February 22, 2015

State boys' basketball tournament schedule

STATE BOYS’ BASKETBALL

When: Tuesday through Saturday.

Where: The Lakeland Center, 701 W. Lime St., Lakeland.

Admission: $10 per session; Parking: $8.

Defending state champions – Class 8A: Winter Park; 7A: Oviedo; 6A: Miami Norland; 5A: Plantation American Heritage; 4A: Orlando Lake Highland Prep; 3A: Weston Sagemont; 2A: Orlando Christian Prep; 1A: Malone.

Tuesday’s schedule – Class 1A semifinals: Chipley vs. Malone, 10 a.m.; Hawthorne vs. Crescent City, 11:30 a.m.; Class 2A semifinals: Land O’Lakes Academy at the Lakes vs. Orlando Agape, 2:30; Miami Christian vs. Sarasota Christian, 4; Class 3A semifinals: Orlando First Academy vs. Jacksonville Providence, 7; Sagemont vs. Sarasota Cardinal Mooney, 8:30.

Wednesday’s schedule – Class 4A semifinals: West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman vs. Fort Myers Dunbar, 9:30 a.m.; Tallahassee Godby vs. Melbourne Holy Trinity, 11 a.m.; Class 1A final: 5:05; Class 2A final: 8:35.

Thursday’s schedule – Class 3A final: 9:30 a.m.; Class 4A final: 1:05; Class 8A semifinals: Oviedo Hagerty vs. St. Petersburg, 7; Hollywood McArthur vs. Wellington, 8:30.

Friday’s schedule – Class 5A semifinals: Tallahassee Rickards vs. Tarpon Springs, 10 a.m.; Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons vs. St. Petersburg Gibbs, 11:30 a.m.; Class 6A semifinals: Gainesville vs. Orlando Edgewater, 2:30; Miami Norland vs. Tampa Jefferson, 4; Class 7A semifinals: Blanche Ely vs. North Port, 7; Kissimmee Osceola vs. Oviedo, 8:30.

Saturday’s schedule – Class 5A final: 10:05 a.m.; Class 6A final: 1:35; Class 7A final: 5:05; Class 8A final: 8:35.

February 15, 2015

State girls' basketball tournament schedule and info

When: Tuesday through Saturday.

Where: The LakelandCenter, 701 W. Lime St., Lakeland.

Admission: $10 per session; Parking: $8.

Defending state champions – Class 8A: Miami High; 7A: Apopka Wekiva; 6A: Orlando Edgewater; 5A: Bradenton Southeast; 4A: Jacksonville Ribault; 3A: Miami Country Day; 2A: Boca Grandview Prep; 1A: Paxton.

Tuesday’s schedule – Class 2A semifinals: Land O’Lakes Academy at the Lakes vs. Tallahassee FAMU, 10 a.m.; Boca Raton Grandview Prep vs. Sarasota Christian, 11:30 a.m.; Class 3A semifinals: Miami Country Day vs. Clearwater Calvary Christian, 2:30; Seffner Christian vs. Jacksonville University Christian, 4; Class 4A semifinals: Jacksonville Ribault vs. Orlando Lake Highland Prep, 7; West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman vs. Fort Myers Dunbar, 8:30.

Wednesday’s schedule – Class 1A semifinals: Hilliard vs. Wildwood, noon; Paxton vs. Freeport, 1:30; Class 3A final: 4:35; Class 4A final: 8:05.

Thursday’s schedule – Class 1A final: noon; Class 2A final: 3:35; Class 7A semifinals:HainesCity vs. Wekiva Apopka, 7; Fort Myers vs. Palm BeachLakes, 8:30.

Friday’s schedule – Class 8A semifinals: Orlando Colonial vs. Flagler Palm Coast, 10 a.m.; Miami High vs. Boca Raton, 11:30 a.m.; Class 6A semifinals: Winter Haven vs. Pensacola Pine Forest, 2:30; Miami Norland vs. Naples Barron Collier, 4; Class 5A semifinals: Land O’ Lakes vs. Jacksonville Paxon, 7; Fort Lauderdale Dillard vs. Bradenton Southeast, 8:30.

Saturday’s schedule – Class 7A final: 10:05 a.m.; Class 8A final: 1:35; Class 6A final: 5:05; Class 5A final: 8:35.

January 07, 2015

AP Class 6A All-State football team

The Florida All-State Class 6A team as chosen by newspaper editors and reporters.

NOTE: South Florida players bolded

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

QB - Dwayne Lawson 6-5 215 Sr., Tampa Hillsborough

RB - Quaide Weirmerskirch 6-0 200 Sr., Pace

RB - Gerold Bright 5-11 180 Sr., PensacolaEscambia

RB - Anthony Jones 6-0 170 Sr., Miami Central

WR - Diontae Johnson 6-0 175 Sr., Ruskin Lennard

WR - Brandon McLaughlin 6-1 215 Sr., Orlando Edgewater

OL - Tyler Gauthier 6-3 315 Sr., Venice

OL - Mike Arnold 6-5 290 Sr., Winter Haven

OL - T.J. McCoy 6-2 290 Sr., GrovelandSouthLake

OL - Jason Jean 6-3 290 Sr., Miami Central

OL — Jordan Johnson 6-4 270 Jr., Jacksonville White

UT - Lamar Jackson 6-3 180 Sr., Boynton Beach

K - Sterling Hofrichter 5-9 170 Sr., Seffner Armwood

 

