2013 High School Football Preview

Broward high school football capsules

 

DISTRICT 11-8A

1. Deerfield Beach (Coach Allen Jackson). Last year: 5-5. Top players: RB Brandon Powell (5-8, 175, Sr.); RB Aaron McNeal (5-8, 165, Sr.); QB Danarious Graham, Sr.; DE Jason Strowbridge (6-4, 250, Jr.).

2. Taravella (Coach Dan Marguriet). Last year: 8-2 (Regional quarterfinalist). Top players: OT Siffo Pierre (6-4, 230, Sr.); RB Jawanza Evans-Morris (5-8, 175, Jr.); DL-FB Max Cadot (5-10, 250, Sr.); RB Semar Smith (5-10, 205, Sr.).

3. Monarch (Coach Calvin Davis, 2nd year at MON; 4th overall, 25-8). Last year: 8-3. Top players: ATH Ronnie Hoggins (5-10, 170, Jr.); ATH Shawn Burgess Becker (6-2, 194, Jr.); ATH Ellex Davis (5-10, 170, Jr.); RB-LB Tyron Woods (5-8, 165, Sr.).

4. South Plantation (Coach Doug Gatewood). Last year: 9-2. Top players: OT Joe Laguna (6-6, 300, Sr.).

5. Coral Springs (Coach Ray Gould). Last year: 3-7. Top players: QB Sean Nickell, Sr.; WR Chad Boyd, Sr.

6. Piper (Coach Roger Mitchell, 1st year). Last year: 3-7. Top players: RB Travis Liburd (5-9, 180, So.); OLB Fabian Joseph (6-3, 200, Sr.); MLB Jamarcques Codling (6-0, 235, Sr.); SS Marcel Philmore (5-9, 185, Sr.).

7. Douglas (Coach Willis May, 1st year). Last year: 3-7. Top players: OL Chris Gaynor, Sr.

8. Coral Glades (Coach Tony Beckham, 1st year). Last year: 1-9. Top players: RB Donovan Rattigan, Sr.; OT Marcos Hileras, Jr.

DISTRICT 12-8A

1. Miramar (Coach Damon Cogdell, 8th year, 64-13). Last year: 7-4 (Regional semifinalist). Top players: DB Tyrek Cole (6-1, 180, Jr.); RB Eric Pittman (5-9, 180, Sr.); RB Alex Anderson (6-1, 190, Jr.); WR Kwasim West (6-0, 175, Sr.).

2. Cypress Bay (Coach Mark Guandolo, 7th year at CB, 31st overall, 240-71). Last year: 12-3 (State runner-up). Top players: S-RB Marquese Dudley-Gordon (5-11, 180, Sr.); LB Keyon Auguste (5-11, 230, Sr.); DB Deion Hallmon (5-11, 170, Sr.); WR Kadeem Goulbourne (6-4, 180, Sr.).

3. Flanagan (Coach Devin Bush, 1st year). Last year: 6-5. Top players: CB Mark Bruno (5-9, 170, Sr.); QB Ryan Stanley, Sr.; DL-DE Desmond Mitchell, Sr.; OLB Devin Bush, Jr. (5-10, 195, So.).

4. Everglades (Coach Art Taylor, 1st year at Ever.). Last year: 4-6. Top players: OL-DL Nigel Kemp (6-2, 275, Sr.); OL-DL Bryan Leigh (6-2, 275, Sr.); OL-DL De’Andre Jones (6-0, 245, Sr.); DB-S Richard Leveille, Sr.

5. McArthur (Coach Andrew Rhoden, 3rd year). Last year: 5-5. Top players: DB Kendrell McFadden (6-3, 178, Jr.); DB-WR Torris Calloway (6-1, 190, Sr.).

6. Western (Coach Derek Segaloff). Last year: 7-3. Top players: DB Juwan Dowels (5-9, 165, Sr.); OL Matt Bonner (6-4, 270, Sr.); RB Brayon Parrish (5-10, 185, Jr.).

