2013 High school football preview

Miami-Dade high school football capsules

 

DISTRICT 13-8A

1. North Miami Beach (Coach Jeff Bertani, 17th year). Last year: 5-5 (Regional quarterfinalist). Top players: WR-DB Steven Ishmael (6-2, 180, Sr.); QB-DB Cedric Wiggins, Sr.; OL-DL Osman Aguilera (6-3, 300, Sr.).

2. Hialeah (Coach Marc Berman, 7th year at HIA, 30th overall, 40-23). Last year: 5-4. Top players: QB Alin Edouard (6-2, 185, Sr.); OL Alique Terry (6-2, 290, Sr.); DB-WR Niko Gonzalez (6-0, 190, Sr.); RB Henry Bussey (5-10, 185, Sr.).

3. Reagan (Coach John Lopez). Last year: 9-1. Top players: DT-TE Daniel Valiente (6-4, 240, Sr.); DE-OG Michael Vidal (6-3, 234, Sr.); OLB-RB Shawn Curtis (6-3, 232, Jr.); RB Immanuel Pierre, Sr.

4. Dr. Krop (Coach David Hudson, 6th year, 29-27-1). Last year: 5-6 (Regional quarterfinalist). Top players: FS-WR Malcolm Martin (5-10, 175, Jr.); WR-CB-KR Robert Henderson (5-8, 150, Jr.); RB Jeremiah Johnson (5-9, 180, Jr.); WR Nicholas Khouri (5-10, 160, Jr.).

5. North Miami (Coach Ed Williams, 2nd year, 5-5). Last year: 5-5. Top players: WR Stanley Clerveaux (6-3, 185, Sr.); WR Victor Sam (5-11, 165, Jr.).

6. Hialeah Gardens (Coach Joe Harrington, 2nd year, 0-10). Last year: 0-10. Top players: WR-DB Nile Lofters (5-9, 150, Sr.); QB-DB Chris Torrens (5-9, 170, Sr.); FB-LB Abel Lopez-Rijos (6-0, 190, Sr.); FB-DL Jonathan Munaylla (5-10, 225, Sr.).

DISTRICT 14-8A

1. Columbus (Coach Chris Merritt, 13th year, 160-42). Last year: 9-5 (State semifinalist). Top players: LB Nick McBeath (6-1, 195, Sr.); OL Zach Marti (6-3, 270, Sr.); WR Sasha Kelsey (6-1, 180, Sr.); TE Jose Alvarado (6-1, 205, Sr.).

2. Coral Gables (Coach Roger Pollard, 2nd year, 4-8). Last year: 4-8 (Regional semifinalist). Top players: RB Greg Howell (6-1, 195, Sr.); ATH Mark Wynn, Sr.; LB Emilio Gibbs, Jr.; ATH Antiwone Johnson, Sr.

3. Miami Beach (Coach Jason Kradman, 2nd year, 7-4). Last year: 7-4 (Regional quarterfinalist). Top players: OL Deion Cineus (6-5, 315, Sr.); WR-DB Malik Williams (5-11, 170, Jr.); DB-WR Brent Baker (6-1, 180, Sr.); OL Mark Velez (6-3, 270, Sr.).

4. South Miami (Coach David Gray, 2nd year at SM). Last year: 6-4. Top players: RB Clarence Brown (5-11, 170, Sr.); WR Jamal Brown (6-0, 180, Sr.); DB Glenn Roberts (5-8, 170, Sr.); OL Arnold Bu (6-4, 270, Sr.).

5. Miami High (Coach Ivan Rosales, 1st year). Last year: 3-7. Top players: WR-DB Keyshawn Young (5-11, 175, So.); DL Rahiem Ladson (6-0, 185, So.); LB Joshua Sierra (5-10, 200, Jr.); WR Gary Cummings (6-0, 175, So.).

6. Coral Park (Coach Tim Wood, 6th year, 9-40). Last year: 2-7. Top players: LB-RB Adrian Caesar (6-0, 195, Sr.); LB-RB Jon Bown (5-9, 175, Sr.); LB-RB David Martinez (5-8, 165, Sr.); DL-OL Joel Gonzalez (6-1, 275, Sr.).

