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Miami-Dade high school football team and district outlooks

Booker T. Washington finished the season with five consecutive victories and a state championship game. Now they will try for their fifth consecutive crown in 2016.
Booker T. Washington finished the season with five consecutive victories and a state championship game. Now they will try for their fifth consecutive crown in 2016.

DISTRICT 13-8A

1. NMB

Coach: Jeff Bertani. Last year: 2-8. Top players: WR-DB Alvin Floyd (5-10, 170, Sr.); RB-LB Vinshaun Cobham (5-10, 200, Sr.); OL-DL Woodlyson Alcius (6-4, 315, Sr.); OL-DL Kahric Belle (6-7, 300, Jr.).

2. NORTH MIAMI

Coach: Ed Williams. Last year: 3-6. Top players: LB-DE Deandre Richard (6-3, 225, Sr.); FS Erick Joseph (5-11, 170, Sr.); CB Scottie Felix (5-10, 170, Sr.); RB Jacquez Stuart (5-9, 160, So.); WR Colson Jean (6-1, 185, Sr.).

3. DR. KROP

Coach: Mike Farley (1st year). Last year: 4-6. Top players: WR Randall St. Felix (6-2, 190, Sr.); QB Matthew Bethel (6-2, 220, Sr.); RB Lawrence Papillon (5-9, 175, Jr.); LB Francky Jean-Louis (6-2, 190, Jr.); DT Jordany Bruny (6-2, 280, Sr.)

4. HIALEAH

Coach: Steve Smith (4th year at Hialeah, 9th overall, 39-41). Last year: 5-5 (Regional quarterfinalist). Top players: LB-FB Xavier Oliver (6-1, 185, Sr.); WR-DB Marlin Davis (5-9, 160, Sr.); OL-DL Zario Dorismond (6-3, 280, Sr.); OL-DL Terry Alterma (6-1, 270, Sr.); RB-LB Bobby Nelson (5-9, 175, Jr.).

5. AMERICAN

Coach: Joseph Morgan (1st year). Last year: 6-5 (Regional quarterfinalist). Top players: RB Jokwan Holmes (5-9, 190, Sr.); WR Marquez Jackson (5-10, 170, Sr.); QB Tyree Bibby (6-4, 220, Sr.); OL-DL Alejandro Garcia (6-0, 250, Sr.); DE Khalil Lynes (6-2, 220, Sr.).

6. HIALEAH GARDENS

Coach: Joe Harrington (5th year, 7-33). Last year: 3-7. Top players: G-DT Christopher Aguila (6-0, 225, Sr.); FB-LB Yoan Castellanos (5-10, 180, Sr.); RB-CB Anthony Gentile (5-6, 160, Sr.); T-DE Chris Lamas (6-0, 185, Sr.); LB David Estrada (5-8, 185, Sr.).

DISTRICT 14-8A

1. COLUMBUS

Coach: Chris Merritt (17th year at COL, 22nd overall). Last year: 12-2 (State semifinalist). Top players: RB-DB C.J. Henderson (6-2, 180, Sr.); DB Trajan Bandy (5-9, 185, Sr.); DB Josh Jobe (6-0, 185, Jr.); DL Mike Rodriguez (6-2, 265, Sr.).

2. CORAL GABLES

Coach: Roger Pollard (5th year, 24-14). Last year: 10-1 (Regional semifinalist). Top players: DB Gilbert Frierson, Jr.; ATH Marlin Brooks, Sr.; DE Robert McWilliams, Sr.; ATH Johnny Ford, Jr.; RB Jamar Thompkins, Sr.

3. MIAMI BEACH

Coach: Aaron Harris (3rd year). Last year: 2-7. Top players: QB Eddie Brill (6-2, 185, Sr.); DE Rashad Francois (6-1, 240, Sr.); WR Trevon Jackson (5-7, 150, Sr.); FS Kama Jackson (5-8, 160, Jr.); LB Justin Chandler (6-0, 190, Jr.).