7. Cooper City (Coach Brandon Walker, 1st year at CC, 3rd overall, 3-16). Last year: 5-5. Top players: S-WR Tyson Burch (6-0, 185, Sr.); RB Zach Tasse (5-9, 180, Sr.); RB Jarrett Morgan (5-11, 175, Sr.); WR Lukas Volpe (5-9, 165, Sr.).

DISTRICT 14-7A

1. Boyd Anderson (Coach Wayne Blair, 3rd year, 18-5). Last year: 9-3 (Regional finalist). Top players: DB Derrick Tindal (5-11, 178, Sr.); OL Roger Tants Joseph (6-4, 300, Sr.); ATh Nathaniel Watson (5-10, 165, Sr.); ATH David Senior (5-11, 165, Sr.).

2. Blanche Ely (Coach Charles Hafley, Jr.). Last year: 5-5. Top players: OLB Terry McCray (6-2, 220, Sr.); ATH Tyquan Field, Sr.

3. Northeast (Coach Kez McCorvey, 1st year). Last year: 10-2 (Regional finalist). Top players: WR Kendon Davis, Sr.

4. Fort Lauderdale (Coach Richard Dunbar). Last year: 3-6. Top players: LB Jaboree Williams (6-1, 215, Sr.).

DISTRICT 15-7A

1. St. Thomas Aquinas (Coach Rocco Casullo, 2nd year). Last year: 13-2 (State champions). Top players: DL Anthony Moten (6-3, 280, Sr.); WR Corey Holmes (6-2, 180, Sr.); RB Mardre London (6-1, 200, Sr.); DB Al Harris (5-11, 176, Sr.).

2. Plantation (Coach Steve Davis). Last year: 8-3 (Regional semifinalist). Top players: CB Chris Lammons (5-9, 185, Sr.); TE Ravian Pierce (6-4, 215, Sr.).

3. Hollywood Hills (Coach Al Lang). Last year: 4-7 (Regional quarterfinalist). Top players: OL Josh Deuyour (6-9, 325, Sr.); FS Jonah Cunningham (6-2, 180, Sr.).

4. Nova (Coach Bill Hobbs, 6th year at Nova, 14th overall, 63-66). Last year: 4-6. Top players: LB Darrian McIntyre, Sr.; LB Malik Ricketts, Sr.; DT Colby Morgan, Sr.; DE Torian Williams, So.

5. South Broward (Coach Josh Shapiro, 1st year at SB, 6th overall, 25-25). Last year: 0-10. Top players: QB Bernard Scoot (6-1, 165, Jr.); RB-FS Krisna Thomas (5-11, 190, Jr.); DB Tykevis Ivey (6-1, 165, Sr.); DB-RB Matthew Cunningham (5-10, 170, Sr.).

DISTRICT 15-6A

1. Dillard (Coach Lorenzo Davis, 2nd year, 6-6). Last year: 6-6 (Regional quarterfinalist). Top players: WR-CB Dennis Turner (5-11, 160, Sr.); CB-LB Randy Ramsey (6-3, 205, Sr.); QB Bud Martin (6-1, 215, Sr.); LB Arthur Kennedy (6-3, 200, Sr.).

2. Hallandale (Coach Dameon Jones, 6th year, 51-21). Last year: 6-4. Top players: DB John Battle (6-2, 190, Sr.); WR Rich Cooper (5-10, 185, Jr.); RB Paul Anderson (5-11, 190, Sr.); QB Tyler Huntley (6-0, 180, So.).

3. Archbishop McCarthy (Coach Byron Walker, 3rd year at AM, 37th overall, 274-133). Last year: 7-4 (Regional quarterfinalist). Top players: LB Drew Nolan (6-2, 225, Sr.); TE-LB J.J. Bost (6-3, 215, Jr.); CB-WR Justin Thomas (6-0, 175, So.); DE-TE Alec Bavaro (6-2, 230, Sr.).

4. Boynton Beach (Coach Rick Swain). Last year: 4-6. Top players: QB Lamar Jackson, Sr.; OT Bryce Mingo-Bradley, Jr.

5. Stranahan (Coach Willie Hill). Last year: 3-7. Top players: QB-CB Darrius McFadden, Sr.; LB-DB Valentino Jean (5-11, 185, Jr.); ATH Braxton Davis (5-11, 185, Sr.).