DISTRICT 15-8A

1. Belen Jesuit (Coach Rich Stuart, 32nd year). Last year: 2-7. Top players: OT Jonathan Schultz (6-3, 280, Sr.); OT Jack Flood (6-4, 280, Sr.); RB-LB Daniel Neptune (5-10, 170, Sr.); DT Jorge Reyes (5-11, 215, Sr.).

2. Southwest (Coach Tim Neal). Last year: 8-2 (Regional quarterfinalist). Top players: ATH De’Undre Pickett-White (6-1, 180, Jr.); ATH Trevon Sands (5-9, 175, Jr.); LB George Spellman, Sr.; LB Shyenn Magdaleno, Sr.

3. Varela (Coach Carlos Mollinedo, 2nd year, 4-6). Last year: 4-6. Top players: RB-DB Tray Fance (5-11, 180, Sr.); C Jose Salvado (6-2, 300, Sr.); OL-DL Javier Rios (5-11, 240, Sr.); OL-DL Matt Correa (5-10, 220, Sr.).

4. Ferguson (Coach Gene Chew, 11th year). Last year: 4-6. Top players: TE Andres Saldivar (6-2, 190, Jr.); LB Alexander Pace (5-9, 185, Sr.); S Victor Arostegui (6-1, 175, Jr.); DE Humberto Perez (5-10, 210, Sr.).

5. Braddock (Coach Frank Rojas). Last year: 2-8. Top players: OL Jon Wesley (6-4, 270, Sr.).

6. Sunset (Coach Joseph Petisco, 1st year). Last year: 1-9. Top players: ATH Juwel Laguerre (5-8, 145, Sr.); WR Harold Eddie (6-2, 175, Jr.); OLB Alex Aviles (5-8, 180, Jr.); RB-WR-DB Curtis Doctor (5-8, 145, Jr.).

DISTRICT 16-8A

1. South Dade (Coach Nathaniel Hudson, 2nd year, 10-2). Last year: 10-2 (Regional semifinalist). Top players: DB Antwan Cordy (5-9, 180, Sr.); QB Kahlil Render (6-1, 190, Sr.); WR C.J. Worton (6-1, 185, Sr.); DL Ponce Jones (5-10, 250, Sr.).

2. Coral Reef (Coach Chevas Clements, 6th year, 27-25). Last year: 6-4. Top players: QB Nico Pierre (6-3, 215, Sr.); WR Jacob McCrary (6-1, 185, Sr.); DB Marcus Leslie (5-10, 180, Sr.); DL Sterling Shippy (6-1, 270, Sr.).

3. Killian (Coach Corey Johnson). Last year: 10-2 (Regional finalist). Top players: ATH Jaquan Johnson (5-10, 170, Jr.); DB Trumaine Washington (5-10, 175, Sr.); LB Bruce Davis (6-0, 200, Jr.); WR Anthony Olivencia (6-2, 170, Jr.).

4. Southridge (Coach Don McKnight, 1st year). Last year: 3-7. Top players: RB-SS Lashone Garnett (5-9, 187, Sr.); LB Jahdiel Lane (6-0, 198, Sr.); DE Ryan Wilcox (6-3, 245, Sr.); OLB Rashaad Brown (6-0, 195, Sr.)

5. Palmetto (Coach Matt Dixon, 2nd year at PAL). Last year: 3-7. Top players: LB-TE Mikal Smith (6-2, 210, Sr.); RB-LB Dwayne Pruitt, Sr.; QB Matt Coll (5-11, 175, Sr.).

DISTRICT 16-7A

1. American (Coach Corey Bell, 3rd year at AM, 13th overall). Last year: 6-4 (Regional quarterfinalist). Top players: RB Kama Barnes (5-9, 170, So.); DB Karon Jackson (5-9, 168, Jr.); S Andrew Soroh (6-2, 185, Sr.); OL Alejandro Castillo (6-3, 275, Jr.).

