2017 Class 4A-6A State Finals Team

2017 Class 4A-6A State Finals Team

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Offensive MVP-Chatarius Atwell-Miami Northwestern- 11 Rushes (76 Yards -1 TD / 9-15 (145 Yards -1 TD-Mr. Atwell showed the nation why he is one of the more versatile athletes to play quarterback in the Country. We feel that Tutu can play receiver or running back in college and still make an impact.

QB- Cam Smith-American Heritage Plantation- 7-11 (144 Yards- 2 TD) Here is a kid who was struggling to find an identity at American Heritage Delray. After transferring to Heritage Plantation all he did was lead them to a state title. He has improved as a passer and his ability to beat you with his legs has been be an issue.

RB –Seth Paige-Baker County-13 Carries (58-Yards and 1 TD) One thing Paige showed was the ability to take a hit and keep running hard. He runs with a purpose. Here is a kid that does not go down easily. He also has some nice quickness and can get to the edge. He is the type of runner who gets 4-5 yards a clip and then bust off a long run.

RB-Devin Ellison-Bartram Trail-16 Carries (63-Yards and 1 Touchdown). When Ellison touched the football, he seemed to be quite productive. He showed some nice burst and if given a seam, Ellison can be off to the races.

RB-Besean McCray-Dr. Phillips-18 Carries (88-Yards)-While Dr. Phillips did not light the world on fire it was McCray who helped move the chains. He is a kid who runs hard and tries to pick up every yard he can. He was probably responsible for more than half their yards.

WR-Jaivon Heiligh-Venice High School-(8 Receptions – 159 Yards). Jaivon quickly became a house hold name. He had over 150 yards receiving and if Venice wanted to they could have continued to throw him the football. He has great size (6’4) and Heiligh knows how to get open. He is a difficult match up for smaller defensive backs.

WR- Anthony Schwartz-American Heritage Plantation-(2-Receptions-53 Yards-1TD / 1 Rush 37 Yards-1TD). When American Heritage needed a big play they called Schwartz number. He is one of the fastest players in the state of Florida and that skill set was on display this past weekend. You get him the football in space and let him do his thing.

WR-Lee Graham-Baker County-(2-Receptions-57 Yards-1TD)-Baker County did not have much to get excited about. That being said Graham played well as his 57 yards and 1 touchdown help lead his team in those areas. He is a kid who played very well in the biggest game of his career.

OL-Troy Ingle-American Heritage-Ingle came over from Flanagan High School and really made some major strides in his game. He learned how to finish much better this season. You look at how much he has physically and mentally improved there is no doubt to come away impressed.

OL-Jacob Kaplan-American Heritage- Here is another transfer player who improved this past season. He learned how to sustain blocks. He also learned how to finish. He was part of an offensive line unit that was rebuilt this past off-season. They quickly learned how to become a unit and the results paid off later in the season.

OL-John Campbell-Dr. Phillips-Campbell was one of the main reasons why Besean was able to get close to 100 yards rushing. John is a big, physical guy that seems to only get better each time we see him live. His strength is run blocking but we could see him improve his overall game over the next few years.

OL-Mark Fox-Miami Northwestern-One of the biggest reasons why Northwestern won a title this year was because of their offensive line. Fox gave them an anchor on the offensive line. He has the physical attributes to one of the top lineman in Florida next year.

OL-Teron Carey-Miami Northwestern-Carey anchors the Northwestern offensive line. He knows the game of football as well as any lineman you will come across. He is undersized but there are not many better or tougher kids you will face on a week to week basis.


DL- Nesta Silvera – American Heritage Plantation- (1 QB Sack, 1 TFL, Fumble Recovery for a TD) – Even when Silvera is not making a big play he is disruptive. He commands the opposing team to respect him when on the field. His ability to shoot the gaps and create lanes for his backers to fill is what Nesta does well. He is very aggressive and he plays with a bit of a mean streak.

DL -Andrew Chatfield-American Heritage Plantation-(5-Tackles / 3 TFL)-Chatfield is always disruptive when on the football field. He is not the biggest defensive end but try putting a hand on him. He is very aggressive at getting up the field and putting pressure on the quarterback. He is also pretty stout against the run.