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

DL - Byron Cowart 6-4 265 Sr., Seffner Armwood

DL - Kevin McCrary 6-1 260 Jr., Daytona Beach Mainland

DL - Reuben Jones 6-3 230 Sr., LakelandLake Gibson

DL - Keir Thomas 6-3 245 Jr., Miami Central

LB - Jordan Griffin 6-0 225 Sr., Seffner Armwood

LB - Logan Petty 5-10 180 Sr., St Augustine

LB - Marcus Brunson 6-0 220 Sr., Daytona Beach Mainland

LB - Blake Lucky 6-2 215 Sr., Stuart South Fork

DB - Javarius Davis 5-11 185 Sr. Jacksonville White

DB - Olin Cushion 5-10 175 Sr. Miami Central

DB - Carlton Davis 6-2 185 Sr., Miami Norland

UT - Richie Cooper 5-10 170 Sr., Hallandale

P - Michael Howell 5-11 175 Sr., Naples Palmetto Ridge

 

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

QB - Tyler Huntley 6-1 185 Jr., Hallandale

RB - Cedric Miller 5-11 190 Sr., Miami Central

RB - Lonnie Underwood 5-11 195 Sr., LakeCityColumbia

RB - Taylor Thomas 5-10 185 Sr., Jacksonville White

WR - Adrian Falconer 6-1 190 Sr., Leesburg

WR - Binjimen Victor 6-4 170 Jr., Coconut Creek

OL - Johnny Footman 6-2 290 Sr., Winter Haven

OL - Daveon Johnson 6-4 290 Jr., LakelandLake Gibson

OL - Shannon Davis 6-5 250, Jr., Palm Bay Heritage

OL - Curtis Rainey 6-2 280 Sr., Jacksonville Lee

OL - Chris Clark 6-2 275 Sr., Pace

UT - Michael Walker 6-0 185 Sr., Naples

K - Emelio Maldonado 6-0 180 Jr., PensacolaEscambia

 

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

DL - Shavar Manuel 6-2 280 Jr., Tampa Blake

DL - Keivonnis Davis 6-3 235 Sr., Miami Central

DL - Jachai Polite 6-4 245 Jr., Daytona Beach Mainland

DL - Jarrod Hewitt 6-1 290 Jr., Venice

LB - Zedrick Woods 6-2 200 Sr., LakeCityColumbia

LB - Shamar Kilby-Lane 6-2 220 Sr., Hallandale

LB - Donovan Thompson 6-0 210 Jr., Miami Central

LB - Kyle Oliver 6-0 220 Sr., Daytona Beach Mainland

DB - A.J. Westbrook 6-2 200 Sr., Daytona Beach Mainland

DB - Jamel Cook 6-3 185 Jr., Miami Central

DB - Aaron Covington 5-11 185 Sr., Seffner Armwood

UT - Antwan Dixon 5-8 175 Sr., South Fort Myers

P - Chris Wilkinson 6-2 170 Sr., Land O Lakes Sunlake

 

THIRD TEAM OFFENSE

QB - Jhakari Harrison 6-1 180 Jr., Coconut Creek

RB - Daeshawn Mills 6-0 185 Jr., Palm Bay Heritage

RB - Corey Bennett 5-9 175 Sr., Tampa Blake

RB - Thomas Boles 5-9 165 Sr., LakelandLake Gibson

WR - Da'Vante Phillips 6-0 200 Sr., Miami Central

WR - Rudy Dawson 5-7 175 Sr., Tampa Hillsborough

OL - Kevin Richardson 6-3 300 Jr., Seffner Armwood

OL - Austin Whisman 5-11 230 Sr., Fort Walton BeachChoctawhatchee

OL - George Dailey 6-3 320 Sr., Leesburg

OL - Perry Bedell 6-1 265 Sr., Naples

OL - Robzel Sylvester 6-3 315 Sr., Miami Central

UT - Craig Rucker 5-9 160 Jr., Orlando Edgewater

K - Daniel Justino 5-10 165 Jr., Middleburg

 

THIRD TEAM DEFENSE

DL - Keyshon Camp 6-4 265 Jr., LakelandLake Gibson

DL - Jeremy Ware 6-2 220 Sr., Seffner Armwood

DL - Chris Favoroso 6-3 230 Sr., JensenBeach

DL - Kirk Livingstone 6-3 230 Sr., Fort Lauderdale Stranahan

LB - Austin Yeloushan 6-2220 Sr., Land O Lakes Sunlake

LB - Nico Sawtelle 6-2 225 Sr., JensenBeach

LB - Azeez Al-Shaeir 6-0 195 Sr., Tampa Hillsborough

LB - Marquis Couch 6-2 225 Sr., Miami Central

DB - Chris Pickett 6-0 175 Jr., Fort Walton BeachChoctawhatchee

DB - Roger Cray 5-9 170 Jr., LakeCityColumbia

DB - Rashad Fenton 5-11 170 Sr., Carol City

UT - Richie Grant 6-1 170 Jr., Fort Walton BeachChoctawhatchee

P - Morgan Sefcik 5-8 170 Sr., St Augustine

 

