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Broward high school football team and district outlooks

American Heritage was a regional semifinalist in 2015.
American Heritage was a regional semifinalist in 2015.

DISTRICT 11-8A

1. DEERFIELD BEACH

Coach: Jevon Glenn. Last year: 10-2 (Regional semifinalist). Top players: WR Jerry Jeudy (6-1, 177, Sr.); WR Leroy Henley (5-11, 185, Sr.); LB Cortez Grace (5-10, 190, Sr.); LB Brion Byrd (6-0, 215, Sr.); WR Lavarus Tigner (6-0, 180, Sr.).

2. PIPER

Coach: David Coleman (2nd year, 9-2). Last year: 9-2 (Regional quarterfinalist). Top players: WR Raevon Clarke (6-2, 188, Sr.); DB Kaory Simmons (5-10, 170, Sr.); DE Josh Pierre-Louis (6-0, 240, Sr.); ATH Rashawn Fraser (5-10, 180, Sr.); WR Jaycob Williams (5-9, 170, Jr.).

3. DOUGLAS

Coach: Willis “Peanut” May. Last year: 5-5. Top players: OL Corey Gaynor (6-4, 282, Sr.); LB Daniel Crescitelli (6-0, 215, Sr.); WR Da’quan Bailey-Brown (5-10, 150, Sr.); QB Tyler Goodman (6-0, 185, Jr.); DT Courtney Douglas (5-11, 268, Sr.).

4. CORAL SPRINGS

Coach: Vinny Ziccardi (2nd year, 1-9). Last year: 1-9. Top players: ATH Nate Stubbs (5-10, 165, So.); RB Damon Robertson (5-6, 180, So.); ATH Xavier Oliviel (5-10, 160, So.); OL Brandon Godinez (6-3, 290, Sr.); OL Cameron Stage (6-4, 300, So.).

5. MONARCH

Coach: William Dodaro (2nd year, 2-8). Last year: 2-8. Top players: CB Tyrus McCloud (6-0, 160, Sr.); CB-RB Johntavious Johnson (5-11, 160, Jr.); CB Kervens Augustin (5-11, 165, Jr.); RB Teddy Baker (6-0, 190, Jr.); DB Lamar Nelson (5-11, 160, Jr.).

6. TARAVELLA

Coach: Charles Hafley. Last year: 2-8. Top players: WR Wayne Parrish (6-1, 180, Jr.); RB Jevaughn Brown (5-8, 180, Sr.); QB Malik Beckford (Jr.).

DISTRICT 12-8A

1. FLANAGAN

Coach: Stanford Samuels II (1st year). Last year: 12-2 (State champions). Top players: CB Stanford Samuels III (6-2, 175, Sr.); WR Clevan Thomas (5-11, 192, Sr.); WR Shimoore Stern (6-5, 205, Sr.); CB Faion Hicks (5-11, 180, Sr.).

2. MIRAMAR

Coach: Pierre Senatus (2nd year, 5-5). Last year: 5-5. Top players: DB Brian Edwards (6-3, 190, Sr.); OL Sebastian Dolcine (6-4, 265, Sr.); CB Kaheem Roach (6-1, 175, Sr.); QB Steve Williams (6-0, 170, Jr.); CB Jaylen Floyd (5-9, 175, Sr.).

3. WESTERN

Coach: Adam Ratkevich. Last year: 5-5. Top players: DL Kevin Oliver (6-4, 260, Sr.); DL Matt Hanson (6-3, 245, Sr.); RB Keshaun Clarke (5-9, 195, Jr.); ATH Darius Maxwell (5-7, 150, Sr.); FS Hunter Stephens (6-2, 190, Sr.).

4. CYPRESS BAY

Coach: Mark Guandolo (11th year at CB, 261-83). Last year: 5-5. Top players: OL-DL Jacob Lichtenstein (6-5, 250, Sr.); QB-RB-DB Danny Montoya (5-9, 195, Sr.); OLB Ryan Buffa (5-11, 205, Sr.); DB William Malone (5-11, 175, Sr.); QB-DB Ricky Malcolm (5-11, 168, Jr.).

5. PLANTATION

Coach: Jesse Norris (1st year). Last year: 8-3 (Regional semifinalist). Top players: WR Jamari Sweet (5-10, 175, Jr.); DB-LB Tylen Small (6-3, 180, Sr.); LB Jordan Barrett (5-11, 190, Sr.).

