September 08, 2014

National TV exposure helping local football players


Before many teams ever played a game this year, Miami Central, Plantation's American Heritage and defending national champion, Miami Booker T. Washington, had already started to get its players national TV exposure.

As the 2014 season began this past week, adding St. Thomas Aquinas and Norland to that mix of programs that had this unique opportunity to showcase many nationally-regarded prospects - as well those who have been under the radar, is what the high school football has evolved into.

No longer are these players just talked about on a national level, it is now an opportunity to back much of this pre-season hype up against national competition, and ESPN and Fox Sports are there, pushing prospects out like never before.

For first year Booker T. Washington head coach Tim Harris, Jr., who has several quality athletes, it was a perfect way to not only to push the players that everyone already knew about, but also showcase some of the athletes who didn't get that off season exposure.

The Tornadoes traveled to Oscar Smith in Virginia for the opener and then played at Tucker, Ga. the very next week. Both games were nationally televised against quality competition.

"We really had the chance to get our players out there on a national level," Harris explained. "Players like our quarterback Maurice Alexander, receiver Antonio Calloway and several of our younger kids really got some valuable looks in both games."

In addition, prospects such as Andre Duncombe, Shaq Green, Ocie Rose, Vaquan Small and talented underclassmen such as Mark Walton, Darrius Scott, Hosea McMullen, Dontye Carriere-Williams and Clevan Thomas all received plenty of exposure.

Perhaps nobody benefitted from the national exposure the way that three-time defending 6A state champion Miami Central did. The Rockets opened at national power Hoover in Alabama and then traveled to Georgia as well last weekend to play Stephenson. Losing nine starters on offense, the newcomers were certainly the winners on both weekends.

Players such as receivers Anthony Jones and Lenwood Joyner, running back Cedric Miller as well as key underclassmen Kier Thomas, Waynmon Steed and lineman Navaughn Donaldson all received huge exposure in the national games.

"For this program, getting that national exposure was huge for these players," said head coach Roland Smith. "Many of the players on this team needed that early season to get them on the map."

For Norland, a team that is trying to get back in the mix, the trip to Georgia to play Martin Luther King, Jr., was indeed huge for the Vikings. While many knew all about Ohio State commit Carlton Davis, prospects such as Kion Holder, Steven McIntosh, William Gordon, Eric Mitchell, Vosean Joseph, quarterback Rodrick Robinson and 6-5, 315-pound sophomore lineman Kadeem Telfort truly enhanced their status.

American Heritage also enjoyed two straight weeks of exposure as well. The defending 5A state champs used a Sunday game against defending 7A state champs to showcase elite senior prospects such as quarterback Torrance Gibson, defensive backs Tarvarus McFadden, Deonta Fair and Nick Peart, linebackers Anthony Flory and Christian Irving as well as athletic Janarvis Pough.

The Patriots also showcased Class of 2016 standouts such as UM commit Dredrick Snelson, Brandon Johnson, Bradley Clement and Brian Burns in addition to Class of 2017 prospects in running back Kyshaun Bryan and lineman T.J. Slaton.

St. Thomas was in the spotlight game against American Heritage and really made the most of it as seniors Jake Rizzo, Jordan Scarlett, linemen Colin Byrnes, Daniel Evers, Philip Parchment and Samuel Clausman made the most of the exposure along with linebackers Velvario Faulkner, Christopher Hart and Wyatt Ray, and defensive backs James Oliphant and Damon Arnette.

The Raiders also had the chance to showcase future stars such as Class of 2016 nationally-rated players such as Nick Bosa and Sam Bruce - Class of 2017 sophomore receiver Trevon Grimes.

St. Thomas will also play in a nationally televised game at West Point against New Jersey power Don Bosco this Saturday.

