catholic 10

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 2

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

REGION FINALS
Lakeland Christian 53, Orlando The First Academy 27

STATE SEMIFINALS
Jacksonville Trinity Christian 42, Lakeland Christian 20

REGION 3
Sarasota Cardinal Mooney 17, Clearwater Calvary Christian 14
Clearwater Central Catholic 62, Fort Myers Bishop Verot 18

REGION FINALS
Clearwater Central Catholic 14, Sarasota Cardinal Mooney 10

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 4

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

REGION FINALS
Delray Beach American Heritage 23, Miami Westminster Christian 7

STATE SEMIFINALS
American Heritage Delray 63, Clearwater Central Catholic 13

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

CLASS 2A
REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 1

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

REGION FINALS
Tallahassee North Florida Christian 44, Jacksonville University Christian 27

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 2

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

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

STATE SEMIFINALS
Lakeland Victory Christian 51, Tallahassee North Florida Christian 22

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 3

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

REGION FINALS
Largo Indian Rocks Christian 48, First Baptist-Naples 12

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 4

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

REGION FINALS
Belle Glade Glades Day 41, Jupiter Christian 0

STATE SEMIFINALS
Largo Indian Rocks Christian 40, Belle Glade Glades Day 19

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

CLASS 1A
REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 1

Baker 21, Graceville 7
Vernon 36, Bratt Northview 19

REGION FINALS
Vernon 40, Baker 13

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 2

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

REGION FINALS
Port St. Joe 6, Blountstown 0

STATE SEMIFINALS
Port St. Joe 35, Vernon 0

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 3

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

REGION FINALS
Jasper Hamilton County 45, Trenton 20

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 4

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

REGION FINALS
Cross City Dixie County 50, Lake Butler Union County 37

STATE SEMIFINALS
Jasper Hamilton County18, Cross City Dixie County 12

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
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

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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:

BCAA NORTH
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


BCAA SOUTH
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

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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.

Follow Larry on Twitter at twitter.com/larryblustein.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE MIAMI DOLPHINS

November 13, 2014

DESTINATION ORLANDO: 2014 Florida Football Playoffs

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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!

CLASS 8A
REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
REGION 1
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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Apopka (8-4) at Jacksonville First Coast (12-0)

REGION 2
REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Bradenton Manatee (11-1) at Orlando Dr. Phillips (12-0)

REGION 3
REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Wellington (11-1) at Pembroke Pines Flanagan (12-0)

REGION 4
REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Miami Columbus (11-1) at Miami Killian (12-0), Harris Field, Homestead

CLASS 7A
REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
REGION 1
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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Niceville (10-2) at Orange Park Oakleaf (12-0)

REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
REGION 2
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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Tampa Bay Tech (7-5) at Kissimmee Osceola (11-1)

REGION 3
REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Fort Myers (12-0) at Tarpon Springs East Lake (12-0)

REGION 4
REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Royal Palm Beach (11-1) at Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (11-1)

CLASS 6A
REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
REGION 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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Jacksonville Ed White (10-2) at Fort Walton Beach Choctawhatchee (10-2)

REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
REGION 2
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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Gainesville (7-5) at Seffner Armwood (12-0)

REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
REGION 3
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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Daytona Beach Mainland (12-0) at South Fort Myers (10-2)

REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
REGION 4
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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Miami Central (11-1) at Palm Bay Heritage (8-3)

CLASS 5A
REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
REGION 1
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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Tallahassee Godby (10-2) at Jacksonville Bishop Kenny (10-1)

REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
REGION 2
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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
St. Petersburg Lakewood (9-3) at Live Oak Suwannee (11-1)

REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
REGION 3
Tampa Jesuit 35, Auburndale 28
Riverview Spoto 42, Lake Wales 6
Orlando Bishop Moore 24, Titusville 7
Merritt Island 21, Mount Dora 14

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Tampa Jesuit (8-4) at Orlando Bishop Moore (12-0)

REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS
REGION 4
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

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

REGIONAL FINALS
Cape Coral Island Coast (10-2) at Plantation American Heritage (9-3)

CLASS 4A
REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 1
Madison County 35, DeFuniak Springs Walton 34
Tallahassee Florida High 20, Fort White 14