HONORABLE MENTION

QB Denzel Houston 5-11 170 So., Daytona Beach Mainland; QB Matthew Webb 6-2 175 Sr., Navarre; QB Tyree Adams 6-1 170 Sr., St Petersburg Dixie Hollins; QB Noah Johnson 6-0 180 Sr., Seffner Armwood; QB Quint Gornto 6-2 190 Sr., Fort Walton Beach Choctawhatchee; RB Michael Carter 5-9 185 So., Navarre; RB Adrian Killins 5-11 175 Jr., Daytona Beach Mainland; Josh Gaines 5-9 175 Jr., Palm Bay Heritage; WR Buck Watkins 5-11 170 Jr., Orlando Edgewater; WR Wilfred Taylor 5-9 190 Sr., Daytona Beach Mainland; WR Quentin Randolph 6-2 175 Sr., Navarre; WR Jamari Bozeman 6-2 175 Sr., Riviera Beach Suncoast; WR Trent Soto 6-0 185 Sr., Hudson Fivay; UT Jabir Frye 5-7 170 Jr., Pensacola Escambia; UT Langston Provitt 6-0 180 Sr., Venice; UT Ahmad Ivey 5-8 175 Sr., Gainesville High; K Sam Hayworth 5-10 170 Sr., Daytona Beach Seabreeze; LB Waymon Steed 6-0 200 So., Miami Central; LB Cole Dunagan 5-11 180 Sr., Daytona Beach Seabreeze; LB John Bronson 5-1 195 Sr., Inverness Citrus; LB Quinton Wilcher 6-0 225 Sr., Boynton Beach; DB Travon Mullen 6-2 175 Jr., Coconut Creek; DB Calvin Brewton 6-0 175 Sr., Miami Central; DB Khalid McGee 5-11 190 Sr., Miami Northwestern; DB Andre Polk 6-2 185 Jr., South Fort Myers; DB Delvin Austin 6-0 165 Jr., Tampa King; UT Donte Sylencieux 6-2 170 Sr., Boynton Beach; UT Malik Young 5-9 175 Jr., Coconut Creek.

AP Class 4A All-State football team

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

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

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

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

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

RB - Jabari Jiles 5-9 190 So. Villages

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DB - AsanteGriffin 5-9 185 Sr., Cocoa

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

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

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

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

HONORABLE MENTION

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

December 19, 2014

Northwestern hires Max Edwards as new football coach

            Miami Northwestern is hoping a familiar face from its coaching past can get its football program back to an elite level.

            The Bulls hired former assistant Max Edwards as its new head coach Friday three weeks after opening the position for hiring.

            Edwards coached at Northwestern from 1998 to 2004 under Billy Rolle and later Roland Smith, whom he now coached with the past five seasons at Central.

Edwards, 48, has been Central’s defensive coordinator during that time and a pivotal part of the Rockets becoming the first Miami-Dade County team to win four state titles in a five-year span and the first to go to state five consecutive seasons. The Rockets, ranked No. 6 nationally by USA Today, also earned an invite to the inaugural State Champions Bowl Series Dec. 27 in Boca Raton.

Edwards’ defense posted 83 sacks and was one of the most ferocious in the nation this season. He has been a part of six state championship teams during his 22 years coaching in Dade.

            During his first stint at Northwestern, Edwards was a part of the 1998 state championship team and later coached at Booker T. Washington from 2006-2009 under Tim “Ice” Harris, helping the Tornadoes win a state title in 2007. Edwards also briefly coached at Miami Jackson, his alma mater.

            Edwards replaces Eddie “Rabbit” Brown, who coached the Bulls this past season, leading            them to a 5-6 record and to the playoffs after a one-year absence. Brown was suspended for Northwestern’s first-round playoff loss to Hallandale. The position was opened for hiring in late November.

            Edwards becomes Northwestern’s third head coach since 2011. The Bulls have made the playoffs twice in the past four seasons after a county-record run of 19 consecutive appearances from 1992-2010.

November 08, 2014

Dade and Broward football first round playoff schedule

THURSDAY

Region 4-8A quarterfinal: NMB at Columbus, 5

Region 4-4A semifinal at Traz: Booker T. vs. Somerset Academy, 7:30

 

FRIDAY

Region 3-8A quarterfinal at Deerfield Beach: Miramar vs. Monarch, 7:30

Region 3-8A quarterfinal: Coral Springs at Flanagan, 7:30

Region 4-8A quarterfinal at North Miami:Coral Gables vs. North Miami, 7:30

Region 4-8A quarterfinal: Southridge at Belen, 3

Region 4-8A quarterfinal at Tropical: Killian vs. Southwest, 7:30

Region 4-7A quarterfinal at Milander: American vs. Plantation, 7

Region 4-7A quarterfinal: Mater Academy at St. Thomas Aquinas, 7:30

Region 4-7A quarterfinal: Delray Atlantic at Blanche Ely, 7:30

Region 4-7A quarterfinal: Fort Lauderdale at Royal Palm Beach, 7:30

Region 4-6A quarterfinal at Traz: Boynton Beach vs. Central, 7:30

Region 4-6A quarterfinal: Northwestern at Hallandale, 7:30

Region 4-5A quarterfinal: Immokalee at American Heritage, 7:30

Region 4-5A quarterfinal: Jackson at Naples Lely, 7:30

Region 4-4A semifinal: Gulliver at Belle Glade Glades Central, 7:30

Region 4-3A semifinal: WPB Cardinal Newman at Westminster Christian, 2:30

Region 4-3A semifinal: Chaminade-Madonna at Delray American Heritage, 7:30

Region 4-2A semifinal at Betty Ferguson Park: Champagnat vs. Jupiter Chr., 7

Region 4-2A semifinal: Dade Christian at Belle Glade Glades Day, 7:30

October 26, 2014

Updated South Florida football playoff picture entering week 10

DISTRICT 11-8A

Monarch (6-0, 8-0): District champions.