6. SOUTH PLANTATION

Coach: Dominic Anderson (1st year). Last year: 3-7. Top players: WR-DB Taylen Waller (6-4, 185, Sr.); DT Stephen Greaves (6-0, 245, Jr.); RB Dawson Hill (5-11, 185, Jr.).

7. EVERGLADES

Coach: Art Taylor. Last year: 2-8. Top players: RB Jaykus Johnson (5-11, 190, Jr.); DL Marquis Benjamin (6-2, 195, Sr.); ATH Alton Richards (6-2, 200, Sr.).

DISTRICT 14-7A

1. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS

Coach: Roger Harriott (2nd year at STA). Last year: 13-1 (State champions). Top players: WR Trevon Grimes (6-3, 202, Sr.); DE Nik Bonitto (6-3, 210, Jr.); QB Jake Allen (6-3, 200, Sr.); LB Tyler Dunning (6-0, 230, Sr.); LB Drew White (6-1, 225, Sr.).

2. FORT LAUDERDALE

Coach: Richard Dunbar. Last year: 4-6. Top players: OL Torri Young (6-2, 250, Sr.); RB Kenneth Pinkney (5-7, 140, Jr.); WR Alonzo Clark (6-4, 172, Jr.); DB Keewan Callaway (5-9, 160, Sr.); ATH Amari Smith (5-9, 180, Sr.).

3. BLANCHE ELY

Coach: Carl Wilburn (1st year). Last year: 3-8 (Regional quarterfinalist). Top players: WR-DB Geremy Taylor (Sr.); DE-LB Corinthian Hudson (Sr.); OL-DL Monnrey Larose (Sr.); WR Deion Moore (Sr.); RB Willie Johnson (Sr.).

DISTRICT 15-7A

1. SOUTH BROWARD

Coach: Devon Georgia (2nd year, 1-9). Last year: 1-9. Top players: DB Dorian Hall (6-4, 190, Sr.); WR Dennis Robinson (6-5, 192, Sr.); ATH Destra Benoit (5-8, 160, Sr.); CB Jeffrey Lubin (6-2, 185, Sr.).

2. MCARTHUR

Coach: Laron Culpepper. Last year: 7-3. Top players: WR Dominick Watt (6-2, 215, Jr.); RB Craig Cooper (5-10, 175, Jr.); WR Estmane Lucdor (5-9, 160, So.); DB Zayvion Wallace (5-10, 180, Jr.).

3. WEST BROWARD

Coach: Monte Dilworth. Last year: 7-4 (Regional quarterfinalist). Top players: WR Derrick Wright (6-0, 185, Sr.); WR Daniel Richardson (6-0, 180, Sr.); WR-DB Corey Sesto (Sr.); QB Kevin Matthews (6-3, 195, Sr.).

4. COOPER CITY

Coach: Brandon Walker (4th year, 15-30). Last year: 4-6. Top players: LB-RB Tyler Brown (5-10, 190, Sr.); DB-WR Christian Cuenca (6-0, 170, Sr.); DB-WR Mark Brent (5-9, 160, Jr.); LB-RB Max Quinones (5-9, 200, Sr.); DB-WR Justin Croye (5-9, 160, Sr.).

5. NOVA

Coach: Kevin Huntley. Last year: 5-6 (Regional quarterfinalist). Top players: OL Christian Chain (6-3, 305, Sr.); DB Kamari Fleming (5-5, 160, Sr.).

6. HOLLYWOOD HILLS

Coach: Al Lang. Last year: 3-7. Top players: DB Marvin Estrada-Campbell (6-0, 175, Sr.); LB Khari Bellamy (5-11, 205, Sr.); WR Edwin Reed (6-0, 170, Jr.); QB Ronald Scriven (5-9, 155, Jr.); WR Edwin Colon (5-8, 140, Sr.).

DISTRICT 15-6A

1. BOYD ANDERSON

Coach: Quincy Woods (1st year). Last year: 9-2 (Regional quarterfinalist). Top players: DB Daniel Wright (6-1, 187, Sr.); CB Michael Nesbitt (6-0, 185, Sr.); QB Shabazz Telfort (6-4, 215, Sr.); DB Raheme Fuller (6-3, 180, Sr.); DB Rennard Bozeman (5-10, 175, Sr.).

2. DILLARD

Coach: Lorenzo Davis. Last year: 6-5 (Regional quarterfinalist). Top players: DT Jonathan Ford (6-5, 275, Str.); DE Jordan Wright (6-5, 225, Sr.); DE Stephon Zayas (6-6, 210, Sr.).