DL-Henry Bryant-Delray Atlantic- 10 Tackles, 1 QB Sack, 1 TFL)-Bryant dominated up front. He is one of the premier defensive tackles in the state of Florida. He still has three years to play. If he can get to 6’2, Bryant could end up one of the top defensive tackles in the country. He is very difficult to block with just one guy.

DL-Alex Jean Mary-Delray Atlantic-(8 Tackles/1TFL)-Mary was another player who had a very good Championship Game. He helped shut down a Dr. Phillips team to 3 points. He was very active along the defensive front. Look for him to draw more interest in the next couple of months.


LB-Calvin Hart- American Heritage Plantation- (7 Tackles / 1 Tackle for Loss) –Hart is an undersized but athletic linebacker. His speed and quickness allows you to move him around and take advantage of his athletic ability. He can come up and play the run or drop into coverage and cover a receiver or a tight end.

LB-Kelton Knabb-Baker County-(10 Tackles) –Knabb was one of the few bright spots on Baker County defense. He had 10 tackles and seemed like he was in on many others. He has a nose for the football which was evident in the state title game.

LB-Caleb Smith-Venice-(10 Tackles)- One of the big reasons why Venice had so much success on defense shutting down Bartram Trail was because of Smith play. He had over 10 tackles and we thought there were two of them out there most of the time. He does very well finding the ball carrier and then wrapping them up.

DB-Patrick Surtain-American Heritage Plantation-Surtain shut down his side of the field. He is one of the premier talents in South Florida and shows his value every time he steps onto the field. He had only two tackles but Surtain was rarely tested as opposing teams are afraid to look his way.

DB/LB-Jaquarri Powell-Dr.Phillips-Powell started off his MVP Performance in the state title game with a block punt which went for a touchdown. He also had 8 tackles and 2.5 sacks. He had one of the most dominating performances by a defensive player we have seen in the past 4-5 years. He made his presence felt every-time Dr. Phillips lined up on defense.

DB-Jeremy Trebbles-Venice-(9 Tackles, 1 Forced Fumble, Fumble Recovery and 2 PBU). Trebbles is an underrated prospect. He filled up the stat sheet in the state title game against Bartram Trail. He was all over the field for Venice defense.

DB-Tyson Campbell-American Heritage Plantation-When Baker County tried to throw the football there usually was no one open. The main reason why is because of Campbell play. He gives you both the size and range to disrupt what the opposing offense is trying to do.

Ath.-Joey Gatewood-Bartram Trail-Gatewood threw for over 130 yards and had a touchdown. He also chipped in with 87 yards on 17 carries. Joey was also incorporated in Bartram Trail passing game. He is one of the better looking athletes you will see play football. If he can continue to refine his game, Gatewood could become a very good football player in college.





Honorable Mention

Riley Pratcher –Venice –(12 Tackles) Riley was another defensive lineman that dominated this past weekend. He was constantly a nuisance for the opposing team’s offense. It seemed like every time we looked up there was Riley making a play.

Dondre White-(Delray Atlantic-14 Tackles and 1 TFL) - White was part of a defensive front that more than did their job to shut down Dr. Phillips offense. He constantly came off the ball and got the better of the guy opposite him. He was very aggressive and constantly looked for Gaps to open.

Jason Mercier-Delray Atlantic-(7 Tackles / 2TF’s) Mercier came over from Boynton Beach. He more than displayed his talents this past week. He is a big, physical defensive end that should continue to get some looks from P5 programs.

James Miller-Armwood-(10 Tackles) –Miller is another player who made plenty of plays on defense. He is stout against the run. You try and run right at Miller and he will stand that guy up. He is an old school, down-hill linebacker.

Fitzroy Gardner-Armwood-(7 Tackles)-We first saw Fitzroy this past summer playing 7 on 7 for Lennard High School. His move to Armwood put Gardner on the map. He did not disappoint as Gardner was very active in the finals. He had 7 tackles.  

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