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

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September 04, 2014

'14 Florida High School Football Scoreboard - Week 2

This is a service that we provide for all football fans of the state of Florida. If there is a score that is not here, please let us know by posting below or e-mail us at

Bushnell South Sumter 42, Crystal River 6
Central Florida Christian 58, Merritt Island Christian 0
Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy 34, Keys Gate Charter 21
Lakeland Kathleen 20, Oakland Park Northeast 14
Miami Northwestern 8, Jacksonville Raines 7
Miami Springs 44, Hialeah Gardens 0
Plantation American Heritage 30, Miramar 26
Sunrise Piper 30, Coral Glades 0

Alonso (Tampa) 17, George Steinbrenner 14
Apopka 56, Lake Brantley 7
Archbishop McCarthy (SW Ranches) 40, Inlet Grove 0
Armwood (Seffner) 37, Blake 0
Atlantic Coast (Jacksonville) 42, Englewood 7
Atlantic Community (Delray Beach) 34, Boca Raton Community 7
Auburndale 35, Lake Region 0
Aucilla Christian 52, Oak Hall 14
Baker County 43, Bradford 7
Baker School 21, Sneads 7
Baldwin 26, Stanton College Prep 0
Bartram Trail (Fruitland Cove) 27, Fleming Island 14
Bay (Panama City) 15, Port St. Joe 6
Bayside (Palm Bay) 14, Rockledge 0
Berkeley Prep (Tampa) 14, Victory Christian 13
Bishop Moore (Orlando) 40, Harmony 0
Bishop Snyder (Jacksonville) 37, Christ's Church 7
Bloomingdale (Valrico) 22, Brandon 16
Boca Ciega (Gulfport) 19, Palm Harbor University 17
Bolles School (Jacksonville) 47, DeLand 0
Booker (Sarasota) 16, Sarasota Riverview 14
Boynton Beach 64, Lake Worth 29
Braden River (Bradenton) 54, Somerset Academy-Pembroke Pines 6
Bronson 50, St. Joseph Academy 0
Calvary Christian (Clearwater) 28, St. John Neumann 0
Cambridge Christian(Tampa) 55, Bradenton Christian 15
Cape Coral 49, Estero 7
Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale) 37, Everglades 7
Cardinal Mooney (Sarasota) 20, Admiral Farragut 13
Cardinal Newman (W. Palm Beach) 36, Suncoast 18
Celebration 27, Poinciana 6
Chamberlain (Tampa) 26, Leto 0
Chaminade-Madonna (Hollywood) 28, Monsignor Pace 13
Charlotte (Punta Gorda)28, Barron Collier 14
Charlton County, Ga. 41, Hilliard 0
Christopher Columbus (Miami) 27, Belen Jesuit 7
Clay (Green Cove Springs) 38, Buchholz 21
Clearwater Central Catholic 38, Tampa Catholic 0
Clewiston 43, Immokalee 28
Community School of Naples 42, Zion Christian 2
Cooper City 28, Coral Reef 6
Coral Gables 30, Miami Krop 0
Coral Springs Charter 45, Benjamin 0
Cornerstone Charter (Belle Isles) 40, All Saints 26
Countryside (Clearwater) 30, Southeast 7
Crescent City 20, Matanzas 14
Cypress Bay (Weston) 24, Boyd Anderson 7
Cypress Lake (Fort Myers) 37, Gateway Charter 29
Delray American Heritage 38, Gulliver Prep 0
Deltona 6, Port Orange Atlantic 0
DeSoto County (Arcadia) 27, Lehigh 8
Dillard (Fort Lauderdale) 25, Deerfield Beach 9
Dixie County (Cross City) 38, Jefferson County 6
Doral Academy Charter 16, Pembroke Pines Charter14
Douglas (Parkland) 39, South Broward 19
Dr. Phillips (Orlando) 43, Olympia 10
Dunnellon 9, Citrus 7
Durant (Plant City) 30, Sickles 20
Duval Charter (Jacksonville) 35, Terry Parker 0
Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens) 41, Jupiter 7
East Bay (Gibsonton) 7, Riverview 6
East Lake (Tarpon Springs) 42, Largo 0
Eau Gallie 45, Space Coast 34
Escambia (Pensacola) 45, Mosley 0
Evangelical Christian (Naples) 48, LaBelle 44
Faith Christian (Orlando) 35, International Community 14
FAMU Developmental Research (Tallahassee) 16, Blountstown 3
First Academy (Leesburg) 33, Temple Christian 12
First Coast (Jacksonville) 18, Fletcher 6
First Coast Christian (Jacksonville) 52, Peniel Baptist 6
Flagler Palm Coast 35, Seabreeze 7
Flanagan (Pembroke Pines) 37, Fort Lauderdale 8
Florida (Tallahassee) 50, Arnold 7
Forest Hill (W. Palm Bech) 28, Jensen Beach 21
Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian 32, Pope John Paul II 14
Fort Meade 26, Hardee 9
Fort Myers 32, North Fort Myers 7
Fort Myers Canterbury 58, St. John Lutheran 0
Fort Pierce Central 33, Port St. Lucie 16
Fort Walton Beach 36, Gulf Breeze 25
Frostproof 39, Tenoroc 7
Gainesville 49, Eastside 0
Gaither (Tampa) 22, Newsome 17
Gibbs (St. Petersburg) 22, Pinellas Park 14
Glades Central (Belle Glade) 20, Palm Beach Central 0
Glades Day (Belle Glade) 27, Village Academy 0
Godby (Tallahassee) 46, Chiles 0
Graceville 41, Bozeman School 7
Gulf Coast (Naples) 72, Westland Hialeah 0
Hagerty (Oviedo) 15, Lake Howell 0
Haines City 12, Liberty 0
Hallandale 43, Hollywood Hills 20
Hawthorne 6, Interlachen 0
Hillsborough (Tampa) 33, Jefferson 24
IMG Academy (Bradenton) 69, Plano Prestonwood, Texas 36
Indian Rocks (Largo) 56, Carrollwood Day 13
Island Coast (Caoe Coral) 41, Riverdale 0
Jay 41, Rocky Bayou Christian 38
Jesuit (Tampa) 27, Lakewood Ranch 24, 2OT
John Carroll (Fort Pierce) 20, Dade Christian 7
Jones (Orlando) 18, Colonial 7
Key West 28, University School 8
King's Academy (W. Palm Beach) 21, Pine Crest 17
Lafayette (Mayo) 37, Maclay 33
Lake Mary 29, Kissimmee Osceola 28, OT
Lake Nona 51, Cypress Creek 0
Lake Placid 43, Moore Haven 0
Lake Weir (Ocla) 42, Belleview 7
Lakeland Christian 21, Oxbridge Academy 20
Lakeland 20, Winter Haven 0
Lakewood (St. Petersburg) 34, Palmetto 31
Land O'Lakes 39, Anclote 7
Lecanto 21, Wesley Chapel 18
Leesburg 16, Eustis 8
Lely (Naples) 28, North Port 14
Lemon Bay (Englewood) 26, Bishop Verot 15
Lennard 20, King 17
Lincoln (Tallahassee) 10, Columbia 7
Lyman (Longwood) 14, Evans 0
Madison County 29, Brooks County, Ga. 14
Mainland (Daytona Beach) 42, Spruce Creek 0
Manatee (Bradenton) 37, Sanford Seminole 20
Mandarin (Jacksonville) 44, Wolfson 14
Marco Island 35, Somersey Academy-Homestead 0
Merritt Island 14, Melbourne 13
Miami Archbishop Carroll 20, Pinecrest Charter Academy 6
Miami Beach 21, Miami Ferguson 10
Miami Booker T. Washington 21, Miami Central 20
Miami Killian 35, South Miami 0
Miami Palmer Trinity 26, Highlands Christian 21
Miami Ransom Everglades 41, Pompano 30
Miami Southridge 12, Homestead 10
Miami Washington 21, Miami Central 20
Miami Westminster Christian 48, Champagnat Catholic 13
Milton 24, West Florida 12
Mitchell (New Port Richey) 34, Ridgewood 6
Monarch (Coconut Creek) 56, Nova 0
Mount Dora 26, Umatilla 12
Mount Dora Bible 41, St. Francis 20
Mulberry 34, Avon Park 13
Naples 44, Golden Gate 16