Douglas (3-2, 6-2): Can clinch playoff berth with win vs. Coral Springs.

Coral Springs (3-2, 5-3): Can clinch playoff berth with win vs. Douglas.

ELIMINATED: Deerfield Beach (2-3, 4-4), South Plantation (2-3, 3-4), Taravella (2-3, 3-5), Piper (0-5, 2-6).

 

DISTRICT 12-8A

Flanagan (5-0, 9-0): District champions.

Miramar (4-1, 6-3): District runner-up.

ELIMINATED:CypressBay (3-2, 5-3), CooperCity (2-3, 3-5), Everglades (2-4, 4-5), Western (2-3, 2-6), McArthur (0-5, 0-8).

 

DISTRICT 13-8A

North Miami (4-0, 7-1): District champions.

NMB (3-1, 3-5): District runner-up.

ELIMINATED: Reagan (2-2, 5-3), HialeahGardens (1-3, 3-5), Dr. Krop (1-3, 2-6), Hialeah (1-3, 1-6).

 

DISTRICT 14-8A

Columbus (4-0, 8-1): District champions.

Coral Gables (3-1, 6-2): District runner-up.

ELIMINATED: Miami High (2-2, 5-3), South Miami (2-2, 3-5), Miami Beach (1-3, 3-5), CoralPark (0-4, 0-8).

 

DISTRICT 15-8A

Belen Jesuit (4-0, 6-2): Can clinch district title with win vs. Ferguson.

Southwest (3-1, 7-1): Can clinch playoff berth with win vs. Varela AND Ferguson loss to Belen. Needs a win vs. Varela to at least force a tiebreaker.

Ferguson (3-1, 6-2): Can clinch district title with win vs. Belen AND Southwest loss to Varela, needs a win vs. Belen to at least force tiebreaker.

Varela (2-2, 4-4): Needs win vs. Southwest AND Ferguson loss to Belen to force tiebreaker for runner-up playoff berth.

ELIMINATED: Sunset (0-4, 2-6), Braddock (0-4, 1-7).

 

DISTRICT 16-8A

Killian (3-0, 8-0): Can clinch district title with win vs. Southridge; Has clinched playoff berth.

Southridge (3-0, 6-2): Can clinch district title with win vs. Killian; Has clinched playoff berth.

ELIMINATED: South Dade (1-2, 5-3), Palmetto (1-3, 1-7), Coral Reef (0-3, 1-7).

 

DISTRICT 14-7A

Blanche Ely (2-0, 4-4): Can clinch district title with win vs. Northeast.

Fort Lauderdale (2-1, 3-6): Can clinch playoff berth with Ely win over Northeast; has clinched at least a berth in tiebreaker.

Northeast (1-1, 1-7): Needs win vs. Blanche Ely to force district tiebreaker.

ELIMINATED: Boyd Anderson (0-3, 0-8).

 

DISTRICT 15-7A

St. Thomas Aquinas (3-0, 7-1): Can clinch district title with win vs. Plantation; Has clinched playoff berth.

Plantation (3-0, 6-2): Can clinch district title with win vs. Aquinas; Has clinched playoff berth.

ELIMINATED: Hollywood Hills (1-2, 4-4), Nova (1-2, 3-5), South Broward (0-4, 1-7).

 

DISTRICT 16-7A

American (5-0, 7-1): Can clinch district title with win vs. MaterAcademy; has clinched playoff berth.

Mater Academy (5-0, 6-2): Can clinch district title with win vs. American; has clinched playoff berth.

ELIMINATED: Miami Springs (3-2, 6-2), HML (2-3, 3-5), Goleman (2-3, 2-6), Mourning (1-4, 1-7), WestlandHialeah (0-6, 0-9).

 

DISTRICT 15-6A

Boynton Beach (4-0, 9-0): Can clinch district title with win vs. Hallandale; has clinched playoff berth.

Hallandale (4-0, 8-0): Can clinch district title with win vs. Boynton Beach; has clinched playoff berth.

ELIMINATED: Coconut Creek (2-2, 4-4), Dillard (2-3, 4-4), Stranahan (1-3, 3-5), Suncoast (0-5, 0-9).

 

DISTRICT 16-6A

Central (4-0, 8-1): District champions.

Norland (2-1, 3-4): Can clinch playoff berth with win vs. Carol City.

Northwestern (1-2, 4-4): Needs win against Homestead AND Carol City win over Norland to force tiebreaker.

Carol City (1-2, 3-5): Can force tiebreaker for district runner-up with win vs. Norland; can clinch playoff berth with win vs. Norland AND Northwestern loss to Homestead.

ELIMINATED:Homestead (0-3, 3-5).

 

DISTRICT 16-5A

American Heritage (1-0, 5-3): Can clinch district title with win vs. Gibbons.

Jackson (1-1, 5-3): Clinches runner-up berth with Gibbons loss to Heritage.

Cardinal Gibbons (0-1, 6-2): Needs win vs. Heritage to force district tiebreaker.

 

DISTRICT 7-4A

Glades Central (2-0, 7-2): District champs.

Somerset (1-1, 2-6): District runner-up.

ELIMINATED:UniversitySchool (0-2, 2-6).

 

DISTRICT 8-4A

Booker T. (2-0, 9-0): Can clinch district title with win vs. Edison.

Gulliver (1-1, 4-4): Can clinch playoff berth with win vs. Pace. A win AND Booker T. loss to Edison forces tiebreaker.

