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Bettridge, Botsford & Castro Lead Prestigious Kornblue Fab 50 Special Teams Showcase

If you are a football fan, nobody needs to tell you how important special teams are to any program.

Last weekend, the premier high school event was held at the new Paradise Sports Complex in Naples, and by the end of the two-day Kornblue Fab 50 Special Teams Showcase, three south Floridians were among the best.

For senior kicker/punter Noah Botsford from St. Thomas Aquinas, senior Miami Christopher Columbus long snapper Francisco Castro and junior Miami Gulliver Prep kicker/punter Will Bettridge, it was an event that thrust these standouts into elite national company.

All three were named Fab 50 5 Stars for this competitive gathering of special teams performers who came from Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Indiana. From south Florida and throughout the Sunshine State.

For Botsford, a member of the Raiders’ undefeated 7A state champions, this was a weekend to remember. Whether it was punting or kicking, he was definitely on top of his game, and everyone noticed.

Castro, who was a vital member of the Explorers’ run to the school’s first state (8A) football title, was indeed impressive and accurate as a long snapper. Sparked by the news that he was headed to the University of Miami as a preferred walk-on, this showcase was truly special.

Bettridge was a show stealer, and for this highly rated junior, it was about time that the nation shared what so many realized all along. He was indeed as good as you get.

He has become a specialist that everyone is watching, and for good reason. He gets it done for the Raiders on the football field, as a pitcher/outfielder on the baseball team and in the classroom.

“You look at all three of these young men – Noah, Francisco and Will and they had a big time weekend at our showcase,” said Brandon Kornblue, a former University of Michigan standout, who runs amazing events – as well as being regarded as a tremendous instructor. “They all three showed why they are among the best in this country. No doubt about it.”

In addition to those three standouts, other Fab 50 5 Star standouts included: seniors Adam Mihalek (K, Wesley Chapel Wiregrass Ranch), Rex Robich (LS, Palm Coast Matanzas) and Massillon, Ohio’s punter/kicker and starting linebacker Magnus Haines.


Beside this trio of locals, there were other prospects who dazzled this past weekend.

University of Miami-bound Andres “Andy” Borregales (Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna) had a monster weekend with his coach Oscar Castaneda (OKC Kicking) looking on. So did several others.

Here is a look at those who attended:

2022 – GianCarlo Abbate, K/P, Miami Christian

2022 – Thomas Abood, K, Naples Community School

2022 – Matt Ahmed, K/P, Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian Academy

2023 – Rowe Allen, K, Miami Christopher Columbus

2022 – Zach Alvarez, K, Miami Monsignor Pace

2024 – Quinn Anderson, K/P, Sarasota Riverview

2023 – Aiden Arias, LS, Plantation American Heritage

2023 – Samir Atassi, K/P, Plantation American Heritage

2021 – Brooks Bak, LS, Tampa Plant

2020 – Victor Barbosa, K/P, Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy

2021 – Jackson Beebe, K/P, Naples Gulf Coast

2021 – Ben Bergfeld, LS, Davenport North, Iowa

2022 – Alejo Beteta, K, Miami Belen Jesuit

2022 – Aaron Bickerton, K/P, Naples Gulf Coast

2021 – Matt Bosset, LS, Daytona Beach Seabreeze

2021 – Ethan Boulanger, K/P, Coconut Creek Monarch

2022 – Colin Boyd, K/P, Bradenton Braden River

2022 – Brandon Bush, K, North Fort Myers

2022 – Matthew Campbell, K, Naples Barron Collier

2022 – Caleb Carlson, K, Miami Ransom Everglades

2022 – Colton Castillo, K, Naples

2022 – Chris Cayton, K/P, Fort Myers Cypress Lake

2023 – Braeden Covan, LS, Spartanburg Dorman, South Carolina

2023 – Alex Davis, K/P, Orlando Timber Creek

2021 – Jake Delaney, LS, Naples Gulf Coast

2023 – Dominic Diaz, LS, Weston Cypress Bay

2022 – Allesandro Di Clemente, K, Parkland Douglas

2022 – Everest Ferrell, K/P, Delray American Heritage

2021 – Destin Fillmore, LS, Naples Barron Collier

2021 – Gavin Galloway, LS, Ooltewah East Hamilton, Tennessee

2021 – Jose Garcia, K, Belle Glade Glades Central

2022 – Peyton Giersbrook, K, Boca Raton

2022 – Dean Gordon, K/P, Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest

2023 – Jeffrey Hernandez, PK, Coconut Creek

2024 – Kristian Hobbs, K, Sunrise Millennium Middle School

2022 – Carson Holmer, K/P, Avon, Indiana

2021 – Jack Howes, K/P, Orlando Edgewater

2022 – Jayden John, K/P, Miami Central

2023 – Kirill Kotov, K, Venice

2021 – Max Larsen, K/P, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

2025 – Vaughn Lennon, K/P, Fort Myers Cypress Middle School

2021 – Dylan Liska, K, Jupiter

2021 – Joshua Lopes, K/P, Doral Academy

2021 – Carlos Mar, K/P, Fort Myers Riverdale

2021 – Christopher Maron, P/K, Plantation American Heritage

2022 – Brandon Matson, K/P, Apopka

2021 – Hector Molero, K, Pembroke Pines Flanagan

2022 – Ethan Moncada, K, Hialeah Champagnat Catholic

2022 – Mason Motto, K/P, Daytona Beach Seabreeze

2022 – Javier Novoa, K, Miami Christopher Columbus

2022 - Brendan O’Connell, LS, Bonita Springs

2022 – Luis Palenzuela, K, Miami Christopher Columbus

2021 – Andrew Piercy, K/P, Warrenton Kettle Run, Virginia

2021 – Alejandro Prado, K/P, Miami Christopher Columbus

2022 – Sebastian Pucher, K, Greenwood Village Arapahoe, Colorado

2022 – Bailey Russell, K/P, Fort Myers

2022 – Tony Sabella, LS, Orlando Bishop Moore

2024 – Carlos Saladrgas, K, Miami Christopher Columbus

2024 – Cosme Salas K, Miami Gulliver Prep

2023 – George Shannon, LS, Gainesville Buchholz

2022 – Steve Shore, K/P, Lake Worth Park Vista

2023 – Jason Slicker, P, Englewood Lemon Bay

2022 – Trey Stephens, K/P, Acworth North Cobb, Georgia

2021 – Drake Tabor, K, Birmingham Spain Park, Alabama

2020 – William Schade, K, Sunrise Piper

2023 – Jonathan Walker, K/P, Melbourne

2021 – Kade Wehby, LS, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas

2021 – Luke Wheatley, K/P, Venice

2021 – Carson Wilt, K/P, Delray Atlantic

2022 – Grant Woodfin, K, Galena Worthington Christian, Oklahoma

2023 – Colin Young, K, Lutz Steinbrenner

2024 – Jonathan Zarut, LS, Miami Somerset Academy

2021 – Leo Zuazo, K, Miami Northwestern

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