REGION FINALS
Madison County 37, Tallahassee Florida High 30

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 2
Jacksonville Bolles 63, Umatilla 0
Jacksonville Raines 54, The Villages 0

REGION FINALS
Jacksonville Bolles 20, Jacksonville Raines 13

STATE SEMIFINALS
Jacksonville Bolles (10-2) at Madison County (9-3)

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 3
Clewiston 35, Orlando Jones 7
Cocoa 67, Avon Park 0

REGION FINALS
Cocoa 26, Clewiston 21

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 4
Miami Booker T. Washington 70, Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy 0
Belle Glade Glades Central 32, Miami Gulliver Prep 13

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

STATE SEMIFINALS
Miami Booker T. Washington (12-0) at Cocoa (11-1)

CLASS 3A
REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 1
Ocala Trinity Catholic 49, Jacksonville Providence 14
Jacksonville Trinity Christian 44, Tallahassee Maclay 13

REGION FINALS
Jacksonville Trinity Christian 20, Ocala Trinity Catholic 10

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 2
Lakeland Christian 32, Melbourne Central Catholic 26
Orlando The First Academy 42, Tampa Berkeley Prep 35

REGION FINALS
Lakeland Christian 53, Orlando The First Academy 27

STATE SEMIFINALS
Lakeland Christian (11-1) at Jacksonville Trinity Christian (10-2)

REGION 3
Sarasota Cardinal Mooney 17, Clearwater Calvary Christian 14
Clearwater Central Catholic 62, Fort Myers Bishop Verot 18

REGION FINALS
Clearwater Central Catholic 14, Sarasota Cardinal Mooney 10

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 4
Miami Westminster Christian 41, W. Palm Beach Cardinal Newman 10
Delray Beach American Heritage 58, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna 21

REGION FINALS
Delray Beach American Heritage 23, Miami Westminster Christian 7

STATE SEMIFINALS
American Heritage Delray (11-1) at Clearwater Central Catholic (11-1)

CLASS 2A
REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 1
Tallahassee North Florida Christian 30, Jacksonville Duval Charter 6
Jacksonville University Christian 43, Tallahassee FAMU DRS 8

REGION FINALS
Tallahassee North Florida Christian 44, Jacksonville University Christian 27

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 2
S. Daytona Beach Warner Christian 41, Winter Garden Foundation Academy 13
Lakeland Victory Christian 49, Vero Beach St. Edward’s 0

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

STATE SEMIFINALS
Tallahassee North Florida Christian (7-4) at Lakeland Victory Christian (10-1)

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 3
Largo Indian Rocks Christian 62, Fort Myers Evangelical Christian 14
Naples First Baptist 42, St. Petersburg Northside Christian 27

REGION FINALS
Largo Indian Rocks Christian 48, First Baptist-Naples 12

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 4
Belle Glade Glades Day 28, Miami Dade Christian 0
Jupiter Christian (VACATED)

REGION FINALS
Belle Glade Glades Day 41, Jupiter Christian 0

STATE SEMIFINALS
Largo Indian Rocks Christian (12-0) at Belle Glade Glades Day (10-2)

CLASS 1A
REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 1
Baker 21, Graceville 7
Vernon 36, Bratt Northview 19

REGION FINALS
Vernon 40, Baker 13

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 2
Port St. Joe 37, Santa Rosa Beach South Walton 14
Blountstown 25, Bristol Liberty County 10

REGION FINALS
Port St. Joe 6, Blountstown 0

STATE SEMIFINALS
Vernon (11-1) at Port St. Joe (10-2)

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 3
Jasper Hamilton County 34, Hilliard 21
Trenton 40, Mayo Lafayette 14

REGION FINALS
Jasper Hamilton County 45, Trenton 20

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
REGION 4
Cross City Dixie County 40, Pierson Taylor 9
Lake Butler Union County 55, Crescent City 0

REGION FINALS
Cross City Dixie County 50, Lake Butler Union County 37

STATE SEMIFINALS
Jasper Hamilton County (9-3) at Cross City Dixie County (11-0)

November 12, 2014

Playoffs Give Prospects A Chance To Shine

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As the state playoffs get started this coming week across Florida, it is not only a chance for many of the south Florida teams to realize that dream of reaching Orlando, but it is also an opportunity for a number of prospects to jump on that radar screen.