Edison (1-1, 4-4): Needs win vs. Booker T. and Gulliver loss to avoid elimination.

Monsignor Pace (0-2, 2-6): Needs win vs. Gulliver and Edison loss to avoid elimination.

 

DISTRICT 8-3A

Westminster Christian (1-0, 7-1): District champs.

Chaminade-Madonna (0-1, 2-5): District runner-up.

 

DISTRICT 8-2A

Champagnat Catholic (1-0, 6-2): District champs.

Dade Christian (0-1, 5-3): District runner-up.

October 20, 2014

South Florida football playoff scenarios entering week 9

Here's a look at who still has a chance to make the playoffs, has already clinched or is eliminated with two more weeks of district games remaining. (ONLY DISTRICTS INVOLVING DADE OR BROWARD TEAMS)

DISTRICT 11-8A

Monarch (5-0, 7-0): District champions.

Douglas (3-1, 6-1): Can clinch playoff berth with win vs. Taravella AND Coral Springs loss to Piper.

Coral Springs (2-2, 4-3): Needs win vs. Piper OR Douglas loss to Taravella to avoid elimination.

South Plantation (2-2, 3-3): Needs win vs. Monarch AND Coral Springs loss to Piper AND Douglas loss to Taravella to avoid elimination.

Deerfield Beach (2-3, 4-4): Needs losses by Douglas, Coral Springs AND South Plantation to avoid elimination.

Taravella (1-3, 2-5): Needs win vs. Douglas AND Coral Springs and South Plantation losses to avoid elimination.

ELIMINATED: Piper (0-4, 2-5).

 

DISTRICT 12-8A

Flanagan (5-0, 8-0): District champions.

Cypress Bay (3-1, 5-2): Can clinch playoff berth with win vs. Miramar.

Miramar (3-1, 5-3): Can clinch playoff berth with win vs. CypressBay.

ELIMINATED: Everglades (2-3, 4-4), CooperCity (1-3, 2-5), Western (1-3, 1-6), McArthur (0-4, 0-7).

 

DISTRICT 13-8A

North Miami (3-0, 6-1): Can clinch district title with win vs. Reagan.

NMB (2-1, 2-5): Can clinch playoff berth with win vs. HialeahGardens AND Reagan loss to North Miami.

Reagan (2-1, 5-2): Needs win vs. North Miami OR NMB loss to HialeahGardens to avoid elimination.

Hialeah (1-2, 1-5): Needs win vs. Krop AND NMB loss to HialeahGardens AND Reagan loss to North Miami to avoid elimination.

Hialeah Gardens (1-2, 3-4): Needs win vs. NMB AND Reagan loss to North Miami to avoid elimination.

ELIMINATED: Dr. Krop (0-3, 1-6).

 

DISTRICT 14-8A

Columbus (3-0, 7-1): Can clinch district title with win vs. Miami High.

Coral Gables (2-1, 5-2): Can clinch playoff berth with win vs. CoralPark AND Miami High loss to Columbus.

Miami High (2-1, 5-2): Needs win vs. Columbus to avoid elimination.

Miami Beach (1-2, 3-4): Needs win vs. South Miami AND Coral Gables loss to Coral Park AND Miami High loss to Columbus to avoid elimination.

South Miami (1-2, 2-5): Needs win vs. Miami Beach to avoid elimination AND Coral Gables loss to CoralPark AND Miami High loss to Columbus to avoid elimination.

ELIMINATED:CoralPark (0-3, 0-7).

 

DISTRICT 15-8A

Ferguson (3-0, 6-1): Can clinch playoff berth with win vs. Southwest.

Belen Jesuit (3-0, 5-2): Can clinch playoff berth with win vs. Sunset AND Southwest loss to Ferguson.

Southwest (2-1, 6-1): Needs win vs. Ferguson OR Belen loss to Sunset to avoid elimination.

Varela (1-2, 3-4): Needs win vs. Braddock AND Southwest loss to Ferguson AND Belen loss to Sunset to avoid elimination.

ELIMINATED: Sunset (0-3, 2-5), Braddock (0-3, 1-6).

 

DISTRICT 16-8A

Killian (2-0, 7-0): Can clinch playoff berth with win vs. South Dade.

Southridge (2-0, 5-2): Can clinch playoff berth with win vs. Palmetto AND South Dade loss to Killian.

South Dade (1-1, 5-2): Needs win vs. Killian to avoid elimination.

Palmetto (1-2, 1-6): Needs win vs. Southridge to avoid elimination.

ELIMINATED: Coral Reef (0-3, 1-7).

 

DISTRICT 14-7A

Blanche Ely (2-0, 3-4): Can clinch district title with win vs. Northeast next week.

Fort Lauderdale (1-1, 2-6): Can clinch at least a berth in a district tiebreaker with win vs. Boyd Anderson.

Northeast (1-1, 1-6): Needs win vs. Blanche Ely next week to avoid elimination.

Boyd Anderson (0-2, 0-7): Needs win vs. Fort Lauderdale to avoid elimination.

 

DISTRICT 15-7A

Plantation (3-0, 5-2): Can clinch playoff berth with Hollywood Hills loss to Aquinas.

St. Thomas Aquinas (2-0, 6-1): Can clinch playoff berth with win vs. Hollywood Hills.

Hollywood Hills (1-1, 4-3): Needs win vs. Aquinas to avoid elimination.

ELIMINATED: Nova (0-2, 2-5), South Broward (0-3, 1-6).