6. Riviera Beach Suncoast (Coach Jim Clark). Last year: 2-8. Top players: QB-DB Santigie Formah, Sr.; OT Matt Weiner, Sr.; WR Jeremy Kennedy, Sr.

7. Pembroke Pines Charter (Coach Steve Bruns). Last year: 1-9. Top players: OL Troy Bottom (6-1, 245, Sr.).

8. Coconut Creek (Coach Kareem Reid, 1st year). Last year: 1-9. Top players: ATH Malek Young (5-11, 175, So.); QB Jakhari Harrison (5-10, 175, So.).

DISTRICT 16-5A

1. Jackson (Coach Antonio Brown, 2nd year, 9-5). Last year: 9-5 (State semifinalist). Top players: QB Quinton Flowers (6-0, 205, Sr.); LB Bennie Powell (Jr.); WR-S Jovon Durante (6-0, 170, Jr.); OL Ben Tirolia (6-4, 275, Jr.).

2. American Heritage (Coach Mike Rumph, 1st year). Last year: 9-2 (Regional quarterfinalist). Top players: RB Sony Michel (5-11, 210, Sr.); ATH Isaiah McKenzie (5-8, 165, Sr.); S Carter Jacobs (6-1, 200, Sr.); QB Torrance Gibson, Sr.

3. Cardinal Gibbons (Coach Mike Morrill). Last year: 7-3. Top players: WR Trevon Lee (6-1, 175, Sr.); QB Peyton Bender (6-2, 185, Sr.); WR George Rushing, Sr.; OL Kadeem Smith, Sr.

4. Key West (Coach Johnny Hughes, 2nd year, 6-4). Last year: 6-4. Top players: LB Jack Gruba (6-0, 210, Sr.); RB Deonte Stemage (5-8, 180, Sr.); ATH Laurence Marius (5-9, 180, Jr.); OL K.C. Sagan (5-11, 260, Sr.).

DISTRICT 7-4A

1. University School (Coach Roger Harriott, 8th year, 68-12). Last year: 12-0 (State champions). Top players: RB Jordan Scarlett (6-0, 210, Jr.); QB Sean White (6-2, 200, Sr.); DL Brandon Boyce (6-0, 255, Jr.); LB-DL Richard Yeargin (6-4, 235, Sr.).

2. Belle Glade Glades Central (Coach Roosevelt Blackmon). Last year: 8-5. Top players: WR Ronquavion Tarver, Sr.

3. North Broward Prep (Coach Rex Nottage, 4th year, 20-11). Last year: 4-6. Top players: RB-DB Korron Dozier (5-10, 180, Jr.); WR-FS Kevin Dombro (6-2, 180, Sr.); WR-DB Jordan Schemm (5-9, 170, Sr.); QB Kole Stealy (6-1, 170, So.).

4. Somerset Academy (Coach Thomas Fanakos, 1st year). Last year: 1-9. Top players: RB-LB Dion Pierre (6-2, 210, Sr.); OL Michael Dorval (6-0, 255, Sr.); WR Abraham Sculley (6-1, 190, Sr.); RB-DB Eric Pierre (5-9, 155, So.).

DISTRICT 8-3A

1. Westminster Christian (Coach Sedrick Irvin, 3rd year, 14-7). Last year: 6-4. Top players: ATH Tim Irvin, Jr.; ATH Jordan Cronkrite, Jr.; ATH Devonare Clarington, Jr.; QB Hunter Boyett, Sr. ).

2. Chaminade-Madonna (Coach Marcelo Rodriguez, 1st year). Last year: 8-3 (Regional quarterfinalist). Top players: DT Khairi Clark (6-2, 325, Sr.); OL Christian Strachan (6-5, 315, Jr.).

DISTRICT 8-2A

1. Champagnat Catholic (Coach Mike Tunsil). Last year: 2-9 (Regional semifinalist). Top players: DL Travonte Valentine (6-4, 295, Sr.); S Michael Johnson (6-3, 190, Sr.); RB Franklin Labady (5-7, 170, Sr.); DB Gerald Robinson (5-10, 180, Jr.).