With a number of players in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties still without scholarship offers, the post season is yet another avenue to showcase the talent that many of these prospect have. Additional opportunities to get film and for colleges to see what these tremendous athletes have.

"Any time you can get into the playoffs, it's a plus for any athlete," Champagnat Catholic head coach Mike Tunsil pointed out. "The playoffs also give many of these colleges a chance to see these football players against a high level of competition."

No program in this area will welcome the post season more than North Miami. The Pioneers (9-1) will head into the first round of the playoffs against Coral Gables, and one of the highest scoring large school programs in Miami-Dade features senior quarterback Hilton Joseph, who leads all of Miami-Dade County with 2,550 yards and 29 touchdowns. The 5-11, 165-pounder has been phenomenal, but yet no offers.

Joseph is not alone, teammates Victor Sam and defensive back Wesley Charles are also prospects who have flown way under the college radar, and head coach Ed Williams believes that it's time that schools step up an watch some of the more productive players in Florida this year.

"We have been saying that very few schools have the receivers and quarterback we have," Williams said. "Hilton came in last year and threw for over 2,000 yards and has repeated it again this year. Victor is baseball prospect who has also gotten it done for us with 38 catches for 680 yards."

While North Miami will attempt to give their prospects additional exposure, they are not alone. Here are 10 seniors who figure to gain more exposure by appearing in the opening round of the state playoffs:

Xavier Bailey, DB, 5-11, 175, Northwestern: Whether he plays cornerback or safety, this is really a football talent who flew way beneath the radar. A tremendous addition to the Bulls this year, there is no doubt that his play on special teams will also enhance his overall package as a recruit. Will open at Hallandale in the first round of the playoffs.

Tucker Beirne, QB, 6-2, 224, Christopher Columbus: This three-year starter truly came into his own this season and had over 100 completions and 15 touchdowns. His maturity and leadership came up big all year. Will play North Miami Beach in the opening round.

Jake Bofshever, QB, 6-2, 200, Coral Springs. One of those very impressive football players who enjoyed a huge season this year for the Colts. After working hard in the off season, he came back to throw for over 1,500 yards and direct this program to a quality season. They will face state-rated and unbeaten Flanagan in the first round of the playoffs.

Richie Cooper, WR, 5-10, 170, Hallandale: This one-time Booker T. Washington prospect has had two solid years for the Chargers as a big play receiver who has blazing speed and great hands. Figures to open some eyes in the playoffs. This is a very impressive football player who gets the job done. Hallandale hosts Northwestern in the first round.

Ellex "Pooh" Davis, WR, 5-10, 170, Monarch: This gifted athlete who really took over this year had one game where he caught 12 balls for 350 yards. He has really been a spark all season. The Knights will face Miramar in the first round.

Josmar Diaz-Martinez, DB, 5-10, 175, Miramar. Easily one of the better prospects who doesn't have any solid offers, but a good showing in the playoffs will certainly change all that. Has the chance to really make a solid impact for the "Dark Side Defense". The Patriots square off with Monarch in the first round.

Anthony Olivencia, WR/P, 6-2, 195, Killian. (PICTURED) One of the most versatile football players around. Not only did he lift the Cougars with outstanding catches, but was the leading punter in south Florida with a 45 yard average. Killian takes on Southwest Miami in the opening round.

Tovias Parker, WR, 5-11, 165, Jackson: Another very gifted football player who helped the Generals into the playoffs this season in Earl Little's first year as head coach. Has plenty of athletic ability, and while he has been offered by Appalachian State, many believe others could be on the way. Jackson opens at Naples Lely in the first round.

Deltron Sands, RB, 5-9, 180, St. Thomas Aquinas. This is a talented runner who has been in the mix for the past three years and has been a player that many have overlooked. While he hasn't been the marquee runner for the Raiders, this is a quality football talent with a chance to really show all those schools that he is indeed for real. The Raiders host Mater Academy in the first round.

Cedric Wiggins, Athlete, 6-0, 190, North Miami Beach: After playing quarterback for his 4 seasons with the Chargers, this impressive athlete has shown that he can lineup at a number of positions at the next level. The younger brother of former standout Doug Wiggins, he will have a chance to open up at Christopher Columbus.