 

DISTRICT 16-7A

American (4-0, 6-1): Can clinch playoff berth with win vs. Mourning AND Miami Springs loss to Mater.

Mater Academy (4-0, 5-2): Can clinch playoff berth with win vs. Miami Springs.

Miami Springs (3-1, 6-1): Needs win vs. Mater to avoid elimination.

ELIMINATED: Goleman (2-3, 2-6), HML (1-3, 2-5), Mourning (1-3, 1-6), WestlandHialeah (0-5, 0-8).

 

DISTRICT 15-6A

Boynton Beach (3-0, 8-0): Can clinch playoff berth with win vs. Coconut Creek.

Hallandale (3-0, 7-0): Can clinch playoff berth with win vs. Stranahan AND Coconut Creek loss to Boynton Beach.

Coconut Creek (2-1, 4-3): Needs win vs. Boynton Beach to avoid elimination.

Stranahan (1-2, 3-4): Needs win vs. Hallandale to avoid elimination.

ELIMINATED: Dillard (1-3, 3-4), Suncoast (0-4, 0-8).

 

DISTRICT 16-6A

Central (3-0, 7-1): Can clinch district title with win vs. Carol City.

Norland (2-1, 3-2): Can clinch district runner-up berth with win vs. Carol City next week.

Carol City (1-1, 3-4): Needs win against either Central this week or Norland next week to avoid elimination.

Northwestern (1-2, 4-3): Needs win against Homestead next week to avoid elimination.

ELIMINATED:Homestead (0-3, 2-5).

 

DISTRICT 16-5A

American Heritage (1-0, 5-2): Can clinch district title with win next week vs. Gibbons.

Jackson (1-1, 3-3): Clinches runner-up berth with Gibbons loss next week.

Cardinal Gibbons (0-1, 6-1): Needs to beat Heritage next week to force tiebreaker for district’s two playoff berths.

 

DISTRICT 7-4A

Glades Central (2-0, 6-2): District champs.

Somerset (1-1, 1-6): District runner-up.

ELIMINATED:UniversitySchool (0-2, 1-6).

 

DISTRICT 8-4A

Booker T. (2-0, 8-0): Can clinch district title with win vs. Edison next week.

Gulliver (1-1, 4-4): Can clinch runner-up berth with win vs. Pace next week.

Edison (1-1, 4-3): Needs win vs. Booker T. next week and Gulliver loss to avoid elimination.

Monsignor Pace (0-2, 2-5): Needs win vs. Gulliver next week and Edison loss to avoid elimination.

 

DISTRICT 8-3A

Westminster Christian (1-0, 7-1): District champs.

Chaminade-Madonna (0-1, 2-5): District runner-up.

 

DISTRICT 8-2A

Champagnat Catholic (1-0, 5-2): District champs.

Dade Christian (0-1, 4-3): District runner-up.

January 06, 2014

AP Class 2A All-State football teams (Dade/Broward players in bold type)

Class 2A First Team Offense

QB _ Drew Eckels, 6-4 190, Sr.; South Daytona Warner Christian

RB _ Jonathan Vickers, 6-0 205, Sr.; TallahasseeNorth Florida Christian

RB _ Demaris Tillmon, 5-11 185, Jr.; South Daytona Warner Christian

WR _ Chris Philpott, 6-4 195, Jr.; TallahasseeNorth Florida Christian

WR _ Michael Smith, 5-11 175, Jr.; Tampa Carrollwood

WR _ Nekari Jones, 6-0 185, Sr.; Lakeland Victory Christian

OL _ Josh Allen, 6-3 290, Sr.; JacksonvilleUniversity Christian

OL _ Alex Harrison, 6-2 265, Jr.; TallahasseeNorth Florida Christian

OL _ Austin Harold, 6-1 270, Sr.; South Daytona Warner Christian

OL _ Seth Penner, 6-2 305, Jr.; Naples First Baptist

OL _ Dillon McGahee, 6-1 230, Sr.; Belle Glade Glades Day

K _ Jordan Bennett, 6-1 170, Jr.; TallahasseeNorth Florida Christian

UT _ Theo Anderson, 6-0 180 So., Largo Indian Rocks Christian

 

First Team Defense

DL _ Dennis Williams, 6-1 270, Sr.; South Daytona Warner Christian

DL _ Antonio Simmons, 6-3 215, Sr.; JacksonvilleUniversity Christian

DL _ Kevin Bronson, 6-2 300, Sr.; Delray BeachVillageAcademy

DL _ Kedrick Labady, 6-0 215, Jr.; Hialeah Champagnat

LB _ Zach Williams, 5-10 190, Jr.; Naples First Baptist

LB _ Kevin Coy, 6-0 220, Sr.; Lakeland Victory Christian

LB _ Trey Paytas, 5-10 190, Sr.; South Daytona Warner Christian

DB _ Malik Jackson, 5-11 185, Jr.; Hialeah Champagnat

DB _ Jake Stoshak, 6-0 180, Sr.; JacksonvilleUniversity Christian

DB _ Gerald Robinson, 5-11 175, Jr.; Hialeah Champagnat

DB _ Josh Preston, 6-4 170, Jr.; Destin Rocky Bayou

P _ Trevor Smith, 6-2 170, Jr.; TampaCambridge

UT _ Damien King, 5-10 165, Jr.; Largo Indian Rocks Christian

 