2. Dade Christian (Coach Mike Sonneborn, 10th year, 81-24). Last year: 13-1 (State runner-up). Top players: RB Ike Steadman (5-8, 175, Sr.); LB Victor Young (6-0, 190, Sr.); SS Mike Perrera (5-11, 180, Jr.); LB Michael Shiver (5-10, 200, Sr.).

3. Highlands Christian (Coach Nathan Revell, 2nd year, 5-5). Last year: 5-5. Top players: WR-RB-DB Jude Francois (5-11, 175, Sr.); WR-DB-QB Jeff Brutus (5-10, 170, Sr.); OL-DL Dakoda Brisco (6-3, 250, Sr.); OL-DL Jake Slavik (5-10, 230, Sr.).

4. Barrington Christian (Coach Tee Wooten, 1st year). Last year: 3-6. Top players: RB-DB Javis Johnson (5-10, 170, Fr.); DE-LB Miquan Ford (6-1, 190, Sr.); QB-FS-WR Patrick Smith (6-2, 190, Jr.); WR-QB-FS Maurice Shuey (6-1, 170, Jr.).

5. Coral Springs Christian (Coach Donnell Bennett, 1st year at CSC). Last year: 5-4-1.

INDEPENDENTS

Calvary Christian (Coach Kirk Hoza, 3rd year, 10-9). Last year: 3-6. Top players: TE-LB Alexander Fifelski (6-1, 190, Jr.); DB Matt Nguyen (6-1, 175, Sr.); LB Tristan Peyton (6-0, 210, Jr.); DL Cole Garcia (6-0, 245, Jr.).

Coral Shores (Coach Ed Holly). Last year: 6-4. Top players: RB-LB Eddie Dunn (6-2, 215, Jr.); LB Alberton Anderson (6-2, 205, Sr.).

Coral Springs Charter (Coach Adam Miller, 2nd year, 4-6). Last year: 4-6. Top players: QB Joe McChrystal (6-1, 195, Sr.); RB Kalen Carson (5-7, 160, So.); LB-RB Ralph Paul (6-1, 225, Sr.); OL Marcos Hilera (6-2, 285, Jr.).

Marathon (Coach Lance Martin). Last year: 1-9. Top players: DL Noel Notta (6-1, 215, Sr.); RB Dominic Cavitt (5-10, 165, Sr.); LB Cooper Chaplin (6-0, 225, Sr.).

Pine Crest (Coach Jim Pletcher, 10th year). Last year: 9-2. Top players: QB Zach Smith (5-11, 185, Jr.); C Brendan McCae (6-1, 245, Sr.); CB Alex Welch (5-9, 150, Sr.); WR-S Austin Litofsky (6-1, 198, Sr.).

Pompano Beach (Coach Rick Nagy, 1st year). Last year: 0-9. Top players: OT-DE Marcson Frais (6-4, 270, Sr.); QB Matthew Wilson (6-1, 180, Sr.).

West Broward (Coach Eric Gudger, 1st year). Last year: 2-8. Top players: OL Kevin Lazo (6-1, 280, Sr.); WR-DB Aaron O’Keefe (6-1, 185, Sr.); WR Connor D’Orio (5-9, 170, Sr.); K Anthony McGill (5-10, 190, Sr.).

Westminster Academy (Coach Jake Sorg, 2nd year, 5-5). Last year: 5-5. Top players: WR-DB Andrew James (5-11, 170, Jr.); WR-DB Harold Eubanks (5-10, 175, Sr.); QB-WR Peter Holt (6-1, 180, Sr.); RB-LB Spencer Saliba (5-9, 190, Sr.).

Zion Lutheran (Coach Tyrus McCloud, 1st year). Last year: 1-5. Top players: DE-C Chris Judge (6-3, 225, So.); QB Rashad Wifty (5-10, 160, So.); ATH Frankel Alexis (5-9, 170, Sr.); OLB Don-Andrew Hansen (5-11, 235, Jr.).

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