2. Mater Academy (Coach Javi Valdes, 1st year). Last year: 6-3. Top players: RB-DB Jamal Adjamah (5-10, 190, Sr.); RB-LB Joseph Barrocas (5-10, 190, Sr.); DB Miguel Luis (5-9, 180, Jr.); WR-DB Steven Rodriguez (6-1, 190, Jr.).

3. Mourning (Coach Carl Cirkl, 3rd year at ATM, 6th overall, 6-14). Last year: 5-5. Top players: WR-RB-DB Austin Stradford (5-8, 170, Sr.); QB Frank Ochoa (6-1, 180, Sr.); OL-DL Rasheed Laguerre (6-2, 270, Sr.); LB-OL-TE Luvell Ricardo (6-0, 205, Jr.).

4. Westland Hialeah (Coach Mike Manasco, 5th year, 13-27). Last year: 4-6. Top players: ATH Romell Guerrier (5-11, 175, Sr.); RB-SS Jorge Marino (5-10, 170, Sr.); S-WR Darius Cheever (6-1, 160, Sr.); G-DT Juan Carcache (6-1, 315, So.).

5. Miami Springs (Coach Darryel Bethune, 2nd year at MS). Last year: 1-8. Top players: DT JaRee Tolbert (6-2, 265, Sr.).

6. Goleman (Coach Ariel Cribeiro, 1st year). Last year: 7-3. Top players: RB O’Brian Anderson, Sr.; RB Tory Myers, Jr.; DB Stanley Jean-Pierre, Sr.; OL Emmanuel Anaya, Sr.

7. Hialeah-Miami Lakes (Coach Kenan Lawhorne). Last year: 1-9. Top players: OL Marquise Barnes (6-5, 300, Jr.).

DISTRICT 16-6A

1. Central (Coach Roland Smith, 1st year at CEN; 7th overall, 70-13). Last year: 12-2 (State champions). Top players: RB Dalvin Cook (5-11, 195, Sr.); RB Joe Yearby (5-10, 195, Sr.); WR Davonte Phillips (6-1, 190, Jr.); OL Trevor Darling (6-5, 310, Sr.).

2. Northwestern (Coach Stephen Field, 2nd year, 9-3). Last year: 9-3 (Regional semifinalist). Top players: OLB Mike Smith (6-2, 205, Sr.); WR-DB Jojo Robinson (6-1, 165, Sr.); DB Ryan Mayes, Sr.; WR Odis Grimes (6-4, 190, Sr.).

3. Norland (Coach Daryle Heidelburg, 6th year, 52-21). Last year: 8-3 (Regional semifinalist). Top players: WR Kendrick Edwards (6-6, 205, Sr.); WR Zaquon Tyson (5-10, 175, Sr.); QB Taron James (5-11, 180, Sr.; LB Dreshown Dean (6-0, 220, Sr.).

4. Carol City (Coach Aubrey Hill, 1st year). Last year: 7-3. Top players: QB Trayone Gray (6-1, 200, Sr.); DB Tyree Johnson (5-11, 175, Sr.); LB Laroy James (5-9, 170, Sr.); DL Antwan Harris (6-2, 220, Sr.).

5. Homestead (Coach Larry Coffey, 1st year at HOM, 9th overall). Last year: 6-4. Top players: WR Ermon Lane (6-3, 200, Sr.); QB Maurice Alexander (5-10, 170, Jr.); WR Gilbert Johnson (6-4, 190, Sr.); ATH Antonio Calloway (5-9, 175, Jr.).

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 8-4A

1. Booker T. Washington (Coach Tim “Ice” Harris). Last year: 13-1 (State champions). Top players: QB Treon Harris (6-0, 200, Sr.); DE Chad Thomas (6-5, 240, Sr.); WR Lamar Parker (5-8, 160, Sr.); DB Nigel Bethel II (5-9, 175, Sr.).

2. Gulliver (Coach Earl Sims, 8th year, 39-17). Last year: 6-6 (Regional finalist). Top players: OL-DL Braynon Edwards (6-3, 330, Sr.); DB-WR Cornelius Floyd (6-0, 180, Sr.); WR-QB Alonzo Fanakos (6-0, 180, Sr.); RB-WR Mitch Davis (5-7, 160, Sr.).