Second Team Offense

QB _ Kato Nelson, 5-11 170, So., Hialeah Champagnat

RB _ Hussein Howe, 6-0 170, So., JacksonvilleUniversity Christian

RB _ Christian Rodriguez, 5-8 175, Jr.; Naples First Baptist

WR _ Riley Escalle, 6-3 185, Sr.; Fort Myers Evangelical Christian

WR _ Tyrone Walker, 5-9 180, Sr.; South Daytona Warner Christian

WR _ Darnell Salomon, 6-0 185, So.; Hialeah Champagnat

OL _ Josh Nicholls, 5-11 270, Sr.; JacksonvilleUniversity Christian

OL _ Jad Shaloub, 5-11 235, Sr.; Vero Beach St Edward's

OL _ Jordan Heldreth, 6-5 260, Sr.; South Daytona Warner Christian

OL _ Jacob McBryde, 6-3 265, Sr.; Largo Indian Rocks Christian

OL _ Jonathan Perez, 6-0 240, Sr.; Dade Christian

K _ Preston Clark, 6-0 160, Sr.; JacksonvilleUniversity Christian

UT _ Elias Early, 5-7 167, Jr.; Tampa Carrollwood

 

Second Team Defense

DL _ Lonnie Marts III, 6-2 220, Sr.; Jacksonville Harvest Community

DL _ Will Mercer, 6-0 300, Jr.; Belle Glade Glades Day

DL _ Travonte Valentine, 6-4 320, Sr.; Hialeah Champagnat

DL _ Chris Nelson, 6-3 295, Sr.; Lakeland Victory Christian

LB _ Myles Edwards, 6-1 190, Sr.; Quincy Munroe

LB _ Jim Jones, 6-0 220, Jr.; Tallahassee FAMU

LB _ Dominic Cuono, 6-2 220, Sr.; Tampa Carrollwood

DB _ Denzel Irvin, 6-0 190, Sr.; WinterGardenFoundationAcademy

DB _ Max Frankel, 6-0 205, Jr.; Tampa Carrollwood

DB _ Kevon Spence, 5-11 180, Jr.; Belle Glade Glades Day

DB _ Antione Webster, 5-11 175, So.; Hialeah Champagnat

P _ Stephen Yaffe, 6-0 170, So.; Tampa Carrollwood

UT _ Jesus Jimenez, 5-7 140, Sr.; St AugustineFlorida Deaf

 

Honorable Mention

QB Caleb Lewis, 6-4 200, Jr.; Lakeland Victory Christian; QB Justin Moore, 6-0 205, Sr.; Tallahassee North Florida Christian; QB Taylor King, 6-4 220, Sr.; Tampa Carrollwood; QB Caleb Chapman, 6-3 205, Sr.; Fort Myers Evangelical Christian; QB Garrett Young, 6-1 170, Jr.; Tampa Cambridge; RB Levi Derry, 5-8 175, Sr.; Destin Rocky Bayou; RB Zeke McGaughy, 5-8 150, So.; Largo Indian Rocks Christian; RB Byron Masoline, 5-8 170, Sr. Leesburg First Academy; RB Tamarious Bowes, 6-1 235, Sr.; Jacksonville University Christian; WR Jordan Player, 6-0 200, Sr.; Jupiter Christian; WR Steven Claude, 6-2 185, Jr.; Hialeah Champagnat; UT Franklin Labady, 5-7 165, Sr.; Hialeah Champaganat; UT Darrion Cohens, 5-7 165, Sr.; Moore Haven; DL Malcolm Hills, 6-3 260, Sr.; Jacksonville University Christian; DL R.J. Harris, 6-3 260, Jr.; Tallahassee North Florida Christian; LB Darius Irvin, 6-2 200, Jr.; Winter Garden Foundation Academy; LB TreDez Jones, 6-1 210, Soph.; Tallahassee North Florida Christian; DB Brice Ford, 5-10 170, Jr.; Lakeland Victory Christian; DB Donte Fields, 6-1 165, Sr.; Tallahassee FAMU.

AP Class 3A All-State football teams (Dade/Broward players in bold type)

Class 3A First Team Offense

QB _ Brandon Ziarno, 6-2 195, Jr.; Melbourne Central Catholic

RB _ T.J. Simmons, 5-11 190, Jr.; Lakeland Christian

RB _ Jordan Cronkrite, 6-0 200, Jr.; Miami Westminster

WR _ Travis Rudolph, 6-1 188, Sr.; West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman

WR _ Isaiah Ford, 6-2 180, Sr.; Jacksonville Trinity Christian

WR _ Edwin Thomas, 5-9 170, Sr.; Fort Pierce John Carroll

OL _ Reilly Gibbons, 6-6 300, Sr.; St Petersburg Catholic

OL _ Corey Martinez, 6-5 305, Sr.; Tampa Catholic

OL _ Kaveris Harkless, 6-4 280, Sr. Jacksonville Trinity Christian

OL _ Wyatt Knopske, 6-4 280, Jr.; Sarasota Cardinal Mooney

OL _ Garrett Donaldson, 6-5 265, Sr.; North Palm Beach Benjamin

K _ Michael Conroy, 5-11 175, Jr.; NaplesCommunitySchool

UT _ Timothy Irvin, 5-11 195, Jr.; Miami Westminster

 