3. BOYNTON BEACH

Coach: Errick Lowe. Last year: 5-6. Top players: WR Antoine Jerome (Sr.); QB Jacob Mullally (6-2, 190, Sr.).

4. NORTHEAST

Coach: L.D. Anderson. Last year: 1-9. Top players: LB Malik Occiur (6-1, 190, Jr.); DE Johnny Thompson (6-0, 180, Jr.); WR Jordan Nesmith (5-10, 185, Sr.); LB Kelvin Kirkland (5-10, 195, Sr.).

DISTRICT 16-5A

1. AMERICAN HERITAGE

Coach: Patrick Surtain (1st year). Last year: 10-2 (Regional semifinalist). Top players: OL T.J. Slaton (6-5, 340, Sr.); CB Patrick Surtain, Jr. (6-2, 180, Jr.); OL Kai-Leon Herbert (6-5, 285, Sr.); DB Marco Wilson (6-0, 180, Sr.); DB Tyson Campbell (6-2, 180, Jr.).

2. HALLANDALE

Coach: Benedick Hyppolite (1st year). Last year: 10-3 (Regional finalist). Top players: WR-FS Shemar Thornton (6-0, 170, Sr.); QB Legend Moore (6-0, 180, Jr.); LB Nick Reed (6-0, 200, Jr.).

3. JACKSON

Coach: Lakatriona Brunson (1st year). Last year: 3-6. Top players: RB Nakia Robinson, Jr. (6-0, 185, Sr.); LB Lacedrick Brunson (6-2, 210, Sr.); DL Raynaldo Flowers (6-0, 235, Sr.); DL-OL Devontae McCrea (6-5, 265, So.); RB-WR Keiron Broussard (6-0, 187, Sr.).

4. CARDINAL GIBBONS

Coach: Matt DuBuc (1st year). Last year: 4-6. Top players: DB Randall Haynie (6-0, 180, Sr.); WR James Bostic, Jr. (6-3, 200, Sr.); LB Hunter Astle (6-2, 230, Sr.); DB Diashun Moss (5-11, 165, Sr.).

5. COCONUT CREEK

Coach: Gerald Cox III, (1st year). Last year: 6-4. Top players: CB-WR Marquis Williams (5-9, 170, Jr.); CB-WR Stanley Garner (6-1, 180, Jr.); WR Akai Rainford (6-2, 180, Sr.); DB Miguel Edwards (6-0, 170, Jr.); QB Breon Jackson (6-1, 185, Sr.).

6. STRANAHAN

Coach: Tally Adams. Last year: 3-7. Top players: DB Freddie Sears (6-3, 175, Jr.).

DISTRICT 7-4A

1. GLADES CENTRAL

Coach: Rick Casko. Last year: 9-3 (Regional finalist). Top players: DB Cory Amilcar, Sr.; LB Rodrick Martin, Sr.; QB James Blackman, Sr.

2. CLEWISTON

Coach: Pete Walker. Last year: 5-5. Top players: RB-DB Menta Jones, So.; OL-DL Josh Santiago, Jr.; OL-DL Deontay Seale, Sr.

3. NSU UNIVERSITY SCHOOL

Coach: Daniel Luque. Top players: ATH Kenny McIntosh (6-1, 205, So.); DB Fred Siplin (5-9, 182, Sr.); OL-DL Brady Latchford (6-0, 250, Sr.); WR-DB Josh Sanguenetti (6-1, 176, So.); OLB-SS Jonathan Miller (5-10, 200, Sr.).

4. SOMERSET ACADEMY

Coach: Chance Benton (3rd year, 10-10). Last year: 0-10. Top players: OL-DL Vashon Bailey (6-6, 280, So.); RB-LB Joey Lancia (5-9, 180, Jr.); WR-DB Kareem Ritch (6-2, 180, Jr.); RB-LB Raphael Baptiste (5-10, 180, Sr.); ATH Armando McGhee (6-2, 185, Jr.).

DISTRICT 8-3A

1. CHAMINADE-MADONNA

Coach: Dameon Jones. Last year: 6-3 (Regional semifinalist). Top players: ATH Xavier Williams (6-0, 180, Jr.); RB Shaun Shivers (5-7, 160, Jr.); ATH Joshua Ali (6-0, 180, Sr.); DE Christopher Whittaker (6-4, 245, Sr.); QB Henry Colombi (6-3, 185, Sr.).

2. WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN

Coach: Earl Little. Last year: 8-2 (Regional quarterfinalist). Top players: LB Darian Stephenson (6-1, 205, Sr.); LB-SS Jaylen Cox (6-0, 190, Sr.); WR Lorenzo Grigio (5-9, 175, Sr.); LB Daniel Duasso (5-11, 185, Sr.); DE Jeramy Passmore (6-2, 220, So.).