4. MIAMI HIGH

Coach: Ivan Rosales. Last year: 6-4. Top players: OL-DL Jobdariel Gomez (6-4, 270, Sr.); WR Travon Shannon (6-0, 180, Sr.); FS Derek Gainous (5-11, 170, Jr.); DB Mykeem Tyson (6-0, 155, Jr.).

5. CORAL PARK

Coach: Ralph Jimenez (2nd year). Last year: 0-10. Top players: RB-FB Marcos Ruiz (5-8, 185, Sr.); DB-RB Juan Gonzalez (5-10, 160, Jr.); DB Jorge Olayon (5-10, 145, Jr.); WR Jonathan Hurtado (5-8, 160, Jr.); RB-WR Bryan Gonzalez (5-10, 180, Jr.).

DISTRICT 15-8A

1. BELEN JESUIT

Coach: Rich Stuart (34th year, 216-139). Last year: 7-4 (Regional quarterfinalist). Top players: RB Pedro Garcia, Sr.; RB Javier Hernandez, Sr.; OL Antonio Serrano, So.; DB Alfonso Rodriguez, Sr.; S Gabriel Aparicio, Jr.

2. SOUTHWEST

Coach: Tim Neal (9th year, 43-23). Last year: 7-3 (Regional quarterfinalist). Top players: OL Keanu Sullivan (6-2, 260, Sr.); LB Mike Martinez (5-11, 194, Sr.); RB Andre Stringfield (5-9, 174, Fr.); QB John Jaramillo (5-9, 160, Jr.); ATH Te’cory Tutson (5-9, 165, Jr.).

3. CORAL REEF

Coach: Joseph Petisco (1st year at CR, 4th overall, 13-19). Last year: 4-6. Top players: DB Colvin Alford (6-0, 200, Sr.); QB Keith Anderson (5-11, 175, Sr.); OL Jaylaan Williams (6-1, 300, Jr.); DE Nick Jimenez (6-0, 210, Sr.); DE Michael Martinez (5-11, 190, Sr.).

4. VARELA

Coach: Carlos Mollinedo (6th year at Var, 23rd overall, 20-21). Last year: 4-6. Top players: DB-WR-RB Gio Matos (5-11, 175, Sr.); OL Russel Marin (6-3, 250, Sr.); SS-TE Alejandro Hernandez (5-9, 170, Sr.); LB-TE Julio Prosopio (6-0, 190, Sr.); DB-WR-RB Ednell Dominguez (5-7, 165, Sr.).

5. FERGUSON

Coach: Gene Chew (14th year, 40-67). Last year: 0-10. Top players: OL-DL Alessandro Cantillo (6-1, 255, Sr.); RB Leandro Pozo (5-9, 170, Jr.); LB-RB Carlos Morales (5-7, 175, Sr.); DB Gabriel Padin (5-10, 165, Sr.); DE-TE Sebastian Garcia (6-2, 210, Jr.).

6. BRADDOCK

Coach: Juan Torres (2nd year, 4-6). Last year: 4-6. Top players: RB Ulises Acevedo (5-7, 150, Sr.); OL Jason Reese (5-10, 160, Jr.); OL Ricardo Rosas (6-2, 260, Sr.); DB Anthony Mirabet (5-10, 170, Sr.).

DISTRICT 16-8A

1. SOUTHRIDGE

Coach: Billy Rolle. Last year: 7-5 (Regional semifinalist). Top players: TE Kemore Gamble (6-4, 237, Sr.); CB Shawn Davis (5-11, 190, Sr.); RB Bentavious Thompson (5-11, 187, Sr.); WR Rodney Scott (6-0, 175, Sr.); LB Nadarius Fagan (6-2, 200, Sr.); DB Coemba Jones (5-7, 156, Sr.).

2. SOUTH DADE

Coach: Nate Hudson (5th year, 42-8). Last year: 11-2 (Regional finalist). Top players: DE Chei Hill (6-1, 220, Sr.); OL Kyron Taylor (6-3, 290, Sr.); DB D.J. Ivey (6-1, 180, Jr.); DB Brandon Penerton (6-1, 260, Sr.); DB Jamal Anderson (6-2, 175, Jr.).