First Team Defense

DL _ Cecil Cherry, 6-2 225, Jr.; Frostproof

DL _ Justus Reed, 6-4 225, Sr.; Clearwater Central Catholic

DL _ Jvon Butler, 6-3 185, Jr.; Melbourne Holy Trinity

LB _ Jeffrey Holland, 6-2 232, Jr.; Jacksonville Trinity Christian

LB _ T.J. Harrell, 6-0 205, Sr.; Tampa Catholic

LB _ Canaan Brown, 6-3 235, Sr.; Clearwater Central Catholic

LB _ Victor Alexander, 5-9 220, Jr.; Jacksonville Trinity Christian

DB _ Kevin Toliver, 6-2 187, Jr.; Jacksonville Trinity Christian

DB _ Javiel Hart, 5-10 165, Sr.; Frostproof

DB _ Deontai Williams, 6-0 175, Jr.; Jacksonville Trinity Christian

DB _ Alexander Thomas, 6-1 175, Sr.; Hollywood Chaminade

P _ Bryan Kirshe, 5-11 175, Sr.; Sarasota Out-of-Door Academy

UT _ Kaleel Gaines, 6-1 170, Jr.; Frostproof

 

Second Team Offense

QB _ Jordan Watkins, 6-1 180, Jr.; Fort Pierce John Carroll

RB _ Jalin Buie, 5-8 182, So.; Jacksonville Trinity Christian

RB _ Demardre Patterson, 5-10 190, Sr.; Sarasota Cardinal Mooney

TE _ Max Linder, 6-4 227, Sr.; Ocala Trinity Catholic

WR _ Justin Motlow, 5-11 190, Sr.; Tampa Catholic

WR _ Tobias Culpepper, 5-10 165, Sr.; FortMeade

OL _ Jared Shimberg, 6-4 245, Sr.; TampaBerkeley Prep

OL _ Ronnie Smith, 6-2 265, Sr.; Delray Beach American Heritage

OL _ Nick Certain, 6-4 295, Sr.; Ocala Trinity Catholic

OL _ Andrew Boselli, 6-4 280, So.; JacksonvilleProvidence

OL _ Ethan Self, 6-2 255, Sr.; Melbourne Central Catholic

K _ Paul Schumacher, 5-11 195, Sr.; West Palm Beach King's Academy

UT _ Napoleon Maxwell, 5-10 190, Sr.; St Petersburg Admiral Farragut

 

Second Team Defense

DL _ Elivisi Halapio, 6-3 245, Sr.; St Petersburg Catholic

DL _ Anton Paige, 6-3 195, Sr.; Pahokee

DL _ Bo Peek, 6-2 270, So.; TampaBerkeley Prep

LB _ Ethan Thompson, 5-10 210, Sr.; Clearwater Central Catholic

LB _ Ulysses Gilbert, 6-2 226, Jr.; Ocala Trinity Catholic

LB _ Tre Watson, 6-2 215, Sr.; Tampa Catholic

LB _ Rashod Broadway, 5-9 205, Jr.; Miami Westminster

DB _ Ben Edwards, 6-1 205, Jr.; Jacksonville Trinity Christian

DB _ Javonta Swinton, 6-1 180, Sr.; Boca Raton Pope John Paul

DB _ Waynedriko Smith, 6-0 178, Sr.; Maitland Orangewood Christian

DB _ Dontrell Johnson, 5-11 165, Sr.; Pahokee

P _ Nick Rabinowitz, 6-2 215, So.; Delray Beach American Heritage

UT _ Austin Leach, 6-1 200, Sr.; Sarasota Cardinal Mooney

 

Honorable Mention

QB Hunter Boyette, 6-0 190, Sr.; Miami Westminster; QB Christian Alexander, 6-3 210, Jr.; Lakeland Christian; QB Drew Tomaini, 5-11 200, Sr.; Naples Community School; QB Xavier Gaines, 6-3 215, So.; Frostproof; QB Joe Boden, 6-0 190, Sr.; Daytona Beach Father Lopez; RB Devin Singletary, 5-10 185, So.; Delray Beach American Heritage; RB Marcus Watson, 5-11 210, Sr.; Montverde Academy; RB Jacquan Fuller, 5-8 180, Jr.; St Petersburg Catholic; RB Tony Jones, 6-2 190, So.; St Petersburg Catholic; RB DaQuan McGriff, 5-10 175, Sr.; Boca Raton Pope John Paul; RB Mason Plante, 5-10 175, Jr.; Orlando First Academy; TE Devonaire Clarington, 6-6 235, Jr.; Miami Westminster; WR Tristyn Bennett, 6-2 180, Sr.; Jacksonville Providence; TE Jake Bargas, 6-4 230, Jr.; Boca Raton St Andrew's; WR Max Erdman, 5-8 160, Jr.; Melbourne Central Catholic; WR Andrew James, 5-10 170, Jr.; Fort Lauderdale Westminster Academy; OL Michael McFarlane 6-3 270, Sr.; Frostproof; OL Josh Peters, 6-2 295, Sr.; Orlando First Academy; UT Rashaun Croney, 6-0 175, Sr.; Pahokee; DL Michael Taylor, 6-3 210, Sr.; Orlando First Academy; LB Cortavious Givens, 5-11 235, Sr.; St Petersburg Admiral Farragut; LB Bobby Martin, 6-2 220, Jr.; Maitland Orangewood Christian; LB Connor Dorris, 6-2 235, Sr.; Clearwater Central Catholic; DB Willie Conley, 5-9 155, Sr.; Tampa Catholic; P Austin Iglehart, 5-9 165, Sr.; Tampa Berkeley Prep; UT Brad Peace, 6-1 170, Sr.; Lakeland Christian.