3. SOMERSET SILVER PALMS

Coach: Frank DeSousa. Last year: 6-4. Top players: LB Aaron Chichester (6-2, 180, Sr.); WR-CB Veasus Williams (5-7, 135, Sr.); CB Bernard Palma (5-6, 140, Sr.); DT Guillermo Toro (6-4, 280, Jr.); LB Jimmy Marquez (5-10, 200, Sr.).

4. EVERGLADES PREP

Coach: Ryan Nani. Last year: 5-5. Top players: ATH Kavon Holmes (5-6, 150, So.); RB Sirr Daye (5-9, 180, Fr.); QB Demetrius Burns (6-0, 190, So.); WR Roderick Simms (5-10, 160, Sr.); WR Jonathan Caula (5-9, 165, Sr.).

5. PINECREST PREP

Coach: Ricardo Cruz.

DISTRICT 8-2A

1. CHAMPAGNAT CATHOLIC

Coach: Dennis Marroquin (2nd year, 3-7). Last year: 3-7. Top players: DL-LB Jesus Machado (6-1, 200, Fr.); LB Donovan Georges (6-1, 225, Jr.); DB De’vante Mitchell (5-11, 190, Sr.); DB-WR Jordan Coley (5-10, 180, Sr.); DE Gregory Rousseau (6-6, 205, Jr.).

2. VILLAGE ACADEMY

Coach: Donald Hanna. Last year: 5-6. Top players: DT Brian Bureau, Jr.; RB-DB Rodley Jolicouer, Sr.

3. INT’L SCHOOL OF BROWARD

Coach: Charles McCrea. Last year: 0-9. Top players: ATH Demetrius Warren (6-2, 215, Sr.).

INDEPENDENTS - GOLD COAST CONFERENCE

ARCHBISHOP MCCARTHY

Coach: Byron Walker (6th year at AM, 40th overall, 293-145). Last year: 11-0 (Gold Coast Conference champions). Top players: WR-DB Logan Giordano (5-11, 175, Jr.); WR-DB Kevin Guelce (5-11, 175, Sr.); S-WR Andrew Hallmon (6-2, 180, Jr.); LB-RB Denzel Simmon (6-0, 190, Jr.); WR-RB Daniel Cerda (6-0, 199, Sr.).

CALVARY CHRISTIAN

Coach: Kirk Hoza. Last year: 8-3 (SFC runner-up). Top players: LB Diego Fagot (6-3, 235, Sr.); RB-DB Massi Gamble (Sr.).

CORAL GLADES

Coach: Christian Baldwin (1st year). Last year: 2-8. Top players: DE-LB Juan Rivera (6-1, 215, Sr.).

CORAL SPRINGS CHARTER

Coach: Matthew Garris (1st year). Last year: 11-0 (SFC champions). Top players: RB-LB Michael Carrion (6-2, 215, Sr.); WR-DB Nick D’Esposito (5-10, 185, Sr.); WR-DB Dominic Grassi (6-1, 180, Sr.); LB-FB Rafael Rodriguez (6-2, 225, Sr.); QB Jordan Sepulveda (6-1, 180, Jr.).

CORAL SPRINGS CHRISTIAN

Coach: Andy Holz. Last year: No team. Top players: ATH Louis Pagan, Sr.

KEY WEST

Coach: John Hughes (5th year, 24-20). Last year: 7-5 (Gold Coast runner-up). Top players: OL-DL Isaac Archer (6-2, 275, Jr.); OL-DL Isaac Exilus (6-2, 250, Sr.); OL-DL Jojo Edwards (6-2, 290, Jr.); ATH Alvin Howard (6-1, 175, Jr.); RB-LB Jesse Garcia (5-8, 165, So.).

NORTH BROWARD PREP

Coach: Rex Nottage (7th year, 35-27). Last year: 6-4 (SFC first round). Top players: WR-DB Kevin Austin (6-3, 190, Jr.); RB-DE Dymitri Mckenzie (6-0, 190, Sr.); TE-DE Kenny Henningsen (6-3, 200, Sr.); G-LB Kallen Jennings (6-1, 205, Sr.); WR-DB Anthony Gomez (5-10, 165, Sr.).

PINES CHARTER

Coach: Steve Bruns. Last year: 4-5. Top players: OL-DL Pablo Eyrich, Sr.; RB-DB Connor Wilson, Sr.