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 11, 2014

AP Week 11 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 (9) 10-0 127 1
(tie) Jacksonville First Coast (2) 10-0 127 2
3. Pembroke Pines Flanagan (2) 10-0 112 3
4. Winter Garden West Orange 10-0 90 4
5. Tampa Plant (1) 9-1 77 5
6. Lake Mary 10-0 67 6
7. Bradenton Manatee 9-1 51 8
8. Miami Christopher Columbus 9-1 44 7
9. Miami Killian 10-0 40 9
10. Vero Beach 10-0 25 10
Others receiving votes: Miramar 4, Coconut Creek Monarch 3, Coral Gables 2, Wellington 1.

Class 7A
Record Pts Prv
1. Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (11) 9-1 135 1
2. Tarpon Springs East Lake (3) 10-0 127 2
3. Lakeland 10-0 105 4
4. Kissimmee Osceola 9-1 84 5
5. Fort Myers 10-0 82 6
6. Orange Park Oakleaf 10-0 75 7
7. Viera 9-0 45 8
8. Bradenton Braden River 9-0 39 9
9. Niceville 8-2 37 3
10. Royal Palm Beach 9-1 19 NR
Others receiving votes: Tallahassee Lincoln 10, Orlando Oak Ridge 9, Hialeah American 3.

Class 6A
Record Pts Prv
1. Daytona Beach Mainland (9) 10-0 133 1
2. Miami Central (5) 9-1 126 2
3. Seffner Armwood 10-0 119 3
4. Hallandale 9-0 91 4
5. Naples 9-1 75 6
6. Winter Haven 9-1 54 9
7. Boynton Beach 9-1 49 7
8. Venice 9-1 43 5
9. Jacksonville Ed White 8-2 22 8
10. Tampa Hillsborough 9-1 12 NR
(tie) Lakeland Lake Gibson 9-1 12 NR
Others receiving votes: St. Augustine 11, Lake City Columbia 8, Pensacola Escambia 7, Navarre 4, South Fort Myers 4.

Class 5A
Record Pts Prv
1. Bushnell South Sumter (12) 10-0 133 1
2. Orlando Bishop Moore 10-0 120 3
3. Green Cove Springs Clay 9-1 109 4
4. Pensacola West Florida 9-1 92 6
5. Plantation American Heritage (2) 7-3 78 7
6. Tallahassee Godby 8-2 63 8
7. Live Oak Suwannee 9-1 62 2
8. New Port Richey River Ridge 9-1 30 10
9. Cape Coral Island Coast 8-2 22 5
10. Lake Wales 8-2 15 NR
(tie) Crawfordville Wakulla 8-2 15 NR
Others receiving votes: Jacksonville Bishop Kenny 10, Miami Jackson 6, St. Petersburg Lakewood 5, Merritt Island 5, Citra North Marion 3, Naples Lely 1, Arcadia DeSoto County 1.

Class 4A
Record Pts Prv 1. Miami Booker T. Washington (14) 9-0 140 1
2. Clewiston 10-0 125 2
3. Cocoa 9-1 111 3
4. Belle Glade Glades Central 8-2 79 4
5. Jacksonville Bolles School 8-2 72 5
Others receiving votes: Jacksonville Raines 33.

Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Clearwater Central Catholic (7) 9-1 132 1(tie)
2. Delray American Heritage (5) 8-1 127 1(tie)
3. Ocala Trinity Catholic 7-1 108 3
4. Miami Westminster Christian 8-1 77 4
5. Trinity Christian-Jacksonville (2) 7-2 63 5
Others receiving votes: Orlando First Academy 33, Lakeland Christian 20.

Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. Largo Indian Rocks (14) 9-0 140 1
2. Lakeland Victory Christian 8-1 126 2
3. St. Peterbsurg Northside Christian 8-2 101 3
4. Belle Glade Glades Day 8-2 85 4
5. University Christian 7-3 51 NR Others receiving votes: Jacksonville Duval Charter 32, Hialeah Champagnat Catholic 13, Tampa Cambridge Christian 12.

Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. Cross City Dixie County (14) 9-0 140 1
2. Trenton 9-1 117 2
3. Santa Rosa Beach South Walton 8-1 102 5
4. Baker School 9-1 54 3
5. Lake Butler Union County 8-2 45 NR
Others receiving votes: Vernon 38, Jasper Hamilton County 38, Blountstown 26.