3. KILLIAN

Coach: Javi Valdes. Last year: 5-4. Top players: OL Delone Scaife (6-4, 285, Jr.); LB Romelo Brooks (6-0, 200, Sr.); QB Cairiq Rackley (6-1, 160, So.); CB Traquan Butler (5-10, 175, Jr.).

4. PALMETTO

Coach: Mike Manasco (3rd year, 7-13). Last year: 5-5. Top players: DL-LB Kenny Spiller (6-2, 265, Sr.); WR Ivan Thomas (6-3, 200, Jr.); RB Trey Flowers (5-9, 210, Jr.); DB Christian Pierre-Louis (5-8, 165, Sr.); LB Henry Martinez (6-0, 195, Sr.).

5. HOMESTEAD

Coach: Ahmad Ward (1st year). Last year: 2-8. Top players: ATH Gary Lacount (6-1, 170, Sr.); WR Michael Richardson (6-0, 170, Sr.); DB Damian Lindor (6-2, 185, Sr.).

DISTRICT 16-7A

1. MATER ACADEMY

Coach: Rocco Casullo (2nd year at MA, 6th overall, 57-11). Last year: 11-2 (Regional finalist). Top players: DB Latavious Brini (6-2, 190, Sr.); RB Daniel Doriscar (5-8, 185, Sr.); QB Kaywon Hanna (5-7, 165, Sr.); WR Tyreek Benton (5-10, 185, Sr.); DB Nez Dacosta (6-2, 175, Sr.).

2. DORAL ACADEMY

Coach: Jase Stewart (1st year). Last year: 4-6. Top players: WR-DB Breon Fuller (6-1, 225, So.); RB Javier Zuniga (5-11, 200, Sr.); WR-DB Murphy Theodore (5-11, 210, Sr.); RB Andres Taquelchel (5-11, 220, Sr.); QB Angel Alvarez (5-11, 215, Sr.).

3. GOLEMAN

Coach: Ariel Cribeiro. Last year: 4-6. Top players: RB Daryn Jones (6-1, 190, So.); LB Jose Valdivia (5-9, 205, Sr.); RB John Correa (5-6, 160, Jr.); RB Derrick Hall (5-9, 175, Jr.); LB Brayan Vergara (5-8, 185, Jr.).

4. REAGAN

Coach: John Lopez (11th year, 39-51). Last year: 7-3. Top players: WR Juan Esteban (5-9, 180, Sr.); DT Chris Perez (5-10, 240, Sr.); RB-LB Jonathan Colon (5-10, 212, Jr.); LB-SS Gabe Barrocas (5-11, 195, Sr.); RB-LB Gabriel Almieda (5-10, 214, Jr.).

5. MIAMI SPRINGS

Coach: Darryel Bethune. Last year: 6-4. Top players: QB Deandre Miles (6-2, 185, Sr.); DB Michael Mobley (5-11, 160, Sr.); LB Keyvon Randolph (5-11, 190, Jr.).

6. SOUTH MIAMI

Coach: Rick Munne (1st year). Last year: 3-7. Top players: RB Alex Lam, Sr.; DB Guari Rivera, Sr.; WR Artavius Hill, Sr.; QB Antoine Wright, Jr.

7. MOURNING

Coach: Trevor Harris (4th year at ATM, 9th overall, 15-53). Last year: 1-9. Top players: OL-DL Carlens Coutard (6-0, 260, Sr.); LB-RB Nydji Meristyl (5-10, 180, Sr.); WR-DB Justin Days (5-6, 135, Jr.); DB-WR Nicholas Days (5-11, 155, Jr.); LB-RB Prosely Dorcely (5-9, 140, Jr.).

8. SUNSET

Coach: Mandrell Nickle (1st year). Last year: 10-2 (Regional semifinalist). Top players: OL Jonathan Lorza (6-3, 275, Jr.).