Navarre 42, Wakulla 41
Nease (Ponta Vedra) 14, Fernandina Beach 12
Niceville 55, Pace 13
North Broward (Coconut Creek) 29, Jupiter Christian 15
North Marion (Citra) 28, Ocala Vanguard 14
Northside Christian (St. Petersburg) 54, Bishop McLaughlin 0
Northview (Bratt) 24, Marianna 20
Oakleaf (Orange Park) 34, Orange Park 0
Ocala Trinity Catholic 28, Palatka 3
Orangewood Christian (Maitland) 14, Oviedo Master's Academy 0
Orlando Christian 40, Legacy Charter 6
Orlando University 35, Ocoee 0
Out-of-Door Academy (Sarasota) 21, Citrus Park Christian 14
Oviedo 23, Winter Springs 0
P.K. Yonge (Gainesville) 35, Bell 0
Palm Bay 17, Heritage 14
Palm Beach Gardens 10, Park Vista Community 7
Palmetto Ridge (Naples) 36, Mariner 6
Pasco (Dade City) 28, Fivay 27
Pensacola 45, Tate 35
Pine Forest (Pensacola) 36, Catholic 34
Plant City 20, Wharton 7
Plant (Tampa) 46, Robinson 18
Plantation 42, Taravella 7
Providence (Jacksonville) 37, University Christian 28
R.E. Lee (Jacksonville) 17, Ponte Vedra 13
Reagan (Doral) 35, Goleman 8
Ribault (Jacksonville) 20, Andrew Jackson 6
Ridgeview (Orange Park) 45, Middleburg 21
Rutherford (Springfield) 21, East Gadsden 12
Sandalwood (Jacksonville) 42, Paxon 14
Santa Fe (Alachua) 13, Creekside 0
Santa Fe Catholic (Lakeland) 47, Lake Mary Prep 6
Sarasota 24, Bayshore 6
Sebastian River 39, Fort Pierce Westwood 12
Sebring 30, Okeechobee 13
Seffner Christian 35, St. Stephen's Episcopal 10
Seminole 25, Dunedin 0
Seven Rivers Christian (Lecanto) 65, Ocala Christian Academy 28
South Fork (Stuart) 24, St. Lucie Centennial 15
South Fort Myers 34, Dunbar 0
South Lake (Groveland) 38, Lake Minneola 33
South Plantation 21, Western 20
South Walton (Santa Rosa Beach) 48, North Bay Haven 18
Southwest Miami 33, Hialeah 7
Spanish River (Boca Raton) 23, Olympic Heights 0
Spoto 27, Strawberry Crest 22
Springstead (Spring Hill) 27, Weeki Wachee 0
St. Andrew's (Boca Raton) 27, Archbishop Curley 2
St. Augustine 37, Menendez 7
St. Cloud 13, Astronaut 0
St. Johns Country Day (Orange Park) 34, Munroe Day 6
St. Petersburg Northeast 61, Dixie Hollins 48
St. Petersburg 40, Clearwater 30
Stranahan (Fort Lauderdale) 34, McArthur 6
Sunlake 28, River Ridge 0
Tampa Freedom 37, Middleton 0
Tarpon Springs 31, Seminole Osceola 21
Tavares 27, East Ridge 13
Taylor County (Perry) 41, Williston 28
The Villages 27, Brooksville Central 6
Timber Creek (Orlando) 50, Boone 20
Trenton 42, Branford 0
Trinity Christian (Deltona) 28, Taylor 0
Trinity Prep (Winter Park) 21, Father Lopez Catholic 18
Union County (Lake Butler) 56, West Nassau County 7
University (Orange City) 47, New Smyrna Beach 0
Valwood, Ga. 35, North Florida Christian 34
Venice 35, Port Charlotte 6
Vernon 38, West Gadsden 7
Vero Beach 42, Martin County 0
Washington (Pensacola) 48, Pass Christian 21
Wekiva (Apopka) 21, Edgewater 19
West Boca Raton Community 38, Wellington 14
West Florida (Pensacola) 20, Milton 7
West Orange (Winter Garden) 43, Orlando Freedom 6
West Port (Ocala) 40, Ocala Forest 39, 2OT
Windermere Prep 55, Keswick Christian 14
Winter Park 24, East River 21
Wiregrass Ranch (Wesley Chapel) 14, Hudson 13
Yulee 53, Potter's House Christian 12
Zephyrhills 56, Gulf 21

