Eight Manatee High football players get state recognition

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Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2013 12:15 am | Updated: 6:00 pm, Fri Jun 7, 2013.

BRADENTON - Manatee High school placed eight players on the Florida High School Athletic Association's Class 7A All-State list for the 2012 season, including a player on the 1st Team Defense.  Six other Suncoast players were also recognized.

Senior defensive lineman Marquis Dawsey made the Class 7A 1st Team defense.  Other teammates getting recognition are:

Senior QB Cord Sandberg, 2nd Team offense

Senior OL Thor Miller, 2nd Team offense

Senior DL Blake Kellor, 2nd Team defense

Junior RB Trevon Walters, 3rd Team offense

Senior DL Derrick Calloway, 3rd Team defense

Junior WR Marquel Hines, Honorable Mention

Senior DB Willie Smith, Honorable Mention

Charlotte High also placed a player on the All-State 1st Team for Class 7A, Senior kicker Austin Taylor.  Teammate senior running back Clyde Newton made the 2nd Team offense.

Getting recognition from Venice High were senior defensive back Quaheem Kapinski (2nd Team), senior utility player Kale Youtzy (3rd Team offense), and junior running back Terry Polk (Honorable Mention).

Sarasota High sophomore wide receiver Shawn Bane was named to the 3rd Team offense.

Class 8A:


QB-Pete DiNovo, 6-2 200, Sr., Tarpon Springs East Lake

RB-JoJo Kemp, 5-11 190, Sr., DeLand

RB-Jacques Patrick, 6-2 210, So., Orlando Timber Creek

RB-Matt Dayes, 5-9 195, Sr., Weston Cypress Bay

WR-Jesus Wilson, 5-10 175, Sr., Miami Columbus

WR-Alex Montgomery, 6-3 200, Sr., Weston Cypress Bay

OL-Kc McDermott, 6-6 295, Jr., Palm Beach Central

OL-Jason Rae, 6-0 300, Sr., Weston Cypress Bay

OL-Dazzie Morris, 6-3 288, Sr., Apopka

OL-Mason Cole, 6-5 270, Jr., Tarpon Springs East Lake

OL-Shawn Curtis, 6-5 265, Sr., Orlando Olympia

UT-Ronnie Moore, 5-9 160, Sr., Sanford Seminole

K-William Few, 5-8 165, Sr., Tampa Plant


DL-Kyle Shortridge, 6-3 280, Sr., Loxahatchee Seminole Ridge

DL-Kenderson Obas, 6-3 270, Sr., Orlando Dr. Phillips

DL-Kevin Maurice, 6-2 280, Sr., Orlando Freedom

LB-Jermaine Grace, 6-1 210, Sr., Miramar

LB-Kain Daub, 6-4 240, Jr., Jacksonville Sandalwood

LB-Nico Marley, 5-8 195, Sr., Weston Cypress Bay

LB-Dominic Zanca-McDonald, 6-2 245 Sr., Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley

DB-Vernon Hargreaves III, 6-1 180, Sr., Tampa Wharton

DB-Matt Milano, 6-1 205, Sr., Orlando Dr. Phillips

DB-Omar Pierre-Louis, 6-0 180, Sr., Loxahatchee Seminole Ridge

DB-Marques Gayot, 6-3 205, Jr., Lake Worth Park Vista

UT-Jacquan Johnson, 5-11 175, So., Miami Killian

P-Johnny Townsend, 6-2 195 Sr., Orlando Boone

Class 7A:


QB-John O'Korn, 6-3 205, Sr., Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas

RB-Kenny Scott, 5-8 180, Sr., Gainesville Buchholz

RB-Stafon McCray, 6-0 205, Sr., Kissimmee Osceola

RB-Jamarlon Hamilton, 5-10 215, Sr., Plant City Durant

WR-Taj Williams, 6-4 185, Sr., Tallahassee Lincoln

WR-Eddie Jackson, 5-11 180, Sr., Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson

OL-Kent Meredith, 6-4 280, Sr., Oviedo

OL-Austin Bland, 6-3 277, Sr., Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas

OL-Kyle Schafenacker, 6-4 288, Sr., Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas

OL-James Looney, 6-3 275, Sr., Lake Worth

OL-Josh Phelps, 6-3 280, Sr., Kissimmee Osceola

UT-Will Worth, 6-2 210, Sr., Lithia Newsome

K-Austin Taylor, 5-10 170, Sr., Punta Gorda Charlotte


DL-Marquis Dawsey, 5-11 224, Sr., Bradenton Manatee

DL-Mark Kelly, 6-1 235, Jr., Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer

DL-Jerandious Works, 5-10 265, Sr., Fort Pierce Central

DL-Joey Bosa, 6-5 265, Sr., Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas

LB-T.J. Simmons, 6-0 220, Sr., Lakeland

LB-Daniel McMillian, 6-2 220, Sr., Jacksonville First Coast

LB-Stacy Noble, 5-11 230, Sr., Fort Pierce Central

DB-Brisly Estime, 5-9 185, Sr., Delray Beach Atlantic

DB-Joe Figueroa, 6-0 190, Sr., Fort Pierce Central

DB-Stacy Coley, 6-2 175, Sr., Oakland Park Northeast

DB-Jamerson Blount, 6-1 175, Sr., Tallahassee Lincoln

UT-Shykeem Pitts, 5-11 175, Sr., Davenport Ridge

P-Chandler Jones, 6-2 215, Sr., Lakeland Jenkins

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