3. Monsignor Pace (Coach Mario Smith, 2nd year). Last year: 5-5. Top players: WR Henderson Gray (5-10, 175, Sr.); QB Kelly Benson (6-1, 200, Sr.).

4. Edison (Coach Trevor Harris, 4th year at ED, 5th overall, 11-27). Last year: 4-4. Top players: ATH Maurice Nelson (5-9, 165, Sr.); LB-RB Chris Norvil (5-10, 190, Sr.); DL Sterling Henry (6-1, 265, Jr.); DL Justin Westbrook (6-0, 265, Jr.).

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

Archbishop Carroll (Coach Raviel Maisonet). Last year: 0-10. Top players: DE Anthony Brown (6-3, 235, Sr.).

Archbishop Curley (Coach Greg Magner, 22nd year). Last year: 3-7. Top players: QB Marlin Harris (5-10, 180, Jr.); LB-WR Demonte Lumpkin (5-11, 185, Sr.); DB-RB Chris Williams (5-8, 150, Fr.); LB-OL Martin Piquion (5-10, 200, 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.).

Doral (Coach Steve Smith, 2nd year at DA, 6th overall, 25-25). Last year: 2-8. Top players: LB-TE Nick Mira (5-10, 170, So.); RB-LB Andres Perez (5-8, 165, Jr.); OL-DL Joseph Conde (6-5, 240, Sr.); QB Christian Baca (5-6, 140, Sr.).

Florida Christian (Coach Chris Rivera, 12th year at FC, 17th overall). Last year: 7-3. Top players: RB-CB Jeremiah Tejedor (5-9, 185, Sr.); OL Adrian Coriella (6-2, 190, Jr.); DB-ATH Nick Tejedor (5-9, 160, Jr.); FB-NG Gio Mallea (5-9, 210, Jr.).

Hillel (Coach Mike Norman, 5th year). Last year: 3-3. Top players: RB-LB Lior Barhai (5-9, 175, Jr.); QB-DB Alex Froimzon (6-4, 180, Sr.); WR-LB Nathaniel Rub (6-3, 190, Sr.).

Keys Gate (Coach Roger Morgan, 2nd year, 3-5). Last year: 3-5. Top players: DB Javar Spann (5-11, 170, Jr.); ATH Raymond Gage (Jr.); OL-FB Luis Nieto, Sr.; WR-FS Josh Passmore (6-2, 180, Sr.).

La Salle (Coach Willie Trimmer, 13th year, 102-98). Last year: 6-4. Top players: QB Joey McCain (6-1, 205, Sr.); PK-P Alejandro Cardenas (5-10, 180, Sr.); OT J.C. Alvarez (6-0, 265, Jr.); RB-DB Manny Readon (5-6, 153, 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.).

Miami Country Day (Coach Marcelo Metzelar, 1st year). Last year: 2-8. Top players: RB-LB Ricardo Gonzalez (5-9, 195, Sr.); QB-DB Michael Fente (5-11, 170, Sr.); RB-DB Pablo Mejia (5-10, 180, Jr.); TE-DE Sam Cohen (6-0, 205, Sr.).

Northwest Christian (Coach Patrick Magnian). Last year: 4-6. Top players: S-WR Harry Phillips (6-3, 195, Sr.); NG-OT Alfonzo Irving (5-8, 260, So.).

Palmer Trinity (Coach Darin DiBello, 1st year). Last year: 1-7. Top players: RB Blake Rubin (5-7, 140, Sr.); OL Jonathan Sourber (5-11, 280, Jr.); RB Blake Miller (5-7, 185, So.); QB Dylan DiBello (5-9, 165, Fr.).

Ransom Everglades (Coach Joe Mancuso, 2nd year). Last year: 4-6. Top players: QB Eduard Garcia-Montes (6-1, 170, Jr.); DL-OL Rodrigo Poma (6-0, 230, Jr.); LB-RB Andreani Lovett (5-10, 200, Sr.); RB-LB Tyler Martin (5-8, 175, Sr.).

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