POMPANO BEACH

Coach: Rick Nagy (4th year, 18-12). Last year: 8-2 (SFC American division champs). Top players: QB Logan Good (Sr.); RB-CB John Padgett, Jr. (Sr.); LB-FB Zahir Cooper (Sr.); FS-WR Grady Keene (Sr.); TE-DE Bradley Pace (Sr.).

WESTMINSTER ACADEMY

Coach: Willie Tillman (1st year). Top players: RB Anthony Jones (5-10, 175, Sr.); LB Zach Ledbetter (6-0, 215, Sr.); LB Nick Sharpe (6-1, 210, Sr.).

INDEPENDENT - SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

CORAL SHORES

Coach: Alphonso Bryant. Last year: 1-9. Top players: RB-LB Tanaris Walker, Jr.; WR-FS Elijah Woods, Jr.

FLORIDA CHRISTIAN

Coach: Lamont Green, Sr. (1st year at FC). Last year: 2-8. Top players: LB Noah Rice Kerr (6-1, 215, Jr.); QB Cory Del Prado (6-1, 200, Jr.); DL Lucas Alonso (6-0, 260, So.); RB Marc Montero (5-8, 180, Sr.); DB Prince Young (5-7, 160, So.).

LA SALLE

Coach: Matt Dillon (2nd year at ILS, 32nd overall, 174-135). Last year: 5-5. Top players: RB Draquan Jones (5-8, 185, Jr.); OLB Charles Mickens (6-1, 200, Sr.); ATH Tavares Brownlee (6-1, 175, Sr.); WR Collie Williams (6-3, 180, Sr.); WR-CB Cameron Ryals (5-10, 165, Jr.).

MARATHON

Coach: Paul Davis (3rd year). Last year: 4-6. Top players: RB-LB Kyshaun Appolon (5-8, 175, So.); RB-DB Roberto Garces (5-8, 175, Jr.); OL-DL Jordy Mejia (5-9, 250, Jr.); OL-DL Andrew Perry (6-1, 260, Sr.).

MIAMI COUNTRY DAY

Coach: Sean Hill (3rd year, 8-12). Last year: 5-5. Top players: RB-LB Owen Wesley, Sr.; RB-WR Hector Estopinan, Sr.; RB-LB Carlos Ortega, Jr.; QB Matthew Kaye, Jr.; DL Colten Katcher, Sr.

PINE CREST

Coach: Troy Harrison (2nd year, 7-3). Last year: 7-3 (SFC semifinalist). Top players: QB Jordan Schulefand (5-11, 170, Sr.); RB-LB Brett Elpert (5-11, 200, Jr.); DE-C John Page (6-2, 245, Sr.); WR-CB James Pierson (5-11, 175, Sr.); WR-LB Bailey Finkelberg (6-0, 180, Jr.).

RANSOM EVERGLADES

Coach: Mosi Blake (1st year). Last year: 3-8. Top players: ATH O’Johnte Armstrong (5-8, 170, Sr.); DT-OL Eduardo Montalvo (6-3, 280, Sr.); WR-LB Michael Colonna (6-0, 210, Sr.); K Nico Ramos (5-11, 180, Sr.); LB Lucas Ferrer (6-1, 220, So.).

FLORIDA IND. FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

HIGHLANDS CHRISTIAN

Coach: Joshua Harris. Last year: 2-7. Top players: RB-LB Josiah Ritzer (6-1, 230, Sr.).

PALM GLADES

Coach: Don March (1st year). Last year: First-year program. Top players: WR Tommy Gaines (6-4, 180, Jr.); LB-RB Marus Spivey (6-0, 190, Jr.); QB-DB Ashante Appleby (5-7, 140, Jr.); OT-LB Lustene Francois (6-1, 200, Sr.); OL Bryan Mejias (6-2, 250, Jr.).

PALMER TRINITY

Coach: Mark Reese (1st year at PT, 3rd overall, 11-9). Last year: 5-5 (FIFC champions). Top players: QB Dylan DiBello (5-10, 175, Sr.); LB Owen Almeida (5-9, 170, Jr.); DT Kyon White-Royal (5-11, 195, So.); TE John Malloy (6-1, 165, So.); WR Tyler Farias (6-0, 160, Jr.).

SCHECK HILLEL

Coach: Mike Norman (7th year, 32-19). Last year: 5-3. Top players: FB-LB Omree Gottlieb (5-9, 215, Sr.); RB-LB Daniel Assor (5-8, 178, Sr.); OL-DL Steven Budman (6-0, 220, Sr.

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