Bishop Kenny (Jacksonville) vs. Hernando, PPD
Holmes County (Bonifay) vs. Liberty County, PPD
St. Petersburg Catholic vs. Pine Ridge, ccd.
Westside (Jacksonville) vs. Ed White, ppd.
Wildwood vs. Keystone Heights, ppd.

Coconut Creek 69, Pembroke Pines West Broward 0
Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy 43, Miami Florida Christian 7
Daytona Halifax Academy 46, St. Augustine Florida School for Deaf and Blind 22
Homestead South Dade 13, Miami Carol City 12 (OT)
Loxahatchee Seminole Ridge 35, John I. Leonard 7
Melbourne Holy Trinity Episcopal 24, Agape Christian 6
Miami Sunset 31, Miami Palmetto 13
Miami Varela 53, Miami Coral Park 25
North Miami 42, Hialeah Miami Lakes 0
North Miami Beach Hillel 30, Miami Northwest Christian 16
Orlando The First Academy 45, Foundation Academy 8
Orlando Oak Ridge 36, Kissimmee Gateway 0
Tallahassee Leon 28, Tallahassee Rickards 7



PLAYER: Torrance Gibson
SCHOOL: Plantation American Heritage
HEAD COACH: Mike Rumph
COLLEGES: Ohio State, LSU, Tennessee, Alabama and Auburn

WHAT TO LIKE: Just about everything. From the moment he stepped on campus and played quarterback, safety and receiver, this is an athlete who made a difference. Moving to quarterback last year, he led the Patriots to a state title and hasn't looked back since. One of the most gifted football players in the country who uses tremendous speed, a strong throwing arm and superior athletic ability to elevate his program. No matter the competition, he has always been able to dominate, and for that reason, colleges have been offering him at a record pace. No matter where he ends up, there is no doubt that this football prospect will only continue to make a major impact.




Da'Vante Phillips

PLAYER: Da'Vante Phillips
SCHOOL: Miami Central
HEAD COACH: Roland Smith
COLLEGES: FSU, Miami, Alabama, Auburn and Clemson.

WHAT TO LIKE: Has emerged into one of the nation's elite receivers. A big, quick and strong playmaker who has been competing at an elite level for three years. Has been one of the prospects that received national attention since his 10th grade year. Has become an elite performer because of his ability to make huge plays against anyone. Not only does he stretch the field with his speed, but this indeed an athlete who creates mismatches against even the top defensive backs. Was an early commit to the University of Florida, but backed off when Joker Phillips resigned.



September 02, 2014

AP Week 1 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. Miramar (18) 1-0 189 1
2. Orlando Dr. Phillips (1) 1-0 160 3
3. Jacksonville First Coast 1-0 152 4
4. Coral Gables 1-0 117 5
5. Fort Pierce Central 1-0 99 7
6. Palm Beach Gardens 1-0 78 8
7. Pembroke Pines Flanagan 1-0 62 9
8. Apopka 0-1 61 2
9. Tampa Plant 0-1 46 6
10. Lake Mary 1-0 22 NR
Others receiving votes: Miami Christopher Columbus 14, Coconut Creek Monarch 9, Winter Garden West Orange 7, Oviedo 6, Vero Beach 5, Palm Beach Central 4, Winter Park 3, Weston Cypress Bay 3, Port Orange Spruce Creek 1.

Class 7A
Record Pts Prv
1. Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (19) 1-0 190 1
2. Niceville 1-0 168 3
3. Kissimmee Osceola 1-0 1 53 4
4. Tarpon Springs East Lake 1-0 128 5
5. Tampa Sickles 1-0 102 6
6. Neptune Beach Fletcher 1-0 84 7
7. Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer 0-1 52 2
8. Cantonment Tate 1-0 50 10
9. Port Charlotte 1-0 35 8
10. Lakeland 1-0 32 NR
Others receiving votes: Orlando Oak Ridge 28, Royal Palm Beach 6, Viera 3, Melbourne 3, Hialeah American 3, Punta Gorda Charlotte 3, Orlando Lake Nona 2, Tallahassee Lincoln 2, Pinellas Park 1.

Class 6A
Record Pts Prv
1. Miami Central (18) 1-0 189 1
2. Seffner Armwood 1-0 167 2
3. Daytona Beach Mainland (1) 1-0 156 3
4. Naples 1-0 133 4
5. Boynton Beach 1-0 99 8
6. Lake City Columbia 1-0 84 7
7. Palm Bay Heritage 0-0 53 9
8. Miami Carol City 0-1 27 6
9. Hallandale 1-0 26 NR
10. Largo 1-0 24 NR
Others receiving votes: Jacksonville Ed White 18, Pensacola Escambia 14, Venice 13, Tampa Jefferson 11, Lakeland Lake Gibson 6, St. Augustine 5, Groveland South Lake 4, Fort Walton Beach Choctawhatchee 4, Navarre 4, Fort Lauderdale Dillard 3, South Fort Myers 2, Winter Haven 1, Gainesville 1, Pace 1.