9. WESTLAND HIALEAH

Coach: Les Jackson (1st year). Top players: WR Daniel Mercado, Sr.

DISTRICT 16-6A

1. CENTRAL

Coach: Roland Smith. Last year: 12-2 (State champions). Top players: OL Navaughn Donaldson (6-5, 335, Sr.); OL Mershawn Miller (6-1, 300, Sr.); LB Waynmon Steed (6-0, 225, Sr.); RB James Cook (5-11, 190, Jr.); WR Carmoni Green (6-1, 192, Sr.).

2. NORTHWESTERN

Coach: Max Edwards. Last year: 5-5. Top players: LB Billy Joseph (6-1, 215, Jr.); QB Tutu Atwell (5-8, 140, Jr.); RB Kai Henry (5-9, 185, Sr.); ATH Thomas Burns (5-10, 160, Jr.).

3. CAROL CITY

Coach: Aubrey Hill. Last year: 9-3 (Regional semifinalist). Top players: OLB Deandre Wilder (6-2, 195, Sr.); WR Kevaughn Dingle (6-1, 195, Sr.); RB Nyquan Wright (5-11, 190, So.); DB Naytron Culpepper (6-0, 175, Sr.).

4. NORLAND

Coach: Daryle Heidelburg. Last year: 6-4. Top players: WR Lio-Undre Gallimore (5-9, 170, Sr.); DB Aaron Duncan (6-1, 180, Sr.); DT Mitch Louis (5-11, 275, Sr.); WR Dave Richards (6-2, 190, Sr.); QB Alec Carr (6-0, 195, Jr.).

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 8-4A

1. BOOKER T. WASHINGTON

Coach: Tim “Ice” Harris. Last year: 9-5 (State champions). Top players: DB Dedrick Mackey (5-11, 165, Sr.); QB Daniel Richardson (6-0, 175, So.); LB Jaquan Beaver (5-11, 190, Jr.); OL Kadeem Telfort (6-7, 300, Sr.); LB Robert Hicks (6-2, 220, Sr.).

2. EDISON

Coach: Napoleon Joseph (2nd year, 10th overall). Last year: 6-4. Top players: DB Kareem Gaiter (5-9, 175, Sr.); DB Jamauri Laguerre (6-1, 178, Sr.); RB Eldridge Thomas (5-8, 175, Sr.); DE Kayode Oladele (6-5, 245, Jr.); DB Nadab Joseph (6-3, 180, Jr.).

3. KEYS GATE

Coach: Chevas Clements (1st year at KG). Last year: 3-6. Top players: WR Angelo Gonzalez (6-3, 180, Sr.); WR Demetrius Mingo (5-10, 175, Sr.); WR-FS Isaac Lipscomb (6-2, 180, Jr.); LB Devin Hardy, So.

4. MONSIGNOR PACE

Coach: Joe Zaccheo (13th year, 134-15). Last year: 2-8. Top players: LB Jahmar Brown (6-2, 215, So.); DE-LB D’Andre Ragin (6-3, 220, Jr.); OL-DL Bryner Joseph (6-2, 275, So.); DB-QB Divard Wilson (6-0, 190, Jr.); K-P Mathias Rodriguez (5-10, 160, Sr.).

5. HIALEAH-MIAMI LAKES

Coach: Tyronn Johnson (1st year). Last year: 4-6. Top players: LB Zachary Evans (5-11, 185, Sr.); DE-TE Brian Plummer (5-11, 205, Sr.); ATH Chrisden Francois (5-9, 158, Jr.); OL-DL Alfonso Ervin (5-10, 305, Sr.); LB Deyonta Woodbury (5-11, 200, Sr.).

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

GULLIVER PREP

Coach: Earl Sims. Last year: 5-6 (4A regional quarterfinalist). Top players: RB Robert Burns (5-11, 215, Sr.); DT Mandy Alonso (6-3, 275, Sr.); DE-LB D’Sean Perry (6-2, 193, So.); WR Dewayne Terry (6-0, 190, Sr.); RB-LB Kristopher Trapp (5-11, 180, Jr.).

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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