Class 5A
Record Pts Prv
1. Bushnell South Sumter (16) 1-0 186 2
2. Plantation American Heritage (3) 0-1 152 1
(tie) Lake Wales 1-0 152 4
4. Merritt Island 1-0 109 7
5. Green Cove Springs Clay 1-0 107 T5
6. Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons 1-0 92 8
7. Sparr North Marion 1-0 62 NR
8. Pensacola Catholic 0-1 31 3
9. Crawfordville Wakulla 1-0 27 NR
10. Palm Bay 0-0 26 10
(tie) St. Petersburg Lakewood 0-0 26 T5
Others receiving votes: Tallahassee Godby 17, Tampa Jesuit 12, Jacksonville Bishop Kenny 12, Pensacola West Florida 11, Live Oak Suwannee 7, Immokalee 5, Cape Coral Island Coast 4, Tallahassee Rickards 4, Miami Jackson 1, Cape Coral 1, Ponte Vedra 1.

Class 4A
Record Pts Prv
1. Miami Washington (19) 1-0 190 1
2. Cocoa 0-0 155 2
3. Jacksonville Bolles School 1-0 146 3
4. Miami Gulliver Prep 1-0 115 4
5. Belle Glade Glades Central 1-0 74 NR
Others receiving votes: Clewiston 62, Madison County 18.

Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Clearwater Central Catholic (11) 1-0 182 2
2. Miami Westminster Christian (1) 1-0 145 3
3. Jacksonville Trinity Christian (7) 0-1 135 1
4. Melbourne Central Catholic 1-0 104 5
5. Ocala Trinity Catholic 0-0 98 4
Others receiving votes: Pahokee 42, Delray American Heritage 21, Frostproof 14, Lakeland Christian 7, Tampa Berkeley Prep 6, Sarasota Cardinal Mooney 6.

Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. Hialeah Champagnat Catholic (18) 1-0 186 1
2. Lakeland Victory Christian (1) 1-0 172 2
3. Tallahassee North Florida Christian 1-0 143 3
4. Largo Indian Rocks 1-0 112 4
5. Jacksonville University Christian 1-0 94 5
Others receiving votes: South Daytona Warner Christian 33, Miami Dade Christian 8, Naples First Baptist 6, Belle Glade Glades Day 6.

Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. Trenton (18) 1-0 188 1
2. Cross City Dixie County (1) 1-0 172 3
3. Lake Butler Union County 1-0 142 5
4. Mayo Lafayette 0-1 95 4
5. Blountstown 0-1 60 2
Others receiving votes: Bratt Northview 26, Port St. Joe 26, Chiefland 25, Baker School 13, Bristol Liberty County 7, Jasper Hamilton County 6.

August 30, 2014

2014 Florida High School Football Scoreboard - Week 1

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

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

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

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

Miami Sunset 7, South Miami 6

August 28, 2014

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


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

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


2015 MIAMI-DADE HERALD SPOTLIGHT: Jaquan Johnson, Killian

Jaquan Photo

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

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


August 27, 2014

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

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

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

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

The host Raiders, who were knocked out of last season’s Class 7A state playoffs by eventual champ Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer, are absolutely loaded, with 10 Division I commits and an additional 10 who could end up signing. Offensively, Aquinas will be breaking in a first-time quarterback, but he’ll be surrounded by a bevy of offensive weapons, led by 5-foot-11, 205-pound running back Jordan Scarlett (Miami) and 6-foot-6, 200-pound wide receiver Devante Peete (Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State). Defensively, the Raiders have an all-star secondary with a trio of top performers in 6-foot-2, 185-pound Damon Arnette (South Carolina), 6-foot, 190-pound Rashard Causey (Florida Atlantic) and 6-foot, 190-pound Tyson Cisrow (Penn State, South Florida, West Virginia).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FOX Sports Florida and Sun Sports are the regional television homes of the Orlando Magic, Tampa Bay Rays, Miami HEAT, Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers. The regional sports networks are available in more than 6.5 million cable & satellite homes across the state. FOX Sports Florida and Sun Sports are committed to making a positive impact in the communities we serve by engaging our audiences and providing award winning TV and web coverage of Florida’s hometown sports teams. For more information, channel listings and how you can get involved with FOX Sports Florida / Sun Sports, visit